January
Event:CE Meeting
Title:Urinalysis: Catching the Stream of Diagnostic Information in Your Practice
Presenter:Robert M. DuFort, DVM, DACVIM
Date:January 16, 2020
Place:6:30 snack supper; 7:30pm CE presentation UNT Health Science Center
Room 114 Beyer Hall RES
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Sponsor:Idexx Laboratories
Bio:Dr. DuFort received his DVM from the University of California, Davis, in 1980. He completed internships in small-animal medicine and surgery at Sacramento Animal Medical, followed by a small-animal internal medicine residency at Cornell University and residencies in clinical pathology, microbiology, and pathology at University of California, Davis. He is currently a field medical specialist with IDEXX.
February
Event:CE Meeting
Title:Managing osteoarthritis over a lifetime: a win-win for everyone
Presenter:Denis Marcellin-Little, DEDV, DACVS, DECVS
Date:February 20, 2020
Sponsor:Vetoquinol
Bio:Denis Marcellin-Little, professor of Surgical & Radiological Sciences at UC Davis Veterinary Medicine, is a prolific author and researcher actively working on innovative approaches to joint replacement, correction of angular limb deformities, and the management of bone tumors using custom limb sparing implants.
March
Event:CE Meeting
Title:“Digital cytology: is sending glass slides to the lab necessary in all cases?” and “Hematology-what your CBC isn’t telling you”
Presenter:Amy Miller, DVM, MS, DACVP & David W Gardiner DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVP
Date:March 19, 2020
Time:7:30pm – 9:30pm
Place:Presented via Zoom virtual meeting due to UNT Health Science Center canceling all outside meetings held at campus from now until the end of May. Login information will be emailed to members only.
CE:2.5 hours
Sponsor:Znlabs
Bio:Dr. Gardiner, AKA DG1, received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from Cornell University and completed his veterinary anatomic pathology residency and Masters of Science (MS) degree at Colorado State University and is board certified in veterinary anatomic pathology by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. After pathology residency training, Dr Gardiner dove head first into surgical pathology at IDEXX Laboratories West Sacramento lab and eventually became the regional head of anatomic pathology for Canada and the western United States for IDEXX. Wanting to try and do things a different way in the veterinary diagnostic lab industry, with Mr Smith (ZNLabs CFO), Dr. Gardiner and Mr. Smith purchased the Animal Reference Pathology (www.animalreferencepathology.com) division of ARUP Laboratories.
The idea for ZNLabs developed out of running Animal Reference Pathology, interactions with Dr Loar (ZNLabs Co-CMO), Mr Gersholowitz (ZNLabs CEO) and a desire to offer veterinarians a viable 3rd option in the veterinary reference laboratory space. No one was doing anything about it and despite prior unsuccessful attempts (AVRL), we decided to make it happen.
A member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and the International Society of Veterinary Dermatopathology, Dr Gardiner is particularly interested in pathology laboratory management, ocular pathology, dermatopathology, and oncologic pathology. Dr. Gardiner is an adjunct professor in the School of Veterinary Medicine at Utah State University where Animal Reference Pathology sponsors an annual veterinary spelling bee. Close your eyes and can you spell intussusception?
April
Event:CE Meeting
Title:Compliance Inspections
Presenter:Don Ferrill, DVM JD
Date:April 16, 2020
Time:7:30pm – 10:00pm
CE Hours:2.5 hours
Place:Presented via Zoom virtual meeting due to UNT Health Science Center canceling all outside meetings held at campus from now until the end of May. Login information will be emailed to members only.
Sponsor:Fort Worth Animal Emergency Hospital
May
Event:CE Meeting
Title:Tips, Tools and Tricks for Treating Chronic Pain
Presenter:Tamara Grubb, DVM, PhD, DACVAA
Date:May 21, 2020
Time:7:30pm – 10:00pm
CE Hours:2.5 hours
Place:Presented via WebEx virtual meeting due to UNT Health Science Center canceling all outside meetings held at campus from now until the end of May. Login information will be emailed to members only.
Sponsor:Zoetis
June
Event:CE Meeting
Title:Oncology Cytology and Mast Cell Tumor update
Presenter:Erin Roof , DVM, DACVIM (Oncology) &

Zachary Wright, DVM, DACVIM/Oncology

Date:June 18, 2020
Time:7:30pm-10:00pm
C.E Hours:2.5 hours
Place:Presented via Zoom Webinar virtual meeting due to UNT Health Science Center suspending all outside meetings held on campus. Login information will be emailed to members only.
Sponsor:VCA Animal Diagnostic Clinic
Bio:Dr. Roof received her DVM from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2008 and subsequently completed general rotating internship at Veterinary Specialists of South Florida in Cooper City, Florida. This was followed by a residency in small animal oncology at VCA Bay Area Veterinary Specialists in San Leandro, California. She achieved board certification in 2013 by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in the specialty of Oncology. Dr. Roof is trained to diagnose and treat veterinary oncology cases using state-of-the-art technology. She has a special interest in the human-companion animal bond as well as the development of new oncology therapies for pets. She remains continually motivated by the devotion of her clients to their family pets.
August
Event:CE Meeting
Title:Practice Valuation/Exit Strategies
Presenter:Richard M. DeBowes, Jr. DVM, MS, DACVS
Date:August 20, 2020
Time:7:30pm-10:00pm
C.E Hours:2.5 hours
Place:Presented via Zoom Webinar virtual meeting due to UNT Health Science Center suspending all outside meetings held on campus. Login information will be emailed to members only.
Sponsor:SVP
Bio:RICHARD M. DEBOWES, DVM, MS, DACVS, is a Professor of Surgery and the Director of the Professional Life Skills program at the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

A 1979 veterinary graduate of the University of Illinois, Dr. DeBowes has practiced in both private small animal practice and academic equine practice settings. He served previously as Associate Dean for Veterinary Development and External Relations at WSU and Chairman for the Departments of Clinical Sciences at both Kansas State University and Washington State University, Colleges of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. DeBowes is an active member of numerous veterinary and professional associations. He is a member of the AAEP, ACVS, AVMA, KVMA and the WSVMA. He has served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association. He is also a past president of the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians and for nine years served as the AAVC’s delegate to the AVMA House of Delegates. Dr. DeBowes is a former member of the Board of Regents for the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and the Board of Directors for the Eastern States and later North American Veterinary Conference where he twice served as President of the NAVC Board of Directors and their founding Director of Education.

For nearly 40 years, Rick has worked with and led small and large multidisciplinary veterinary health care and organizational teams. These experiences have provided him with numerous opportunities to assess the impact of personalities, communication, servant leadership and teamwork in the health care environment. Based on his experiences in veterinary practice and with a keen awareness of the “people skills” needed to be a great veterinarian and health care team member, Dr. DeBowes undertook an effort with his colleague, Dr. Kathy Ruby, to organize, develop and fund a professional leadership program for both incoming Washington State students (Cougar Orientation and Leadership Experience: COLE) and more broadly, for the global profession of veterinary students, technicians, practitioners and faculty from around the world. This latter program, the Veterinary Leadership Experience (VLE) was co-developed with experts in experiential education and colleagues from across the profession and presented annually through 2012 as the AVMA VLE to colleagues from around the world. To support these enterprises (COLE: 17 years; VLE: 8 years; College Leadership Program: 5 years) along with the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine’s communications program, Dr. DeBowes raised in excess of $ 3,000,000 of extramural support from corporate partners and donors. Rick currently oversees the practice management curriculum and continues to teach in the leadership and the clinical communication courses for which he was the founding co-director at the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine. An accomplished speaker and mentor/coach, Rick has presented over 400 programs in 28 countries on 4 continents focusing on organizational culture, communication, personal leadership and the business of veterinary medicine.

Committed to service to others, his personal interests include his wife Pamela, children Andrew and Laura and their shelties Gracie and Roo. Rick is also very interested in general aviation (multiengine instrument rated), scuba diving, amateur radio (N0PUX), marksmanship, skiing and boating. He is active in the community and has served as an American Red Cross Lifeguard and a Grade 8 Soccer Referee.

September
Event:CE Meeting
Title:“Front limb lameness/shoulder injuries” & “Assisting Clients with Quality of Life Decisions and Grief”
Presenter:Marguerite Mezzles, DVM &

Sandra Brackenridge, LCSW

Date:September 17, 2020
Time:7:30pm-10:00pm
CE Hours:2.5 hours
Place:Presented via Zoom Webinar virtual meeting due to UNT Health Science Center suspending all outside meetings held on campus. Login information will be emailed to members only.
Sponsor:Hill’s Pet Nutrition
Bio for Dr. Mezzles:Dr. Mezzles grew up in Texas and is a proud Aggie (WHOOP!). She graduated from Ross University in 2011 and subsequently completed a rotating internship at Oklahoma State University, two surgical internships (ASEC Los Angeles and LVVSC Las Vegas), and a research fellowship at Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio. Her surgery residency was completed at Summit Veterinary Referral Center in Tacoma, and she is excited to be back home. Her specific areas of interest include soft tissue cases, especially wound management and surgical oncology, as well as the growing use of minimally invasive procedures. Outside of work, Dr. Mezzles enjoys music and theater, watching and playing sports, quilting, traveling, and doing anything that involves being in the water. She is eager to return to Texas with her husband and two Scottish Folds.
Bio for Sandra Brackenridge:Sandra Brackenridge, LCSW received her Master’s degree from Tulane University School of Social Work. She has been practicing Clinical Social Work in various settings since 1983. Her special interest in the human-animal relationship led her to become the Coordinator of Counseling Services at LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in 1990. There she developed one of the first Veterinary Social Work programs in the country which included an internship in Social Work, a Pet loss counseling program, a model animal-assisted therapy program, and a counseling service for students. She has published extensively about Pet loss, working with Veterinary Clients, and stress management for the Veterinary Practice Team. She left LSU to teach Social Work at Idaho State University from 1994-2008, continuing as an Associate Professor of Social Work at Texas Woman’s University until 2017. In 2013, Sandra established a Veterinary Social Work internship at CVSEC, and in 2017 Sandra joined CVSEC as an employee to continue to develop their VSW program and supervise the internship. Services of the CVSEC program include support for any Client in need, end of life/caregiving/bereavement support, a Pet loss support group, and support for Staff in prevention of compassion fatigue. Sandra provides consultation to other Hospitals interested in developing VSW programs of their own. She helped to develop a VSW program in Pittsburgh in 2016, and is currently working on programs in Boston and Milwaukee. Sandra also practices privately, providing supervision toward the LCSW and counseling.
October
Event:CE Meeting
Title:ECG and Rhythm Diagnosis
Presenter:Nicole Culwell, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Date:October 15, 2020
Time:7:30pm-10:00pm
CE Hours:2.5 hours
Place:Presented via Zoom Webinar virtual meeting due to UNT Health Science Center suspending all outside meetings held on campus. Login information will be emailed to members only.
Sponsor:MedVet
Bio:Nicole Culwell, DVM, MS, Diplomate, ACVIM (Cardiology) is a board-certified Veterinary Cardiologist who joined Veterinary Medicine Specialists (VMS) in 2011 in Grapevine, Texas who then became MedVet in April 2017. She then transferred to the MedVet Dallas hospital July 2017.

Dr. Culwell received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1998, followed by her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. After graduating from veterinary school, Dr. Culwell went on to complete a yearlong rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Oklahoma State University, in addition to a three-year residency in veterinary cardiology at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. While performing her residency, Dr. Culwell also completed her Master of Science degree.

November
Event:CE Meeting
Title:Feline allergy/dermatology
Presenter:Adam P. Patterson, DVM, DACVD
Date:November 19, 2020
Time:7:30pm-10:00pm
CE Hours:2.5 hours
Place:6:30 snack supper; 7:30pm CE presentation UNT Health Science Center
Room 114 Beyer Hall RES
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Sponsor:Dechra Veterinary Products