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Speakers are in alphabetical order. Please check back often for the most updated list of Spring Clinic speakers.

Mr. Justin Chandler

Mr. Justin Chandlr

Track: Veterinary Technology

Speaking on Thursday, May 23

 


Dr. Conan Crocker

Dr. Conan Crocker

Track: Small Animal Dentistry Techniques

Speaking on Wednesday, May 22

Dr. Conan Crocker received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Cincinnati in 1993, and his D.V.M degree from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1997.

In 1998, Dr. Crocker moved to north central Illinois to be near family and practiced there until 2004, when he moved back to Ohio. In November of 2004, Dr. Crocker became Board-Certified in Canine and Feline Practice by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. He voluntarily completed a rigorous credentialing process, including submitting case reports, and sitting for a two-day examination to earn this distinction. As a canine and feline specialist, continuing education is a priority for Dr. Crocker. He attends at least two national veterinary continuing education meetings each year for a total of 40-60 continuing education credit hours per year.

Dr. Crocker met his wife, Alison – who is also a veterinarian – in high school and they are proud of their family which includes a son, two daughters, two dogs, four cats, chickens, a gecko, and a rabbit. He and his family enjoy hiking, camping, fishing, and playing board games together. Dr. Crocker is also active with his daughters in their BSA scout troop.

Dr. Crocker’s special interests include surgery, dentistry, pain management and treatment of ear disease. He is pursuing eventual board-certification in veterinary dentistry via the American College of Veterinary Dentistry’s Alternative Pathway.

 


Dr. Tom Garg

Dr. Tom Garg

Track: Regulatory/APHIS

Speaking on Thursday, May 23

Tom Garg, VMD, is a 1998 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine. He is an emergency veterinarian and has been with Hope Veterinary Specialists in Malvern, PA since the practice opened in 2004. He is currently a member of the State Board of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to his appointment to the board, Dr. Garg served on PVMA’s Board of Trustees. He was also very active in PVMA as Chair of the Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Committee.

 


Dr. Dan Johnson

Dr. Dan Johnson

Track: Exotics General Practice

Speaking on Wednesday, May 22

 


Dr. Peter Krawczel

Dr. Peter Krawczel

Track: Production Animal

Speaking on Wednesday, May 22

 


Dr. Joe Lozier

Dr. Joe Lozier

Track: Production Animal

Speaking on Thursday, May 23

Dr. Lozier is an Assistant Professor at Ohio State University in Farm Animal Medicine and Surgery. He received his Bachelor’s degree in biology in 2010 from Ohio University and his DVM in 2014 from the Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine. After completion of veterinary school he remained at Ohio State and completed an internship and residency in farm animal surgery as well as a Master’s Degree. He likes the active lifestyle of farm animal medicine as well as the opportunities to care for animals and to help educate both clients and students.

 


Dr. Edward MacKillop

Dr. Edward MacKillop

Track: Small Animal Neurology

Speaking on Thursday, May 23

Dr. MacKillop received his BSc (magna cum laude) and DVM degrees from Cornell University in 2000 and 2004 respectively. He then completed a rotating internship at Tufts University from 2004-2005 and a residency in veterinary neurology/neurosurgery at North Carolina State University from 2005-2008. In 2008, he became a Diplomate of ACVIM in the specialty of neurology. He subsequently took a position at Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center (now PVSEC Blue Pearl) and became the first veterinary neurologist in western Pennsylvania. Dr. MacKillop has authored numerous journal articles including an MRI atlas of normal canine brain anatomy and a review of the MRI appearance of brain malformations in dogs and cats. He is a reviewer for several veterinary journals and is on the editorial board of the Czech veterinary journal. He enjoys teaching and has lectured at both local and national veterinary conferences.

 


Ms. Liza Rudolph

Ms. Liza Rudolph

Track: Veterinary Technology

Speaking on Wednesday, May 22

 


Dr. Sean Smarick

Dr. Sean Smarick

Track: Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care

Speaking on Wednesday, May 22

Dr. Sean Smarick is a Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania in 1991 and completed a residency in Veterinary Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care at the University of California in 2003. Dr. Smarick had spent over 25 years in clinical practice while also participating in CPR research, training residents, lecturing and instructing at conferences, contributing to journals and textbooks and managing veterinary practices. He remains active as a PVMA Board Trustee, a Domain Chair in RECOVER, member of the K9 TECC working group and VETCoT Prehospital Care Subcommittee.