IDEXX @ VMX 2019
IDEXX Speakers at VMX 2019
Michael Q. Bailey, DVM, DACVR
Dr. Bailey completed his undergraduate degree at Rutgers University, earned his DVM from historic Tuskegee University in Alabama, and then completed a small-animal rotating internship and radiology residency at Michigan State University. Before joining IDEXX Telemedicine Consultants, he served on the faculty at Tuskegee University, Michigan State University, and The Ohio State University.
Graham E. A. Bilbrough, MA, VetMB, CertVA, MRCVS
After graduating from the University of Cambridge, Dr. Bilbrough spent a year in mixed practice in Oxfordshire, England, before returning to Cambridge to become the BSAVA Petsavers resident in anesthesia and critical patient care. Later he became the senior anesthetist at the Queen’s Veterinary School Hospital. He joined IDEXX in 2006, where he is a medical affairs manager.
Peter Brown, DVM
Dr. Brown grew up in Ellensburg, Washington, where his parents had a registered Angus cattle operation. He earned his DVM at Washington State University, and after graduating in 1991, he began working at Chuckanut Valley Veterinary Clinic and became a co-owner in 1993. In 2015, Dr. Brown became the chief veterinary officer for Wagly Inc.
Michael W. Dryden, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVM
Dr. Dryden is a university distinguished professor of veterinary parasitology in the Department of Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology at Kansas State University. He received his DVM from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1984, spent 2.5 years in private practice, and then received his MS and PhD in veterinary parasitology from Purdue University.
Ms. Lishness joined IDEXX in 2013. She manages IDEXX’s social media presence on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Ms. Lishness is a Maine native and a graduate of the University of St. Andrews. When she’s not at work, she can be found exploring the Maine coast with her rescue beagle Sam.
Meryl P. Littman, VMD, DACVIM
Dr. Littman, Professor Emerita of Medicine, trained at the University of Pennsylvania and stayed on as a clinician-educator there for almost 40 years. Her interests include tick-borne diseases, leptospirosis, protein-losing diseases, and genetic kidney diseases. She chaired the ACVIM Lyme disease consensus statement and now chairs the update.
Fred Metzger, DVM, MRCVS, DABVP
Dr. Metzger is a 1986 graduate of the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and an adjunct professor at the Pennsylvania State University. A published textbook and article coauthor, he owns the Metzger Animal Hospital in State College, Pennsylvania.
Wendy S. Myers, CVJ
Ms. Myers owns Communication Solutions for Veterinarians, in Denver, Colorado. Her firm helps teams improve telephone and communication skills, client service, and compliance. She offers monthly continuing education credit webinars and is the author of 101 Communication Skills for Veterinary Teams. Ms. Myers is a member of the American Animal Hospital Association and serves on a committee for the Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry.
Jennifer Ogeer, DVM, MS, MBA
A graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College, Dr. Ogeer completed an emergency medicine/critical care residency at Tufts University/Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston and an MS degree (critical care) at the Ontario Veterinary College, Guelph. Her interests include kidney disease, coagulation, pancreatitis, and real-time PCR.
J. Catharine Scott-Moncrieff, MA, VetMB, MS, DACVIM, DSAM, DECVIM
Dr. Scott-Moncrieff is professor of small-animal internal medicine and director of international programs. She is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, and she holds a diploma in small-animal medicine from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.
Robert Tope, DVM
Dr. Tope received his DVM degree from Kansas State University, where he also received his bachelor of science degree from the college of agriculture in animal sciences and industry. After practicing in Pittsburgh for 2 years, he and his wife, Dr. Jennifer Bushwack, relocated to South Carolina to start Electric City Animal Clinic in 2002.
Des Whittall, BEng (Hons)
Mr. Whittall studied software engineering at Aberystwyth University in the United Kingdom, graduating with honors in 2000. He worked with an investment bank for 13 years in various roles. In 2012, he moved to Texas to purchase Boat Club Road Animal Hospital, growing the business to a five-doctor practice at two locations, each with their own pet resort.
Fritz Wood, CPA, CFP
Mr. Wood owns and operates an animal health consulting practice in Lenexa, Kansas. He has focused exclusively on the veterinary profession for nearly 30 years, conducting important research examining veterinary productivity and attributes of high-performing practices. As a business content expert and key opinion leader, he has authored dozens of articles, contributed to books and online courses, and presented to veterinarians throughout the world.
Ms. Woodcock is an accomplished marketing communications professional who leads public relations strategy for IDEXX. Ms. Woodcock's experience includes corporate communications strategy, media relations, inbound marketing, brand communications, corporate responsibility, and brand thought leadership. She holds an MBA from Georgetown University and a BA from Dartmouth College.