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SPEAKERS. 

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Marnin Forman  DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)

Dr. Forman is a graduate of the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine, and completed his internship at the Animal Medical Center in NYC. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine, followed by a Nephrology Fellowship, at the University of California-Davis. He is board-certification by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine since 2003, and joined CUVS at its inception in 2011. Dr. Forman’s special interests and research focus include nephrology, gastroenterology (particularly pancreatic diseases) and interventional endoscopy/radiology.

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Rachel Matusow Wynne  MS, DVM, DACVO

Dr. Rachel Wynne received her DVM from Cornell University followed by an internship, and then a research fellowship, at the Ohio State University College of Optometry. She completed her Ophthalmology residency at The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Wynne is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. She has been with CUVS since 2015. Her areas of special interest include cataracts and cataract surgery, and microsurgery of the cornea.

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Alexander Geddes  BVetMed PGDip (VCP) MRCVS

Dr. Geddes received his veterinary degree from The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in London, England. After spending some time in general practice, he returned to The RVC to pursue a rotating internship. He subsequently moved to the United States to complete a residency in Dentistry & Oral Surgery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Geddes enjoys all aspects of veterinary dentistry, oral & maxillofacial surgery. He has a particular interest in the treatment of maxillofacial trauma and surgical oncology of the mouth and face, and has published a number of scientific articles on the subject.

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Adrienne Bentley  DVM, DACVS

Dr. Bentley is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. She is a graduate of Tufts University’s School of Veterinary Medicine and completed her internship, followed by a surgery residency, at the University of Pennsylvania. After working in specialty practice in California, she returned to the Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania as a staff surgeon before joining CUVS in 2014. Dr. Bentley enjoys all aspects of orthopedic and soft-tissue surgery. Her research focus has been on septic peritonitis and other surgical conditions of the critically ill.

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Bridget Lyons  VMD, DACVECC

Dr. Lyons is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, she completed a rotating internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York, followed by a residency in Emergency and Critical Care at the University of Pennsylvania. After completing her residency, Dr. Lyons served on the faculty at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine as an assistant professor where she led emergency and critical care functions and mentored specialty resident training. She joined CUVS in 2021 as Service Head of  Emergency & Critical Care. She is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.

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Stephanie Seller  DVM, DACVR

Dr. Seller received her veterinary degree from the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Following a rotating internship in medicine and surgery at the Animal Medical Center in New York City, she completed a residency in Diagnostic Imaging also at the Animal Medical Center. She is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Radiology. Dr. Seller is particularly interested in ultrasound, and in computed tomography (CT) imaging related to vascular anomalies. Her research has focused on a novel morphology of a congenital vascular anomaly in dogs known as an intrahepatic portosystemic shunt.

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Nicole Van Sant  BS, LVT, VTS (ECC)

Nicole Van Sant is the Nursing Director at Cornell University Veterinary Specialists (CUVS). She completed a pre-veterinary program at Pace University and then earned her Bachelor of Veterinary Technology degree from Mercy College. She has spent over 2 decades in specialty veterinary medicine, primarily Emergency and Critical Care. She is board-certified as a  Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) by the Academy of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Technicians. Nicole has been with CUVS since its inception in 2011, providing expertise and nursing leadership. She is an Adjunct Professor at Mercy College Department of Veterinary Technology and a prolific lecturer and mentor.

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Casey Fichthorne  LVT, VTS (ECC)

Casey is an Emergency-Critical Care nurse at CUVS. Her career has included multiple specialty hospitals as well as specialties. She is board-certified as a Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) by the Academy of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Technicians. Casey’s interests are primarily focused on Emergency Medicine, especially heat stroke, trauma and immune mediated disease. She has published in the NAVTA journal on leptospirosis and managing acute kidney injury. Casey joined CUVS in 2019.

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Leticia Gonzalez  CVT

Leticia is Internal Medicine Nursing Supervisor at CUVS. She has worked in specialty medicine over 7 years. Leticia began her career at CUVS in 2016 as an Emergency and Critical Care assistant and, shortly after, joined the Internal Medicine Department.  After earning her Veterinary Technician Certification in 2019, she has worked in the department as an internal medicine nurse and in various leadership roles, including trainer. Leticia is working toward VTS certification in Internal Medicine.

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Tracey Mahoney  LVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia)

Tracey Mahoney has worked in specialty-emergency practice since 2009, and exclusively in anesthesia and surgery since 2012. She joined CUVS’ Surgery Department in 2013 where she is a senior anesthesia nurse and trainer. Tracey is a board-certified Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) in Anesthesia & Analgesia. She was the 2021 recipient of the Louise O'Dwyer Aspiration Award. She is passionate about teaching and is actively involved with CUVS' VTS mentorship program.

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Crystal Zamfino  CVT, VTS (ECC)

Crystal Zamfino is an ICU technician and shift lead in CUVS’  Emergency & Critical Care Department. She received her bachelor of Veterinary Technology from Quinnipiac University. She is a board-certified Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) by the Academy of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Technicians. She is also passionate about exotic animal medicine.

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