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Speaker List

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photo Amy Armentrout
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photo Larry Baker
photo Anthony Bartels
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Your profile image Ethan Biswell
Your profile image James Bogan James Bogan received his DVM from The Ohio State University and his MVS in Conservation Medicine through Murdoch University. James is the owner/operator of a mobile veterinary practice, The Critter Fixer of Central Florida. In addition, he is the Chief Veterinary Officer for the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens as well as the Director for the Orianne Center for Indigo Conservation.
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Your profile image David Bradley David Bradley, DVM, FASLMS graduated from UF in 1987. He has practiced for over 30 years in Mixed, SA, Equine, and Exotics with a special interest in surgery. Dr. Bradley began using Lasers in private practice in 1999. Shortly thereafter, he began training and education in laser physics and tissue interaction. He is a well-respected laser consultant and is a Fellow of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery. He has authored numerous articles and a chapter in each of two recently published texts related to Laser Therapy and Laser Surgery, respectively, published by Wiley. Dr. Bradley’s years of laser experience includes working with all the major laser companies currently marketing to the veterinary community as well as many human companies. He has had the opportunity to use many different types of surgical, dental, aesthetic, and therapeutic Lasers. He has consulted with dozens of laser specialists and thousands of veterinary and human physicians. Dr. Bradley has lectured nationally and internationally on veterinary laser use.
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Your profile image Mike Corcoran Mike Corcoran is a 2008 graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University (Go Cougs!). His practice history has included small animal emergency medicine and exotic animal exclusive practice. He is a certified aquatic veterinarian and a board-certified specialist in Reptile and Amphibian Practice with the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. Dr. Corcoran has served on the board of the Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV) for more than 5 years, including 1 year as President of the organization. Dr. Corcoran currently resides in sunny Southern California and is practicing part time while acting as a consultant for numerous practices and remaining active in teaching, lecturing, and mentoring the Reptile and Amphibian resident at Arizona Exotic Animal Hospital.
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Your profile image Lorelei D'Avolio Lorelei is the practice administrator of New York City's only stand-alone exotic pet practice, the Center for Avian and Exotic Medicine. She received her BA in journalism from Boston University, and after earning a second bachelor's degree in Veterinary Technology from Mercy College in 2001, she has been working exclusively with exotic pets. Lorelei has lectured at many national and international veterinary symposiums and is an educator at a veterinary assistant program in Cape Cod. She also has authored and edited text book chapters, journal articles, and professional publications. Lorelei is a charter member and past president of the Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Clinical Practice (AVTCP). She is also a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager (CVPM), a Certified Fear Free Professional, and in 2016, she was awarded the Veterinary Technician of the Year award from the New York State Association of Veterinary Technicians. She enjoys affecting change through committee work and has served on many boards in AVTCP, CVTS, and more.
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photo Clare Deming
photo Ravinder Dhaliwal Dr. Ravinder S. Dhaliwal grew up in Punjab a northern province of India now is a US citizen. Graduating with his DVM in 1992 through an ECFVG program at Iowa State University, he joined University of Illinois for a residency and MS program in small animal clinical oncology. In 1998 he obtained board certification in Oncology and later in 2002 ABVP awarded him the board certification in the category of canine and feline practice. He is the author or co-author of 23 refereed publications, 8 research abstracts, and few book chapters. A sought after speaker, Dr. Dhaliwal has given lot of scientific and professional presentations. He was a selected participant at Molecular Biology of Cancer workshop, sponsored by American Association for Cancer Research in 1996. Dr. Dhaliwals’ research interest includes drug resistance in canine lymphoma, improving clinical outcome in patients with oral cancer and his special clinical interest is in clinical hematology.
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photo Jack Easley Jack Easley received a DVM degree from Tuskegee University in 1976. After completing a Large Animal Internship at Oklahoma State University, he served as an Associate Professor of Surgery at Kansas State University from 1978 to 1980 where he completed an Equine Surgical Residency and received a Masters Degree in Surgery. He was an Associate Professor of Surgery at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, 1980-1982. In 1982, he was certified as a Diplomate for the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Equine) and continues this recertification. Since 1982, he has been in private practice in Shelbyville, Kentucky where he has an exclusive equine only practice with an emphasis on dentistry. In 2014, he became one of 14 in the world, board certified by the American Veterinary Dental College as an equine dental specialist. To date, he champions and provides residencies for veterinarians wanting to pursue this specialty board. For over 40 years, Dr. Easley has lectured extensively on and promoted equine veterinary dentistry throughout the world. He has written hundreds of articles for publication in professional as well as lay equine journals, textbooks, and periodicals. He serves on the editorial review boards for Equine Veterinary Education, Equine Veterinary Journal, and the Veterinary Dental Journal. Dr. Easley is the co-editor and major contributor of Equine Dentistry, 1st, 2nd and 3rd editions and Equine Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery (due for publication March 2023) Easley is an active member of The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) having served on various committees--as an executive board member and Treasurer (2015-18), dental committee chair and lecturer. He is a committee member for the AAEP Foundation and Ethics Committee, Chairman of the AAEP Student programs Task Force, Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association, member of the American Veterinary Dental Association, Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association, Kentucky Association of Equine Practitioners (past president and current board member). At home in Shelby Co, he has served on various boards throughout the year including the Shelby Community Foundation and Chamber of Commerce.
Your profile image Scott Echols
photo Keith Erlandson
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Your profile image Brenna Fitzgerald
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Your profile image Jon Geller Dr. Geller is a graduate of Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating, he practiced as an emergency clinician in Colorado for 20 years, and started up 4 emergency clinics. He became Board Certified as Veterinary Practitioner in Canine and Feline Medicine in 2010. In 2015 he founded The Street Dog Coalition, a non-profit charity, which currently has teams in around 50 US cities across the US providing free medical care to pets of the homeless. He was named Veterinarian of the Year by the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association for 2019, and is currently enrolled as an MPH candidate at the University of Minnesota.
Your profile image Cheryl Greenacre Dr. Cheryl Greenacre is boarded in both Avian Medicine and Exotic Companion Mammal Medicine through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. Prior to joining the University of Tennessee in 2001, she held a similar position at the University of Georgia for 10 years, and has been teaching avian and exotic animal medicine to veterinary students, interns, residents, and private practitioners for over 30 years. Her current research interests include toxoplasmosis in turkeys, and surgical prostheses in rabbits. Dr. Greenacre’s service includes past Chair of UT IACUC, current Chair of the AVMA Avian Working Group on the Panel of Euthanasia, past Delegate representing the Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV) on the AVMA’s House of Delegates, and Past-President of the AAV. The second edition of her book titled, “Backyard Poultry Medicine and Surgery - A Guide for Veterinary Practitioners” is now available.
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photo J Jill Heatley Biographical Sketch: J. Jill Heatley DVM, MS, Dipl. ABVP (Avian, Reptilian, Amphibian) DACZM A native Texan, Dr. Heatley graduated from Texas A&M University with the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1995. She practiced privately for three years as a small and exotic animal and emergency veterinarian. She completed an Internship in Wildlife, Zoo & Exotic Medicine at Louisiana State University, a Residency in Zoological Medicine and Master of Science degree in Veterinary Clinical Sciences at Louisiana State University. She was Assistant clinical professor of Zoo & Exotic Animal medicine at Auburn University for 4 years. Dr. Heatley is currently Associate Professor of Zoological Medicine at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Her research interests include the application of emergency and critical care techniques to zoological species, ecosystem health monitoring through native species, assessment of clinical pathologic analytes for use in exotic and wildlife species and oil spill response. Dr. Heatley is board certified in avian, reptilian, amphibian and zoological medicine.
photo Merrilee Holland
Your profile image Scott Huggins
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Your profile image Micah Kohles Dr. Micah Kohles, DVM, MPA, earned his DVM from Kansas State University in 2001 and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Nebraska-Omaha in 2010. Dr. Kohles joined Oxbow Animal Health as VP of Technical Services and Research in 2006. Additionally, he is owns and actively practices at Woodland Animal Hospital and serves as an adjunct professor appointment at the University of Nebraska School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Kohles is a frequent lecturer at veterinary schools and conferences domestically and internationally and was VMX Exotics speaker of the year in 2020 and Western States Veterinary Conference Exotic speaker of the year in 2021. He is an active member of many professional organizations and serves World Pet Association Board of Directors, Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) Board of Directors, past-chair of the Nebraska Board of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery and previously was president of the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians and served on the boards of the Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association and the Lincoln Children’s Zoo. Most importantly he enjoys spending time with his wife Ashley, daughter Taiya, and two boys, Tegan and Kai
photo Rachel Kreisler
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photo Angela Lennox
Your profile image Eric Lindquist
photo Gregory Lisciandro
photo Erin Lowe
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photo Tessa Marshall
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Your profile image Terry O'Neill PROFILE Terry O’Neil is the partner-in-charge of Katz, Sapper & Miller’s Veterinary Services Group. With over 30 years of experience, Terry helps veterinary hospitals grow by providing them business, financial, and tax advice. He helps clients determine growth strategies, effectively manage labor and expenses, identify and manage operational efficiencies, improve profitability, and ensure their hospital is financially sound. Additionally, Terry specializes in the acquisition or sale of veterinary hospitals, buy-sell agreements, and business valuations. Terry is also responsible for the management of the Veterinary Study Groups’ database of veterinary hospital financial data for over 600 hospitals across the country, allowing KSM to identify key industry trends and opportunities. Terry often speaks at conferences regarding profit improvement, veterinary business valuation, succession planning, financial benchmarking, and other business topics. In addition to representing numerous veterinary medical practices over the last 30-plus years, Terry was previously the CFO for a group of eight veterinary medical practices and was a stakeholder in the business. He was also a regional financial analyst for a national veterinary medical practice. Terry assisted with the sale, purchase, integration of new acquisitions, and the preparation of regional and national budgets. His work as a CFO and with the national organization allowed Terry to gain valuable insight on how the private and public veterinary medical practices operate. EDUCATION Terry received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Manchester College. ASSOCIATIONS AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Terry is a member of the Indiana CPA Society, the American Institute of CPAs, and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts. He has previously served as president, treasurer, and board member of the Venture Club of Indiana. Additionally, Terry has been a volunteer soccer coach for various leagues for several years.
Your profile image Ashleigh Olds-Sanchez
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photo Sarah Probst Miller
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photo Jessica Quimby
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Your profile image Jerry Rusch Jerry Rusch, DVM was raised on a grain and livestock farm in Southern Indiana. In 1991 he received his DVM from Purdue University and then spent two years in dairy practice in Eastern Pennsylvania. In 1993 Jerry and his wife, Dr. Karen, purchased Spring Mill Veterinary Service, a mixed animal practice in Mitchell, Indiana where he continues to practice. Jerry does mostly beef cattle with some sheep, goats and swine in addition to some small animal. In 2000 he became a diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in Beef Cattle. Jerry is currently president and general manager of the Springville Feeder Auction, which is a local farmer owner feeder calf marketing cooperative. He is also a member of AABP, Academy of Veterinary Consultants and the Society for Theriogenology. Jerry joined Multimin USA in March 2018 as a part time technical service veterinarian and has recently incorporated the role as a sales development consultant. Jerry and Karen have hosted countless veterinary students as externs including two international veterinary students.
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photo Marc Seltz
Your profile image Brian Speer
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photo Gary Thompson
Your profile image Rachel Touroo Dr. Rachel Touroo joined the ASPCA in 2012, as the director of its Veterinary Forensics program and is currently the Senior Director of Veterinary Forensic Sciences. In this role, she oversees the ASPCA Veterinary Forensic Science Center, assists law enforcement with suspected animal cruelty cases throughout the United States, develops and carries out novel research in the area of veterinary forensics, and teaches Veterinary Forensic Medicine for the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Medicolegal Investigations for Florida International University, where she holds courtesy faculty appointments. Dr. Touroo has assisted with hundreds of animal cruelty cases throughout the U.S. and has been qualified as an expert witness on dozens of occasions in a variety of states, as well as in federal court. She is a Past President of the International Veterinary Forensic Sciences Association, a member of the ASB Crime Scene Investigations Consensus Body, and an active affiliate member of the Organization of Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Science, Crime Scene Investigations subcommittee. Dr. Touroo is an associate editor for Forensic Science International: Animals and Environments and has published book chapters, peer-reviewed scientific articles, and routinely lectures at national conferences across the U.S. on Veterinary Forensic Medicine.
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