Speakers

Marnin A. Forman
Marnin A. Forman
DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
Cornell University Veterinary Specialists

Dr. Marnin Forman is a graduate of the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine, and completed his internship at the Animal Medical Center in NYC. Following a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of California-Davis, he stayed on to complete a Fellowship in Nephrology. He received board-certification by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2003. Dr. Forman practiced for several years at a large multispecialty practice in Ohio. In 2011, Dr. Forman helped establish and is the head of the Internal Medicine department at Cornell University Veterinary Specialists.

Dr. Forman’s clinical focus is rapid and minimally invasive diagnostic testing and therapeutics utilizing advanced lab work, ultrasound, fluoroscopy, computed tomography (CT), endoscopy, and/or laparoscopy. Dr. Forman is actively involved with academia and industry in the development of diagnostic tools for pancreatitis. He has published manuscripts evaluating the next generation of feline and canine pancreatitis testing, as well as book chapters. He has lectured throughout the US on topics including pancreatitis, kidney diseases, liver disease, nasal disorders, and endocrine diseases.

Lorrie E. Gaschen
Lorrie E. Gaschen
DVM, Dr.med.vet., PhD, Dr. habil, DEVCR
Louisiana State University

Dr. Lorrie Gaschen received her DVM from the University of Florida, was in private practice in Florida for two years after which time she did a diagnostic imaging residency at the University of Bern in Switzerland and became a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging in 1997. She received her PhD in renal transplant imaging in animal models at the University Medical School in Utrecht then returned to the University of Bern where she became an Associate Professor upon completion of her work in vascular ultrasound of the canine gastrointestinal tract.

Dr. Gaschen has been a Professor of diagnostic imaging at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Sciences for 15 years and has authored publications and book chapters mainly in the field of gastrointestinal ultrasound where she has done the majority of her research. She is also the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at LSU.

Joerg Steiner
Joerg Steiner
Dr.med.vet., PhD, DACVIM (SAIM), DECVIM-CA, AGAF
Texas A&M University

Dr. Jörg Steiner received his veterinary degree from the LMU in Munich, Germany in 1992. After an internship, residency, and PhD he has served as a faculty member at Texas A&M University since 2000. He currently serves as Professor in Small Animal Internal Medicine and Director of the GI Lab. In 2016 he was named the Dr. Mark Morris Chair in Small Animal Gastroenterology and Nutrition.

Dr. Steiner is involved in a wide variety of research in small animal and comparative gastroenterology. He has authored or co-authored more than 330 peer-reviewed articles, 100 book chapters, and 460 research abstracts. He also currently serves as the president of Small Animal Internal Medicine of ACVIM. In 2019 he was selected as a University Distinguished Professor.

Keith Richter (Moderator)
Keith Richter (Moderator)
DVM, MSEL, DACVIM (SAIM)
Ethos Veterinary Health

Dr. Keith Richter is a graduate of Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine. He completed his internship at the California Animal Hospital in Los Angeles and his Internal Medicine residency at the University of California, Davis. For three years, Dr. Richter served on the Internal Medicine staff of Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston and as Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. He was then a professor at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine where he commuted back and forth to San Diego from 2001-2003. Dr. Richter has been the Hospital Director of the Veterinary Specialty Hospital since 1990, then Chief Medical Office of Ethos Veterinary Health since 2015.

Dr. Richter’s interests include gastroenterology and liver disease. He has authored several scientific articles and textbook chapters and lectures frequently at local, national and international scientific meetings as well as many veterinary colleges around the country.