Course Leader

William Thomas
Dr. William Thomas
DVM, MS, DACVIM (Neurology)
Professor of Neurology
University of Tennessee
Dr. William Thomas received his DVM and MS from Auburn University and completed a residency in Neurology and Neurosurgery at Auburn University.

Dr. Thomas was previously an instructor at North Carolina State University and for the past 25 years he has been at the University of Tennessee. He has authored 2 textbooks, and over 50 scientific publications and book chapters.

Assistant Course Leader


Elizabeth Munnerlyn
Dr. Elizabeth Munnerlyn
DACVIM (Neurology)
Assistant Professor
Texas A&M University
Dr. Beth Boudreau received her DVM from Texas A&M University and completed her residency training in Neurology/Neurosurgery at the University of California, Davis. She obtained a PhD in Neuroscience from Baylor College of Medicine.

Dr. Boudreau has special interests in neuro-oncology and neuro-immunology; her current research includes molecular characterization of canine gliomas and clinical trials of novel immunomodulators for the treatment of canine brain tumors.

Sharon Kerwin
Dr. Sharon Kerwin
DACVIM (Neurology)
Texas A&M University
Dr. Sharon Kerwin received her DVM from Texas A&M University. She completed a rotating small animal internship at Louisiana State University, and a small animal surgery residency at LSU. She worked as an orthopedic surgeon at LSU until 2002, and then returned to Texas A&M University where she works as an attending clinician in orthopedics and neurology. She completed a neurology residency in 2016 at Texas A&M.

Dr. Kerwin’s clinical and research interests in small animal bone and joint disease and spinal surgery, with a special interest in feline orthopedics and neurology.

Nick Jeffery
Dr. Nick Jeffery
Texas A&M University
Dr. Nick Jeffery qualified from University of Bristol in the United Kingdom and has worked in primary care practice, private surgical / neurosurgical referral practice, basic science laboratories and university veterinary schools in the UK and USA. He specializes in neurology and neurosurgery with diplomas from ECVS and ECVN, a PhD in neuroscience, and has recently undergone specialist training in clinical trial design and analysis.

In October 2016, following completion of two clinical trials for chronic spinal cord injury, Dr. Jeffery joined the neurology group at Texas A&M University. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Small Animal Practice.