2020 SEVC Virtual Conference Schedule

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Sunday, June 21 Topic Speaker ce Sponsor
11:15 AM Welcome Adam Eichelberger    
11:20 AM-12:10 PM Our Fur-tunate Lives Courtney Campbell, DVM, DACVS-SA 1 Vet Candy
12:25-1:15 PM COVID-19 in Animals Jenifer Chatfield, DVM, DACZM, DACVPM 1 Vet Candy
1:30-2:20 PM Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia Tristan Weinkle, DVM, DACVIM  1 Dechra
2:30-2:55 PM Exhibit Hall      
3:00-3:50 PM Pain Management Tim Loonam, DVM 1  
4:00-4:50 PM Pain Management (cont.) Tim LoonaM, DVM 1  
5:10-5:30 PM Career Fair      
Monday, June 22        
7:30-8:00 AM Career Fair      
8:00-8:50 AM Small ruminant pharmacology Geof Smith, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM  1  
9:00-9:50 AM Important diseases of camelids Geof Smith, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM  1  
9:55-10:35 AM Exhibit Hall      
10:35-11:20 AM Canine Hyperadrenocorticism: Diagnosis and Treatment Tristan Weinkle, DVM, DACVIM  1 Dechra
11:30 AM-1:10 PM Infrared Thermal Imaging: A New Paradigm in Veterinary Practice Ronald Riegel, DVM 2 Digitherm
1:30-1:45 PM Career Fair      
1:50-3:30 PM Alterations and Disorders of Blood Proteins Tristan Weinkle, DVM, DACVIM  2  
3:40-4:15 PM Exhibit Hall      
4:20:00 PM-5:10 PM Diabetes Demystified Tim Loonam, DVM 1  
5:25-5:45 PM Career Fair      
Tuesday, June 23        
8:00-8:50  Canine Allergic Dermatitis: Creating a Higher Quality of Life for Everyone Involved in the Veterinary-Client-Patient Relationship Fiona Bateman, DVM, DACVD 1 Zoetis
9:00-9:35 Exhibit Hall      
9:40-10:30 A Team Approach to Diagnosis of the Itchy Cat and Dog    Fiona Bateman, DVM, DACVD 1 Zoetis
10:50-11:00 Career Fair      
11:30 AM-12:20 PM Client Communications to Increase Compliance Amanda Donnelly, DVM, MBA 1 BI
12:30-1:00 PM Exhibit Hall      
1:05-1:55 PM Neurologic diseases of small ruminants Geof Smith,DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM  1  
2:10-3:00 PM What Generation is Your Dermatology Practice? Current Evidence Based Treatment  Dana Liska, DVM, DACVD 1 Zoetis
3:10-4:00 PM Case-Based Discussion: Dermatology Snowball Fight! Your questions Answered  Dana Liska and Fiona Bateman 1 Zoetis
4:20-4:40 PM Career Fair      
Wednesday, June 24        
7:30-7:45 AM Career Fair      
8:00-9:45 AM GI surgery for the small animal practitioner David Upchurch, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA  2  
9:50-10:15 AM Exhibit Hall      
10:20-11:10 AM Telemedicine Hilary Jones, DVM 1 TeleTails
11:25-1:05 PM Wound Management David Upchurch, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA  2  
1:20-1:30 PM Career Fair      
1:40-2:30 Post-operative pain management  David Upchurch, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA  1  
2:40-3:15 PM Exhibit Hall/Prizes      


Fiona Bateman, DVM, DACVD, graduated with honors from the University of Melbourne in 2005. After completing a year in Emergency and Referral practice in Melbourne, she undertook a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery in Brisbane, Australia. She completed her residency in veterinary dermatology and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology in 2014.

Courtney Campbell, DVM, DACVS-SA, graduated in 2005 from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine. Following veterinary school, he completed a one-year rotating internship at Affiliated Veterinary Specialists in Maitland, Florida; a year of general practice in West Hartford, Connecticut; a one-year surgical internship in Las Vegas, Nevada; and a second, one-year, surgical internship in Los Angeles, California. To round out his specialty surgical training, Dr. Campbell completed a three-year surgical residency at Animal Medical Center of Southern California in Los Angeles. Dr. Campbell joined VetSurg in May of 2017 bringing with him strong surgical experience in minimally invasive orthopedic and soft tissue surgery. He became a Board Certified Surgeon in March 2019. He is also the Executive Creative Director of VetCandy.

Dr. Jenifer Chatfield is the board-certified Staff Veterinarian at 4J Conservation Center and the Chief Strategy Officer for Vet Candy, LLC. Dr. Chatfield is a diplomate of both the American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM) and the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine (ACVPM). She is an instructor for FEMA/DHS courses and was a Regional Leader for the National Disaster Medicine System Team for several years. She graduated from Texas A&M University’s CVM and has pursued emergency medicine and zoo medicine throughout her career.

She owned 2 emergency clinics and has been the Senior Veterinarian in a zoo. She completed fieldwork in Madagascar and South America and continues to explore new areas of medicine as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine for more than 10 years. Dr. Chatfield is a Medical Reserve Corps member and developed the “Veterinary Support to Zoological Animals in a Disaster” for the National Veterinary Response Team’s (NVRT) training curriculum. Dr. Chatfield has chaired the Florida Veterinary Medical Association’s (FVMA) One Health Committee and co-chaired FVMA’s Disaster Response Committee. Dr. Chatfield has a particular interest in infectious diseases and biosecurity and her work for the Dept. of Homeland Security’s courses has been focused on topics such as foreign animal diseases, quarantine and isolation, and malicious introduction of pathogens.

Dr. Chatfield served on the curriculum redevelopment team for the nationally renowned DHS course, “Emergency Response to a Domestic Biological Incident.” Dr. Chatfield served as the Florida Dept of Health’s Influenza Veterinary and Agriculture Liaison and later served as the coordinator for the Cities Readiness Incidence (CRI), a plan for response to bioterrorism in large metropolitan areas. She was an original founder of the Pasco Hernando Veterinary Medical Association (PHVMA) and has served as its President since 2008. Recently, she was selected as a Future Leader by the AVMA and received a 2 Gold Star awards from the FVMA. Dr. Chatfield most recently completed a Congressional Fellowship working in the US House of Representatives. She routinely speaks at the nation’s largest veterinary continuing education conferences on zoo medicine, infectious diseases, disaster response, and public health. Dr. Chatfield’s peer-reviewed publications include pharmacokinetics, wild animal behavior, infectious disease, and assisted reproduction in endangered

Amanda L. Donnelly, DVM, MBA, is a graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri.  She has an MBA from Baker University in Overland Park, Kansas and she also holds a certificate in Veterinary Practice Administration from the AAHA Veterinary Management Institute (VMI) at Purdue University. Dr. Donnelly is a speaker, consultant, and author with over 30 years’ experience in the veterinary profession. She is a second-generation veterinarian who combines her practice experience and business expertise to help veterinarians communicate better with their teams and clients. Dr. Donnelly has twice been named Practice Management Speaker of the Year for the North American Veterinary Conference.

Hilary Jones, DVM graduated from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and completed a small animal rotating internship at Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialist, now BluePearlDowntown. During her time as a primary care and emergency clinician in New York City she was inspired to look for a better way to connect with her clients and their pets leading to the development of TeleTails. Since its launch, Hilary has been working daily with veterinary teams across the country and thought leaders such as the AVMA, AAVSB, and state associations to help veterinary medicine safely evolve digitally. She speaks on the benefits, opportunities, and economics of implementing telemedicine in veterinary practice.

Dana Liska, DVM, DACVD, received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University in 1999. Following graduation, she completed a rotating internship in medicine, surgery, and critical care at Mission MedVet in Mission, Kansas. Dr. Liska then practiced general, small animal, veterinary medicine for four years in Helena, Montana. In 2004 she began a dermatology residency at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. Upon completion of her residency she remained at the University of Florida CVM as a clinical instructor of Dermatology until she moved to the Dallas area to join the Animal Dermatology Referral Clinic. She became a member of the American Academy of Veterinary Dermatology in 2001 while in private practice and achieved Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Dermatology in 2006.

Tim Loonam, DVM, graduated from the University of Colorado and served as an Army officer with assignments throughout the Pacific Rim as an Airborne Ranger. Later, the Army sent Dr. Loonam to the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine where he graduated with several clinical awards. An assignment to FT Jackson brought Dr. Loonam back to the Carolinas, and in 2003 he deployed to Iraq with an Airborne Medical Detachment. Dr. Loonam was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his service throughout Iraq with military working dog teams and public health missions. He is the former owner of an award-winning private practice – Grace Animal Hospital, Lexington SC, opened in 2006. Since the sale of his practice, Dr. Loonam has been working with veterinary colleges and students as the Director of University Relations for The Encore Veterinary Group

Ron Riegel, DVM, earned his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from the University of Delaware and his doctoral degree in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois. He served as a clinical instructor with the Ohio State University and is a member of the Academy of Human Neuromuscular Physiology. Dr. Riegel operated a multi-doctor private veterinary practice in Ohio for more than two decades. He founded and later sold Premier Equine Health Products, a company which manufactured and distributed products for equine athletes globally.

Geof Smith, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM (Large Animal Internal Medicine), is a Professor of ruminant medicine at North Carolina State University. He received his BS degree in Animal Science from Clemson University in 1994 followed by his MS degree in toxicology from the University of Illinois in 1996.  Dr. Smith then graduated with his DVM degree from the University of Illinois in 1998.  He stayed at the University of Illinois to complete a 4-year clinical residency in food animal medicine and surgery and received his PhD in physiology in 2002. He is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and his clinical and research interests are focused on the internal medicine of ruminants with a specific interest in calf health.

David Upchurch, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA graduated with a DVM degree from Auburn University in 2010. He went on to complete a rotating internship at the University of Pennsylvania, a surgical internship at Louisiana State University, and a surgical residency at Kansas State University. He is currently an assistant professor of soft tissue surgery at Kansas State University. His clinical interests include suture materials, wound management and reconstruction, as well as preclinical and clinical instructorship of veterinary students.

Tristan Weinkle, DVM, DACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine), completed his undergraduate and veterinary degrees at Cornell University. He interned at Boston’s Angell Memorial Animal Hospital and returned to Cornell for his internal medicine residency. He joined SCVSEC in 2003, becoming a partner in 2005. He has spoken on regional, national, and international levels and is published in veterinary medicine, virology, and wildlife medicine. His primary interests include liver and gastrointestinal diseases, and immunohematology. He’s a past president of the Greater Columbia Association of Veterinarians and past board member and officer of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Foundation.