Speaker Index


David Argyle

David Argyle

David Argyle graduated from the University of Glasgow. After a period in practice he returned to Glasgow to complete a PhD in Oncology/Immunology. He was senior lecturer in clinical oncology at Glasgow until 2002 when he became head of veterinary oncology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. In 2005 he returned to Edinburgh University to the William Dick Chair of Veterinary Clinical Studies. In 2009 he became the dean for postgraduate research and international for both medicine and veterinary medicine. In 2011 he was appointed as Head of School and Dean for the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. He in an RCVS/European specialist in Veterinary Oncology, Diplomat of the European College of Internal Medicine in Oncology and co-scientific editor of the Journal of Veterinary and Comparative Oncology. His major research interests are cancer and stem cell biology.


Jane Armstrong

Jane Armstrong

Dr. Jane Armstrong is a graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College in Canada. Following a year in private practice, she completed an internship at the University of Illinois, followed by a residency in internal medicine and a Master’s degree at Michigan State University.

Dr. Armstrong was a faculty member at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine for 7 years before moving to the University of Minnesota. She completed an MBA at the Carlson School of Management in 1999. She is now a Professor in the Veterinary Clinical Sciences Department at the University of Minnesota.

Her interests within small animal internal medicine include clinical nutrition, especially obesity, and gastrointestinal diseases.

Dr. Armstrong holds board certification in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. She is a recent past-President of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal) and the Comparative Gastroenterology Society, and is a member of the WSAVA Liver Standardization Group.


David Bartram

David Bartram

DAVID BARTRAM graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London, in 1988. After three years in mixed, mainly farm animal practice, he moved into the pharmaceutical industry where he has worked, in both human and animal health sectors, for over twenty years.

David has been actively involved in academic research into mental health and well-being in the veterinary profession for which he was awarded the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons’ Diploma of Fellowship (2009) and an MPhil degree from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton (2012). He also holds post graduate qualifications in marketing and finance and is a Diplomate of European College of Small Ruminant Health Management. David was a director of Vetlife (formerly known as Veterinary Benevolent Fund) (2008 to 2014) and is currently a Vet Helpline, an elected member of the Council of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and a member of the RCVS Mind Matters Initiative taskforce.

He has authored multiple papers on psychological well-being in the veterinary profession which have been published in peer-reviewed medical and veterinary journals and has been frequently invited as a keynote speaker on this topic at international conferences worldwide.

David was the 2013 recipient of the British Veterinary Association’s Chiron Award for outstanding contributions to the veterinary profession.


Paula Boyden

Paula Boyden

Paula graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London in 1992. She spent 11 years in general practice before moving into industry in 2003. Paula joined Dogs Trust as Deputy Veterinary Director in 2010 and was promoted to Veterinary Director in 2011.

Paula is currently treasurer of the Links Group, a founder member of the Association of Charity Vets and board member of the Blue Dog Trust (which focuses on dog bite prevention). She is also a member of BVA’s Veterinary Policy Group and BSAVAs International Advisory Committee. Paula has 2 Golden Retrievers, Phoebe and Charlie.


Carl Bradbrook

Carl Bradbrook

BVSc CertVA DipECVAA MRCVS

Carl graduated from the University of Liverpool and after a few years in mixed practice undertook a residency in anaesthesia and intensive care. He has worked in several private and university referral centres and currently leads an anaesthesia consultancy service, providing specialist anaesthesia support to first opinion and referral practices. He is an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Liverpool and a European Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia.


Chris Byers

Chris Byers

Dr. Christopher G. Byers grew up in the small town of Rochester, New Hampshire. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Sciences from Colorado State University, and graduated as a University Honors Scholar. He earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He is board-certified in small animal emergency and critical care, as well as small animal internal medicine. He is also a Certified Veterinary Journalist in the American Society of Veterinary Journalists.

Dr. Byers is the Medical Director at VCA MidWest Veterinary Specialists of Omaha. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Byers serves as a consultant in emergency medicine for the Veterinary Information Network (VIN), and is a member of Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association, serving on the Continuing Education Committee. He is an at-large board member of the Nebraska Academy of Veterinary Medicine, and is very active within both the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC) and American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM).

Dr. Byers has published numerous scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and has authored book chapters for several medical textbooks. He has co-authored the textbook, Handbook of Veterinary Emergency Protocols: Dog and Cat. Dr. Byers enjoys clinical research, and his current areas of interest include immune-mediated diseases and abdominal compartment syndrome. He publishes a weekly blog for pet owners (Because Pets Can Have Specialists Too!; www.CriticalCareDVM.com) with the sole purpose of educating pet parents about the benefits of partnering with board-certified veterinary specialists.


Martha Cannon

Martha Cannon

Martha Cannon is an RCVS Recognised Specialist in Feline Medicine and co-director at the Oxford Cat Clinic, a first opinion and medical referral cat-only clinic in Oxford (www.oxfordcatclinic.co.uk).  She is also a trustee-director of International Cat Care (formerly Feline Advisory Bureau) and the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM), and is a frequent speaker at international and national veterinary meetings. She has been voted Central Vet Society Speaker of the year for 2014 and Webinar Vet Best Speaker of 2013 for her delivery of presentations that combine up to date insights into common feline medical problems with practical advice that can be readily applied in practice.


Stuart Carmichael

Stuart Carmichael

Stuart Carmichael graduated from University of Glasgow in 1978 working as a lecturer in orthopaedic surgery until 1990. During this period he completed a masters degree and the RCVS Diploma in Small Animal Orthopaedics. He was appointed as Senior Lecturer and Director of the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals at the Royal Veterinary College from 1991 to 1996. In 1996 he rejoined the University of Glasgow, initially as Director of the Small Animal Hospital, Senior Lecturer in Orthopaedics and then as Professor of Veterinary Clinical Studies and Associate Dean for Clinical Studies from 2006. In 2009 he joined Vets Now Ltd. as National Hospital Director. He joined Fitzpatrick Referrals in Feb 2012 and is currently Managing Director of Fitzpatrick Referrals Oncology and Soft Tissue and Fitzpatrick Learning Academy. He is also current Chair of the Board of Trustees of International Cat Care and was appointed to the post of Professor of Veterinary Science at the University of Surrey in 2013. He is an RCVS Diplomate in Orthopaedics and RCVS recognised Specialist. In 2013 he formed a company to develop systems to manage osteoarthritis in animals (AIM.OASYS Ltd.), which is his current research and clinical interest… and passion.


Anthony Chadwick

Anthony Chadwick

As a small animal vet for over 20 years, Anthony experienced first-hand the problems of travelling around to CPD meetings after a hard day’s work. He knew there had to be a better and more efficient way to deliver CPD that would save vets time and money.

He founded the Webinar Vet in 2010 with the express desire of becoming the go-to provider of on line live CPD for vets and veterinary practices.

Anthony is an expert in dermatology and runs a referral dermatology practice in the North of England.


Carolyne Crowe

Carolyne Crowe

Carolyne worked as an equine vet for 11 years, before becoming a personal performance coach, mentor, international speaker an accredited trainer in DISC behavioural profiling, CPCAB trainer in Stress management and Wellbeing, Honorary Lecturer of Liverpool University and is currently undertaking a Masters degree in Workplace Health and Wellbeing at Nottingham University Medical School. She received the prestigious title of “Life Coach of the Year 2015” at the International Coaching Awards.


Mike Davies

Mike Davies

BVetMed CertVR CertSAO FRCVS

Mike Davies graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London in 1976. He owned his own first and second opinion referral practice for over 11 years and has worked in both academia and in industry since. Mike has post-graduate qualifications in veterinary radiology, small animal orthopaedics and clinical nutrition and has a special interest in geriatric medicine. He wrote one of the first veterinary books on Geriatric medicine and has been running geriatric screening programmes in various formats for over 20 years. He is currently Associate Professor in Small Animal Clinical Practice at the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, University of Nottingham.


Michael Day

Michael Day

BSc BVMS(Hons) PhD DSc DiplECVP FASM FRCPath FRCVS Professor of Veterinary Pathology, University of Bristol

Michael Day qualified as a veterinary surgeon from Murdoch University (Western Australia) in 1982. After a period in small animal practice he returned to Murdoch to complete a Residency in Microbiology and Immunology, and a PhD involving collaborative research with the Royal Perth Hospital. Michael held postdoctoral positions in experimental immunology at the Universities of Bristol and Oxford and in 1990 returned to Bristol where he is currently Professor of Veterinary Pathology.

His research interests cover experimental models of autoimmunity and a range of companion animal immune-mediated and infectious diseases. Michael has published widely in the field of immunopathology, is author of the textbooks Clinical Immunology of the Dog and Cat (in second edition) and Veterinary Immunology: Principles and Practice (in second edition). He is co-editor of the BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Haematology and Transfusion Medicine (in second edition) and the texts Arthropod-Borne Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat (second edition in preparation) and Canine and Feline Gastroenterology. He is a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Pathology, and holds fellowship of the Australian Society for Microbiology, the Royal College of Pathologists and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Michael is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Comparative Pathology. He is a Past President of the BSAVA. Michael is also chairman of the WSAVA Vaccination Guidelines Group and the WSAVA One Health Committee. He is a member of the Petplan Charitable Trust Scientific Committee, Vice President of the WSAVA Foundation, a member of the Board of the WSAVA AFSCAN Project and a Trustee for the Mission Rabies Project. Michael is co-founder of a university spin-out company KWS Biotest Ltd where he is Director of Pathology. He has been the recipient of the BSAVA Amoroso Award for outstanding contribution to small animal studies (1999), the BSAVA Petsavers Award (2000, 2006 & 2007), the RCVS Trust’s G. Norman Hall Medal for outstanding research into animal diseases (2003) and the Petplan Charitable Trust Scientific Award (2009).


Jo Dukes-McEwan

Jo Dukes-McEwan

Jo is currently Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Cardiology at the University of Liverpool small animal teaching hospital, and head of the Cardiology service. She holds Diplomate and Specialist status of both the RCVS (DVC) and ECVIM-CA in Cardiology.

Jo graduated with Honours from the University of Glasgow rather a long time ago, and has always loved cardiology. She has switched between general practice and academia on several occasions in her early career, until setting in academia. She was both a house physician and resident at the University of Glasgow. She gained her RCVS cardiology certificate in 1989, and RCVS Diploma in 1992, and also a Masters in Neurology in 1992. After a spell in practice, she then moved to Edinburgh, first as a cardiology lecturer, then working towards a PhD, studying DCM in Newfoundland dogs, followed by post-doc research, funded by the British Heart Foundation attempting (unsuccessfully) to find the DCM gene! She briefly returned to Glasgow as a Senior Lecturer in Cardiology, but is now settled at the University of Liverpool, heading a busy, productive cardiology service of 3 or 4 cardiologists and 3 cardiology residents in training. She was awarded the BSAVA Blaine award in 2008, for veterinary cardiology and teaching.


Jonathan Elliott

Jonathan Elliott

Jonathan Elliott graduated from Cambridge Veterinary School in 1985. After a year as an Intern at the University of Pennsylvania, he undertook a PhD in vascular pharmacology in Cambridge.

In 1990 he was appointed to a lectureship in Veterinary Pharmacology at the Royal Veterinary College and developed research interests in feline kidney disease and hypertension, canine mitral valve disease and Equine Laminitis. He was awarded the Pfizer Academic Award in 1998, and the BSAVA Amoroso Award in 2001, the Petplan Scientific Award in 2005 and the ESVNU Award in 2007 for contributions to companion animal medicine.

Jonathan is a Diplomate of the European College of Pharmacology and Toxicology. He is a past member of the UK Government’s Veterinary Products Committee. He is currently Professor in Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology and Vice Principal for Research and Innovation at the RVC.

He was a member of the ACVIM Consensus Statement Panels on Proteinuria and Hypertension and chaired the International Renal Interest Society from 2002-2004.


Matt Gurney

Matt Gurney

BVSc CertVA DipECVAA MRCVS RCVS & European Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia & Analgesia Northwest Surgeons

Matt graduated from University of Liverpool in 2003 and spent several years enjoying mixed practice before returning to Liverpool to undertake a residency in anaesthesia and analgesia. Since 2009 he has worked at Northwest Surgeons, a multidisciplinary specialist practice in Cheshire.


John Helps

John Helps

BVetMed CertSAM MRCVS

John Helps graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 1990 and spent 12 years in mixed and small animal practice where he developed a keen interest in small animal medicine, gaining a Certificate in Small Animal Medicine in 2001. In 2003 he joined the pharmaceutical industry within Intervet, initially as a veterinary advisor. Over subsequent years he has had UK technical responsibility for a very broad range of the company’s key companion animal products including Caninsulin, Vidalta, Bravecto and most significantly the Nobivac vaccine range. In his current role, as Senior Technical Manager within what is now, MSD Animal Health he continues to have overall technical responsibility for Nobivac vaccines and oversees technical activities within the marketing and technical support teams. John maintains a keen interest in the field of infectious disease and preventative health care. He previously acted as chair for NOAH’s Companion Animal Vaccine Group, and currently holds the post of Chair of the NOAH Companion Animal Subcommittee and is co-author of the upcoming BSAVA Manual of Shelter Medicine.


Mike Herrtage

Mike Herrtage

M.A., B.V.Sc., D.V.Sc., D.V.R., D.V.D., D.S.A.M., M.R.C.V.S., Dip. E.C.V.I.M., Dip. E.C.V.D.I.

Mike Herrtage graduated from the Liverpool University and is currently Professor of Small Animal Medicine at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge. He is Dean of the Cambridge Veterinary School and is in charge of the small animal medicine and diagnostic imaging services at the Queen’s Veterinary School Hospital. His clinical responsibilities include all aspects of small animal medicine and diagnostic imaging, but he has a particular interest in endocrine and metabolic disorders.

He was awarded the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (B.S.A.V.A.) Woodrow Award in 1986 for outstanding contributions in the field of small animal veterinary medicine and the B.S.A.V.A. Blaine Award for outstanding contributions to the advancement of small animal medicine in 2000. He has been President of the British Veterinary Radiology Association, President of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association, President of the European Society of Veterinary Internal Medicine and President of the European Board of Veterinary Specialisation. He is a Diplomate of both the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging and was recently President of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

He has spoken at many international meetings and published over 200 articles in refereed journals.


Rachel James

Rachel James

Rachel graduated from Cambridge University in 1999. She worked in small animal general practice for 4 years during which time she gained her certificate in Small Animal Medicine. She then undertook a residency in Veterinary Cardiology at the University of Liverpool, achieving her Certificate and then subsequently her Diploma in Veterinary Cardiology. In 2007 Rachel established the cardio-respiratory referral service at Nantwich Veterinary Hospital, for which Rachel still works part time. From 2009-2013 Rachel worked at the University of Nottingham as an Associate Professor in Small Animal Medicine and achieved RCVS recognised specialist status in Veterinary Cardiology. Rachel is the current supplements editor for the Journal of Small Animal Practice. Previously Rachel was the secretary of the European Society for Veterinary Cardiology. Rachel frequently publishes research articles and presents both at national and international conferences. Rachel’s research interests include syncope in dogs and feline cardiomyopathies. Outside work she spends all her time with her young family, ponies and dogs.


Marie Kerl

Marie Kerl

DVM, MPH Diplomate, ACVIM (SAIM), ACVECC

Marie Kerl obtained her DVM from Auburn University and Masters of Public Health from the University of Missouri, and completed specialty training at the Animal Medical Center in New York. She is a diplomate of the ACVIM and ACVECC. Dr. Kerl is a faculty member with the University of Missouri. Her duties as Teaching Professor include practicing emergency/ critical care and internal medicine while instructing professional degree students, interns, and residents. Dr. Kerl has received the Norden Distinguished Teaching Award.


Angela Lennox

Angela Lennox

Angela M. Lennox is a graduate of Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine, and has practiced exclusively exotic animal medicine since 1991. She is the owner of the Avian and Exotic Animal Clinic of Indianapolis. She is board certified through ABVP in both Avian and Exotic Companion Mammal medicine, and through ECZM in Small Mammal Medicine. She was awarded Exotic DVM of the Year at the International Conference on Exotics in 2005. Dr. Lennox is an adjunct professor at Purdue University Department of Clinical Sciences and teaches various exotic animal medicine topics to both veterinary and veterinary technician students. Dr. Lennox is past president of the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians, editor of the Handbook of Rabbit and Rodent Dentisty, and co-author of Clinical Radiology of Exotic Companion Mammals. She is the AEMV section editor of the Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine. She resides near Indianapolis with her husband of more than 20 years and four daughters.


Andrew Linklater

Andrew Linklater

DVM, DACVECC

Dr. Linklater grew up in Canada and graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He completed an internship in Los Angeles before completing a residency at the Animal Emergency Center in Milwaukee; he is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. Dr. Linklater works at Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists in Wisconsin where he directs the care of critically ill and injured patients and directs their intensive externship, internship and residency programs. He has authored over two dozen publications, has been the senior editor of two textbooks and has lectured dozens of national and international conferences.

Dr. Linklater’s professional interests include trauma, surgical emergencies, mechanical ventilation, and transfusion medicine. On a personal note, he has run several marathons and half marathons, enjoys curling and any outdoor time with his therapy pit bull, Ella.


Louise O’Dwyer

Louise O’Dwyer

MBA BSc(Hons) VTS(Anaesthesia & ECC) DipAVN(Medical & Surgical) RVN

Louise gained her Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing (Surgical) in 2004followed by her Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing (Medical) in 2007 and Veterinary Technician Specialist (Emergency and Critical Care) in 2011 and Veterinary Technician Specialist (Anaesthesia) in 2014, making her a member of both AVECCT and AVTA. She has contributed to over 35 journal articles and book chapters, and lectures regularly on all aspects of anaesthesia, emergency and critical care, surgery and infection control. Louise worked spent 15 years working at PetMedics in Manchester firstly as Head Nurse and then Clinical Director. In October 2015 Louise was delighted to move to VetsNow to take on the role of Clinical Support Manager.

Louise’s interests include all aspects of emergency care but particularly trauma patients, as well as anaesthesia, surgical nursing, infection control and wound management. Louise is the co-author of ‘Practical Emergency and Critical Care Veterinary Nursing’ as well as ‘Wound Management in Small Animals: A Practical Guide for Veterinary Nurses and Technicians’, and the BSAVA ‘Pocketbook for Nurses’ and the forthcoming ‘A Veterinary Nurse’s Guide to Infection Prevention and Control’.


Ron Ofri

Ron Ofri

BSAVA, SEVC, WSAVA and NAVC.

Ron Ofri was a member of the charter class of the Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Upon his graduation in 1989 he traveled to the University of Florida, where he spent the next 4 years undergoing clinical training in veterinary ophthalmology and obtaining his Ph.D. During this time Ron developed an interest in the physiology of vision, focusing on retinal electrophysiology and changes in visual function resulting from glaucoma. Upon his graduation Ron returned to Israel and joined the faculty of his alma mater, where he is currently an Associate Professor in veterinary ophthalmology and winner of numerous Teacher of the Year awards. At the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Ron expanded his research interests to include comparative visual physiology in wildlife species, and to date has published more than 75 refereed papers. Ron is also a very popular international speaker, having been invited to talk in more than 30 countries and 6 continents, lecturing in continuing education seminars, national meetings and world congresses for general practitioners, including BSAVA, SEVC, WSAVA and NAVC.

He also lectures frequently in advanced training courses for veterinary ophthalmologists, including lectureship at the Basic Science Course of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (where he has been speaking since 2002) and numerous other forums. Ron is a contributing author to the Gelatt’s classic textbook Veterinary Ophthalmology (3rd, 4th and 5th editions) as well as a co-author of the popular textbook Slatter’s Fundamentals of Veterinary Ophthalmology (4th and 5th editions).

Ron is a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ECVO), a former ECVO Executive Board member and in 2002-2005 he served as President of the European Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology.


Mike Scanlan

Mike Scanlan

Dr Mike Scanlan is the Director of Kind Minds Health and Wellbeing and was responsible for setting up and designing the clinical model for the successful and award winning ‘Changing Minds’ Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) service. He has also led the development of the Northamptonshire Long Term Conditions Psychological Therapy Service.

Mike is trained to use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Response prevention (EMDR), Mindfulness and Compassionate Focussed Therapy approaches. He has led a project supported by the Department of Health to illustrate how telehealth principles can be utilised to deliver IAPT group therapy via videoconferencing to people with mental health problems with co morbid long-term conditions. Mike worked as a Senior Lecturer in mental health at Northampton University and was a member of the IAPT education and training steering group. He is a member of the Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education.Mike regularly presents at IAPT conferences and has published widely on the topic of primary care mental health. He has recently led the clinical development of a Court liaison Mental Health Service in Milton Keynes and worked in 2015 to design and write the service specification for an IAPT equivalent service in Qatar. Mike is the author of the widely used and well respected CBT guided self-help series of books entitled ‘Moving Forward’. These books blend theories of bibliotherapy with CBT principles. The books are used in a number of IAPT services across the UK.


Peter Scott

Peter Scott

MSc.BVSc.FRCVS

Dr.Peter Scott MSc.BVSc.FRCVS is an RCVS Specialist and in addition to his work with fish and fish farming, he works in a range of companion animal areas. He has been a council member of the Companion Animal Welfare Council since it was founded, and the Chairman of the Companion Animal Sector Council which was established to represent diverse pet interests with DEFRA. He was one of the early users of microchips, in the zoo field, and again in the Pet Passport scheme when as the vet supervising welfare of dogs in the making of 102 Dalmatians he moved dogs from London to Paris.

Peter is the Managing Director of Vetark Professional, supplying health products for exotic pets. In Sept 2014, his practice Biotope became the exclusive supplier of Trovan microchips to the UK market when the previous distributors retired after 14 years. The new brand petDetect is continuing its work with breeders, zoos and also focusing attention on supplying veterinary surgeons.


Ben Walton

Ben Walton

BVSc DSAS(Orth) MRCVS

Ben is an RCVS Diplomate in Small Animal Surgery (Orthopaedics) and works as staff surgeon at Chestergates Veterinary Specialists, a multi-disciplinary, Specialist-led referral centre in the North of England. Ben was previously a Lecturer in Small Animal Orthopaedics at the University of Liverpool. Ben’s current active research projects include the surgical management of cruciate failure and humeral intracondylar fissure in dogs, as well as the use of owner-completed questionnaires in the assessment of canine osteoarthritis.

Prior to specialisation, Ben spent several years in general small animal practice and mixed practice.


Stephen White

Stephen White

Dr. White has worked as a veterinary dermatologist for more than 3 decades, becoming a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology in 1983. A graduate of UC Davis, he did his internship and residency at Davis as well. He has held faculty positions at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine and Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, before joining the School of Veterinary Medicine at University of California at Davis as a full Professor in 1998. He has also been staff dermatologist at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston, twice a sabbatical professor at the Ecole National Vétérinaire de Nantes, France, and a Clinical Teaching Locum at the Atlantic Veterinary College on Prince Edward Island, Canada. Dr. White has lectured throughout the USA, Canada, Europe, and Asia. His areas of major interests include cutaneous manifestations of systemic disease, non-steroidal therapy of auto-immune disease, equine dermatology, rabbit/rodent dermatology, and congenital skin disease.


Mike Willard

Mike Willard

DVM, MS, DACVIM

Dr. Willard is a 1975 graduate of the Texas A&M University, College of Veterinary Medicine. He did his internship and Masters degree at Kansas State University and his internal medicine residency at Michigan State University. After that, Dr. Willard held faculty appointments at Michigan State University, Mississippi State University, and now at Texas A&M University. He has also consulted and worked at a private referral practice. He is currently a professor of Small Animal Clinical Science and specializes in gastroenterology, hepatology, pancreatology and endoscopy (flexible and rigid).

Dr. Willard has given over 2,800 hours of post-graduate continuing education lectures (nationally and internationally), has over 80 refereed publications, and has over 120 book chapters in print. He has worked extensively on sled dogs as well as with the World Small Animal Veterinary Association GI biopsy workgroup. He is currently an Associate editor for the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine.