2022 MDVMA
Summer Conference
June 23-25, 2022 / Ocean City, MD

Early-Bird ticket prices until May 31

Small Animal Track Speakers

Colin Adley, DVM

Animal Dental Center
Towson, MD

FRIDAY 6/24/22

  • Oooohhhh That Doesn’t Look Good…: Conscious and Anesthetized Oral Evaluation of the Dog and Cat

  • Isn’t That Rad! Current Methods of Diagnostic Imaging of the Dog and Cat

  • Toothinator: Extraction Day

Dr. Colin Adley is the third year Dentistry and Oral Surgery resident with Animal Dental Center. He is originally from Omaha, Nebraska and attended Creighton University. He graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. Dr. Adley practiced general medicine and surgery at Piper Heritage Veterinary Clinic in Kansas City, Kansas after graduating. Since 201, Dr. Adley has worked as an assistant instructor teaching at the Animal Dental Training Center located in Towson, Maryland.

Mariana Crumley, DVM, MS, DACVAA

Veterinary Referral Associates
Gaithersburg, MD

SATURDAY 6/25/22

  • Drugs in the Toolbox

  • Controlling the Substances:  A CDS Lecture

  • Perioperative Analgesia:  A CDS Lecture

Dr. Mariana Crumley graduated from Colorado State University in 2007 with her doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. She then completed a one-year internship at the Equine Medical Center of Ocala in Ocala, Florida. In 2011, Dr. Crumley completed her residency in veterinary anesthesia and analgesia, while receiving a master’s degree at Kansas State University. Soon after, she joined the anesthesia, emergency, and critical care team at the University of Pennsylvania as a boarded anesthesiologist.  Her main interests include patients with pulmonary and cardiac disease, as well as intra and post-operative pain management. When not at work Dr. Crumley loves spending time with her family and riding her horse.

Christopher Gauthier, DVM, MS, MSM, DACVS-SA

Chesapeake Veterinary Surgical Specialists
Towson, MD

SATURDAY 6/25/22

  • Amputations: Decision Making and Technique

  • Feeding Tubes: Why to Put Which Tube Where and How

  • Intestinal Resection and Anastomosis: Tips and Tricks to Avoid Leaks

Dr. Gauthier grew up in south Florida. He attended the University of Florida and earned a B.S. in Zoology and a M.S. in Business Management. In 2010, he graduated cum laude with his veterinary degree from the University of Florida. He then went on to complete an internship at Tufts University, a surgical internship at the VCA Animal Specialty Center of South Carolina, and an M.S. degree and residency in small animal surgery at Colorado State University. He became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2016.  Dr. Gauthier is current a staff surgeon at Chesapeake Veterinary Surgical Specialists in Towson, MD. He is a member of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS), American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Veterinary Orthopedic Society (VOS), Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncology (VSSO), and Society of Veterinary Soft Tissue Surgery. His special interests include minimally invasive surgery, surgical oncology, orthopedics, and wound management. Outside of the hospital, he enjoys spending time with his wife Zahra, daughter Margot, son Ari, and dog Madeline.

India Howard, DVM

USDA APHIS Veterinary Service

SATURDAY 6/25/22

  • Module 3 – Overview of Foreign Animal, Program and Reportable Diseases

  • Module 4 – Preventing Disease Introduction and Spread

  • Module 34 – Veterinary Export Health Certification System (VEHCS)

Dr. India Howard is native of Mobile, Alabama where she developed her love for seafood.  While focusing on ruminant health and sustainable options for small-scale farmer in her Master’s program, India explored feed and land management alternatives.  Dr. Howard began her career in regulatory medicine through an internship awarded to the time her doctoral program. Her education and tactical experience have helped her develop capabilities to coalesce private veterinary practice and policy regulations established for animal disease traceability and surveillance.  India serves as a Veterinary Medical Officer in northern Virginia, Maryland and Delaware facilitating a multitude of tasks missioned to safeguard our global agriculture and economy in support of live animal health.  Some of Dr. Howard’s hobbies include gardening, cooking southern cuisine and spending quality time with her family.

Jordan Kocen, DVM, MS, CVA

Veterinary Holistic Center
Springfield, VA

FRIDAY 6/24/22

  • Introduction to Holistic Medicine

  • Introduction to Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine

  • Introduction to Homeopathy

Jordan Kocen, DVM graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. After several years in general practice he became certified in acupuncture thru IVAS in 1990. He has taken classes in Chinese Herbal Medicine and Homeopathy. Dr. Kocen left general practice to run the Holistic Medicine Department at VCA SouthPaws Veterinary Specialists in Fairfax, VA for 19 years. He opened the Veterinary Holistic Center in Springfield, VA in 2015. It is the only practice centered on Holistic Therapies in the DC metro area.

Rebecca Krimins, DVM, MS

Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

FRIDAY 6/24/22

  • Veterinary Anesthesia for Veterinary Technicians: Pearls for Patient Safety and Anesthesia Efficiency

  • Advanced Imaging–MRI vs CT vs PET-CT: Which is Better?

  • Veterinary Radiopharmaceuticals at an Academic Medical Center

Dr. Rebecca A. Krimins is a board-eligible veterinary anesthesiologist and Assistant Professor in the Johns Hopkins Medicine Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, with additional appointments in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and the Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology. A native of Annapolis, Maryland, Dr. Krimins completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Chicago, and received her veterinary degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Krimins completed two internships, a one-year small animal rotating internship at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan followed by a one-year surgical internship at Western Veterinary Specialist Centre, Calgary, Alberta. Dr. Krimins worked in private practice as a general practitioner in Hoboken, New Jersey before completing a three-year veterinary anesthesia and analgesia residency at the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine while also receiving a Master’s of Science degree in Veterinary Clinical Sciences. Dr. Krimins has more than 15 years of experience in managing critically ill patients during advanced imaging procedures and conducting cutting-edge clinical studies. Dr. Krimins’ specialty in veterinary anesthesia, sedation and pain management in combination with her experience in directing advanced clinical research offers each veterinary patient the best opportunities for diagnosis and therapy. As founder and Director of The Veterinary Clinical Trials Network at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Krimins has built a revolutionary center designed to leverage the expertise and platforms available at Johns Hopkins University in order to transform newly discovered diagnostics and therapeutics into real-life practical approaches that benefit veterinary patients. Dr. Krimins is author of the textbook Learning from Disease in Pets, A One Health Model for Discovery.

Brooke Loewenstein, DVM, CCRT, CVAT

Skylos Sports Medicine
Frederick, MD

THURSDAY 6/23/22

  • Conservative Management of CCLs: A Rehab Perspective on the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

  • Soft Tissue Injuries of the Shoulder: Diagnosis and Care in General and Specialty Practice

  • 5 Rehab Techniques for Geriatrics That You Can Apply in 5 Minutes in General Practice Appointments

Dr. Brooke Loewenstein received her bachelor’s degree from The College of William & Mary in Virginia and then returned to her home town of Madison to attend veterinary school at the University of Wisconsin. As a long-time horseback rider and instructor, Dr. Brooke’s introduction to lameness diagnosis and treatment came in the equine world. She was a mixed-animal veterinarian in Frederick County for the first ten years of her career, treating horses, cows, alpacas, sheep and goats, as well as cats and dogs. After receiving her Canine Rehabilitation Therapist certification from the Canine Rehab Institute in early 2011, Dr. Brooke worked in rehab therapy in primary care practices in Frederick and Baltimore counties before joining Skylos Sports Medicine in 2017. Although she loves specialty rehab and sports medicine, she can’t quite let go of her primary care patients and continues to work in general practice part-time. In 2020, Dr. Brooke was excited to add medical acupuncture to her toolbox of physical medicine modalities for helping her rehabilitation patients. She also enjoys working with the Canine Rehabilitation Institute to train new rehabbers. Her overarching goal in rehab is to determine what constitutes “performance” and “quality of life” for each patient and their family, and work as a team with the owners and other veterinarians involved in their care to achieve the best possible life for the patient. Away from work, Dr. Brooke and her husband Dave live in Frederick with their son Thomas, their ex-agility dog/ball-fiend Border Collie mix Piper, and an overly-friendly Labrador named Murphy who was surrendered to a rescue with–of course–a torn cruciate. The five of them enjoy hiking, wading in the creek near their home, and taking trips to the beach. At home, they enjoy cooking and watching sports with their naughty cats, Phineas and Gus. Dr. Brooke is also a huge Green Bay Packers fan.

E. Kathryn Meyer, VMD

Veterinary Behavior Clinic
Chevy Chase, MD

FRIDAY 6/24/22

  • Medicating Dogs with Behavior Problems

  • Canine Separation Anxiety

  • Aggression in Dogs

Dr. Meyer graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1986. She spent 9 years in small animal private practice and then 5 years at the United States Pharmacopeia, where she directed a national adverse event reporting program for animal products. In 2000, Dr. Meyer established the Veterinary Behavior Clinic in Gaithersburg, MD, where she has treated behavior problems in dogs and cats for over 21 years. She has been an active member of the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior, serving on its executive board from 2002 to 2010, including a 6-year presidential track. Dr. Meyer has volunteered with the Montgomery County Humane Society, offering behavioral support for adopted animals, for which she received their “Humane Award” in 2010.

Dayna Middlestead, DVM

Chesapeake Veterinary Surgical Specialists
Towson, MD

SATURDAY 6/25/22

  • Introduction to Fracture Basics

  • Introduction to Bandage and Cast Application

  • To Bandage or Not to Bandage – That is the Question! A Case-Based Presentation

Dr. Middlestead joined our Towson Surgeons as a staff surgeon. A native of Coatesville,Pennsylvania, she started her career in veterinary medicine as a Certified Veterinary Technician after graduating from Harcum Collage, in PA. Her interest in small animal surgery grew during her practicum, at which time she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from West Chester University.  Dr. Middlestead attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, located in the lovely St. Kitts, and completed her clinical year at University of Missouri, graduating in 2015. Following graduation, she completed a one-year small animal medicine and surgery internship at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital of the Carolinas, located in Cary NC. In 2016, she relocated to Maryland, where she completed a one- year small animal surgical internship with Chesapeake Veterinary Surgical Specialists (CVSS), rotating between the Towson and Annapolis offices. Upon completion, she accepted a three-year surgical residency with CVSS. She completed her surgical residency in June 2020 and remained on staff with CVSS. Dr. Middlestead successfully completed Phase I of the certifying exam from the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) in 2020, and plans to take Phase II of the exam in February 2022. Dr. Middlestead is certified in the PennHIP procedure, which is currently being offered at the Towson location.  During her “free time”, Dr. Middlestead enjoys spending time outdoors with her two dogs, Chooch (Bull mastiff/Rottweiler) and Willow (Scruffy mutt).She also enjoys visiting the quiet beaches of Lewes, Delaware with her family. Dr. Middlestead’s Professional Memberships include: Veterinary Orthopedic Society (VOS), Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncology (VSSO), North American AO Vet, American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Maryland Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA) and Anne Arundel Veterinary Medical Association (AAVMA).

Doug Yanik, DVM

Royal Canin

THURSDAY 6/23/22

  • Nutritional Management of Renal Disease

  • Nutritional Approach to Feline Chronic Enteropathy

  • Strategies For Healthy and Successful Weight Loss

Dr. Doug Yanik is a 1980 graduate from Iowa State Veterinary School, and currently serves as Regional Scientific Services Veterinarian for Royal Canin. Dr. Yanik also has an MBA in Management from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. Dr. Yanik has served as a primary care companion animal veterinarian on a full- time basis or in relief throughout his career. In addition, Doug has extensive experience in serving in industry as a Technical Services Veterinarian with Pet Food and Pharma companies. Dr. Yanik has also served as Assistant Dean at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. Doug and his family including an amazing Golden Retriever, currently call Cary, NC home.