Officers

  • President: Stan Marks
  • Immediate Past President: Al Jergens
  • President Elect: Katie Tolbert
  • Secretary-Treasurer: Jan Suchodolski
  • At-Large Member 1 (GUTSEA/GUTSKI): Marnin Forman
  • At-Large Member 2 (grants): Sara Wennogle
  • Webmaster: Kate Arnell

Stan Marks, BVSc, PhD, ACVIM-SAIM & Oncology, ACVN

Contact Information

E-mail: slmarks@ucdavis.edu

Professional Appointment

Professor, Small Animal Internal Medicine

Biography

Dr. Stan Marks graduated from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, and completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Missouri, Columbia, a small animal internal medicine residency at the University of Florida, and an oncology residency at the University of California, Davis.  Dr. Marks received his PhD degree in Nutrition from the University of California, Davis, where he is currently a Professor in the Department of Medicine and Epidemiology.  Dr. Marks is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) in the subspecialties of internal medicine and oncology, and a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Nutrition (ACVN). Dr. Marks has research interests in the diagnosis and management of infectious diarrhea in dogs and cats, as well as the characterization and management of canine dysphagia.  Dr. Marks has received numerous faculty teaching awards over the years.


Al Jergens, DVM, PhD, ACVIM

Al Jergens

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

E-mail: JSuchodolski@cvm.tamu.edu

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.


Marnin Forman, DVM, DACVIM-SAIM

Contact Information

E-mail: marnin4man@yahoo.com

Professional Appointment

Staff Internist, Cornell University Veterinary Specialists
Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

Biography

Dr. Marnin Forman is a graduate of the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine, and completed his internship at the Animal Medical Center in NYC. Following a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of California-Davis, he stayed on to complete a Fellowship in Nephrology, one of the very few and most prestigious nephrology programs in the world. He received board-certification by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2003. Dr. Forman practiced for several years at a large multi-specialty practice in Ohio before joining CUVS at its inception in 2011.


Sara Wennogle, DVM, PhD, DACVIM-SAIM

Contact Information

Email:  sjw@msu.edu

Professional Appointment

Assistant Professor, Small Animal Clinical Sciences, ​Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine

Biography

Dr. Sara Wennogle received her DVM from Colorado State University (CSU) in 2011. After one year in general practice, she returned to CSU where she completed a one-year Fellowship followed by a residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine (SAIM). She completed her SAIM residency in 2016 and remained at CSU to serve on clinics and complete a PhD studying protein-losing enteropathies in dogs. She graduated with her PhD in December 2018 and was a CSU faculty member until June 2020. Dr. Wennogle joined the faculty at Michigan State University in July 2020. She is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine). Her principal areas of interest include chronic gastrointestinal disease, specifically canine protein-losing enteropathies, hepatobiliary disease, and immune disorders.

Kate Arnell, DVM, DACVIM-SAIM

Kate Arnell

Contact Information

Email:  kharnell@gmail.com

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.