Officers

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  • President: Joerg Steiner
  • Immediate Past President: Steve Hill
  • President Elect: Craig Ruaux
  • Secretary-Treasurer: Jan Suchodolski
  • At-Large Member 1: Peter Kook
  • At-Large Member 2: Bob Sherding
  • Webmaster: Karin Allenspach



Dr. Jörg M. Steiner

Dr. Jörg M. Steiner

Contact Information

E-mail: jsteiner@cvm.tamu.edu

Phone: 979-862-4046

FAX: 979-458-2230

Professional Appointment

Associate Professor with Tenure, Small Animal Internal Medicine
Director, Gastrointestinal Laboratory
Texas A&M University

Bio sketch

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

Jan S. Suchodolski

Professional Appointment

Clinical Assistant Professor, Small Animal Internal Medicine
Associate Director, Gastrointestinal Laboratory


Texas A&M University

Contact Information

4474 TAMU

VSCS, GI Lab, Texas A&M University

College Station, TX 77843-4474

E-mail: JSuchodolski@cvm.tamu.edu

phone: 979-458-0933

fax: 979-458-4015

 

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 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

Dr. Karin Allenspach

Contact Information

E-mail: kallenspach@rvc.ac.uk
Phone: ++44 (0) 1707 666 655
FAX: ++44 (0)1707 666 298

Professional Appointment

Associate Professor and Reader in Small Animal Internal Medicine
Royal Veterinary College, London

Bio sketch

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 Associate 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.

 

Steve Hill, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM (SAIM)

 

Professional Appointment

Veterinary Speciality hospital, 10435 Sorrento Valley Rd
San Diego, CA 92121

 

Contact information: steve.hill@vshsd.co

Bio sketch

Dr. Steve Hill graduated with honors from Colorado State University, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in 1991. He completed an internship at the San Diego Veterinary Referral Hospital in 1992. He then returned to Colorado State University where he completed a residency in internal medicine and a master's degree in clinical sciences in 1995. Dr. Hill joined the Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego in 1995 and he is now a partner and hospital co-owner. He has a special interest in gastroenterology, immune-mediated and infectious diseases and he has authored multiple scientific articles and textbook chapters.

 

Peter Kook, Dr.med.vet., ACVIM, ECVIM-CA

 

Contact Information

E-mail: pkook@vetclinics.uzh.ch

Phone: ++41 44 6358686

FAX: ++41 44 6358920

 

Professional Appointment

Associate Professor, Clinic for Small Animal Internal Medicine, Vetsuisse Faculty, Universit of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

Bio sketch

Peter Kook received his veterinary degree from the University of Veterinary Medicine Hanover, in Germany in 1999. He did an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Veterinary Medicine Hanover from 1999 to 2000 and after a 2-year excursion as an alternative ECVS resident, he started a residency in small animal internal medicine at the Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zürich in Switzerland and the University of Georgia from 2003 to 2007. In 2007 he achieved board certification with the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. He currently serves as Associate Professor with the Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the University of Zürich. Peter supervises the gastroenterology service of the Clinic for Small Animal Internal Medicine and divides his time between seeing cases, teaching residents and students and doing clinical research. He is interested in all aspects of gastroenterology with special focus on esophageal, pancreatic, and hepatobiliary disease.

Bob Sherding, DVM, ACVIM

 

Contact Information

Email: Sherding.1@osu.edu

Phone: 614-602-7768

 

Professional Appointment

Professor Emeritus, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University

Bio sketch

Dr. Sherding is a Professor Emeritus of Internal Medicine at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. He received his DVM from OSU in 1973 followed by an internship at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston and residency training at OSU, which led to ACVIM Board Certification in the Specialty of Internal Medicine. During his 35-year tenure as a faculty educator at Ohio State, Dr. Sherding has taught over 4,600 veterinary students and 50 internal medicine residents. He served as Department Chair from 1993 to 2006.Dr. Sherding has been an invited lecturer at over 200 veterinary conferences, including international veterinary meetings in 13 countries. He has authored or co-authored 142 journal articles and book chapters; and he is an editor of 4 textbooks, including the 3 editions of Saunders Manual of Small Animal Practice and 2 editions of The Cat: Diseases and Clinical Management. Dr. Sherding's honors include the Distinguished Alumnus Award of the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine, the Faculty Achievement Award of the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians, the Bourgelat Award presented of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association, and the Friskies Award for achievement in feline medicine. Dr. Sherding's interests include all aspects of clinical gastroenterology, hepatology, and endoscopy.


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