VECCS Spring

March 24-27, 2022

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Spring Symposium Speakers

Jeffery Biskup DVM, DACVS

Jeff Biskup attended veterinary school at the Ontario Veterinary College before completing a rotating internship at the University of Illinois and a 3 year surgical residency at the University of Minnesota. After completing his
training, Jeff accepted a faculty position at the University of Tennessee where he worked for 5 years. He then joined Oregon State University for 3 years. Currently, he works at Animal Health Partners in Toronto, Canada. Jeff enjoys all aspects of orthopedic and soft tissue surgery with a focus on different cranial cruciate ligament repair techniques, total hip replacements and abdominal procedures.

Katie Tolbert DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)

Dr. Katie Tolbert completed her SAIM residency and Ph.D. at North Carolina State University. She is a clinical associate professor in the Gastrointestinal Laboratory at Texas A&M University. She also holds a position as a Clinical Veterinary Instructor at North Carolina State University and is pursuing an alternate-track residency in small animal nutrition at the University of Tennessee. Her research program is focused on the treatment of acute and chronic gastrointestinal diseases in dogs and cats.

Adesola Odunayo DVM, MS, DACVECC

Adesola Odunayo is a clinical associate professor of emergency and critical care at the University of Florida. She attended veterinary school at Oklahoma State University (2005) and completed a rotating internship at Hollywood Animal Hospital, Hollywood FL. She then completed an emergency and critical care internship at the Animal Emergency Center in Glendale, WI and a residency in emergency and critical care at the University of Missouri (2010). Her clinical interests are diverse but the absolute favorite part of her job is being by her patients’ bedside. She also enjoys research studies that answer practical clinical questions and has a focus in acid suppression and venous access. Outside of work, she is drawn to culinary adventures and traveling the world.

Elke Rudloff DVM, DACVECC, cVMA

Dr. Rudloff is a 1991 graduate of Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her residency training at the Animal Emergency Center (Milwaukee) and achieved board certification in the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in 1995.  She has supervised/mentored 30 ACVECC Diplomates and is currently a criticalist at the BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital in Glendale, Wisconsin. She is certified in veterinary medical acupuncture by the CURACORE Integrative Medicine and Education Center and is certified as an instructor in RECOVER CPR. She has served as the IVECCS Program Coordinator from 1998-2009, and from 2013 until now.  She is the 2008 recipient of the Ira Zaslow Award for distinguished service in the field of veterinary emergency and critical care and is an internationally recognized educator in the field of veterinary emergency and critical care. Her professional interests include fluid resuscitation, pain management and trauma management, topics on which she has published in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. On a personal note, Elke volunteers as a Master Gardener, grew up in Europe and the Middle East, and has sailed a number of international waterways.