SPEAKERS

Carrie Palm
Dr. Carrie Palm
DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
Associate Professor, Medicine & Epidemiology
University of California, Davis
 
Dr. Carrie Palm earned her degree from the University of California, Davis and then completed an internship and residency in small animal internal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She practiced as a small animal internist for one year in a specialty practice and then returned to UC Davis to complete a 2-year fellowship in urinary medicine, including advanced training in nephrology, hemodialysis/extracorporeal medicine and endourology. Since 2011, Dr. Palm has been a faculty member at the UC Davis School of veterinary medicine. She is interested in all aspects of renal and urinary medicine, but her main focuses are acute kidney injury (including feline ureteral obstruction), extracorporeal therapies (including hemodialysis and apheresis) and interventional endourology.

Marilyn Dunn
Dr. Marilyn Dunn
DMV, MVSc, DACVIM (SAIM)
Professor, Small Animal Internal Medicine
University of Montreal
 
Dr. Marilyn Dunn graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Montréal in 1994. She completed a residency in small internal medicine and a master’s degree at the University of Saskatchewan and became board certified by the ACVIM in 1999. In 2001, she became a professor at the University of Montreal. In 2008, she completed a Fellowship in interventional radiology and endoscopy at the Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Dunn is a founding member and past president of the Veterinary Interventional Radiology and Interventional Endoscopy Society (VIRIES) and directs the interventional medicine service at the University of Montreal.

Joao Felipe de Brito Galvao
Dr. Joao Felipe de Brito Galvao
MV, MS, DACVIM (SAIM)
Veterinary Specialist, Interventional Radiology, Internal Medicine
VCA Arboretum View Animal Hospital
 
Dr. Felipe Galvao earned his veterinary degree from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil (2004). He completed an internship at Purdue University (2007-2008) and an internal medicine residency and master’s at The Ohio State University (2008-2011). He joined VCA in 2011 where he was Medical Director from 2012-2016 and Internship Director from 2015-2016. He was Adjunct Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University (2017-2019). Additionally, he is an Associate Editor for Veterinary Record, The Official Journal of the British Veterinary Association since 2017. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. He has a special interest in calcium-related disorders and interventional radiology & interventional endoscopy procedures.

Valerie Parker, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM), DACVN Parker
Dr. Valerie Parker, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM), DACVN Parker
Associate Professor, Clinical Small Animal Internal Medicine and Nutrition
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.

Jessica Quimby
Dr. Jessica Quimby
DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
Associate Professor
The Ohio State University
 
Dr. Jessica Quimby received her veterinary degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She spent two years in feline practice before moving on to Colorado State University for a small animal internal medicine residency and a PhD focusing on feline CKD in 2012. She was faculty at Colorado State until 2017 and is now a faculty member at the Ohio State University. Current research areas include the study of renal pathophysiology, novel treatment strategies and evidence-based supportive care strategies. Her interests include feline clinical pharmacology focusing on improving supportive care and quality of life in cats with CKD. Dr. Quimby has received the International Renal Interest Society Award and the AVMF/Winn Feline Foundation Research Award for her contributions to nephrology and feline medicine.

Anant Radhakrishnan
Dr. Anant Radhakrishnan
DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
Owner/Internal Medicine
Bluegrass Veterinary Specialists
 
Dr. Antu Radhakrishnan earned his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from The University of Chicago and earned his veterinary degree from the University of Georgia. After graduating from veterinary school, he completed an internship and residency through at the University of Pennsylvania which led him to become a board-certified internist in small animal veterinary medicine. After his residency, he moved to Lexington, KY and started Bluegrass Veterinary Specialists + Animal Emergency. Dr. Radhakrishnan’s clinical interests include minimally invasive procedures, endoscopy, laparoscopy, and interventional radiology including stent placement.

J. Scott Weese
Dr. J. Scott Weese
DVM, DVSc, DACVIM (LAIM), FCAHS
Professor, Internal Medicine, Chief Infection Control
University of Guelph
 
Dr. Scott Weese is a Professor at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Director of the University of Guelph Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses, and Chief of Infection Control at the Ontario Veterinary College Teaching Hospital. He focuses on a range of infectious disease issues of animals and humans, including antimicrobial resistance, antimicrobial stewardship, emerging infectious diseases and infection control. He also writes and speaks extensively about infectious (and often zoonotic) diseases.