Dr.Jody Lulich is the director of the Minnesota Urolith Center. He specializes in nephrology and urology, and has earned an international reputation as a clinical investigator and educator in this field. Among his contributions to veterinary medicine is the technique of voiding urohydropropulsion, a nonsurgical method to remove uroliths in seconds from the urinary bladder. In 2007, he war voted as Speaker of The Year at the North Amrican Veterinary Conference held in Orlando, Florida. He was awarded the Norden - Pfizer – Zoetis Distinguished Teacher Award in 2001 & 2013.
Chick Weisse, VMD, DACVS completed his small animal surgical residency training at the Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 2002 and then pursued advanced training through a customized fellowship in Interventional Radiology at the (human) Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 2003. He held dual appointments in surgery and radiology as an Assistant Professor at both the veterinary and human hospitals, respectively (Univ. of Pennsylvania) before coming to the Animal Medical Center in New York City in 2009 as staff surgeon and Director of Interventional Radiology Services. Educational interests include expanding minimally-invasive veterinary interventional radiology (IR) techniques through describing new procedures and training veterinarians. Research interests include IR techniques for non-resectable and metastatic cancers, palliative stenting for malignant obstructions, vascular anomalies such as portosystemic shunts and AVMs, and stenting for tracheal collapse.
Dr. Beatriz Monteiro graduated from Sao Paulo State University veterinary faculty in 2008. She received the Canadian Small Animal Veterinary Medicine Association certification in 2013 and then completed her PhD in clinical sciences at the University of Montreal School of Veterinary Medicine in 2019. Dr. Beatriz, who has a North American Veterinary License, is currently working as a research assistant in the Department of Clinical Sciences at the University of Montreal. Our speaker, who has studies on animal welfare and pain in particular, has presented at WSAVA, FECAVA and many other national and international congresses.
Dr. med. vet., Dipl. ACVIM (SAIM), Dipl. ECVIM-CA (Internal Medicine)
Vetsuisse Faculty University of Bern (Switzerland)
BGraduate from the University of Bern (Switzerland) .
Internship in small animal anesthesia [1995-1996].
Residency in small animal internal medicine (University of Bern and Louisiana State University, USA) [1996-2000].
Fellowship in nephrology / hemodialysis [2000-2002] and Lecturer in small animal internal medicine and Nephrology (University of California Davis, USA) [2002-2005].
Ad Interim Head of the Division of small animal internal medicine (Vetsuisse Faculty University of Bern). [2005-2019].
Currently Lecturer and Head of small animal nephrology/urology (Vetsuisse Faculty University of Bern). This clinical and research program is centered around the manifestations and treatments of uremia and it offers a wide spectrum of blood purification techniques such as hemodialysis, hemoperfusion and plasma exchange.
Teaching Faculty of the Hemodialysis Academy (UC Davis, USA), providing on-line training in blood purification techniques.
Marilyn Dunn DVM, MVSx, Dipl.ACVIM, Fellow IR &IE, graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Montréal in 1994 and completed a one-year internship at the same institution. She completed a residency in small animal internal medicine and a Master’s degree at the University of Saskatchewan and became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 1999. After 2 years in a private practice, she became a professor in internal medicine at the University of Montreal. In 2008, she completed a Fellowship in interventional radiology and endoscopy at the Matthew J Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
She is a founding member and current president of the Veterinary Interventional Radiology and Interventional Endoscopy Society (VIRIES) and directs the interventional medicine service at the University of Montreal. Her main interests are in urinary tract and respiratory interventions and thrombosis.