Featured Speakers

Featured Speakers

 

Heidi Barnes Heller, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology)

Dr. Barnes Heller obtained her veterinary degree from Michigan State University in 2000. Following graduation, she completed a rotating internship at the University of Illinois and a residency in neurology/neurosurgery at the University of Florida. Dr. Barnes Heller obtained board certification from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2005. She was the staff neurologist in a private referral hospital outside Chicago Illinois until December 2010, after which point she joined the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine in neurology and neurosurgery. Dr. Barnes Heller’s main area of research is seizure detection and management. She has pioneered the development of novel anti-convulsant drug administration for cats and small dogs including transdermal applications. Other areas of interest include inflammatory brain disease and neurosurgery.

 

 


Adesola Odunayo, DVM, DACVECC

Dr. Adesola Odunayo is a clinical associate professor of Emergency and Critical Care at the University of Tennessee. She graduated with her veterinary degree from Oklahoma State University in 2005, completed an internship at Hollywood Animal Hospital in Florida and an ECC internship at the Animal Emergency Center in Wisconsin. She then completed a residency in Emergency and Critical Care at the University of Missouri in 2010. At the end of residency, she worked as a clinical instructor at Auburn University until she joined the faculty at the University of Tennessee in 2012. Her clinical interests include stabilization of the ER patient, transfusion medicine and managing the septic patient. Her research interests include vascular access and the rational use of acid suppressants in critically ill animals. Outside of work, Adesola enjoys opportunities to appreciate geographical and cultural differences across the country and around the world.