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Steve Hill, DVM, MS, DACVIM (SAIM)
Dr. Hill is a 1991 graduate of Colorado State University,
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He
completed his internship at the San Diego Veterinary Referral
Hospital in 1992 and his Internal Medicine residency and his
masters degree in clinical sciences at Colorado State University in
A Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal
Medicine, Dr. Steve Hill has broad clinical interests in all
aspects of veterinary internal medicine. His special interests are
gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, pancreatic, immune-mediated, and
infectious diseases as well as oncology. While at Colorado State
University, Dr. Hills clinical research focused on infectious and
zoonotic diseases. In addition, Dr. Hill has collaborated and
received additional training with human gastrointestinal and
infectious disease specialists.
Dr. Hill is skilled in all endoscopic procedures including
gastroduodenoscopy , colonoscopy, trachobronchoscopy, rhinoscopy,
urethrocystoscopy, vaginoscopy, laparoscopy and thoracoscopy. He is
also proficient in ultrasound (abdominal and cardiac), fluoroscopy,
and percutaneous biopsy procedures.
Dr. Hill has authored several scientific articles and textbook
chapters and he lectures at scientific meetings. He is a Clinical
Assistant Professor at Western University of Health Sciences,
College of Veterinary Medicine and he is on the board of the
Comparative Gastroenterology Society. Dr. Hill joined the staff of
the Veterinary Specialty Hospital in 1995.
Dr. Hill is married with two children. The Hill family also
includes dogs, cats, fish and a snake. Dr. Hill enjoys staying fit,
healthy living and skiing.
Dr. Frédéric P. Gaschen
Phone: (225) 578 9600
Fax: (225) 578 9559
Associate Professor, Companion Animal Medicine
Louisiana State University
Frédéric Gaschen graduated from the University of Bern in
Switzerland. After a few years in practice, he completed an
internship in Canada and a small animal internal medicine residency
in Florida. He worked at the University of Bern between 1992 and
2005, and was Chief of Small Animal Medicine for 6 years. Frédéric
is a Diplomate of the ACVIM and an invited founding Diplomate of
the ECVIM-CA where he served on the Executive Board for 6 years.
During the last 7 years, Frédérics main research and clinical
interest has been gastroenterology.
Dr. Jörg M. Steiner
Associate Professor with Tenure, Small Animal Internal
Director, Gastrointestinal Laboratory
Texas A&M University
Jörg Steiner received his veterinary degree from the
Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich, Germany in 1992. He did an
internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University
of Pennsylvania from 1992 to 1993 and a residency in small animal
internal medicine at Purdue University from 1993 to 1996. He
received his Dr.med.vet. degree from the Ludwig-Maximilians
University in Munich, Germany in 1995 in recognition of research on
feline trypsin and feline trypsin-like immunoreactivity. In 1996 he
achieved board certification with the American College of
Veterinary Internal Medicine and the European College of Veterinary
Internal Medicine. In 2000 Dr. Steiner received a PhD from Texas
A&M University for his work on canine digestive lipases and
their use for the diagnosis of gastrointestinal disorders in the
dog. He currently serves as Associate Professor with the Department
of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Texas A&M University.
Dr. Steiner also serves as Director of the GI Laboratory at Texas
A&M University (vetmed.tamu.edu/gilab) and is involved in a wide
variety of research in small animal gastroenterology.
Jan S. Suchodolski, med.vet., Dr. med. vet., PhD, DACVM
Clinical Assistant Professor, Small Animal Internal
Associate Director, Gastrointestinal
Texas A&M University
VSCS, GI Lab, Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-4474
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 Clinical Sciences at Texas A&M
University and as the Associate Director of the GI Laboratory.
Karin Allenspach, Dr.med.vet. FVH ECVIM-CA PhD FHEA
Phone: ++44 (0) 1707 666 655
FAX: ++44 (0)1707 666 298
Lecturer in Small Animal Internal Medicine
Royal Veterinary College, London
Karin Allenspach received her veterinary degree from the
University of Zürich, Switzerland, in 1993 and her Dr.med.vet.
degree from the University of Zürich, in 1995 in recognition of
research on feline immunodeficiency virus load. She did an
internship in small animal emergency medicine and critical care at
Tufts University from 1996 to 1997 and a residency in small animal
internal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania from 1997 to
1999. In 2001, she achieved board certification with the European
College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. In 2005 Dr. Allenspach
received a PhD from the University of Bern, Switzerland, for her
work on canine chronic enteropathies. She currently serves as
Assistant Professor with the Department of Veterinary Clinical
Sciences at the Royal Veterinary College, London. Dr. Allenspach
divides her time between seeing cases and supervising the small
animal medicine service, teaching undergraduates and postgraduates
in medicine and doing clinical research. Her main research interest
lies in canine gastroenterology.