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Dr. Patricia Biello
Dr. Patricia Biello

Dr Patricia Biello graduated from the Faculté de médecine vétérinaire of the University of Montreal in 2009. She then completed a rotating internship, followed by an Emergency and Critical Care specialized internship in a private referral centre near Montreal, where she continued to work until 2015. She became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in 2018 after completing a residency at the Ontario Veterinary College – University of Guelph. She worked at the University of Montreal, before returning to the Ontario Veterinary College as an Assistant Professor in 2020.

Dr. Lindsey Bullen
Dr. Lindsey Bullen

Dr. Lindsey Bullen earned her BA in Chemistry and BS in Zoology in 2008 at North Carolina State University. She remained at NC State for her post-baccalaureate training where she received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2012, completed a medical and surgical internship in 2013, a residency in 2016, and a fellowship in 2017. Following her board-certification in veterinary nutrition, Lindsey created the Clinical Nutrition Service at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital of the Carolinas and has been working there since. Dr. Bullen is particularly interested in clinical nutrition application, specifically: critical care, multi-disease state, and assisted feeding. Though she is no longer in academia, Dr. Bullen brings experience and a strong passion for teaching. She currently lives in Apex, North Carolina with her husband, Nathan, and their two boys, 4-year-old Arthur and 1-year-old Rowan.

Dr. Veronica Feigel
Dr. Veronica Feigel

Dr. Veronica Feigel was born and raised in Ottawa, Canada. She completed her undergraduate degree in Maastricht, The Netherlands, while competing internationally in show jumping throughout Europe. She then received her Veterinary degree from St. Matthews School of Veterinary Medicine in Grand Cayman, followed by an internship at Virginia Equine Imaging. She worked in small animal general practice for a few years, and realized her true passion lay in Veterinary Ophthalmology. She then completed a 3 year comparative veterinary ophthalmology residency at VCA Alta Vista Animal Hospital, and now works at Animal Eye Guys in West Palm Beach, Florida. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her rescue dogs (one of which is from Grand Cayman), and her horses.

Dr. Tisha Harper
Dr. Tisha Harper

Dr. Tisha Harper received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of the West Indies, Trinidad West Indies in 1995. She completed her surgical residency training and obtained her Master’s degree in Veterinary Clinical Medicine at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. Dr. Harper achieved Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2005. She is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner and recently attained Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2019. Dr. Harper has worked in both small animal private practice and academia and currently heads the small animal orthopedic and rehabilitation services at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana Illinois. Her research interests include treatments/modalities to improve the quality of life for pets with chronic osteoarthritis, peri- and post-operative analgesia and fracture repair.

Dr. James Morrisey
Dr. James Morrisey

Dr. James Morrisey is a 1992 graduate of Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, he worked in a small animal/exotics practice in Syracuse, NY and doing lab animal medicne at SUNY Syracuse for 2 years. Dr Morrisey then did an internship in Exotic Pets, Wildlife and Zoological Medicine at Kansas State University from 1994-95. He then completed a Residency in Avian and Exotic Pet Medicine at the Animal Medical Center in New York City from 1995-1997. After completing the residency he spent a year (97-98) as a clinical instructor at the University of Wisconsin, then headed back to the AMC for another 4 years. During that time Dr. Morrisey worked part-time at the Bronx Zoo. In 2002 he returned to his alma mater and now is Chief of the Exotic Pet Service at Cornell University. He has published articles on a variety of topics in avian, reptile and small mammal medicine and surgery. Comparative hematology and transfusion medicine, control of thymomas in rabbits, and other spontaneously occurring problems in pet exotics are the focus of his research. In addition to teaching exotic pet medicine, Dr. Morrisey also lectures and works with students, house officers and other groups on health care communications and non-technical competencies as they relate to veterinary medicine.

Dr. Brian Poteet
Dr. Brian Poteet

Dr. Brian Poteet received his DVM and MS degrees at Texas A&M University. He completed a three-year radiology residency at the University of Tennessee in 1994. He is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Radiology and the American Board of Science in Nuclear Medicine. He currently is the founder and Managing Director of VitalRads, a veterinary teleradiology company based in Cypress (Houston), Texas. He is also an Associate Professor at Texas A&M University and Adjunct Assistant Professor at St. Matthews University, Grand Cayman, BWI.

Dr. Poteet has authored several scientific journal articles and chapters in textbooks. He has presented at numerous national and international veterinary meetings on topics ranging from ultrasound, radiology interpretation, digital radiography as well as computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and nuclear medicine.

Dr. Cynthia Ward
Dr. Cynthia Ward

Dr. Cynthia Ward received her VMD and PhD degrees from the University of Pennsylvania.  She completed residency training at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania in small animal internal medicine, and a reproductive endocrinology fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.  She was on faculty at the University of Pennsylvania until 2005, when she moved to the University of Georgia where she is currently a professor of small animal internal medicine. She has been Chief of the Small Animal In-patient Medicine section since 2007. Dr. Ward’s research interests include small animal endocrinology, feline hyperthyroidism, and feline and canine diabetes mellitus. Dr. Ward has been honored by numerous teaching awards including: the Alumni Teaching Award in 2003, the Norden Distinguished Teaching Award in 2000 and 2009, and the National SCAVMA Teaching Award in 2009.  She has an active research program in clinical and basic endocrinology.  She has authored or co-authored 39 research abstracts, 43 journal articles, and 11 book chapters.  Dr. Ward is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine).

Dr. Chris Winslow
Dr. Chris Winslow

Dr. Chris Winslow is a board-certified specialist in Theriogenology. She earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from St. Matthew’s University, and completed an internship in Food Animal Medicine and Surgery followed by a residency in comparative Theriogenology at Oklahoma State University. Dr. Winslow became certified in veterinary acupuncture through the Chi Institute in 2017 and is pursuing ongoing training in Chinese herbal medicine. She is a full time faculty member at Midwestern University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in Glendale, Arizona.