Marta Agrodnia, DVM
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons (DACVS)
Dr. Agrodnia graduated from University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 1997 and completed her surgical residency at Michigan State University. She has been a veterinary surgeon for over 20 years and has worked with lameness cases utilizing arthroscopy, 3 dimensional imaging, joint injections, sound wave therapy, rehabilitation therapy, and surgical intervention when indicated.
Dr. Agrodnia has also completed advanced oncologic training with Colorado State University and with Animal Cancer and Imaging Center in Michigan. She now lives in Portland Maine with her husband, dogs and children. Dr Agrodnia is excited to offer Synovetin to her patients and has used this medical treatment on her own dog with success.
Karanvir Aulakh, BVSc & AH, MS, CCRP
Director of Small Animal Residency Program and Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons (DACVS-SA)
Dr. Aulakh received his DVM from Punjab Agricultural University in India and Master’s from both Virginia Tech and the University of Louisville.
Dr. Aulakh is a board-certified veterinary surgeon. He is also a certified canine rehabilitation practitioner. He is currently the director of the small animal residency program and an assistant professor at LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. He was a lead researcher in the Synovetin OA® clinical trial program, evaluating the safety and efficacy of the Tin-117 colloid for the treatment of canine osteoarthritis.
Dr. Aulakh’s research focus is on the canine stifle and elbow, particularly the biomechanics and kinematics, and how different surgical techniques can be used for stabilization of cranial cruciate ligament deficient-stifle. In addition to evaluating new and minimally-invasive techniques for canine elbow arthritis, he is also looking at different approaches and techniques for diagnosing meniscal tears in dogs, with a long-term goal to establish a canine meniscal tissue bank at LSU. He has published many manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals in the field of veterinary orthopedics. He is a member of editorial boards for scientific journals and also serves as a reviewer for many journals.
Matt Brunke, DVM
American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ACVSMR), CCRP, CVPP, CVA, and Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist
Dr. Matt Brunke received his B.S. in Animal Science from Cornell University in 2000, and his DVM from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts, graduating in 2004.
He received his certification in rehab in 2008 from the University of Tennessee CCRP program and now teaches for that program as well.
He completed the practice experience pathway for the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2017, and passed ACVSMR boards in January 2018. He is the medical director at Veterinary Surgical Centers Rehabilitation in Northern Virginia.
As a diplomate of the VSMR college, Dr. Brunke believes in a big picture and practical approach to his patients, and enjoys both orthopedic and neurological cases.
Outside of work, he enjoys running with his dogs, Penny and Aurora.
David L. Dycus, DVM, MS, CCRP
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS)
Sub-specialty in Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
Dr. Dycus received his DVM from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine, followed by a rotating internship at Auburn University. He completed his combined surgical residency and received his Master’s degree at Mississippi State and became a certified canine rehabilitation practitioner through the University of Tennessee.
Dr. Dycus is the co-founder and co-director of the Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Institute (VSMRI), an online veterinary rehabilitation learning platform. In addition, he practices orthopedic surgery at the Veterinary Orthopedic and Sports Medicine (VOSM) group in Annapolis Junction, Maryland where he has a focus on arthroscopy, minimally invasive fracture repair, and total joint replacement.
Dr. Dycus is frequently asked to lecture locally, nationally, and internationally and has published numerous research articles and authored or co-authored several book chapters, including Complications in Canine Cranial Cruciate Ligament Surgery. He is also a laboratory instructor for the CBLO, TPLO, extra-capsular stabilization, medial patella luxation, angular limb deformity, and fracture repair, is on faculty for AO (Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Osteosynthesefragen), and serves as an orthopedic consultant for VIN (Veterinary Information Network).
Michele Fabiani, DVM
Board certified, American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR)
Dr. Fabiani received both her bachelor’s degree and DVM from Texas A&M University. She then completed a three-year residency at Gulf Coast Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging and became board certified by the ACVR.
Dr. Fabiani practiced general and emergency small animal medicine for six years prior to pursuing a career in radiology. Since board certification, she has acted as staff radiologist at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists. She was an adjunct professor of Diagnostic Imaging at Saint Matthews University, College of Veterinary Medicine and has lectured extensively, providing education to veterinary students and veterinarians locally, nationally, and internationally.
In 2012, Dr. Fabiani became the first veterinary radiologist to receive the Texas Academy of Veterinary Practice Clinical Referral and Consultation Award. While she enjoys all aspects of diagnostic imaging, her special interests include computed tomography, echocardiography, exotic animals, and interventional radiology techniques.
Jamie Hass, DVM, PhD
Dr. Hass received her DVM at Colorado State University and PhD in Physics at the University of Idaho.
Dr. Hass was a co-owner of Silver Valley Veterinary Clinic in Pinehurst, ID and Benewah Veterinary Clinic in St. Maries, ID, full-service mixed animal veterinary practices that offer medicine, wellness, vaccination, hospitalization, and surgical services, as well as emergency care during office hours.
Dr. Hass has 30+ years of clinical veterinary experience, including 14 years in animal research. She currently contracts with pharmaceutical companies to do subclinical trials for anti-viral Hepatitis B drugs as well as anti-cancer drugs. These drug trials involve using woodchucks as the animal model, in which Dr. Hass is a leading expert. Her extensive background and experience give her a unique perspective in the bio-nanotechnology field. She was the recipient of both the 2010 Idaho IDeA Network of Biomedical Excellence (INBRE) fellowship and a 2011 Idaho Early-Stage Innovation Award finalist. And, she was part of the Nanospring Osseointegration Group that was awarded a Higher Education Research Council (HERC) grant 2011-2012.
John Heidrich, PhD, DVM
Dr. Heidrich received his DVM from Ross University and holds a PhD from the University of New Mexico. Prior to pursing his veterinary degree, he held university positions teaching human anatomy and histology.
Dr. Heidrich has been in clinical practice with his wife Linda for 30 years. He teaches clinical courses at the Veterinary technician program at Central New Mexico Community college.
His university collaboration has led to the development of patents for a variety of potential new drugs, including anti-parasitics, anti-virals, and anti-inflammatories.
Caleb Hudson, DVM
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons (DACVS-SA)
Dr. Hudson received his DVM from the University of Missouri, and completed both a rotating internship and surgical residency at the University of Florida.
Following graduation, Dr. Hudson, an ACVS board-certified surgeon, continued at the University of Florida as a clinical lecturer for several years before moving to Texas to join the surgical team at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists.
Dr. Hudson specializes in soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, with a particular interest in minimally-invasive procedures.
Rebecca Krimins, DVM
Dr. Rebecca A. Krimins is a 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. This was followed by two veterinary surgical internships and a residency in veterinary anesthesia and analgesia. 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.
Dennis C. Law, DVM
Dr. Law received his DVM from the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He then practiced at Bear River Veterinary Clinic in Evanston, Wyoming for five years. He later moved to Salt Lake City to develop Cottonwood Animal Hospital, which was named the “Hospital of the Year” in 1987 by Veterinary Economics Magazine.
Dr. Law’s practice has been primarily centered on both general and orthopedic surgery. In addition to Cottonwood, he has developed 8 other veterinary practices in Salt Lake and the surrounding areas. He has been in involved in the Veterinary Orthopedic Society, serving as a board member for 5 years and as president in 1997. He is also a member of the American Animal Hospital Association, The American Veterinary Medical Association, and the Utah Veterinary Medical Association.
For the past 12 years, Dr. Law worked as a founder and President/Chairperson of Companion Animals Practices, North America (CAPNA), which sold 80% of their interest to Veterinary Centers of America (VCA) in 2016. At the time of sale, CAPNA included 56 hospitals with nearly $200 million nationwide.
William W. Muir, DVM, MS, PhD
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (ACVAA)
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC)
Dr. Muir received his DVM from Michigan State University and both is Master’s and PhD at The Ohio State, Department of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology. He then joined the faculty, serving as Chair from 1982 until 1993.
Dr. Muir is currently a consultant for referral veterinary practices and the veterinary pharmaceutical industry. He is also a Professor of Physiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN, and a Scientific Advisor for QTest laboratories (a preclinical research facility) in Columbus, OH.
Dr. Muir has lectured and published extensively on the subjects of anesthesia and analgesia, critical care, acid-base balance, fluid therapy, shock and the pharmacology and pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamics. He is the author of three texts: Handbook of Veterinary Anesthesia, Handbook of Veterinary Pain Management, and Equine Anesthesia: Monitoring and Emergency Therapy. In addition, he has won numerous awards including the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Scientific Achievement Award, The Ohio State University Outstanding Service Award for Graduate Education, and the Beecham and Ralston Purina Awards for research excellence.
Jaime Sage, DVM, MS
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology (DACVR)
Dr. Sage was born and raised in Round Rock, and received her veterinary training at Texas A&M. After completing a radiology residency, she received further training as an MRI specialist with Patrick Gavin, PhD, DACVR/RO who wrote the definitive textbook on the subject, and is often cited as one of the early pioneers of Veterinary MRI. In 2019, Dr. Sage was voted president-elect of the CT/MRI society of the American College of Veterinary Radiology.
Dr. Sage has issued over 20,000 MRI reports during the past fifteen years, and is frequently invited to lecture on the subject at meetings and conferences worldwide.