Avian and Exotic Medicine Club

Speaker Bios

2017 Symposium

Matthew Allender, DVM, MS, DACZM

Symposium Topics:

Snake Rungal Disease - The Next Emerging Fungal Disease in North America

A Snotty Turtle: Upper Respiratory Pathology in Chelonians

Can You Trust a Test Result? Diagnostic Testing in Reptiles

Hugues Beaufrere, DVM, PhD, DACZM, DABVP (Avian), DECZM (Avian)

Symposium Topics:

Avian Athersclerosis: Parrots and Beyond

Fluid Therapy in Birds: Principles and Application

Medicine and Surgery of Stigiformes

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Jennifer Brown

Symposium Topics:

Wildlife Regulations Pertaining to Veterinarians in California

Nicole Carion

Symposium Topics:

Wildlife Regulations Pertaining to Veterinarians in California

Bruce Christensen, DVM, MS

Symposium Topic:

Lifetime Reproductive Planning

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Dr. Kari Christie

Symposium Topics: 

An Overview of Nonhuman Primate Anesthesia

Meredith Clancy, DVM, MPH

Symposium Topic: 

Field Medicine in a Captive Setting

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Deana Clifford, DVM, MPVM, PhD

Symposium Topic:

Mange in California's Wildlife - Outbreak Investigations, Management Considerations, and Public Perception

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Jessica Emerson, DVM, DACZM

Symposium Topics: 

What is your Diagnosis? A Compilation of Case Studies

Year in Review

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Sara Gardhouse, DVM

Symposium Topic:

Rodent Neoplasia: Diagnostics and Therapeutics

Joseph Gaydos, VMD, PhD

Symposium Topic:

Loose the Loop: Anesthesia, Animal Welfare, and Conservation Concerns for Disentangling Sea Lions

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Jenessa Gjeltema, DVM

Symposium Topic: 

Tarantula Medicine

David Guzman, LV, MS, DECZM (Avian, Small Mammal), DACZM

Symposium Topics: 

Soft Tissue Surgical Principles and Techniques in Birds

Year in Review

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Jonna Mazet, DVM, MPVM, PhD

Symposium Topic: 

One Health Considerations in Zoological Medicine

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Asli Mete, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Symposium Topic: 

Pathological Findings and Diagnostic Approach to Common Backyard Chicken Diseases

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Dr. Brett Moore

Syposium Topic:  

How Our Animal Friends See! Comparative Vision Effects on Clinical Interactions

Mike Murray, DVM, MS, DACVIM, CPC

Symposium Topic: 

Shark Medical Management

Joanne Paul-Murphy, DVM, DACZM, DACAW

Symposium Topics: 

Euthanasia Across Species

Year in Review

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Patricia Pesavento, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Symposium Topic: 

The Impact of Persistent Viral Infections on Wildlife

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Esteban Soto, DVM, PhD, DACVM, CertAqV

Symposium Topic: 

Emerging Diseases of Aquatic Animals in California - What You Need to Know

Brittany Stevens, DVM

Symposium Topic: 

Common Non-Infectious Diseases of Goldfish and Koi: Issues of the Renal, Reproductive, and Really Big Tumor Kind

Frank Verstraete, DVM

Symposium Topic: 

Marine Mammal Dental Pathology

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