Exubrion Therapeutics
Advisory Board

Caleb Hudson, DVM

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.

Kristin Kirkby Shaw

Kristin Kirkby Shaw, DVM, MS, PhD
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons (DACVS-SA)
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (DACVSMR)

Dr. Kirkby Shaw received her DVM from the University of Florida in 2003, followed by a rotating internship in Colorado, and small animal surgery residency at the University of Florida, where she completed both her MS and PhD at the University of Florida.

Dr. Kirkby Shaw is a managing partner of Animal Surgical and Orthopedic Center, and the Medical Director of the rehabilitation department at SOUND Veterinary Rehabilitation Center. She specializes in seeing dogs with hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, cranial cruciate ligament rupture, and arthritis. 

As past-president of the American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians, an instructor for the Canine Rehabilitation Institute, and the recipient of the John J. Sherman Award for Excellence in Veterinary Rehabilitation, Dr. Kirkby Shaw is a frequent speaker at national and international veterinary conferences. She has also authored numerous journal articles and textbook chapters related to veterinary surgery and rehabilitation.

Michele Fabiani

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.

David L. Dycus

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).  

William W. Muir

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. 

Karanvir Aulakh

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.

Dennis C. Law,

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. 

John Heidrich, DVM, PhD

John Heidrich, DVM, PhD

Dr. Heidreich 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. Heidreich 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.
 

Jamie Hass, DVM, PhD

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.