Curriculum Vitae for Philip

Education

Sep 1999 ~
June 2003
University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN. Masters of Science, Veterinary Medicine
Jul 1999 ~
June 2002
Small Animal Surgery Residency, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN. See clinical experience below.
Aug 1998 ~
Jul 1999
Small Animal Surgical Internship, Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center, Dallas, TX. See clinical experience below.
Jun 1997 ~
Jul 1998
Small Animal Rotating Internship in Medicine and Surgery, Oradell Animal Hospital, Oradell, NJ. See clinical experience below.
Sep 1993 ~
Jun 1997
College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN. D.V.M. degree, June 7 1997.
Jun 1991 ~
Jun 1993
Pace University, Pleasantville, NY. Biological and physical science curriculum
Sep 1987 ~
Jun 1991
Lafayette College, Easton, PA. Liberal arts education. B.A. Psychology Jun 1991.
Sep 1983 ~
Jun 1987
New Canaan High School, New Canaan, CT. High school education.

Clinical Experience

Apr 2009 ~
Present
Owner, Cutting Edge Veterinary Surgery, Danbury, CT. Provide orthopedic, soft tissue, and neurosurgical services to veterinary hospitals.
Apr 2009 ~
Present
Relief Surgeon, Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital of the A.S.P.C.A , New York, NY. Provide orthopedic, soft tissue, and neurosurgical services in a busy general and referral practice. Assist in intern instruction in clinics and lectures.
Feb 2009 ~
Jan 2010
Relief Surgeon, Katonah-Bedford Animal Hospital, Katonah, NY. Provide orthopedic, soft tissue, and neurosurgical emergency surgical coverage to a busy referral-only practice, approximately one weekend per month.
Jul 2004 ~
Apr 2010
Chief of Surgery, VCA Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists and 24 Hour Emergency Care, New York, NY. Provide orthopedic, soft tissue, and neurosurgical services in a busy referral-only practice. Assist in intern instruction in clinics and lectures. Director of Medicine from Apr 2009- Apr 2010. Director of Externship program for 5 years (2005-2010). Past Internship Director (2004-2005).
Aug 2002 ~
Jul 2004
Chief of Surgery, VCA Manhattan Veterinary Group, New York, NY. Provided orthopedic, soft tissue, and neurosurgical services in a busy referral and general practice. Assisted in intern instruction in clinics, surgery, and lectures.
Mar 2004 ~
Jul 2004
Traveling Surgeon, VCA County Animal Hospital, Yonkers, NY. Provided orthopedic and soft tissue surgery coverage on an as-needed basis to a busy referral practice. Assisted in intern and general practioner instruction in clinics and surgery.
Jul 2002Small Animal Surgery Locum, Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, Canada. Provided orthopedic, soft tissue, and neurosurgical services on a relief basis. Assisted in intern and student instruction.
Jul 1999 ~
June 2002
Small Animal Surgery Residency, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN. Provided orthopedic, soft tissue, and neurosurgical services to large metropolitan area. Actively participated in journal club, morbidity and mortality rounds, orthopedic rounds, teaching of veterinary students, and independent research projects.
Nov 1999 ~
Jan 2002
Relief Emergency Veterinarian, Animal Emergency Care, Apple Valley, MN. Provided emergency medical and surgical services in a busy, well-equipped emergency clinic to supplement my experience and income as a surgical resident.
Jan 2001 ~
Jan 2002
Relief Emergency Veterinarian, Affiliated Emergency Clinic, Eden Prairie, MN. Provided emergency medical and surgical services in a busy, well-equipped emergency clinic to supplement my experience and income as a surgical resident.
Aug 1998 ~
Jul 1999
Small Animal Surgical Internship, Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center, Dallas, TX. Worked with five board-certified surgeons in a 100% referral surgical practice. Responsible for all aspects of patient care from working up cases to ongoing client communication and discharges. 50% of my time spent scrubbed in on surgical cases: assisting in, learning from, and performing surgery. Participated in daily rounds, attended continuing education seminars, presented lectures in weekly rounds, and worked with the team to provide excellent patient care.
Aug 1998 ~
Jun 1999
Relief Emergency Veterinarian, North Texas Emergency Pet Clinic, Carrollton, TX. Provided emergency medical and surgical services in a busy, well-equipped emergency clinic to supplement my experience and income as a surgical intern.
Jan 1999Relief Emergency Veterinarian, Animal Emergency Hospital of North Texas, Southlake, TX. Provided emergency medical and surgical services in a busy, well-equipped emergency clinic to supplement my experience and income as a surgical intern.
Jun 1997 ~
Jul 1998
Small Animal Rotating Internship in Medicine and Surgery, Oradell Animal Hospital, Oradell, NJ. Rotated through medicine, surgery, and emergency services in addition to clinical responsibilities in a large referral practice with a heavy caseload. Worked with three board-certified surgeons, two internists, an oncologist, and an ophthalmologist as well as over 20 general practitioners with varied areas of interest. Gained experience and confidence in working up complex and routine surgical and medical cases. Attended daily rounds, continuing education seminars, and presented lectures to the practice.

Professional Veterinary Employment

Apr 1994 ~
May 1997
Small Animal Surgery Technician, College of Veterinary Medicine, St. Paul, MN. On call for emergency surgeries. Became familiar with surgical techniques and instruments.
Sep 1993 ~
May 1997
Volunteer, Cedar Riverside People’s Center, Minneapolis, MN. Provided preventive care and basic medicine to animals of people on limited income. Obtained histories from clients, examined animals, performed laboratory tests, administered vaccinations, and under supervision of a veterinarian, diagnosed problems, prescribed treatments, and performed minor surgeries.
Jun 1995 ~
Sep 1995
Animal Care Technician, Connecticut Humane Society, Westport, CT. Worked with the visiting veterinarian on all canine and feline cases. Performed physical examinations, vaccinations, and parasite control.
Jan 1994 ~
May 1995
Volunteer, Mounds View Animal Hospital, Mounds View, MN. Through the College of Veterinary Medicine Mentor Program, I observed and assisted in all aspects of a busy private small animal practice.
Sep 1994 ~
May 1995
Volunteer, Radiology Department, College of Veterinary Medicine, St. Paul, MN. Observed and assisted radiology staff in taking ultrasounds and interpreting radiographs, etc. on visits to practices in the Twin Cities area.
Jan 1995 ~
Jun 1996
Volunteer, Wildlife Radiology Committee, Wildlife Center, College of Veterinary Medicine, St. Paul, MN. Obtained and interpreted radiographs for all wildlife patients on my weekly shift.
Aug 1994 ~
Sep 1994
Milking Parlor, Minnesota State Fair, St. Paul, MN. Assisted in twice daily milking of show herds, gave demonstration milkings, and was primarily responsible for presentations to visitors during my shift.
Jun 1992Small Animal Technician, Center for Veterinary Care, New York, NY.
Aug 1992Worked in all areas of small animal practice including surgery, radiology, laboratory, treatments, and client communication.
Sep 1990 ~
Jun 1991
Volunteer, Easton Animal Hospital, Easton, PA. Observed all aspects of a privately owned small animal practice in a suburban community.
Dec 1990 ~
Jan 1991
Veterinary Externship, Atglen Veterinary Hospital, Christiana, PA. Observed all aspects of a privately owned small animal practice in a suburban community. While on the externship, I was also exposed to a busy dairy/equine practice in the heart of Amish country.

Non-Veterinary Employment

Apr 1985 ~
Aug 1994
Owner, Phils Lawn Cutting Services, New Canaan, CT. Maintained 40-50 residential and commercial properties on a weekly basis: grass-cutting, landscaping, fertilizing, weed control, hauling, etc. Purchased and maintained equipment, completed bookkeeping and monthly billing responsibilities, filed quarterly and year-end taxes, supervised employees, and maintained excellent customer relations.
Dec 1989 ~
Jan 1990 + Jun 1995 to Sep 1995
Court Monitor, Norwalk Superior Court, Norwalk, CT and Stamford and Superior Court, Stamford, CT. Recorded all proceedings in a busy courtroom and typed transcripts ordered by District Attorneys and Defense Attorneys.

Publications – Peer-Reviewed

J Amer Vet Med Assoc In PressGarnett S, Pacchiana PD. What Is Your Diagnosis? Urinary bladder herniation in a cat.
J Amer Vet Med Assoc In PressRanade S, Pacchiana PD. What Is Your Diagnosis? Pubic osteochondromatosis in a cat.
J Amer Vet Med Assoc 2009;234(1):43-44Krol J, Pacchiana PD. What Is Your Diagnosis?€ Pulmonary hyperinflation in a cat.
Can Vet J 2008;49(4):398-400Stanley S, Pacchiana PD. Concurrent uterine torsion and pyometra in a cat.
J Amer Vet Med Assoc 2007;230(4):505-506 and peritonitis in a dog.Strom A, Pacchiana PD. What is Your Diagnosis? Pneumoperitoneum
Vet Compr Orthop Traum 2005;18(1):37-42Clark J, Wallace LJ, Pacchiana PD. The effect of pelvic osteotomy plate type and position on axial rotation of the acetabulum.
J Amer Vet Med Assoc 2004;225(12):1866-1870Pacchiana PD, Gilley RS, Aird B, Hayden DW, Feeney D, Jessen CR, Wallace LJ. Normal synovial fluid and synovial membrane analysis of the feline stifle and scapulohumeral joints.
Clin Tech Sm Anim Pract 2004;19(3):168-179Jackson LC, Pacchiana PD. Common complications of fracture repair.
Vet Forum 2004;21(9):33-39Prink A, Pacchiana PD, Carlson CS. The one left behind (non-regenerative anemia secondary to sertoli cell tumor in a dog).
J Amer Vet Med Assoc 2003;222(5):585-586Yoho KS, Pacchiana PD, Crawford MA. What is Your Diagnosis?  Tension pneumoperitoneum in a cat.
Vet Med 2003;98(1):36-45Pacchiana PD, Evans J, Bowersox T. Unilateral temporomandibular subluxation in a dog.
J Amer Vet Med Assoc 2003;222(2):184-193Pacchiana PD, Morris E, Gillings SL, Jessen CR, Lipowitz AJ. Postoperative and surgical complications of tibial plateau leveling osteotomy for stabilization of cranial cruciate ligament deficient stifle joints in the dog: 397 cases.
J Amer Vet Med Assoc 2002;220(12):1779-1780Yoho KS, Pacchiana PD. What is Your Diagnosis?€ Gastric dilatation- volvulus syndrome in a 7.5 week old puppy.
J Amer Vet Med Assoc 2002;220(10):1465-1467PPacchiana PD, Root-Kustritz, M. €œTheriogenology Question of the Month Ovarian remnant syndrome in a dog.
J Amer Vet Med Assoc 2002;220(6):745-746Paster ER, Gillings SL, Pacchiana PD. What Is Your Diagnosis? Legg-Calve-Perthes disease misdiagnosed as medial patella luxation in a dog.
J Amer Vet Med Assoc 2002;220(1):23-24GGillings SL, Pacchiana PD. What Is Your Diagnosis?€ Appendicular osteosarcoma in a cat.
J Amer Anim Hosp Assoc 2001;37(6):582-585Pacchiana PD, Burnside PK, Wilkens BE, McDonald DE, Gillings SL. Primary bronchotomy for removal of an intrabronchial foreign body in a dog.
J Amer Vet Med Assoc 2001;219(8):1061-1062Paster ER, Pacchiana PD, Gillings SL. What Is Your Diagnosis?€ Concurrent diaphragmatic hernia and gastric dilatation volvulus syndrome in a dog.

PUBLICATIONS – NON PEER REVIEWED

Second Opinion FAVS Forward VCA Fifth Avenue News

In Press

Pacchiana PD. Introduction to newsletter from Medical Director.
Second Opinion VCA Fifth Avenue News In PressPacchiana PD. Carbon Dioxide Surgical Lasers. Review of the use of CO2 lasers in veterinary medicine
Second Opinion VCA Fifth Avenue News 2009 (Winter);7(2):3-5Pacchiana PD. Catarrhal Sinusitis in a dog. Case report of a German Shepherd Dog with chronic sinusits and draining tracts.
Second Opinion VCA Fifth Avenue News 2007(Winter);3(3):6-7Pacchiana PD. To amputate or not to amputate. Case report of a scapular osteosarcoma diagnosed by radiographs and confirmed on CT biopsy
Second Opinion VCA Fifth Avenue News 2007(Summer);3(2):3Pacchiana PD. Ataxia in a West Highland White Terrier. Case report of a nerve root tumor causing lameness.
Second Opinion VCA Fifth Avenue News

2006(Fall);2(3):1,4,7

Pacchiana PD. Local anesthesia techniques at Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists. Review of local anesthetic blocks and techniques.
Postcard Series VCA Fifth Avenue News 2007 CS (03/06)Pacchiana PD. Median sternotomy for excision of a cranial mediastinal thymoma resection in a cat.
Second Opinion VCA Fifth Avenue News 2006(Winter);2(1):1-3Pacchiana PD. Reconstructive surgery at Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists. Case-based review of reconstructive and tension relieving techniques.
Postcard Series VCA Fifth Avenue News

002 CS (02/06)

Pacchiana PD. Esophageal resection and anastomosis to treat esophageal perforation and necrosis secondary to a foreign body in a dog.
Second Opinion VCA Fifth Avenue News 2005(Spring);1(1):6-7Pacchiana PD. Corrective surgery for premature closure of the distal radial physis.
Annals Improbable Res 2002;8(2):16-19Ralphs SC, Ralphs KF, Yoho KS, Pacchiana PD. The stomach compartment theory: the anatomy of appetite.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

35th Annual Conference

Veterinary Orthopedic Society, Mar. 8-15, 2008
Big Sky, MT

Strom A, Pacchiana PD, Kramek BA. Urethral obstruction and retention in three dogs following staged bilateral triple pelvic osteotomy.

ABSTRACTS

19th Annual ACVS Symposium,
Oct. 10,
2009, Washington, DC
Pacchiana PD. Contrast radiography in surgical decision making.
35th Annual Conference

Veterinary Orthopedic Society,
Mar. 8-15, 2008, Big Sky, MT

Strom A, Pacchiana PD, Kramek BA. Urethral obstruction and urinary retention in three dogs following staged bilateral triple pelvic osteotomy.
14th Annual ACVS Symposium
Oct. 10, 2004, Denver, CO
Clark J, Wallace LJ, Pacchiana PD. The effect
of pelvic osteotomy plate type and position on axial
rotation of the acetabulum.
Vet Surg

2003:32(5):492

Pacchiana PD, Gilley RS, Aird B, Hayden DW,
Feeney D, Jessen CR, Wallace LJ. Normal
synovial fluid and synovial membrane analysis.
Vet Surg 2002:31(5):492Pacchiana PD, Morris E, Gillings SL, Jessen CR,
Lipowitz AJ. Postoperative and surgical
complications of tibial plateau leveling osteotomy
for stabilization of cranial cruciate ligament
deficient stifle joints in the dog: 397 cases.

PROCEEDINGS

19th Annual ACVS

Symposium, Oct. 10, 2009, Washington, DC

Pacchiana PD. Contrast radiography in surgical
decision making.
35th Annual Conference

Veterinary Orthopedic Society, Mar. 8-15, 2008.
Big Sky, MT

Strom A, Pacchiana PD, Kramek BA. Urethral obstruction and urinary retention in three dogs following staged bilateral triple pelvic osteotomy.
14th Annual ACVS Symposium,
Oct. 10, 2004, Denver, CO
Clark J, Wallace LJ, Pacchiana PD. The effect of
pelvic osteotomy plate type and position on axial
rotation of the acetabulum.
13th Annual ACVS Symposium, Oct. 10, 2003, Washington, DCPacchiana PD, Gilley RS, Aird B, Hayden DW Feeney D, Jessen CR, Wallace LJ. Normal synovial fluid and synovial membrane analysis.
12th Annual ACVS Symposium, Oct. 17, 2002, San Diego, CAPacchiana PD, Morris E, Gillings SL, Jessen CR, Lipowitz AJ. Postoperative and surgical complications of tibial plateau leveling osteotomy for stabilization of cranial cruciate ligament deficient stifle joints in the dog: 397 cases.

OTHER SUBMISSIONS

Submitted 2008: Vet SurgStrom A, Pacchiana PD, Kramek BA. Urethral obstruction and urinary retention as a complication in three dogs following bilateral triple pelvic osteotomy.
Discovery (News Magazine for ACVS)Pacchiana PD. TPLO surgery for rupture of the cranial cruciate ligament.
Submitted 2002: J Amer Vet Med AssocMurakami T, Pacchiana PD. “What Is Your Diagnosis? Ununited medial epicondyle in a dog.

MANUSCRIPTS IN PROGRESS

Case ReportRecurrent estrous caused by human hormone replacement cream and confused as ovarian remnant syndrome.
Case Study Submitted 2002: J Amer Vet Med AssocMultiple endocrine neoplasia in a dog (thyroid carcinoma and insulinoma). Murakami T, Pacchiana PD. What Is Your Diagnosis?€ Ununited medial epicondyle in a dog.
Case ReportRecurrent estrous caused by human hormone
replacement cream and confused as ovarian
remnant syndrome.
Case StudyMultiple endocrine neoplasia in a dog (thyroid carcinoma and insulinoma).

GRANTS AWARDED

June, 2001Effects of pelvic osteotomy plate type and position on axial rotation of the acetabulum, Synthes (USA), Monument, CO (36 Synthes pelvic osteotomy
plates).
February, 2001Normal feline synovial fluid and synovial membrane analysis, Companion Animal Fund, St. Paul, MN ($5,000.00).

PRESENTATIONS

April, 2010Bone transport for segmental bone defects. CE and the City Seminar, New York, NY.
November, 2009Brachycephalic syndrome in dogs and cats. Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists and 24 Hour Emergency Care Continuing Education Lecture, Union Square Ballroom, New York, NY.
October, 2009Contrast radiography in surgical decision making. 19th Annual ACVS Symposium, Scientific Session, Washington, DC.
February, 2009Brachycephalic syndrome- Summer is coming! CE and the City Seminar, New York, NY.
November, 2008Neurosurgical emergencies. Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists and 24 Hour Emergency Care Continuing Education Lecture, Union Square Ballroom, New York, NY.
November, 2007Contrast radiography in surgical decision making. Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists and 24 Hour Emergency Care Continuing Education Lecture, Union Square Ballroom, New York, NY.
November, 2006Complications of fracture repair in dogs and cats. Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists and 24 Hour Emergency Care Continuing Education Lecture, Union Square Ballroom, New York, NY.
August, 2006Case-based approach to pain management. Doctors Round Table Dinner Program sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health, Fresh Restaurant, New York, NY.
September, 2005Portosystemic shunts in dogs and cats. Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists and 24 Hour Emergency Care Continuing Education Lecture, Amuse restaurant, New York, NY.
May, 2005Laryngeal paralysis in dogs and cats. Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists and 24 Hour Emergency Care Continuing Education Lecture, Amuse restaurant, New York, NY.
October, 2004Arthrocentesis in the dog and cat: to tap or not to tap? Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists and 24 Hour Emergency Care Continuing Education Lecture, W Hotel, New York, NY.
October, 2004The effect of pelvic osteotomy plate type and position on axial rotation of the acetabulum, 14th Annual ACVS Symposium, Scientific Session, Denver, CO.
October, 2003Multimodal approach to pain management. Lecture to interns and staff sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health, Animal Medical Center, New York, NY.
October, 2003Normal synovial fluid and synovial membrane analysis. 13th Annual ACVS Symposium, Scientific Session, Washington, DC.
September, 2003Multimodal approach to pain management. Doctors Round Table Dinner Program sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health, Shea Stadium, Flushing Meadows, Queens, NY.
November, 2002Tibial plateau leveling osteotomy for stabilization of cranial cruciate ligament deficient stifle joints in the dog. Manhattan Veterinary Group Continuing Education Lecture, Metropolitan Hotel, New York, NY.
October, 2002Postoperative and surgical complications of tibial plateau leveling osteotomy for stabilization of cranial cruciate ligament deficient stifle joints in the dog: 397 cases. 12th Annual ACVS Symposium, Residents Forum, San Diego, CA.
April, 2002Postoperative and surgical complications of tibial plateau leveling osteotomy for stabilization of cranial cruciate ligament deficient stifle joints in the dog: 397 cases. Mather Lecture Series, University
of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN.
April, 2002Normal feline synovial fluid and synovial membrane analysis. Clinical conference, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN.
October, 2002 and

October, 2001

Musculoskeletal diseases. Student lecture,
University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN.
October, 2002Surgical conditions of the stifle. Student lecture,
University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN.
February, 2001Spinal fractures and luxations. Clinical conference, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN.
December, 1999Portosystemic shunts. Clinical conference,
University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN.
May, 1999Total hip replacement in the dog. Intern grand
rounds, Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center, Dallas,
TX.
March, 1998Surgical management of necrotic cholecystitis in the dog. Intern grand rounds, Oradell Animal Hospital, Oradell, NJ.
December, 1997Nephrotic syndrome in the dog. Intern grand
Rounds, Oradell Animal Hospital, Oradell, NJ.

COURSES ATTENDED

May, 2010TightRope© stabilization for cranial cruciate ligament ruptures, Philadelphia, PA.
December, 2008Tibial tuberosity advancement training course, Garden State, NJ.
October, 2006Juvenile pubic symphysiodesis, Washington, DC.
October, 2006Tracheal and urethral stenting, Washington, DC.
April, 2002Tibial plateau leveling osteotomy seminar, Eugene, OR. Licensed to perform TPLO surgery.
May, 2001Canine AO/ASIF advanced fracture fixation course, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
November, 1999Complete course in external skeletal fixation, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

CONTINUING EDUCATION ATTENDED

2002-PresentNew York City Veterinary Medical Association, Monthly Lecture Series.
2008Veterinary Orthopedic Society Annual Meeting.
1998, 2000, 2002-2006, 2009American College of Veterinary Surgeons, Annual Symposium.
1996American Veterinary Medical Association, Annual Meeting.
1995American Animal Hospital Association, Annual Meeting.

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

October 2002First Place, Outstanding Surgical Resident Competition, Resident Clinical Presentation Award. €œPostoperative and surgical complications of tibial plateau leveling osteotomy for stabilization of cranial cruciate ligament deficient stifle joints in the dog: 397 cases.”
March 2000Recognition of Service Award, Minneapolis Police Department.
June, 1997American College of Veterinary Surgeons Award
James Ford Bell, Jr. Award and Scholarship
Rupert Memorial Award and Scholarship
AVMA Auxiliary Award and Scholarship
June, 1996Class of 1957 Memorial Inaugural Award and Scholarship

LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES

April, 2009 to April, 2010Medical Director, Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists and 24 Hour Emergency Care. Work to improve patient care within, client perception of, and referral veterinarian relationships with FAVS. Lead hospital meetings, coordinate CE and goodwill events, address client complaints, work out intrahospital disputes.
January Break

2005- present

Externship Mentor in Small Animal Surgery for
Lafayette College Students. Voluntarily hosted 1-4
senior Lafayette students per year to expose them to
veterinary medicine and specialty opportunities to
provide guidance in their career decision making.
February, 2005 to April, 2010Externship Director, Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists and 24 Hour Emergency Care. Facilitate, schedule, and coordinate 30-40 externships per year to provide mentorship instruction to students and positive public relations for our hospital and internship program.
April, 2005Veterinary Medicine, guest editor.
July, 2004 to April, 2010Intern mentor, Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists and 24 Hour Emergency Care, New York, NY.
October, 2004 to
January, 2005
Internship Director, Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists and 24 Hour Emergency Care.
September, 2003 to July, 2004Intern mentor, Manhattan Veterinary Group, New York, NY.
September, 1999 to May, 2000Freshman veterinary student tutor.
August, 1999 to 2002Faculty advisor to the Student Chapter of the American Animal Hospital Association, University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine.
September, 1994 to June, 1997Class Representative, Class Treasurer, Student Council Representative, University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine, Class of 1997.
September, 1994 to June, 1997Vice-President (1996-1997), President (1995-1996),
Treasurer (1994-1995), Student Chapter of the
American Animal Hospital Association.
September, 1994 to August, 1995Treasurer, Student Chapter of the American
Veterinary Medical Association.

AFFILIATIONS, MEMBERSHIPS, AND LICENSURE

2003 to PresentDiplomate and member, American College of Veterinary Surgeons.
2002 to PresentNew York Veterinary Medical Association, license to practice in New York.
2010 to PresentConnecticut Veterinary Medical Association, license to practice in Connecticut.
1997 to PresentAmerican Animal Hospital Association.
1997 to PresentAmerican Veterinary Medical Association.
1999 to 2003Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association, license to practice in Minnesota.
July, 2002Temporary license to practice veterinary medicine, Prince Edward Island, Canada.
1998 to 2000Dallas County Veterinary Medical Association, license to practice in Texas.
1997 to 1999New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association, license to practice in New Jersey.

OTHER ACTIVITIES AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

May, 1992 to July, 1995Certified Emergency Medical Technician and ambulance driver, New Canaan Volunteer Ambulance Corps, New Canaan, CT.
September, 1993 to June, 1994Canine Club, Feline Club, Zoo, Exotic, and Wildlife Club, Foal Team, Colic Team, Chairperson of the SCAVMA Social Committee.
October, 1994 and October, 1995Finisher, Twin Cities Marathon, Minneapolis to St. Paul, MN.
September, 1987 to January, 1997Intramural basketball.