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Dr. Samuel Gindville

Bayer Animal Health  /  Kansas


Earresistable Approach to Otitis Externa

Dr. Samuel (Sam) Gindville was born and raised in Columbus, Georgia. He currently lives in Kansas with his wife (Melissa), two dogs (Curly and Carl), and cat (Sir Charles). Dr. Gindville completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science at Auburn University in 2005, and went on to graduate from St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine with his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2011 and completed his clinical training at Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, he went on to manage and practice in a small animal clinic in the Nashville area for 4.5 years. Dr. Gindville is currently a Senior Technical Services Veterinarian with Bayer Animal Health.

Dr. James Marshall

Idexx Laboratories  /  Richardson, TX


Advances in Kidney Diagnostics and Guidelines for Diagnosis, Staging and Management of Chronic Kidney Disease

Dr. James Marshall is a Professional Services Veterinarian with IDEXX Laboratories.  He received both his Bachelor’s Degree and his DVM Degree from Texas A&M University.

He practiced general companion animal medicine and surgery for almost 25 years in Houston, Austin, and Richardson, Texas.  Areas of special interest include heartworm disease, dermatology, and endocrinology.

Prior to joining IDEXX in April 2015, Dr. Marshall worked for 10 years as a Senior Technical Service Veterinarian with Merial. He received the Merial Circle of Excellence Award (2007) and the Merial Vital Circle Award (2008,2010).

He co-authored “Heartworm ‘lack of effectiveness’ claims in the Mississippi   delta: Computerized analysis of owner compliance – 2004–2011”; Veterinary Parasitology, Volume 206.

He served on the Board of Directors of the Dallas County Veterinary Medical Association for 6 years and was President of the organization in 2011.  Dr. Marshall also served on the Board of Directors for the Texas Veterinary Medical Association and is a member of several TVMA committees.  He is currently a member of the Board of Directors for Southwest Veterinary Symposium.

When not involved with any of the above, you are likely to find him on the tennis court.

Professional Memberships:

  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Texas Veterinary Medical Association
  • Dallas County Veterinary Medical Association

Garnetta Santiago, MA, LVT

Hill’s Pet Nutrition  /  Hudson Valley, NY


Small Animal Topics


Garnetta Santiago, MA, LVT, is the Veterinary Technician Strategy Lead for Hill’s Pet Nutrition and is responsible for strategy development and execution of Hill’s support for all AVMA-accredited veterinary technology programs in the United States, as well as all of the State Veterinary Technician Associations in the United States.  Prior to joining Hill’s, Garnetta was a faculty member in the Veterinary Technology Program at Ulster County Community College in New York and worked as an LVT in small and mixed-animal practice, and shelter medicine.  A 2003 graduate of the veterinary technology program at SUNY Delhi, Garnetta also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science (Syracuse University); a Master of Arts degree in International Relations (Rutgers University); and the Professional Certificate in Online Education Instructional Design from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She is currently completing the Certificate Program for Diversity and Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine through Purdue University.  Garnetta is Vice President of the New York State Association of Veterinary Technicians and serves on Veterinary Technology Program Faculty Advisory Committees for several vet tech programs.   She lives in New York’s Hudson Valley with her husband, daughter and two beautiful cats.