Our speakers serve as your ‘Personal’ Consultants during the seminars and welcome questions at the meetings, in the hallways and even on the beach!

Ken Kwochka, DVM, DipACVD

Program Chair & Moderator, Muller-Ihrke Veterinary Dermatology Seminar

"What’s New?  Key Clinical Updates for General Practice from the North American Veterinary Dermatology Forum and Recent Dermatology Publications" 

  Dr. Kwochka has been involved in all phases of veterinary medicine including 25 years of academic and private practice dermatology at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, The Animal Dermatology Clinic in Marina del Rey, California, and Southeast Veterinary Dermatology and Ear Clinic in Mt. Pleasant and Greenville, South Carolina. Additionally, Ken was previously Vice President of Research & Development at DVM Pharmaceuticals and Teva Animal Health for 7 years. He is currently a member of the Bayer Animal Health team providing dermatology education throughout the United States.

     Dr. Kwochka is the current President of the World Association for Veterinary Dermatology and has served as President of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology. He is a Fellow of the Morris Animal Foundation, recipient of the Stanford University School of Medicine Outstanding Veterinary Dermatologist Award and recipient of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology Award of Excellence, for contributions to science and education in the specialty.

     Ken serves as the Muller-Ihrke Conference Scientific Program Leader. He lives in Greenville, South Carolina with his wife, Dr. Theresa Brim, and their cats, Sookie, Elphy and Lily.


Terese DeManuelle, DVM, DACVD

How I Treat Canine Atopic Dermatitis for Very Little $ or Lots of $$$$

The Challenge of Food Allergy in Cats – What are the Options for Diagnosis and Management?

Case Presentations:  How I Treat Resistant Staphylococcal Skin Infections for Clients on a Budget and Clients like Bill Gates

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Dr. Terese DeManuelle has been seeing dogs, cats, and horses in the Portland area for 20 years. 

She moved to Portland in 1998 and founded the Allergy & Dermatology Veterinary Referral Center (ADVRC).  ADVRC provided specialized dermatology care for 15 years.

Seeking to provide innovative dermatology services to the Portland metropolitan area, she founded Northwest Animal Allergy & Dermatology in August 2018. 

Dr. DeManuelle treats diseases of the skin, haircoat, ears, and feet of dogs, cats, and horses.


Mona Boord DVM, DACVD

How to Insure Client Compliance in Chronic Recurrent Dermatologic Diseases

A Practical Guide to Cutaneous Masses 

Approach to Patients with Pedal Disease I

Approach to Patients with Pedal Disease II

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Dr. Mona Boord graduated from the University of California Davis in 1992. She completed her residency with Animal Dermatology Clinic and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD) in 1997. She became an owner and board of director with the Animal Dermatology Clinics with the goal of improving the quality of life of her patients and their families by caring for and improving their skin conditions.

Dr. Boord's publications include contributing author of Kirk's Current Veterinary Therapy XIII, Current Therapy in Equine Medicine V, Small Animal Dermatology Secrets, and Veterinary Allergy, as well as publications in several veterinary journals.

She contributes training of dermatology to veterinarians as an Associate Professor at the Western University of Health Sciences, mentoring a residency program for the American College of Veterinary Dermatology, international speaking and assisting with teaching visiting veterinarians from abroad.

Outside of work, Dr. Boord enjoys competitive performance events with her own dogs including obedience, agility, herding, and tracking.


Michael Canfield, DVM, DACVD

Pinnal Dermatoses – Reading the Splatter on the Walls!

Otic Examination and Flushing Techniques for General Practice I

Otic Examination and Flushing Techniques for General Practice II

Flea and Tick Control in 2019 – So many New Products to Compare and Contrast

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Dr. Michael Canfield is a southern Mississippi native. Prior to becoming a veterinarian, Dr. Canfield was an electrician for Ingalls shipyard in Pascagoula, MS where he was proud to assist in building several United States Navy ships. Dr. Canfield began his undergraduate studies at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and subsequently transferred to Mississippi State University to complete his undergraduate studies prior to entering Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Canfield graduated from Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine and entered the profession as an eager small animal clinician. Dr. Canfield’s interests in dermatology flourished, ultimately leading him to accept an American College of Veterinary Dermatology approved dermatology residency with Animal Dermatology Clinic located in Tustin, California. Following three years of intense training, Dr. Canfield completed his residency with Animal Dermatology Clinic and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology. Dr. Canfield enjoys dermatology, including allergic skin diseases, ear diseases, and endocrinopathies (hormone-related diseases). Additionally, Dr. Canfield enjoys traditional surgery, cryosurgery, laser surgery, and internal medicine. Dr. Canfield looks forward to serving you and your pet.


Shelley C. Rankin, BSc (Hons), PhD

E(eeek) coli: Dealing with Antibiotic Resistant Gram Negative Infections

Dead Bugs Don’t Mutate: How to Select the Best Drug for Your Patient

A New Culture: Clinical Microbiology at the Forefront of Emerging Diseases

Enteropathogenic Bacteria in Dogs and Cats: What’s New in Diagnosis and Treatment

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Professor of Clinical Veterinary Microbiology with a demonstrated history of teaching, research and service in higher education. Head, Diagnostic Services, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Chief, Clinical Microbiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Skilled in Veterinary Microbiology, Molecular Epidemiology, Laboratory Skills, Antimicrobial Resistance mechanisms and Infectious Diseases. Graduated from the University of Glasgow.


Jon Klingborg, DVM

Program Chair & Moderator, The Veterinary M-E-D Seminar

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Jon Klingborg DVM has published more than 250 newspaper articles, has coauthored a chapter in Vet Clinics of North America, has appeared on radio and television discussing veterinary issues and in print media around the world, was the youngest president in the history of the California Veterinary Medical Association, has served on committees to the American Veterinary Medical Association and the California Veterinary Medical Board, and has spoken nationally and internationally on animal welfare issues. Dr.Klingborg was awarded
the honorary title of Distinguished Practitioner (DPNAP) by the National
Academies of Practice in 2006. Dr. Klingborg is the author of Exam Room Communication for Veterinarians: The Science and Art of Conversing with Clients. (AHAA Press, 2011.) In 2018, he received the Alumni Achievement Award from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.


Ann Della Maggiore, DVM, DACVIM 

A sweet update on Canine & Feline Diabetes Management

Canine & Feline Thyroid Disease

Taking the stress out of Adrenal Gland Diseases

Endocrine Disease in the Geriatric Patient

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Dr. Ann Della Maggiore is a board-certified veterinary internal medicine specialist. Dr. Della Maggiore spent five years (2012-2017) working as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine at UC Davis. Dr. Della Maggiore has taught numerous veterinarians and is recognized by veterinary medical students and her colleagues as an exceptional specialist.

Her veterinary medical interests include, but are not limited to small animal endocrinology, infectious and immune-mediated disease, as well as minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Dr. Della Maggiore has lectured both internationally and nationally in the area of canine and feline internal medicine, specifically endocrinology. Dr. Della Maggiore has written several book chapters and journal articles. 


Craig Webb, DVM, DACVIM 

Getting Nutrition into the Cat

Feline Constipation: Getting Crap out of a Cat

Feline Triaditis: Academic Philosophy or Clinical Question

Canine Pancreatitis

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After completing his PhD in Neuroscience Dr. Webb earned his DVM from the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Webb did his internship at Alameda East in Denver where he experienced his 15 minutes of fame on Animal Planets “Emergency Vets” TV show. Dr. Webb was a resident at CSU, with Dr. David Twedt as his mentor, and has remained on faculty at the VTH ever since. Dr. Webb is most famous for marrying well above himself (his wife Tracy is much smarter and much better looking), and he is best known as Trevor, Collette, and Domonique’s Dad.

Dr. Webb is currently a Clinical Sciences Department Professor, Head Small Animal Medicine Section



Tracy Webb, DVM, PhD

Feline Stomatitis: From Theory to Practice

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Dr. Webb is a Research Scientist in the Department of Clinical Sciences.  She investigates the use of mesenchymal stem cells for suppressing airway inflammation in mouse asthma models.  In addition, she investigates the mechanisms by which mesenchymal stem cells suppress T cell responses in mice and cats.