Small Animal

Panel: Clinical Application of Intra-Articular Therapies in Dogs
Seminar: American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

Friday, October 13
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Location: Room 201–203

Jennifer A. Brown, DVM, DACVSMR

Florida Veterinary Rehabiliation and Sports Medicine

Dr. Jennifer Brown founded Florida Veterinary Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine the first stand-alone rehabilitation and sports medicine facility in the Tampa Bay area. She operates this alongside her long-time mobile sports medicine practice, K-9 Sports Vet. After earning a doctor of veterinary medicine from Washington State University in 1999, she conducted an internship at the Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, in 2000 and completed a surgery residency at Michigan State University in 2003. Dr. Brown was on the faculty at Virginia Tech’s Marion DuPont Scott Equine Medical Center from 2003 to 2010. Dr. Brown has been Board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons since 2004 and became a Diplomate of the American College of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2013. After starting her career in equine sports medicine and surgery she transitioned to canine and enjoys applying her equine knowlege and skills to this area.

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Samuel P. Franklin, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVS-SA, DACVSMR

University of Georgia

Dr. Franklin completed his DVM at Colorado State University and his surgical residency and PhD at the University of Missouri and is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. After spending a year in private practice he became an assistant professor in small animal orthopedics and sports medicine at the University of Georgia 4 years ago. His recent and current research projects include assessment of biological therapies and tissue engineering strategies for treating osteoarthritis in dogs. Similarly, Dr. Franklin performs research evaluating the utility of MRI for assessing articular cartilage health in dogs with OA and cartilage defects. Additional areas of clinical and research interest include a focus on arthroscopy and minimally invasive surgical techniques.

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Peter J. Lotsikas, DVM, DACVS-SA, DACVSMR

Skylos Sports Medicine


Peter J. Lotsikas, DVM, DACVS-SA, DACVSMR
Skylos Sports Medicine, Ellicott City & Frederick Maryland
Dr. Peter Lotsikas specializes in restoring function to performance and working dogs with sports-related injuries. He is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and by the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Lotsikas graduated with a BS degree in Biology from Virginia Tech and a DVM degree from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. He then completed a general small animal internship at Kansas State University, followed by a surgical internship at the Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center. He received his formal surgical residency training at Iowa State University. In 2015, Dr. Lotsikas founded Skylos Sports Medicine with his wife, Dr. F. Lotsikas, in Ellicott City, MD. Skylos provides a concierge level of client service with its comprehensive orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and rehabilitation team. Skylos opened its second location in Frederick, MD in February of 2017, and continues to serve a growing patient population.

Dr. Lotsikas serves as a veterinary surgical consultant for Arthrex Vet Systems and is a national instructor in arthroscopy and minimally invasive surgery. Previously, he was on the medical education advisory board for Zoetis and has taught on behalf of Synthes Vet. He also served on the Board of the Western Maryland Veterinary Medical Association, the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association, and is currently the veterinary representative on the Oversight Committee for MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society. In 2017, he was named the Maryland Distinguished Veterinarian of the year. He has contributed to numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks, and recently served as section chief/author for the chapter on orthopedic disorders of the hind limb for the second edition of Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.

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Julia Tomlinson, DVM, PhD, DACVS, DACVSMR, CCRP, CVSMT

Immediate Past President ACVSMR
Twin Cities Animal Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine

Dr. Julia Tomlinson earned her Veterinary Degree from the University of Liverpool, England in 1996. Her Masters degree in diagnostic Imaging of the equine sacroiliac and pelvic area is from the University of Minnesota and her PhD in NSAIDs and GI physiology is from North Carolina State University. She practiced in equine sports medicine and surgery prior to pursuing her interest in the canine field. She is board certified specialist in Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (canine).
Dr. Tomlinson is Immediate Past President of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. She founded the American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians (AARV) in 2007 and is a past president of that association. Dr. Tomlinson owns Twin Cities Animal Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Clinic in Minnesota, a single disciplinary specialty practice. She is co-editor of the text book 'Rehabilitation for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses' published by Wiley Blackwell.

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