SPEAKERS

Audrey Cook (Course Leader)
Audrey Cook (Course Leader)
BVM&S, MSc Vet Ed, MRCVS, DACVIM, DECVIM, DABVP (Feline Practice)
Professor, SA Internal MedicineDept of SA Clinical Sciences
Texas A&M University
 
Dr. Audrey Cook is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. She completed her internship at NC State and her residency in small animal internal medicine at UC Davis. Dr. Cook is a Diplomate of both the American and European Colleges of Veterinary Internal Medicine, and is recognized as a specialist in Feline Practice by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. After a decade in private referral practice, Dr. Cook joined the faculty at Texas A&M. She is now Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine and co-Chief of the Medicine Section, with particular interests in endocrinology, gastroenterology and interventional radiology.

Linda Fleeman
Linda Fleeman
BVSc, PhD, MANZCVS
Animal Diabetes Australia
 
Dr. Linda Fleeman graduated from the University of Queensland, when she then completed an internship in Small Animal Medicine at Murdoch University, a residency in Small Animal Medicine at the University of Melbourne, and a PhD on the Management of Diabetes in Dogs at the University of Queensland. She worked as a Lecturer and then as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland and the University of Sydney, respectively, before establishing the diabetes specific practice at the beginning of 2010. Dr. Linda Fleeman currently runs Animal Diabetes Australia, which is a clinical service in Melbourne, Australia, specifically for diabetic dogs and cats.

Eva Furrow
Eva Furrow
VMD, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
Associate Professor, Small Animal Internal Medicine & Genetics
University of Minnesota
 
Dr. Eva Furrow obtained her veterinary doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania (VMD, 2007) and completed a residency in small animal internal medicine (DACVIM, 2011) and a PhD in canine genetics (2014) at the University of Minnesota. She is currently an Associate Professor of small internal medicine and genetics at the University of Minnesota. Her primary interest areas include genetic, urinary, endocrine, and metabolic disorders.

Chen Gilor
Chen Gilor
DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Associate Professor, Small Animal Internal Medicine
University of Florida
 
Dr. Chen Gilor earned his DVM from the Koret School of veterinary Medicine (Israel) and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois where he also completed a 3-year residency in small animal internal medicine. Before coming to the University of Florida, he held faculty positions at UC Davis and the Ohio State University, and worked as an internal medicine consultant for IDEXX Diagnostics in the UK and as a general practitioner in Israel and in the USA. In his current role, Dr. Gilor combines clinical and didactic teaching with clinical work and research in the field of endocrinology, focused on canine and feline diabetes mellitus, obesity and gastrointestinal hormones.

Stijn Niessen
Stijn Niessen
DVM, PhD, DECVIM, PGCVetEd, FHEA, MRCVS
Professor, European and RCVS Specialist Internal Medicine Director; Professor Internal Medicine
Royal Veterinary College
 
Dr. Stijn Niessen graduated from Ghent University. After an internship at Glasgow University and a residency at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), he became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Dr. Niessen completed a PhD in diabetes mellitus, quality of life assessment and gene therapy at Newcastle University Medical School and the RVC. During his 16-year faculty career at the RVC, Dr. Niessen was active in referral clinics, teaching students and research, ultimately becoming Professor of Internal Medicine, as well as one of the Clinical Directors of Europe’s largest small animal referral hospital. He has found new cures for old diseases, published numerous scientific papers, written chapters and co-edited key textbooks.

Valerie Parker
Valerie Parker
DVM, DACVIM (SAIM), DACVN
Associate Professor
The Ohio State University
 
Dr. Valerie Parker received her DVM from Tufts University, followed by a small animal internship at the Animal Medical Center. She then completed a small animal internal medicine residency at Iowa State University and a nutrition residency at Tufts University. She is a Diplomate of both the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and the American College of Veterinary Nutrition. Dr. Parker’s primary areas of interest include kidney disease, gastrointestinal disease, and vitamin D metabolism, as well as nutritional management of a variety of canine and feline diseases.

Elizabeth Rozanski
Elizabeth Rozanski
DVM, DACVIM (SAIM), DACVECC
Associate Professor
Tufts University
 
Dr. Liz Rozanski earned her DVM from the University of Illinois. After completing a residency in Philadelphia, she was drawn to Tufts by the position’s combination of research, teaching, and service. She teaches toxicology and respiratory medicine throughout the four-year Cummings School DVM curriculum, and lectures in others.

Dr. Rozanski is board-certified in both internal medicine and emergency and critical care. Dr. Rozanski’s primary research interest is in respiratory function in small animals, and she recently co-authored, with the help of fellow faculty member Dr. John Rush, A Color Handbook of Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Medicine (Manson, 2007).