May 16 – 19, 2013
The home base for the conference is the landmark Hotel Monteleone in the French Quarter. She is the “Grande Dame” of New Orleans hotels, delivering as much character as the city she calls home.
AAVA/IVAS have negotiated special lodging rates for attendees of this conference:
We have sold out the original room block. A limited number of rooms has been added; however, the room rate is now $199 per night. While they last! This is still lower than the normal rack rate. Once these rooms are booked we are unable to add any more.
2013 AAVA/IVAS Joint Conference Speaker Bio’s
Dr. Bonnie Wright has been an emergency veterinarian since 2001. She graduated from Colorado State University with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. She completed her post-doctorate work in anesthesia in 1996, also at CSU, and her anesthesia residency in 2000 at UC Davis. Dr. Wright also became credentialed in medical acupuncture in 2007
Dr. Bonnie Wright’s will be presenting:
Dr. Ridgway is a graduate of Colorado State University and operates a holistically-based veterinary practice in Aiken, SC, the EquiSport Therapeutic Options. He was a founding member and officer for the “Association for Equine Sports Medicine,” now a large international association. He is well-known in endurance riding for his judging and the creation of a set of judging criteria that has made the sport safer for the horses. He lectures internationally in Canada, Australia and Europe, as well as at the North American Veterinary Conference, Western States Veterinary Conference, and for the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society.
Dr. Kerry Ridgway will be presenting:
Dr. Beebe received her DVM from Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, she practiced veterinary emergency medicine and critical care exclusively until 1997. During that time, she owned and operated a 24-hour animal emergency medicine and critical care facility in central Washington state.
She began her study of alternative and complementary medicine modalities in 1994. She relocated to California in 1997, where she practices integrative veterinary medicine. That is, when appropriate, she combines conventional veterinary medical care with the other complementary and alternative therapies she is trained in.
Dr. Beebe has a special interest in the application of Chinese herbal medicine, food therapy and intravenous Vitamin C for the treatment of cancer, and in the use of veterinary prolotherapy to rehabilitate and treat chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions.
Dr. Signe Beebe will be presenting:
Dr. Uwe Petermann started with Laser and Ear Acupuncture about 25 years ago. He transposed the new ear acupuncture concept from humans to animals and runs a pure veterinary acupuncture clinic without any conventional side treatment for horses and small animals in a small village in the middle of nowhere in Germany. He published two acupuncture books in Germany about Ear acupuncture and RAC controlled laser acupuncture. Since 10 years he only sees his patients in his clinic and they come from all over Germany and the neighbor countries to his place.
The concept he will explain to us is a holistic treatment concept based on TCVM, but using modern knowledge of ear acupuncture and laser acupuncture and pulse controlled finding of “active acupuncture points”. PCLAC is a link between modern western ART OF HEALING in the best sense and TCVM without having the abuse of the modern Health industry, but using modern knowledge.
Can you imagine checking out all relevant ailments going on in an animal within a few minutes? For all underlying factors that causes chronic allergic and degenerative disease?
All this information provides the EAR for us!
You can “ask” your patient for this information by RAC pulse control.
Learn about this fascinating modern treatment.
Dr. Uwe Petermann will be presenting:
Practical veterinarian with additional designation acupuncture, dressage rider and Certified Veterinary Chinese Herbalist (CVCH) by Chi Institute and China National Society of TCVM Dr. Ina Gösmeier studied veterinary medicine at the University of Giessen and then worked in the equine and small animal practice.
It acquired the additional title acupuncture and deepened their knowledge of Chinese herbs through education at universities in China and Switzerland.
Since 1990, Dr. Ina Gösmeier own referral practices of traditional Chinese veterinary medicine and earned the 2002 financial statements for the Wings Animal Practitioner Kinesiology. Ina Gösmeier has even ridden in dressage up to Grand Prix, and in 1989 obtained the degree of Master of Horsemanship for breeding and maintenance. Because of their extensive practical experience she is also in demand as a writer and lecturer at home and abroad. So far, of her four books and numerous articles have appeared in equestrian and veterinary journals. Since 2008 teaches Dr. Gösmeier veterinarians at the Academy Qi Chinese herbs application with the completion of a Certified Veterinary Herbologist (CVH). She is also active in the university acupuncture Veterinary Training and travels regularly as a teacher in England, Ireland and the USA. Since 2002, accompanied Ina Gösmeier the horses of the German team to championships. Their task: preserving health, wellbeing and performance through natural therapies.
Dr. Ina Gösmeier will be presenting:
Dr. Cynthia Lankenau owns a mixed animal practice in Golden, New York (Holistic Center for Veterinary Care) where she works with all species of animals in a holistic setting. She is certified in acupuncture, chiropractic and homeopathy. She has studied Western and Chinese herbs extensively and is the president of the Veterinary Botanical Medicine Association for 2010-2012. She lectures at AHVMA, AVH and VBMA regularly.
Dr. Cynthia Lankenau will be presenting:
Chris Bessent, D.V.M. presently practices in her holistic veterinary practice treating horses, dogs, cattle, cats and birds on a daily basis in southern Wisconsin. Dr. Bessent received a bachelor’s degree in animal science in 1984 and a veterinary degree in 1988 from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Following five years of traditional veterinary practice Bessent pursued postgraduate training in veterinary chiropractic, veterinary acupuncture and Chinese veterinary herbology. She is certified in veterinary chiropractic (1993) and veterinary acupuncture (1994) from the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association and the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society respectively. She completed the original Veterinary Chinese Herbal course from IVAS in 1996-97. Following years of use of Chinese herbal combinations and acupuncture in her holistic veterinary medical practice Dr. Bessent founded Herbsmith, Inc. a full service TCVM supply house. Presently, she divides her time between her practice and Herbsmith.
Dr. Chris Bessent Will be presenting:
Dr. Barbara Fougere is a 1986 graduate. She practices in Sydney Australia, exclusively in veterinary integrative medicine. She has served numerous committees: Australian Veterinary Association Policy Council, Therapeutic Advisory Committee, Feline Health Research Fund and has held positions as President of the Australian Veterinary Acupuncture, President of the Veterinary Botanical Medicine Association, and is the current President for IVAS. She is one of the first veterinarians worldwide to be certified in Veterinary Botanical Medicine. She holds a two Masters degrees: in herbal medicine and education and training. She is a member of the National Herbalists Association of Australia, Australian College of Nutrition and Environmental Medicine, AVA, AHVMA, VBMA and IVAS. She has authored several books and coauthored two veterinary texts Veterinary Herbal Medicine (2007) and Integrating Complementary Medicine into Veterinary Practice (2008). She was awarded the AHVMA Practitioner of the Year in 2010 and Educator of the Year in 2011.
Dr. Barbara Fougere will be presenting:
Graduation in Veterinary Medicine – 1984 – FMVZ – Unesp – Botucatu – SP – Brazil – Residence In Veterinary Anesthesiology- 1985 – FMVZ – Unesp – Botucatu -Specialization in Homoeopathy –François Lamasson Institute – 1985 – Specialization in Acupuncture – 1986 – Acupuncture Brazilian Association – Msci – 1990 – FMVZ – Unesp – Botucatu – SP – Brazil – PhD 1993 – University of Cambridge. Diplomate by the European College of Veterinary Anaesthetists – 1995 – Certified by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society – 2002 – President of the Brazilian Association of Veterinary Acupuncture (ABRAVET). Executive Director of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management – 2004-2008
Dr. Stelio Luna will be presenting:
After graduation Isabelle completed a rotating Internship at the Veterinary Faculty of the University of Berne (Switzerland). She followed her strong interest in anaesthesia, analgesia and intensive care medicine completing a residency of the European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia (ECVAA) at the aforementioned institution and the Veterinary University Vienna (Austria). During this time she also completed her thesis and gained the Certification by the Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS). She worked as a clinical anesthetist at the Clinic of Anaesthesia and preoperative Intensive Care in Vienna and obtained Diplomate status of the ECVAA. She has worked as a Senior Clinical Anesthetist at Leahurst, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Liverpool (UK) for three years. She established the chronic pain management clinic for small animals at Leahurst and completed further training in acupuncture. Since leaving Liverpool she has worked as a locum anesthetist in a large referral practice (Willows Referrals, UK) as well as at the Atlantic Veterinary College (Canada) before joining Veterinary Anaesthesia Services in 2011. She is interested in anything related to veterinary anaesthesia but if forced to choose, her main areas of interest are clinical anaesthesia in small animals and management of acute and chronic pain. Isabelle enjoys sharing her knowledge with anyone interested in anaesthesia and is regularly speaking at national and international conferences. When not busy “keeping animals asleep” she likes to play basketball, spending time with family and friends – preferably outdoors, including trying to educate her Cairn Terrier.
Dr. Isabelle Iff will be presenting:
Dr. McConnico is a Professor of Equine Medicine with the Equine Health Studies Program in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University. She is a nationally-recognized expert in the field of equine internal medicine, particularly, equine gastrointestinal health and dysfunction with a special interest in pain management. In 2011, Dr. McConnico completed training in equine and large animal acupuncture with the Chi Institute in Reddick, FL and is certified in veterinary acupuncture. She is the Coordinator of LSU-SVM’s Veterinary Emergency Response Team Partnership, the Equine Branch Director for the Louisiana State Animal Response Team and an affiliate faculty member with LSU’s Stephenson Disaster Management Institute. From 1996-1999 Dr. McConnico served on the faculty as Assistant Professor of Equine Medicine with the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at Oklahoma State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She has published in excess of 75 veterinary and scientific abstracts and articles, and numerous book chapters on the subjects of equine gastrointestinal disease, infectious diseases, and veterinary disaster planning and response. Dr. McConnico received a Doctor of Philosophy in Gastrointestinal Physiology from North Carolina State University in 1995, became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (large animal) in 1994 and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Louisiana State University, School of Veterinary Medicine in 1987.
Dr. Rebecca McConnico will be presenting:
Active canines need effective and specialized care in management of sports injuries and health concerns. Blending traditional western medicines with alternative therapies such as acupuncture and chiropractic has been a successful way to treat and rehabilitate problems affecting performance and motion in active animals. Wendy Wallace, DVM, has developed a specialty in canine sports medicine. Using both traditional medicines along with alternative medicines, Wendy is well-known for her thoughtful diagnosis, and successful treatment and management of canine athletes. Wendy graduated from UC Davis with a DVM in 1987 and has received certification from the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association. She is currently completing certification with the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. Wendy has presented seminars to Power Paws Agility Camps , the UC Davis Alternative Medicine Symposium, and a variety of Veterinary Associations and Dog Clubs. She is a member of the American Canine Sports Medicine Association, International Veterinary Acupuncture Association and the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association. Wendy and her partner, Julie Cummings, have a small and exotic animal practice in Lafayette, California, where she practices a variety of Western and Alternative Veterinary medicine. She has quite a few flat-coated retrievers as clients and has always had a special fondness for the breed. Wendy is a successful trainer and exhibitor. She has been active in canine performance sports for over 20 years and has trained two OTCH and one MACH Shetland sheepdogs. She has taken a Newfoundland through the draft and water tests. Wendy went to Germany in 2002 with the U.S. World Agility Team. In addition to obedience and agility competitions, she participates in conformation and herding. She has also judged horses and livestock for Cal Poly Pomona.
Dr. Wendy Wallace will be presenting:
Dr. Schraeder graduated from The Ohio State University in 1985. Through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) she is certified in veterinary acupuncture and has completed a three year course in Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine, and through the Chi Institute is certified in veterinary Tui-na. Dr. Schraeder became one of first two veterinarians to become a Fellow of the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture (FAAVA). She has also obtained a Masters of Education in College and Continuing Education. Presently she is chair of the IVAS International Education Committees, an IVAS board member, and a member of the AAVA Advanced Certification Committee. She practices integrative medicine, utilizing Traditional Chinese Medicine with conventional medicine, at her clinic in Bellingham, Washington.
Dr. Michelle Schraeder will be presenting:
Dr. Steve Marsden is one of the chief educators of veterinarians worldwide in the use of complementary and alternative therapies. He regularly lectures for the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Veterinary Medical Association. He has been a guest speaker for veterinary courses, colleges, and associations spanning five continents, and is co-founder of the College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies, an Australia-based institution offering distance learning programs in integrative medicine. He is also a director of the National College of Natural Medicine, a fully accredited and leading medical school offering comprehensive training in a diversity of alternative therapies for physicians. His textbook, Manual of Natural Veterinary Medicine, published by Elsevier in 2003, has been translated into multiple languages, and is a leading resource worldwide, and he is contributing author to Textbook of Veterinary Herbal Medicine, also published by Elsevier. Dr. Marsden is extensively trained in alternative medicine, receiving one of the first Master’s of Science degrees in Oriental Medicine ever to be awarded in North America, as well as human medical board certifications in Chinese herbology, acupuncture and naturopathic medicine. When not teaching, he divides his time equally between veterinary and naturopathic medical practice in Edmonton, Alberta. In 2009, Dr. Marsden was selected by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association as the Small Animal Clinician of the Year. In 2010, Dr. Marsden was named Teacher of the Year by the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Steve Marsden will be presenting:
Dr. Janice Huntingford, practices integrative medicine in Essex Ontario and is certified in Animal Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Rehabilitation therapy, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Tui-na and Food Therapy. She received her basic acupuncture training through IVAS and has taken advanced courses through the Chi Institute. She has been practicing rehabilitation medicine since 2001 and opened up a full service rehabilitation center in 2007. She daily integrated TCVM and acupuncture with her busy canine rehabilitation practice seeing 8 to 12 acupuncture patients per day. Dr. Jan enjoys mentoring doctors during their externship at our hospital. In her spare time she enjoys volunteering at church, gardening, horseback riding, reading and writing. Dr. Huntingford is married to Harold Wagner and lives on a farm/winery complete with horses, cattle, chickens, dogs, cats and her 3 children, Matthew, Melissa and Katrina.
Dr. Janice Huntingford will be presenting:
1992 DVM from the Royal Danish Veterinary School
Dr. Rikke Schultz will be presenting:
Speakers and Topics Subject to Change
Tongue and Pulse, S. Marsden - Examination of the tongue, like the pulse, is one of the principal diagnostic methods in traditional Chinese medicine. Join Dr. Marsden to refine your tongue and pulse diagnostic skills and their significance in the clinic.
Conference Schedule – Subject to Change
A basic full Congress registration includes daily lunch buffet, one complimentary banquet ticket, and one copy of the Congress Proceedings.
A one or two day registration will include daily lunch for the days of attendance and one copy of the Congress Proceedings. Banquet ticket IS NOT included in the one or two day registration.
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