Officers

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  • President: Al Jergens
  • Immediate Past President: Craig Ruaux
  • President Elect: Stan Marks
  • Secretary-Treasurer: Jan Suchodolski
  • At-Large Member 1: Tracy Hill
  • At-Large Member 2: Katie Tolbert
  • Webmaster: Kate Arnell

Al Jergens, DVM, PhD, ACVIM

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Contact Information

E-mail: ajergens@iastate.edu

Professional Appointment

Professor, Small Animal Internal Medicine

Biography

Al Jergens is a Professor of internal medicine at Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine.  His clinical interests include GI endoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease, and host-microbiota interactions mediating GI disease.  His research interests include clinical trials investigating host-microbiota interactions mediating GI health and disease, and animal models of disease.


Jan Suchodolski, MedVet, DrVetMed, PhD, AGAF

Contact Information

Gastrointestinal Laboratory
Texas A&M University, College of Veterinary Medicine
Dept of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

4474 TAMU

College Station, TX 77843-4474

E-mail: JSuchodolski@cvm.tamu.edu

Phone: 979-458-0933

Fax: 979-458-4015

Professional Appointment

Diplomate ACVM (Immunology)

Associate Professor, Small Animal Medicine

Associate Director for Research, Head of Microbiome Sciences

Biography

Jan Suchodolski graduated with a veterinary degree from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna, Austria in 1997. In 2005 Dr. Suchodolski received his PhD in Veterinary Microbiology from Texas A&M University for his work on molecular markers for the assessment of the intestinal microbiota. His research is focused on the canine and feline microbiome,  with an emphasis on how intestinal pathogens lead to disturbances in the intestinal microbiota. Dr. Suchodolski currently serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Small Animal Medicine at Texas A&M University and as the Associate Director of Research, Head of Microbiome Sciences.

 


M. Katherine Tolbert, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

Contact Information

Email: mtoler2@utk.edu

Professional Appointment

Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine

Biography

Dr. Katie Tolbert completed her veterinary degree and small animal medicine and surgery internship at the University of Georgia. She then completed a small animal internal medicine residency at North Carolina State University. Following her residency, she pursued a Ph.D. in Comparative Biomedical Sciences at North Carolina State University. She is currently on faculty as an Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine. Her clinical research program is focused on small animal gastroenterology with a specific interest in the investigation of the efficacy of anti-secretory drugs and gastroprotectants and the rationale for their use in the treatment of acid-related disorders, organ failure, and inflammatory diseases in companion animals. Her basic science research program is dedicated to characterizing the pathogenic mechanisms of feline Tritrichomonas foetus infection and exploring novel therapies to prevent and/or ameliorate T. foetus-induced colitis.


Kate Arnell, DVM, DACVIM

Contact Information

Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego

10435 Sorrento Valley Road

San Diego, CA 92130

Email:  kharnell@gmail.com

Phone: 858-875-7500 ext. 651

Fax:  858-875-7525

Professional Appointment

Small Animal Internist, Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego

Biography

Dr. Kate Arnell is a 2006 graduate of the University of California, Davis. She completed a one-year general rotating medical and surgical internship at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital in 2007. She then completed a three-year internal medicine residency program at VSH in 2010, and has been a board-certified internal medicine specialist at VSH since that time.


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