General Practitioners' Course  2017   Dr. Jessica Meekins  - Corneal Ulcers in Dogs: Determining the Cause; Complicated Corneal Ulcers: Why isn't the Ulcer Healing as Expected?!   Dr. Dan Biros  - Inside Out: How Uveitis Happens in Real Time from Insult to Treatment; Immunology Perspective, Case Reports and Interaction   Dr. Kelly Caruso  - Fun with the Fundus; Glaucoma - Diagnosis and Treatment in the 21st Century   Dr. Cameron Whittaker  - Vision and Visual Perception in Animals; Vision Loss and Associated Behavioral Changes in Animals           Speakers       

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


       Dr. Jessica Meekins  "Corneal Ulcers in Dogs: Determining the Cause"  "Complicated Corneal Ulcers: Why isn’t the Ulcer Healing as Expected?!"  The presentations will include a clinically focused discussion on corneal anatomy and physiology as it relates to ulcer development. Common causes of corneal ulcers in dogs, including tear film abnormalities, cilia disorders, trichiasis, and neuro-ophthalmic conditions that impact the cornea, will be reviewed. The diagnosis and treatment complicated corneal ulcers, including Spontaneous Chronic Corneal Epithelial Defects (SCCEDs, or indolent ulcers) and infected ulcers, will also be reviewed.  About Dr. Meekins  Dr. Jessica Meekins attended veterinary school at The Ohio State University and graduated with a DVM degree in 2008. She then relocated to Albuquerque, New Mexico for a rotating internship in small animal medicine & surgery before entering a comparative ophthalmology residency program at Purdue University in Indiana. Dr. Meekins completed her residency training and earned a master’s degree in 2012. She joined the faculty at Kansas State University in 2012 as an assistant professor.              

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


       Dr. Dan Biros  "Inside Out: How Uveitis Happens in Real Time from Insult to Treatment"  "Immunology Perspective, Case Reports and Interaction"   About Dr. Biros  Daniel Biros is currently staff ophthalmologist at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts since 2000.  He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) and the University of Notre Dame (BS, Preprofessional Studies). He interned at the Colorado State University Small Animal Hospital and completed a residency in comparative ophthalmology at the University of Florida under the mentorship of Kirk Gelatt, Dennis Brooks, and Stacey Andrew.  Following his residency Dr. Biros moved to Boston where he was postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Andrew Taylor at the Schepens Eye Research Institute and Harvard Medical School from 2000-2005.  Dr. Biros’ research emphasis is on ocular immunity and the characterization of the immunomodulatory factors in the aqueous humor.  He was part of the ocular immunology group at Harvard headed by Wayne Streilein.              

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


       Dr. Kelly Caruso  "Fun with the Fundus"  A Professor of anatomy once said "It is important to know what is abnormal, but what is even more important is to know what is normal". Most veterinarians find the back of the eye (the fundus) to be a very confusing and difficult place to assess clinically. What is normal ? What is abnormal ? Why do some eyes have a green reflection from the posterior segment, some a blue and some a red reflection ? What "normal" variations are there ? What pathologic variations are there ? In this lecture Kelly breaks down the exam to a very simple and easy to understand process. Kelly has been praised for her ability to break down this potentially difficult subject into very basic components and has received numerous teaching awards for this and other lectures. This is a must see lecture for all general practitioners.  "Glaucoma - Diagnosis and Treatment in the 21st Century"  What really is glaucoma ? Is it always associated with high intraocular pressures ? What treatments are available in the 21st century ? In this lecture Kelly discusses the latest treatments, both medical and surgical for this very challenging disease. Practitioners will come away with a new found respect for the the disease called glaucoma.About Dr. Caruso  Kelly graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1997 after completing a Bachelor of Science in Biology from St Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. She then completed internships in Equine Medicine and Surgery, Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Ophthalmology and Emergency Medicine and Critical Care. Kelly then completed a residency under the tutelage of Professor Seth Koch – one of the founding members of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists – and was granted Membership of that body in 2007.  Kelly has written numerous papers in international journals and has lectured extensively both in the USA and internationally and won various teaching awards and in 2010 came to Australia to work in specialist ophthalmology practice with her husband Cameron Whittaker, and Jeff Smith, another boarded veterinary ophthalmologist. Kelly is well known in the College for her bubbly personality, enthusiasm for the specialty, and proven excellence in teaching.              

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


       Dr. Cameron Whittaker  "Vision and Visual Perception in Animals"  "Sight" is the ability to see and the eye's response to light shining into it. "Vision" is the ability to understand and interpret this neural input. So what do animals see and perceive? As veterinarians we are often confronted with these questions by the general public. In this lecture Cameron will discuss what we think animals see and perceive. While the emphasis of this lecture will be on dogs and cats, other species such as horses will be briefly discussed - with an arachnid thrown in for fun. Participants will come away with knowledge on what we think animals see, and Cameron will delve into what we think animals may perceive.  "Vision Loss and Associated Behavioral Changes in Animals"  How does ocular disease impair sight, and therefore perception, in animals ? Does impaired vision result in behavioral changes, and if so what could we expect as veterinarians ? In this lecture Cameron discusses the effects of pathologic and non-pathologic changes on vision in animals. Briefly discussed will be some behavioral changes that we as ophthalmologists identify in visually compromised animals. In the 21st century the role of behavior in animals is increasingly emphasized. Should we as veterinarians be treating visual compromise more holistically as a consequence of vision loss ? After this lecture we think you will say yes.  About Dr. Whittaker  Cameron graduated from Sydney University in 1989. After spending time in mixed animal practice he completed an internship at Sydney University in 1992 and the following year commenced a residency in Veterinary Ophthalmology at the University of Florida and was granted Diplomate status of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 1996. He then worked at the Ohio State University as a visiting Assistant Professor before returning to Australia in 1997 to join Eye Clinic for Animals in Australia, providing specialist ophthalmology services to small and large animals, as well as wildlife through Taronga Park Zoo in Sydney, Australia.   Cameron has been a contributing author on 3 books including Veterinary Clinics of North America and Veterinary Ophthalmology edited by Kirk Gelatt, as well as over a dozen papers in peer reviewed international journals. Cameron, with his wife Kelly Caruso and fellow Diplomate Jeff Smith own Eye Clinic for Animals in Sydney, Australia. Cameron has a special interest in corneal, cataract and retinal surgery, and exotic animal ophthalmology.

2017

Dr. Jessica Meekins - Corneal Ulcers in Dogs: Determining the Cause; Complicated Corneal Ulcers: Why isn't the Ulcer Healing as Expected?!

Dr. Dan Biros - Inside Out: How Uveitis Happens in Real Time from Insult to Treatment; Immunology Perspective, Case Reports and Interaction

Dr. Kelly Caruso - Fun with the Fundus; Glaucoma - Diagnosis and Treatment in the 21st Century

Dr. Cameron Whittaker - Vision and Visual Perception in Animals; Vision Loss and Associated Behavioral Changes in Animals

      General Practitioners' Course  2016   Dr. Kristina Vygantas  - Palliative Surgery; Adnexal Surgery   Dr. Michele Stengard  - Canine Corneal Disease; Feline Corneal Disease   Dr. Kerry Ketring  - Top 10 Ophthalmic Mistakes; What Do Animals Really See   Dr. Thomas Chen  - Blood in the Eye; Gorilla in the eye           Speakers       

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


        Dr. Thomas Chen   Blood in the eye - how to diagnose, treat, and prognosticate and Gorilla in the eye - how to diagnose ocular disease  Dr. Chen was born in San Francisco, CA and graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in computer science. He worked as a database programmer for Boeing for about 6 months before realizing he didn't particularly enjoy being in a cubicle in front of a computer all day. After taking the requisite pre-vet classes, Dr. Chen matriculated at and graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2009. During his time there, he was inspired by his mentors to pursue ophthalmology. After graduating, he did a small animal rotating internship and ophthalmology residency at Colorado State University. He became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 2013 and worked for a year in private practice in Atlanta, GA before joining the faculty at his Alma mater where he aspires to teach and proselytize ophthalmology as well as his mentors. When not working, Dr. Chen enjoys spending time in front of a computer all day at home.              

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


        Dr. Michele Stengard   Canine corneal disease – diagnosis and treatment of common conditions  During this hour the most common conditions to affect the dog will be discussed including infected corneal ulcer, immune mediated keratitis, corneal degeneration, corneal dystrophy, and other problems. We will review diagnostic strategies, practical tips for testing, and the most current treatment methods.  Feline corneal disease – diagnosis and treatment of common conditions  In this session we will review the most common corneal diseases affecting cats including viral keratitis, corneal ulcer, eosinophilic keratitis, corneal sequestrum and other ailments. Practical tips for accurate diagnosing, choosing appropriate methods of testing, and current treatment strategies will be discussed.  Dr. Michele Stengård received her veterinary medicine degree from the University of Florida in 1996 and then went on to complete a Small Animal Rotating Medicine and Surgery Internship at VCA South Shore Animal Hospital in Weymouth, Massachusetts in 1997. From 1997 to 2000, Dr. Stengård was a resident at the University of Georgia in the Veterinary and Comparative Ophthalmology residency program. She became board certified and a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology in 2000.  From 2000 to 2002 Dr. Stengård was an associate with Animal Eye Specialists of South Florida and then traveled to the west coast of Florida joining BluePearl Veterinary Partners (formerly Florida Veterinary Specialists) practicing there until 2014. She was also a consultant for the Florida Aquarium, Florida Fish and Wildlife Department, Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation, and Southeastern Guide Dogs from 2002 to 2014.  Since 2014, Dr. Stengård has been teaching ophthalmic surgery and consults at the University of Zürich Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Switzerland. Dr. Stengård’s areas of interest include eyelid surgery, corneal disease, cataract surgery and exotic animal ophthalmology. She lives in Zürich with her husband and three children enjoying the splendor of the Swiss nature and outdoor activities including hiking, skiing, running, and learning German in her free time.              

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


        Dr. Kristina Vygantas   Palliative surgeries for Glaucoma—“It’s time to say when!”  If medical therapies for glaucoma fail, and if the eye is blind, palliative surgical therapies are recommended to alleviate discomfort and the continual need for medications.  The traditional surgical therapies for blind glaucomatous eyes will be reviewed, including intravitreal chemical cycloablation, enucleation, and intraocular silicone prosthesis placement.  Surgical techniques and their variations will be discussed.  Advantages and disadvantages of each approach will be reviewed.  Adnexal surgery in Companion Animals— "it’s not just plastic surgery!"  Various blepharoplastic procedures will be reviewed, including surgical therapy for eyelid agenesis, entropion, and eyelid reconstruction following tumor resection.  Advantages and disadvantages of each surgery, as well as perioperative surgical preparation and post-operative care will be discussed.  Practical insight into choosing the best technique for each condition will be detailed.     Dr. Vygantas graduated the New York College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University, in 1997.  She then completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Auburn University, where she also later completed a residency in Comparative Ophthalmology.   Dr. Vygantas received her board certification in Veterinary Ophthalmology in 2001. From 2001-2002, Dr. Vygantas served as a clinical instructor at Auburn, while also working at a specialty veterinary hospital in Birmingham, Alabama.  She has also served on the ACVO’s Exam Committee and Genetics committee.  For the past 11 years, she has practiced at Northstar Vets, a multi-specialty veterinary hospital in Central New Jersey, while also consulting at various local zoos throughout New Jersey and New York. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, and their unlikely pet duo, Mr. Whiskers, a one year old rat, and Batman, a 6 year old cat.              

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


        Dr. Kerry Ketring   Top 10 Ophthalmic Mistakes  The “Top Ten” are the most critical and/or common mistakes veterinarians make in diagnosis and evaluating clinical signs and response to therapy.  These errors involve all aspects of ophthalmology from conjunctivitis, corneal disease including ulcers, glaucoma, cataracts, and blindness.  The ‘Top Ten’ will be presented, an example of the case will be illustrated, and the ‘mistakes’ in thinking will be discussed.  How many have you made?  What Do Animals Really See?  This is a question veterinarians frequently hear from clients.  Many of the worries owners have may actually be normal vision for dogs and cats.  Owners concerns regarding aging changes, color vision, night vision, visual acuity and accommodation are covered.  The most common question, about the quality of their pets vision, will be discussed including what they see compared to man and the anatomical basis for the differences.  Additionally, the superiority our pets have compared to man in the senses of hearing and detecting odors will be covered. This is especially important when the owner is faced with a pet with decrease vision or blindness.     Dr. Ketring graduated from The Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1972. He completed a residency there, becoming a Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 1977. That year, he opened the All Animal Eye Clinic, in Cincinnati, Ohio and neighboring states. In 2009, after selling his practice, he moved to Whitehall, Michigan where he had a limited practice until 2015. He and his wife Marsha now winter in Venice Florida. He is the co-author of several books including Atlas of Feline Ophthalmology; Atlas of Breed-Related Canine Ocular Disorders; Veterinary Ocular Pathology: A Comparative Review; and Atlas of Feline Ophthalmology 2nd Edition. He and his co-authors are currently preparing the Atlas of Breed – Related Canine Ocular Disorders 2nd edition. He also lectures extensively throughout the United States and internationally.

2016

Dr. Kristina Vygantas - Palliative Surgery; Adnexal Surgery

Dr. Michele Stengard - Canine Corneal Disease; Feline Corneal Disease

Dr. Kerry Ketring - Top 10 Ophthalmic Mistakes; What Do Animals Really See

Dr. Thomas Chen - Blood in the Eye; Gorilla in the eye

      General Practitioners' Course  2015   Dr. Kathleen Barrie  - Eyelid Surgical Procedures for Private Practitioners   Dr. Noelle McNabb  - Small Nicks to Train Wrecks - Urgent Care of Ophthalmic Emergencies   Dr. Kenneth Abrams  - Ten Mistakes to Avoid Managing your Eye Cases and Cataract Confusion Clarified   Dr. Kate Myrna  - Feline Ophthalmology and Glaucoma in Private Practice   Dr. Timothy Cutler  - Guided Tour of the Retina in Photos and The Red Eye - Where to Begin           Speakers       

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


        Dr. Kathleen Barrie   Eyelid Surgical Procedures for Private Practitioners  Dr. Kathleen Barrie graduated from Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1975. She then completed a small animal internship at one of the first specialty clinics in the US, Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital, Copley OH. While there Dr. Parshall, one of the charter members of the ACVO, introduced her to oculoplastics. With the help of Dr. Wyman who had a passion for anatomy, she began her residency sharing time at Ohio State and private specialty practice. After two years, she joined Dr. Gelatt at the University of Florida. She remained at Florida receiving a NIH special fellowship completing a MS at the University of Florida’s medical school and becoming board certified in ophthalmology in 1979. Working with MDs furthered her passion and exposure to oculoplastics.  Dr. Barrie left the University to start her own ophthalmology practice (first in Tampa, FL) where she practiced for 25 years. During those years, she remained as an adjunct professor at the University of Florida. She sold her practice to Blue Pearl Specialty Hospital to return to the University of Florida where she spent the last seven years before retiring as a full Clinical Professor in July 2011. For the past four years, she has been president of the Barrie Animal Eye Consulting. Dr. Barrie’s passion for corrective eyelid surgery in all species has been cultivated over 30 years!              

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


         
  
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  Dr. Noelle McNabb   Small Nicks to Train Wrecks - Urgent Care of Ophthalmic Emergencies  Dr. Noelle McNabb is a 1993 graduate of Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. Following an internship year at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Jamaica Plain, MA, she completed a residency in Comparative Ophthalmology at the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine.  She was awarded Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 1997.  Dr. McNabb practiced in the Boston area for several years, establishing ophthalmology service departments at both Angell Memorial Animal Hospital, and Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital in Woburn, MA. Dr. McNabb returned to Florida and group specialty practice in 2006.  In 2011, Dr. McNabb founded Animal Eye Specialists, a mobile ophthalmology practice in greater Tampa Bay, and concurrently joined Animal Eye Associates, in Maitland, FL.  In 2014, Dr. McNabb relocated to California, and founded Animal Vision Care & Surgical Center in Studio City.     Passionate about equine ophthalmology, Dr. McNabb has also provided ophthalmology services at several equine referral hospitals over the years including Rochester Equine Center in Rochester, NH, Peterson & Smith Equine Hospital in Ocala, FL, and Caledon Equine Hospital in Caledon, ON. Dr. McNabb’s latest textbook chapter appears in Current Therapy in Equine Medicine, Volume 7, which was published in 2014.              

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


         
  
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  Dr. Kenneth Abrams   Ten Mistakes to Avoid Managing your Eye Cases and Cataract Confusion Clarified   Dr. Ken Abrams is a native Rhode Islander, attending school through his bachelor’s degree at the University of Rhode Island.  After URI it was off to Stillwater, Oklahoma to obtain his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from Oklahoma State University in 1985.  He completed his small animal medicine and surgery internship at the prestigious Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston in 1985-86 and served as ‘pinch hit’ ophthalmologist at Angell during Dr. Rhea Morgan’s sabbatical in 1987-88.  He then pursued his advanced training in his residency in comparative ophthalmology at the University of Tennessee.  It was back to New England where he was staff ophthalmologist at the Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine and Angell Memorial Animal Hospital (1990-92), during which time he achieved his board-certification in veterinary ophthalmology in the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO).  In 1992 he started his own referral veterinary ophthalmology practice, Veterinary Ophthalmology Services, in Warwick, Rhode Island where he has been for the past 23 years.  In 2012, he joined his practice with the national group, Eye Care for Animals.    Dr. Abrams is the author of several scientific articles and textbook chapters with a strong clinical interest in retinal disease, intraocular surgery, laser surgery, and glaucoma.  Since the practice has a very large caseload, he has published a number of review articles on various diseases, including research into the mysterious, blinding retinal disease called Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration Syndrome or SARDS.     Native Rhode Islander: 1978, B.S. Zoology, University of Rhode Island    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, 1985, Oklahoma State University    Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, 1985-86, Angell Memorial Animal Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts    Residency in Comparative Ophthalmology, 1988-90, University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine    Staff Ophthalmologist: 1990-92, Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine    Staff Ophthalmologist: 1990-92- Angell Memorial Animal Hospital    President/Founder- Veterinary Ophthalmology Services, Inc. 1992-2012; Warwick, Rhode Island    Eye Care for Animals- Warwick, Rhode Island; staff ophthalmologist, 2012-present    Past President: American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO).     Special Interest: Intraocular surgery, Retinal diseases, Glaucoma               

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


         
  
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  Dr. Kate Myrna   Feline Ophthalmology and Glaucoma in Private Practice  Dr. Kate Myrna has a BA from Vassar College and received her DVM from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004.  She completed a 1-year internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan, and went on to complete a 1-year specialty internship at Angell Animal Medical Center – Western New England. Dr. Myrna then completed a Residency in Comparative Ophthalmology and obtained a Master of Science in Comparative Biomedical Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.    Dr. Myrna has been teaching at the University of Georgia since 2010 where she has been recognized for her teaching and engaging lecture style through the Zoetis Distinguished Teaching award, multiple student teaching awards and a Lilly Teaching Fellowship.  Dr. Myrna’s research focuses on corneal wound healing as well as the role of tear cortisol levels on ocular health. She has authored or co-authored over 20 research abstracts and journal articles as well as multiple book chapters.  Dr. Myrna is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.              

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


         
  
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  Dr. Timothy Cutler   Guided Tour of the Retina in Photos and The Red Eye - Where to Begin   Tim J. Cutler is a veterinary ophthalmologist and internist in private practice in West Palm Beach, Wellington and Coral Springs, Florida. He graduated from University College Dublin's Veterinary College of Ireland in 1993, and then completed an internship, post-graduate training in Internal Medicine (1997), MS degree (1999), and Ophthalmology (2002) all at the University of Florida. He has a broad range of experience that spans from teaching at Florida and Auburn University to multispecialty hospital and private practice office settings. He has a strong interest in cataract, lens and corneal surgery and repair of deep ulcers by transplantation, ocular manifestations of systemic disease, and glaucoma. He also has a busy equine practice in Wellington particularly during the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF), and enjoys his work with exotic, safari and non-traditional patients at a number of institutions in southern Florida. He is a frequent speaker at local, national and international meetings, and presents in ophthalmology wet labs for family practice veterinarians. When he is not wielding a slit-lamp, tonometer or ophthalmoscope he enjoys diving and the ocean, running, hiking, motorcycles and the outdoors, and time with the family dogs. His presentations will be dominated by photographs and images rather than words, as a visual tour through the eye and its many paradigms, with tips and tricks scattered throughout.     Tim J. Cutler is a veterinary ophthalmologist and internist in private practice in West Palm Beach, Wellington and Coral Springs, Florida. He graduated from University College Dublin's Veterinary College of Ireland in 1993, and then completed an internship, post-graduate training in Internal Medicine (1997), MS degree (1999), and Ophthalmology (2002) all at the University of Florida. He has a broad range of experience that spans from teaching at Florida and Auburn University to multispecialty hospital and private practice office settings. He has a strong interest in cataract, lens and corneal surgery and repair of deep ulcers by transplantation, ocular manifestations of systemic disease, and glaucoma. He also has a busy equine practice in Wellington particularly during the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF), and enjoys his work with exotic, safari and non-traditional patients at a number of institutions in southern Florida. He is a frequent speaker at local, national and international meetings, and presents in ophthalmology wet labs for family practice veterinarians. When he is not wielding a slit-lamp, tonometer or ophthalmoscope he enjoys diving and the ocean, running, hiking, motorcycles and the outdoors, and time with the family dogs. His presentations will be dominated by photographs and images rather than words, as a visual tour through the eye and its many paradigms, with tips and tricks scattered throughout. 

2015

Dr. Kathleen Barrie - Eyelid Surgical Procedures for Private Practitioners

Dr. Noelle McNabb - Small Nicks to Train Wrecks - Urgent Care of Ophthalmic Emergencies

Dr. Kenneth Abrams - Ten Mistakes to Avoid Managing your Eye Cases and Cataract Confusion Clarified

Dr. Kate Myrna - Feline Ophthalmology and Glaucoma in Private Practice

Dr. Timothy Cutler - Guided Tour of the Retina in Photos and The Red Eye - Where to Begin

      General Practitioners' Course  2014   Dr. John Warren  - Thorough ocular exams; a sight for sore eye. Ocular examination in primary practice. A-whey with itchy, watery eyes! Canine ocular allergies.   Dr. Robert Munger  - Outlaw Ulcers: Funfight at the Corneal Corral   Dr. Michael Paulsen  - Common Misdiagnoses and Therapeutic Miscalculations in Veterinary Ophthalmology and how to avoid them - Practice Tips for the Busy Practitioner   Dr. Stephanie Beaumont  - Be a Master... and Avoid Disaster! Ocular Adnexal Surgery: Common Mistakes to Avoid. Let me Lens you Some Advice: Diagnosing and Treating Diseases of the Lens   Dr. Caroline Betbeze  - Beyond the Eyeball: Diseases of the Orbit. Enucleation: It ain't as easy as it seems            

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


         
  
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  Dr. John Warren   Thorough ocular exams; a sight for sore eye. Ocular examination in primary practice. A-whey with itchy, watery eyes! Canine ocular allergies.  John R. Warren, DVM, DACVO is a board certified specialist in veterinary ophthalmology and the founder of Veterinary Eye Institute.  Dr. Warren practiced general small animal medicine and surgery in Las Vegas, Nevada prior to pursuing his specialty in ophthalmology. He practiced relief veterinary medicine in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex during his ophthalmology residency.  After his time in Dallas, he became an associate veterinary ophthalmologist at MedVet Medical and Cancer Centers for Pets in Cincinnati, Ohio prior to starting Veterinary Eye Institute.  Dr. Warren has a particular interest in cataract and intraocular surgery. Additionally, he enjoys corneal and eyelid reconstructive surgery for conditions such as entropion and corneal ulceration.  Dr. Warren’s focus is providing pain-free care and life-long vision for his patients in a kind and compassionate way.   Education:   ·       Undergraduate: Colorado State University  ·       Doctor of Veterinary Medicine: Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine  ·       Residency: Animal Ophthalmology Clinic  ·       Board Certification: Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists   Professional Affiliations:   ·       American Veterinary Medical Association  ·       American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists  ·       Texas Veterinary Medical Association  ·       Collin County Veterinary Medical Association  ·       Tarrant County Veterinary Medical Association  ·       Dallas County Veterinary Medical Association              

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


        Dr. Robert Munger   Outlaw Ulcers: Funfight at the Corneal Corral    
  
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  Dr. Munger received his DVM from Texas A&M University in 1973. After an internship in large animal medicine and surgery at the University of California at Davis in the School of Veterinary Medicine, he did a year of residency in large animal medicine followed by a residency in veterinary ophthalmology at the same university. He became board certified in veterinary ophthalmology in 1979 and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists serving as an active member of that organization. He founded the Animal Ophthalmology Clinic in Dallas in 1978 and taught veterinary ophthalmology as an assistant professor at the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine from 1979-1983. Dr. Munger maintains a private veterinary ophthalmology practice (Animal Ophthalmology Clinic) in Dallas and Grapevine, Texas and has served as a consulting veterinary ophthalmologist in ophthalmic surgery and toxicology to Alcon, Allergan, Charles River Laboratories, and others since 1986.  He is a two-time president of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO) and currently serves on the ABVO Exam Committee as well as on the board of the International Society of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ISVO).               

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


         
  
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  Dr. Michael Paulsen   Common Misdiagnoses and Therapeutic Miscalculations in Veterinary Ophthalmology and how to avoid them - Practice Tips for the Busy Practitioner  Dr. Paulsen grew up in San Angelo, Texas and entered undergraduate studies at Texas A&M in 1972.  He received his DVM from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M in August 1977 and immediately entered active duty in the US Army to fulfill service obligations from his Health Professions Scholarship. From 1984 to 1987, he attended graduate school and completed an ophthalmology residency at the Colorado State University- Veterinary Teaching Hospital under the mentorship of Dr. Glenn Severin.  In 1987 Dr. Paulsen received a Master of Science degree in Clinical Sciences and was board certified by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.  From 1990 to the present, Dr. Paulsen has maintained a referral ophthalmology practice in Arlington, Texas.  From 1990-2002 he also maintained a consulting practice in the state of Hawaii.  In 2007, he retired from the Army Reserves after 30 years of service with the rank of Colonel and currently serves as Secretary-Treasurer of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.               

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


        Dr. Stephanie Beaumont   Be a Master... and Avoid Disaster! Ocular Adnexal Surgery: Common Mistakes to Avoid. Let me Lens you Some Advice: Diagnosing and Treating Diseases of the Lens    
  
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  Dr. Beaumont is a native of Jackson, Mississippi and graduated from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998.  She completed a one year small animal rotating medicine and surgery internship at Oklahoma State University in 1999 followed by a one year ophthalmology internship in private practice in Jacksonville, Florida.   She then moved to California and successfully completed a three year residency in comparative ophthalmology at the University of California in Davis and became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 2003.   She has specialized in veterinary ophthalmology for over 10 years and has worked in California, Wisconsin, Illinois and Texas.  She has authored scientific articles in several veterinary journals.  She opened Animal Eye Specialists in 2011, which is located in Richardson, TX.   Last year, she added a satellite clinic, located in Dallas within Dallas Veterinary Specialists.               

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


         
  
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  Dr. Caroline Betbeze   Beyond the Eyeball: Diseases of the Orbit. Enucleation: It ain't as easy as it seems  Dr. Betbeze is an assistant clinical professor of comparative ophthalmology at Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine.  Dr. Betbeze graduated from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002 and continued her education at MSU by completing a rotating internship the next year.  She completed a residency and master’s degree in veterinary comparative ophthalmology at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine from 2003-2006 and became board certified in ophthalmology in 2006. She worked as a clinical instructor at Purdue before moving to Tucson, Arizona and founding an ophthalmology specialty service at a multi-specialty hospital.  She worked at the Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson for 5 ½ years before returning to her love of teaching and her alma mater, Mississippi State, in 2013.  She has authored several papers for peer-reviewed journals and has spoken about ophthalmology on a local, regional, and national level. 

2014

Dr. John Warren - Thorough ocular exams; a sight for sore eye. Ocular examination in primary practice. A-whey with itchy, watery eyes! Canine ocular allergies.

Dr. Robert Munger - Outlaw Ulcers: Funfight at the Corneal Corral

Dr. Michael Paulsen - Common Misdiagnoses and Therapeutic Miscalculations in Veterinary Ophthalmology and how to avoid them - Practice Tips for the Busy Practitioner

Dr. Stephanie Beaumont - Be a Master... and Avoid Disaster! Ocular Adnexal Surgery: Common Mistakes to Avoid. Let me Lens you Some Advice: Diagnosing and Treating Diseases of the Lens

Dr. Caroline Betbeze - Beyond the Eyeball: Diseases of the Orbit. Enucleation: It ain't as easy as it seems

      General Practitioners' Course  2013   Dr. Eric Ledbetter  - Ocular Manifestations of Systemic Infectious Diseases in Dogs and Cats   Dr. Heidi Denis  - Canine Ulcerative Keratitis   Dr. David Wilkie  - Eyelids and Third Eyelid Surgery - Keep it Simple. The Cloudy Eye - Glaucoma and Cataract   Dr. Dineli Bras  - Ocular Trauma; When to Treat, When to Refer, and When to Enucleate   Dr. Sara Thomasy  - Ophthalmic Drugs - What to stock, script or shun. An Update on Antiviral Treatment of Feline Herpesvirus   Dr. Steve Hollinsworth  - Practical Neuro-ophthalmology-What Pupils Can Teach Us            

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


         
  
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  Dr. Eric Ledbetter   Ocular Manifestations of Systemic Infectious Diseases in Dogs and Cats  Eric C. Ledbetter is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists and an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, NY, USA. After graduating from the University of Missouri - College of Veterinary Medicine, he completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship at Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and an ophthalmology internship at the Animal Ophthalmology Clinic in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Ledbetter’s residency training in ophthalmology was completed at Cornell University, where he joined the faculty in 2006.  Dr. Ledbetter’s research interests include ocular infectious disease, corneal disease, and  in vivo  corneal imaging techniques. He is a frequently invited speaker at national and international conferences. He has published more than 30 peer-reviewed journal articles and authored several review articles and book chapters. Dr. Ledbetter was a Pfizer Animal Health Award for Research Excellence recipient in 2011. In addition to research and teaching endeavors, Dr. Ledbetter provides clinical ophthalmology services within Cornell University’s Companion Animal and Equine & Farm Animal Hospitals.              

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


         
  
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  Dr. Heidi Denis   Canine Ulcerative Keratitis  Dr. Heidi Denis, Diplomate ACVO, received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Florida in 1997. She completed an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Michigan State University in 1998, and a residency in Comparative Ophthalmology at the University of Florida in 2001. Dr. Denis has been in private ophthalmology practice for the past 12 years at Animal Eye Associates in Maitland, Florida. Her professional interests include corneal diseasesand surgery, as well as eyelid and facial reconstruction.              

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


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  Dr. Wilkie was born in Toronto, Canada and obtained his D.V.M. degree in 1984 from the University of Guelph, Canada.  He spent one year at the University of Pennsylvania as an intern and in 1985 came to The Ohio State University to begin a 3-year residency and Masters degree in comparative ophthalmology.  He received both his Masters degree (MS) and ophthalmology specialty boards (ACVO) in 1988.  He was subsequently hired as an Assistant Professor in the department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at The Ohio State University.  He was promoted to Associate Professor of veterinary ophthalmology in 1994 and he is currently Professor of Ophthalmology.  In addition, Dr Wilkie is a Professor in the College of Medicine at The Ohio State University.  Dr. Wilkie's areas of interest include ocular surgery, inflammatory diseases of the eye, ocular pharmacology, cataract surgery, intraocular lens implantation, glaucoma, and comparative ophthalmology.  He is married to Dr. Susan Johnson a Professor in small animal internal medicine and they have 2 children in University. In addition to work, Dr. Wilkie plays hockey and enjoys downhill skiing, wilderness canoeing, winds               

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


         
  
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  Dr. Dineli Bras   Ocular Trauma; When to Treat, When to Refer, and When to Enucleate  Dr. Ines Dineli Bras graduated from Purdue University in 1995. In 2000, she received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Louisiana State University. Dr. Bras completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Louisiana Veterinary Referral Center in 2001. From 2001 to 2004 she completed a residency in Comparative Ophthalmology at The Ohio State University in conjunction with her Master's of Science Degree focusing on the canine lens and posterior capsular opacification after cataract surgery. While at Ohio State, Dr. Bras was the recipient of the hospital service award for her dedication to patients and clients.   Dr. Bras is a Diplomate and board-certified member of The American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. She is currently the president of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists Vision for Animals Foundation, and has served as a board member for 8 years. She is an international speaker, and has participated in seminars in the United States, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, England, and Ireland. Dr. Bras is a member of the AVMA, LAVMA, and the CMVPR.  Dr. Bras' special interests in ophthalmology include cataract and glaucoma surgery. Dr. Bras is the pioneer in endolaser surgery for glaucoma, and has developed the surgical approach and technique in canine and feline patients.              

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


        Dr. Sara Thomasy   Ophthalmic Drugs - What to stock, script or shun. An Update on Antiviral Treatment of Feline Herpesvirus    
  
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  Dr. Thomasy received her B.S. in Biology from The Ohio State University in 2000 and her DVM from the University of California - Davis in 2005. She then completed a PhD in pharmacology and toxicology from UC Davis in 2006. Following a 1-year small animal rotating internship at North Carolina State University, she completed a comparative ophthalmology residency at UC Davis in 2010.  Dr. Thomasy is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology and served as a reviewer for several journals including Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Science and Veterinary Ophthalmology. She is currently a Vision Researcher in the Murphy-Russell Laboratory and her research interests include corneal wound healing, glaucoma, ocular pharmacology, and antiviral therapy for the management of feline herpesvirus.               

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


         
  
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  Dr. Steve Hollinsworth   Practical Neuro-ophthalmology-What Pupils Can Teach Us  Dr. Hollingsworth received both his Bachelor of Science in Biology and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees from Purdue University. He subsequently completed a residency in Comparative Ophthalmology at the University of California-Davis where he has been on the faculty since 1994. Dr. Hollingsworth is the author of numerous textbook chapters as well as research papers. He is currently the chief of the Ophthalmology Service at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital and a member of the Board of Regents of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.

2013

Dr. Eric Ledbetter - Ocular Manifestations of Systemic Infectious Diseases in Dogs and Cats

Dr. Heidi Denis - Canine Ulcerative Keratitis

Dr. David Wilkie - Eyelids and Third Eyelid Surgery - Keep it Simple. The Cloudy Eye - Glaucoma and Cataract

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Dr. Sara Thomasy - Ophthalmic Drugs - What to stock, script or shun. An Update on Antiviral Treatment of Feline Herpesvirus

Dr. Steve Hollinsworth - Practical Neuro-ophthalmology-What Pupils Can Teach Us

      General Practitioners' Course  2012   Dr. Michelle Taylor  - Ocular Inflammation and its Treatment   Dr. Paul Scherlie  - Corneal Ulceration 1   Dr. Nathan Kice  - Corneal Ulceration 2, Diseases and Surgery of the Lens   Dr. Victoria Jones  - Glaucoma Concepts   Dr. Dara Zirofsky  - Glaucoma Concepts   Dr. Sarah Maxwell  - Ocular Pharmacology - New Drugs and Pricing   Dr. Gia Klauss  - Keratoconjunctivitis sicca   Dr. Nick Millichamp  - Ocular Photography in General Practice            

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


         
  
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  Dr. Michelle Taylor   Ocular Inflammation and its Treatment  Dr. Taylor attended Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Saskatchewan, Canada where she earned her DVM in 1989. She completed her internship at New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Dr. Taylor's residency occurred at New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. She received her ACVO Board Certification in 1994. Dr. Taylor's has a special interest in disease and surgery of the cornea and ocular manifestations of systemic disease.  When not at NW Veterinary Specialists Dr. Taylor enjoys kayaking, skiing, snow boarding, travel, books, hiking and windsurfing.              

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


         
  
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  Dr. Paul Scherlie   Corneal Ulceration 1  Dr. Paul Scherlie graduated from UC Davis in 1985.  He was a primary care veterinarian in Fremont, CA from 1985-1988 and then attended the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell for a residency in ophthalmology from 1988-1991. Dr. Scherlie worked as a staff ophthalmolgist at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital, Boston, MA from 1991 to 1992. He is currently practicing at VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists, Clackamas, OR.              

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


         
  
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  Dr. Maxwell graduated from UC Davis with her DVM in 1986. She completed an internship at Purdue University and her residency at Kansas State University. She also received a MS from Kansas State working on retinal S antigen in horses. She has been in private practice in the mid and southern Willamette Valley in Oregon since that time. Dr. Maxwell also consults for Oregon State University Veterinary School in Corvallis, Oregon.               

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


        Dr. Gia Klauss   Keratoconjunctivitis sicca    
  
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  Dr. Klauss graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. She completed a one-year Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the Animal Medical Center in NYC. She returned to the University of Wisconsin for a Fellowship in Ocular Pathology. She then completed a Residency in Comparative Ophthalmology at the University of Missouri. She was an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine from 2005-2010, where she was head of the Ophthalmology service in the teaching hospital, and course coordinator of didactic and clinical teaching in Comparative Ophthalmology. Dr. Klauss currently practices at Columbia River Veterinary Specialists in Vancouver, WA. She frequently provides continuing education to veterinarians and veterinary technicians locally in Oregon and Washington, and nationally with VetLectures. She is a dynamic and engaging lecturer, and has received an award for excellence in clinical teaching at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Klauss has lectured extensively in the academic setting and at national meetings. She has scientific publications in Veterinary Ophthalmology, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Journal of Veterinary Research, Veterinary Pathology, and Veterinary Clinics of North America - Small Animal Practice.               

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


        Dr. Nick Millichamp   Ocular Photography in General Practice    
  
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  Nick Millichamp graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London, England in 1978. After spending time in small animal practice he spent three years involved in doctoral research on inherited retinal degenerations and retinal surgery in dogs at the Animal Health Trust, Newmarket, and the Institute of Ophthalmology, University of London. Looking for a more favorable climate, he spent the next three years at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida completing a residency in comparative ophthalmology.  He completed the certification examinations of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 1985 and the Diploma of Veterinary Ophthalmology examination of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1986. He was elected as a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 2004.  Dr. Millichamp was staff ophthalmologist at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, and faculty member in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Studies at Texas A&M University from 1986 - 2009. His clinical and research interests focused on the pharmacology of ocular inflammation, ocular surgery, ophthalmic telemedicine and imaging, and ocular disease in exotic species. He was a consultant for Central Texas Veterinary Ophthalmology in Austin, Texas for several years. In 2009 he joined the national veterinary ophthalmology group Eye Care for Animals, and opened an office in Houston,Texas.

2012

Dr. Michelle Taylor - Ocular Inflammation and its Treatment

Dr. Paul Scherlie - Corneal Ulceration 1

Dr. Nathan Kice - Corneal Ulceration 2, Diseases and Surgery of the Lens

Dr. Victoria Jones - Glaucoma Concepts

Dr. Dara Zirofsky - Glaucoma Concepts

Dr. Sarah Maxwell - Ocular Pharmacology - New Drugs and Pricing

Dr. Gia Klauss - Keratoconjunctivitis sicca

Dr. Nick Millichamp - Ocular Photography in General Practice

      General Practitioners' Course  2011   Dr. Anne Cook  - Ocular Examination and Diagnostics; Clinical Approach to the Red Eye   Dr. Anne Weigt  - Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics   Dr. Caryn Plummer  - Glaucoma Recognition and Therapy   Dr. Tammy Miller-Michau  - What is an Ocular Emergency?; Evaluation of Acute Blindness   Dr. Dan Brogdon  - Ulcerative Keratitis part 1 & 2            

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


         
  
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  Dr. Anne Cook   Ocular Examination and Diagnostics; Clinical Approach to the Red Eye  Dr. Anne Grimsley Cook   grew up in Beaufort, SC (Hilton Head is in Beaufort County). She attended Sewanee, a small liberal arts college in Tennessee (University of the South), and graduated summa cum laude in 1993 with a major in theology and a minor in biology. She graduated summa cum laude from veterinary school at the University of Georgia in 1997.  After completing an internship at Kansas State University, she completed an equine residency and masters program at Virginia Tech in 2001. She then completed her ophthalmology residency training at Carolina Veterinary Specialists in NC and is a board-certified ophthalmologist. Dr. Cook is the owner of Animal Eye Care of the Lowcountry in Charleston, SC.  She is an avid horse lover, but also enjoys yoga, swimming, running, biking, dog agility, and life on the beach with her husband, toddler and her dogs.              

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


         
  
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  Dr. Anne Weigt   Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics  Dr. Anne Weigt is originally from Michigan. She attended Miami University in Oxford, OH and graduated with degrees in Zoology and English, Technical Writing. After working in research for a few years, she went to veterinary school at the University of Tennessee, graduating in 1997. Dr. Weigt completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Berwyn and Franklin Park VCA hospitals outside of Chicago. Her residency in Ophthalmology was completed at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. During the same time period, she earned a Masters of Science degree. Dr. Weigt has worked at Animal Eye Care since 2001, in Annapolis, MD. Her interests include intraocular surgery, eyelid and facial reconstruction and neuro-ophthalmology.   Dr. Weigt is married, with two children. Her personal interests include music, horses and attending her kids sporting events.              

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


         
  
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  Dr. Caryn Plummer   Glaucoma Recognition and Therapy  Caryn E. Plummer is a native Floridian and a 2002 graduate of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Michigan State University in 2003 before returning to the University of Florida for a residency in comparative ophthalmology. She achieved board-certification with the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 2006 and currently works at both Animal Eye Associates in Maitland, Florida and at the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine as an assistant professor.  Dr. Plummer shares her life with a wonderful husband, 3 cats, a French bulldog named Maevis and a one-eyed Paint gelding.              

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


        Dr. Tammy Miller-Michau   What is an Ocular Emergency?; Evaluation of Acute Blindness    
  
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  Dr. Tammy Miller Michau, a native of Pennsylvania, received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and combined Masters Degrees from The Ohio State University in 1999. Following veterinary school, she then completed a rotating small animal medicine and surgery internship at Colorado State University. Dr. Miller completed her specialty training in a 3-year comparative ophthalmology residency and masters (MSpVM) program at North Carolina State University in 2003. Following the completion of her residency, she joined the faculty at NCSU as an assistant professor of ophthalmology before joining BluePearl Veterinary Partners in 2008 in their Tampa Florida location. She was awarded the Bayer Faculty Teaching Award by the NCSU class of 2009.               

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


         
  
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  Dr. Dan Brogdon   Ulcerative Keratitis part 1 & 2  Dr. Dan Brogdon received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia in 1978. He attended graduate school, completed an ophthalmology residency and obtained a Master’s degree in comparative ophthalmology at the University of Illinois from 1983-1986. He attended the Basic Eye Course at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA in 1985 and the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology for the Ophthalmology histopathology course in 1987.  Dr. Brogdon is Board certified by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists and the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine. His Master’s degree involved the study of corneal healing and epithelial growth factors.  Dr. Brogdon retired from the US Army as a Colonel where he served as the United States Military’s only veterinary ophthalmologist at that time. Dr. Brogdon has authored numerous articles in scientific peer review journals and is a popular speaker providing continuing education in the area of veterinary medicine and practice management.  He is active in veterinary medicine at the local, state and national level.  Dr. Brogdon has owned and worked in multiple veterinary referral specialty practices in both Florida and Georgia. Currently he is the owner and chief ophthalmologist of the Savannah and Fayetteville Animal Eye Clinics in Georgia.

2011

Dr. Anne Cook - Ocular Examination and Diagnostics; Clinical Approach to the Red Eye

Dr. Anne Weigt - Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Dr. Caryn Plummer - Glaucoma Recognition and Therapy

Dr. Tammy Miller-Michau - What is an Ocular Emergency?; Evaluation of Acute Blindness

Dr. Dan Brogdon - Ulcerative Keratitis part 1 & 2