Instructors

Andrew J. Rosenfeld, DVM, Diplomate ABVP

Dr. Rosenfeld is the founder and president of VTEC and has spoken on numerous occasions on topics in Emergency Medicine, Small Animal Anatomy and Physiology, and Cardiology. Dr. Rosenfeld was Director of Technical Education for the Pet's Choice family of veterinary hospitals and specialty practices. He has practiced small animal critical care and emergency medicine for 21 years, and served as hospital director of Paradise Valley Emergency Animal Clinic in Scottsdale. Dr. Rosenfeld is a member of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners and was an adjunct professor at Mesa Community College and Arizona State University. Dr. Rosenfeld has written The Veterinary Medical Team Handbook, a reference and resource manual for the medical team, (Blackwell Press - 2007). The Rosenfeld has also authored Clinical Diagnostics for the Veterinary Team, an advanced clinical diagnostic textbook (Blackwell Press - 2010).

Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC, DABVP

Dr. Jan Bellows has devoted his veterinary career to help animals and veterinarians through dental education. Dr. Bellows received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University and after completing a small animal internship at The Animal Medical Center in New York City, worked as a small animal practitioner at Hometown Animal Hospital and Dental Clinic in Weston, Florida. In his pursuit of his goal to make greater contributions to his patients and the veterinary profession, Dr. Jan Bellows became board certified by the Board of Veterinary Practitioners, the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry, and became a Diplomate of the College of Veterinary Dentistry in 1990.

Craig Tockman, DVM

Dr. Tockman is the Director of Professional Services for Abaxis and is the owner of Veterinary Care Center, an AAHA certified full service veterinary hospital in St. Louis, MO. Veterinary Care Center, under Dr. Tockman’s direction, provides services such as in-office laboratory, endoscopy, laser surgery, diagnostic ultrasound, geriatric medicine, behavior consultation, full soft tissue and orthopedic surgical services. In addition, Dr. Tockman is certified in the Penn Hip method of radiologic diagnosis for hip dysplasia.

Debra Horwitz, DVM, Diplomate ACVB

Dr. Horwitz has had a referral practice for behavior problems in companion animals since 1982. She has co-edited and authored many publications including BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Behavioral Medicine and Blackwells Five Minute Clinical companion canine and feline behavior. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists and is a frequent lecturer speaking at numerous national and international veterinary meetings. In 2012, Dr. Horwitz was chosen the “Small Animal Speaker of the Year” at the North American Veterinary Conference.

Gary Norsworthy, DVM, DABVP - Live Courses Only

Dr. Norsworthy earned his DVM degree in 1972 from Texas A&M University and has been practicing veterinary medicine for nearly 40 years. Dr. Norsworthy began writing professionally in 1975 and has published over 40 articles in various veterinary journals. Dr. Norsworthy is the editor and major author of five feline textbooks that are used by students and veterinary practitioners around the world. They have been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Italian, and Korean. He is the medical editor for Cat Fancy Magazine. He is an accomplished lecturer for veterinary associations. He has spoken over 300 times from Alaska and Canada to Brazil.

Keith DeJong, DVM, DAVCP

Dr. Keith DeJong received his undergraduate and veterinary degrees from Iowa State University. He was an associate veterinarian at the Animal Clinic of Queens in Middle Village, Queens, NY for about 3 years before moving to Davis, California and completing his residency in clinical pathology at the University of California, Davis. He currently is a board certified clinical pathologist and has been working as a professional services veterinarian for Abaxis since October 2009.

Kendal Harr, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVP (clinical)

Dr. Kendal Harr has had an interest in wildlife since she worked at the New York State Fisheries Diagnostic Laboratories at Cornell University in the early 1990s. She received her DVM from Cornell University and her Master of Science, thesis: Diagnostic Development of Acute Phase Proteins in Manatees, from the University of Florida. For this work, she won the Excellence in Clinical Research Award from the University of Florida. She has also won the CL Davis Award for Scholarship and the ACVP Young Investigator Award (2001) First Place in Toxicology. Dr. Harr has a specialty in quality assurance of veterinary laboratory equipment and has been on the ASVCP Quality Assurance and Laboratory Training Committee since 2004 and was chair of the committee for 3 years.

Terry Gerros, DVM, DACVIM

Dr. Terry Gerros, owner of Santiam Equine Clinic and Cordon Road Veterinary Clinic in Salem, Oregon, graduated from Auburn University in 1981. After graduation, Dr. Gerros was the resident veterinarian at Calumet Farms and followed that experience by practicing general equine medicine/surgery at a racetrack and broodmare practice in Lexington, KY until 1989 when left for the University of Wisconsin-Madison to do his residency in Large Animal Medicine. After receiving his Masters in Science from UW-Madison, Dr. Gerros became an Assistant Professor, Large Animal Medicine at Oregon State University. In 1996, Dr. Gerros became a Diplomate, ACVIM.

Heidi Ward, DVM, DACVIM

Dr. Heidi Ward received her DVM from The Ohio State University in 1989 and completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Veterinary Specialists in West Hartford, Connecticut in 1990. She then completed a residency in small animal internal medicine at the University of Florida followed by a second residency in small animal medical oncology at The Ohio State University. Dr. Ward became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, specialty of Oncology in 1994. She practices small animal internal medicine and oncology at Gulfcoast Veterinary Oncology and Internal Medicine in Sarasota, FL.