Small Animal

Panel: Discussion on Case Management Approach
Seminar: Thoracic Surgery

Friday, October 13
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: White River Ballroom A–D

Laura C. Cuddy, MVB, MS, DACVS-SA, DECVS, DACVSMR, MRCVS

Staff Surgeon
Vets Now Emergency and Specialty Hospital, Manchester, UK

Laura C. Cuddy MVB MS DACVS-SA DECVS DACVSMR MRCVS
Vets Now Emergency and Specialty Hospital, Manchester, UK

Laura graduated from University College Dublin in 2008 with a first class honors degree in Veterinary Medicine. She completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery, followed by a Masters of Science and residency in small animal surgery at the University of Florida (UF). In 2013, Laura joined University College Dublin as Assistant Professor in Small Animal Surgery. She was welcomed as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) and European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS) in 2014, and as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ACVSMR) in 2015. In December 2016, she joined the surgical team at Vets Now Emergency and Specialty Hospital in Manchester, UK.

Laura is actively involved in teaching and regularly delivers lectures and practical workshops nationally and internationally. Her research interests include orthopaedic biomechanics, specifically relating to medial coronoid disease in dogs, as well as teaching and proficiency assessment in minimally-invasive procedures. Although Laura maintains a strong interest in all aspects of surgery, her main clinical interests reflect her advanced training at UF in minimally-invasive techniques, traumatology and rehabilitation of the post-operative patient.

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Lisa M. Howe, DVM, PhD, DACVS

Professor of Small Animal Surgery
Texas A&M University

Dr. Howe is a Professor of Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery at Texas A&M University. She completed a residency followed by a PhD at Texas A&M, and has been at the University for nearly 30 years. Dr. Howe enjoys all types of soft tissue surgery except for butt surgery, which she unfortunately still has to perform anyway.

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Valery Scharf, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA

Clinical Assistant Professor of Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery
North Carolina State University

Dr. Valery Scharf, DACVS, joined the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014 as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery. She received her BS from Stanford University and her DVM from Texas A&M University prior to completing a rotating internship at The Ohio State University and a surgical residency and MS at the University of Florida. Her research interests include surgical oncology and endocrine neoplasia, novel treatments for canine osteosarcoma, and minimally invasive surgery.

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Bradley T. Simon, DVM, MSc, DACVAA

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Simon recieved his Bachelor of Sciences from the University of Maryland and his DVM from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. He completed a residency in anesthesia and analgesia at the University of Pennsylvania and is a diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (ACVAA), and serves on the ACVAA cut score panel. Dr. Simon received his MSc by Research from Ross University with emphasis in feline opioid-induced thermal antinociception. Currently, Dr. Simon is an assistant professor of Veterinary Anesthesiology at Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and scholarly interests include feline analgesia, opioid analgesia, and opioid pharmacology.

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Kelley Thieman-Mankin, MS, DVM, DACVS-SA

Texas A&M University

Kelley Thieman Mankin DVM, MS, DACVS-SA works at Texas A&M University. She attended the University of Missouri for veterinary school, University of Tennessee for a rotating internship and University of Florida for residency. She has research interests in surgical site infections, transfusion medicine, and soft tissue surgery.

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