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WVC 90th Annual Conference

(S7CP) Clinical Implementation of NOCITA®: A Panel Discussion

Monday, March 5
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
MBCC, Mandalay Bay H, Level 2

CE Credits: 1

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Todd Duffy

Veterinary Medical Liaison
Aratana Therapeutics, Inc.

Dr. Duffy is a 1997 graduate from the University of Illinois. He passed the Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Board Exam in 2004. In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Duffy remains active with manuscript reviews, lecturing and was a contributor to the RECOVER CPR guidelines. Dr. Duffy has special interests in pain management, fluid therapy, coagulation, patient safety as well as analgesia and managing anesthesia for critical patients. He currently works as a Medical Science Liaison for Aratana Therapeutics.


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Mark Epstein

Senior Partner, Medical Director
Total Bond Veterinary Hospitals

Dr. Epstein received his DVM from University of Georgia and is the Senior Partner and Medical Director of TotalBond Veterinary Hospitals and Carolinas Animal Pain Management, a small group of AAHA-accredited practices in the Charlotte & Gastonia NC area that received the Small Business of the Year Award from the Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce in 2015. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Canine/Feline) and is a past-president of ABVP. He is certified by the American Academy of Pain Management, is recognized as a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner (CVPP) by the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management, and is a past-president of IVAPM. Dr. Epstein chaired the AAHA Senior Care Guidelines Task Force and co-Chaired the 2015 AAHA/AAFP Pain Management Guidelines Task Force. He, is published in journals and textbooks, is a national and international lecturer on the recognition, prevention, and treatment of pain in the veterinary clinical setting, and a nominee for WVC’s 2016 Small Animal Continuing Educator of the Year.


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Duncan Lascelles

Professor of Surgery and Pain Management
North Carolina State University

Dr. Lascelles is currently professor of small animal surgery and pain management at North Carolina State University, with active clinical and research interests in acute and chronic pain. He runs the Comparative Pain Research and Education Centre. After graduating with honors from the veterinary program at the University of Bristol, UK, Dr. Lascelles completed a PhD degree in aspects of preemptive/perioperative analgesia at the University of Bristol. Following an internship there, he completed his surgical residency at the University of Cambridge, UK. He moved to Colorado for the fellowship in oncological surgery at Colorado State University, then a period of postdoctoral research in feline pain and analgesia at the University of Florida. He is board certified in small animal surgery by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, the European College of Veterinary Surgeons, and the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. His research interests include clinical measurement of acute and chronic pain, understanding the basis of pain in animals, and improving methods of alleviation of pain in animals. His work on preemptive analgesia, opioid use in cats, perioperative NSAIDs, outcome measures in canine OA, and feline DJD has had significant impact on the way veterinary medicine is practiced. He has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed research papers and abstracts and over 50 review articles, book chapters, and case reports and has given more than 500 CE presentations and seminars. Dr. Lascelles is particularly interested in the value of naturally occurring painful disease in animals to human health problems.


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Kristin Kirkby Shaw

Animal Surgical Clinic of Seattle

Dr. Shaw received her DVM from the University of Florida in 2003, before completing a one-year small animal internship in Colorado. She returned to the University of Florida for a four-year small animal surgical residency and to pursue her master’s degree, conducting research on ischemic kidney injury and kidney transplants. In 2008, Dr. Shaw became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. She spent an additional two years at the University of Florida as a faculty member in the Soft Tissue Surgery department while conducting her PhD research on methods of decreasing post-surgical complications of gastrointestinal surgery. In 2010, Dr. Shaw moved to Seattle and began working in private practice. She became board certified in Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2013.


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