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Companion Animal Speakers

Danielle Dugat


Thursday, January 27, 2022

  • Managing Critical Patients

  • Wound Management

Dr. Danielle Dugat is an Associate Professor in Small Animal Surgery at Oklahoma State University. Originally from Southern California, Dr. Dugat moved to Oklahoma in 2003 to attend veterinary school. Upon completion of her DVM from OSU in 2007, she stayed at OSU for a rotating internship and surgical residency. While completing her residency, she obtained her Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Dugat became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2013. She has been a faculty member at OSU for the last 10 years. Dr. Dugat’s research interests are in Intervertebral disk disease and laser disk ablation, and innovative cancer treatments, such as high frequency ultrasound and nanoparticle treatments. Dr. Dugat is an author to 22 publications. In her spare time, Dr. Dugat raises and shows Boer goats with her husband and daughter. She is also a superfan of the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Sheilah A. Robertson


Friday, January 28, 2022

  • Updates on the recognition and treatment of osteoarthritis in cats

  • Palliative and hospice care: what is our role?

  • Getting it down and keeping it down: inapentice, nausea and vomitting

  • Assessing Quality of Life and difficult conversations

  • The last appointment – navigating through the euthanasia process

Dr. Robertson graduated from the University of Glasgow in Scotland. She is board certified in anesthesia and in animal welfare in the USA and Europe and holds a certificate in small animal acupuncture. In 2014 she completed her graduate certificate in Shelter Medicine at the University of Florida. In 2019 she received her certification as a Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine Palliative and End-of-Life practitioner by the Chi Institute of Chinese Medicine. She has published widely on the topic of pain recognition and alleviation. Currently she is the senior medical director of Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice, a large network of veterinarians dedicated to end-of-life care and in-home euthanasia throughout the USA. Dr Robertson is also a courtesy Professor in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Emily McCool


Friday, January 28, 2022

  • Feline ophthalmology: Part 1

  • Feline ophthalmology: Part 2

Dr. McCool is an assistant professor of ophthalmology at Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Originally from Broken Bow, OK., she earned her B.S. and DVM (’13) degrees from Oklahoma State University. She completed a small animal rotating internship and ophthalmology residency at Kansas State University. Dr. McCool became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 2017.

Brad Roach


Friday, January 28, 2022

  • Integrative approach to joint care

In practice since 1990, Dr. Roach received his DVM from Oklahoma State University. He owns and operates 2 practices and is licensed to practice in both Oklahoma, Texas and California. He is a member of the AVMA, OVMA, OKVMA and AHVMA. He is a licensed animal acupuncturist and has extensive training in small animal chiropractic. Dr. Roach has been using biopuncture and homeopathy for 2 decades and has been a speaker for these modalities. He is currently integrating platelet rich plasma and other regenerative medical techniques his practices in his quest to relieve animal suffering.

Patty Lathan


Saturday, January 29, 2022

  • Addison’s Disease: A Case-Based Update

  • Canine Cushing’s: Diagnostic Tips and Tricks

  • Canine Cushing’s: Update on Monitoring Dogs Receiving Trilostane Therapy

  • Insulin Therapy and Troubleshooting Diabetes in Dogs

Patty Lathan, VMD, MS, DACVIM, is an associate professor of small animal internal medicine at Mississippi State University. Her primary interest is endocrinology, specifically the management of adrenal disease and diabetes mellitus. She has published articles and book chapters, given lectures throughout the United States and internationally, and currently serves as the President of the Society for Comparative Endocrinology. Her students also publish educational endocrine music videos as an assignment for her elective, and those can be viewed on her YouTube channel.