Officers

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  • President: Craig Ruaux
  • Immediate Past President: Jorg Steiner
  • President Elect: Al Jergens
  • Secretary-Treasurer: Jan Suchodolski
  • At-Large Member 1: Keith Richter
  • At-Large Member 2: Katie Tolbert
  • Webmaster: Kate Arnell



Jörg M. Steiner, med.vet., Dr.med.vet., PhD, DACVIM, DECVIM-CA, AGAF

Dr. Jörg M. Steiner

Contact Information

E-mail: jsteiner@cvm.tamu.edu

Phone: 979-862-4046

Fax: 979-458-2230

Professional Appointment

Professor with Tenure, Small Animal Internal Medicine

Dr. Mark Morris Chair in Small Animal Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Director, Gastrointestinal Laboratory

Biography

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. In 2012 was recognized as a Fellow of the American Gastroenterology Association. He currently serves as Professor with the Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery and the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology at Texas A&M University. In 2016 Dr. Steiner was named the Dr. Mark Morris Chair in Small Animal Gastroenterology and Nutrition. He also serves as Director of the Gastrointestinal Laboratory at Texas A&M University and is involved in a wide variety of research in small animal gastroenterology. He has authored or co-authored more than 230 peer-reviewed articles, 80 book chapters, and 350 research abstracts.


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, Dipl ACVIM

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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