Small Animal

WVC 90th Annual Conference

(S25DP) Not Just Another Itchy Dog! Don't be Fooled by These Patients

Tuesday, March 6
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
MBCC, Mandalay Bay F, Level 2

CE Credits: 1

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Pruritus: New Science Symposium: In this case-based session, specialists and general practitioners explore baffling itch cases—and even a challenging client case. The session will also provide important communication tips that can help you prevent or overcome obstacles to best medicine. Part 4 of 4.

Learning Objectives:

Jason Coe

Dr. Jason Coe is an Associate Professor at the Ontario Veterinary College. After graduating from the College in 2001, he returned from mixed-animal practice to complete a PhD in the area of veterinary communications in 2008. In the same year, Jason joined the Ontario Veterinary College in the Department of Population Medicine where he has established an active research program in the area of veterinary communications including recent projects investigating veterinarian-client communication and adherence, effective veterinary teams, and social media in veterinary medicine. In his current role at the College, he co-coordinates the clinical communication curriculum across all 4 years of the veterinary program and is involved in teaching students about the relationships that exist between people and animals. In 2010, Jason was awarded the Nestlé Purina PetCare Canada Chair in Communications dedicated to improving the relationship between companion-animals and people through research and education. When not dedicating his time to these activities, Jason enjoys personal time with his wife, son and 2 daughters.


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Douglas J. DeBoer

Professor of Dermatology
University of Wisconsin - Madison

In 1986, Dr. DeBoer joined the faculty of the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he is currently a professor of dermatology. His duties include teaching foundation principles of clinical dermatology to veterinary students, and his research and clinical interests center on the immunology of recurrent and chronic skin diseases, with a focus on canine allergic skin diseases and feline dermatophytosis. Dr. DeBoer is a graduate of the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, and completed postgraduate training at Michigan State University and at UC Davis. He is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology.


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Peter H. Eeg

Owner/Director Laser and Small Animal Services
Poolesville Veterinary Clinic

Dr. Eeg took over the reins of Poolesville Veterinary Clinic in Poolesville, Maryland, over 25 years ago, never looking back and always looking to the future. Dr. Eeg grew up in Wheaton, Maryland, and attended the University of Maryland as an undergrad and graduate school in animal science, parasitology, and immunology. He then attended the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating with honors and earning his veterinary degree. On graduating, he interned at Peachtree Veterinary Clinic under the guidance of his lifelong friend, Dr. Chet Anderson. To expand his knowledge of veterinary medicine, Dr. Eeg has obtained specialized training in laser surgery and therapy. Additionally, he worked in the first interdisciplinary group related to pain management in people and animals, studied and lectured on the human-animal bond, quality of life issues, and end of life care and euthanasia. Most recently, Dr. Eeg has had the great opportunity as an ELITE speaker for Zoetis Animal Health to lecture to his colleagues on a host of topics including, pain management, parasitology, antiinfectives and dermatology. He is an internationally recognized speaker and has traveled extensively at the request of national and international veterinary education congresses.


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Thomas Lewis

Dermatology for Animals

Dr. Lewis was born and raised in Arizona, where he grew up knowing he wanted to be a veterinarian since the second grade of elementary school. After graduating from Arizona State University and marrying his high school sweetheart, Dr. Lewis attended Colorado State University where he earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1986. He worked at Mesa Veterinary Hospital for two years before starting his residency in dermatology. In 1991 Dr. Lewis finished his residency and achieved his diplomate certification from the American College of Veterinary Dermatology.

In 1991, Dr. Lewis founded the Dermatology Clinic for Animals (later Dermatology for Animals) with offices in Mesa and Tucson, Ariz., as well as in Albuquerque, NM. Within three years clinics were added in Utah, Texas and Nebraska. It was the first time most residents of these areas had access to board-certified veterinary dermatologists that could treat their afflicted pets.

Dr. Lewis' principle interests include investigating the role of allergies and the effect they have on the skin. Dr. Lewis has written journal articles and supported research on a number of projects during his career. He is frequently invited to lecture at veterinary continuing education meetings around the country and is always eager to share the insight he has gained.

When not at the hospital, Dr. Lewis enjoys being outdoors. He is a birding enthusiast, and enjoys sailing, hiking and camping. He sings in his church choir and in the Sonoran Desert Chorale. He has performed with the Chorale in famous cathedrals throughout Italy, Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic.


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