small animal

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Dr. Craig Datz is a 1987 graduate of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. He spent 14 years in private companion animal practice and 11 years on the faculty at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine working in the areas of community practice and clinical nutrition. In 2012, he joined Royal Canin USA where he is the director of scientific affairs. Dr. Datz is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Nutrition and is dual board-certified in canine/feline and feline practice by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners.

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Chris Pachel, DVM, DACVB, CABC

Dr. Chris Pachel is a board-certified veterinary behaviorist and owner of the Animal Behavior Clinic in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Pachel lectures extensively both domestically and internationally, teaches courses at multiple veterinary schools in the United States, and has authored multiple articles and chapters for veterinarians and pet owners. He is a sought-after expert witness for legal cases and serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for dvm360. He is also a vice-president of veterinary behavior on the leadership team for Instinct Dog Behavior and Training, as well as co-owner of Instinct Portland, which opened in the fall of 2020.

Craig Webb, PhD, DVM, DACVIM

Dr. Craig Webb completed his doctorate in neuroscience during which he attempted to decipher how cats think. Obviously, this effort failed miserably, so he switched his focus and has spent the last 20-plus years attempting to effectively diagnose and treat dogs and cats that show up on the small animal medicine service at the Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Although he still fails quite frequently, he is incredibly fortunate to work in a hospital full of the best young minds in veterinary medicine. He is also fortunate to have married way above himself, to the much smarter and better-looking Dr. Tracy Webb.

Tracy Webb, PhD, DVM

Dr. Tracy Webb received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Ohio State University followed by a small animal medicine and surgery internship and an emergency and critical care residency at Angell Animal Medical Center. Dr. Webb then moved to Colorado where she received a doctorate in immunology/pathology and remained at Colorado State University in a research scientist role as well as performing clinical work. Dr. Webb is also a clinical review board specialist at CSU, chair of the COHA Communication and Collaboration Subcommittee, chair of the North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Association, and involved in various initiatives to encourage and support quality and sustainable research.


Dean A. Hendrickson, DVM, MS, DACVS

Dr. Dean Hendrickson received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Colorado State University in 1988 and completed an internship at the University of Sydney Australia and a surgical residency at Cornell University. He was on faculty at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for two years before joining CSU in December 1994, where he has served as hospital director and associate dean. His primary clinical interests are in equine wound care and minimally invasive surgery. He is an American College of Veterinary Surgeons founding fellow, minimally invasive surgery (large animal soft tissue).

Kathryn Wotman, DVM, DACVIM (LAIM), DACVO

Originally from Chicago, Dr. Kathryn Wotman obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from University of Illinois. She completed her large animal internal medicine residency followed by a residency in veterinary ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine, New Bolton Center. Dr. Wotman is currently at Colorado State University where she is an assistant professor in comparative ophthalmology. Her clinical interests and research center around equine ophthalmology with a focus on equine ocular squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), equine sarcoids, equine recurrent uveitis (ERU), ocular pain management, corneal disease, glaucoma, and ocular manifestations of systemic disease.

Agricultural animal

Marc Caldwell, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

Dr. Marc Caldwell is an associate professor in the department of large animal clinical sciences at the University of Tennessee. He earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Auburn University in 2006. Following two years in mixed-animal practice he returned to Auburn to complete a PhD in infectious diseases of livestock and specialization in internal medicine. His research focus is in the area of livestock infectious diseases, particularly of the respiratory tract in cattle. He has broad clinical interests which include lameness, herd disease or outbreak investigation, and pain management in livestock. He views his role as a field service veterinarian as one that supports livestock by providing on-farm care and up-to-date information and advice to producers to maximize the profitability of their operations.

Lily Edwards-Callaway, PhD, MS

Dr. Lily Edwards-Callaway is an assistant professor of livestock behavior and welfare at Colorado State University. Originally from the Northeast, with a bachelor’s in French from Amherst College, Edwards-Callaway earned a master’s from the University of Rhode Island. She received her doctorate at CSU under the advisement of Dr. Temple Grandin. Edwards-Callaway has held various roles in academia, the packing industry, and cattle production primarily focusing on improving animal welfare. She is involved in industry groups and associations including the NCBA BQA Advisory Board and the Dairy Cattle Welfare Council to promote and progress the beef industry.

Katy Proudfoot, PhD, MSc

Dr. Katy Proudfoot is an associate professor at the University of Prince Edward Island’s Atlantic Veterinary College and director of the Sir James Dunn Animal Welfare Centre. She completed her MSc and PhD at the University of British Columbia and spent six years at the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine before joining the Atlantic Veterinary College. Her research focuses on the maternal behavior of dairy cows and maternity pen design, animal welfare assessment, as well as the impact of housing and management practices on animal health and welfare.

professional development

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Bret Canfield

Bret Canfield has worked as a national account manager and global process efficiency advisor for Elanco Animal Health. He has been fortunate enough to work with hundreds of clinics, including many of the most successful groups and organizations within the animal health community. Specializing in engagement and efficiency, Bret brings value by seeing the world through different eyes, identifying latent needs, making open-minded observations, and providing customized solutions. He works with partners and clients to help them improve their business, engage their staff, challenge their status quo, and solve the struggles that keep them up at night.

Katherine Garcia, MA, LAC, MAC

Katherine Garcia is the clinical services manager for the Peer Assistance Services, Peer Health Assistance Programs. She has 13 years of experience working with individuals struggling with substance use and co-occurring disorders. In addition to her work with individual clients, Garcia has presented to audiences on issues concerning the health and wellness of health care professionals. She has done extensive work with professionals in the veterinary community to increase awareness of wellness issues that are unique to the profession such as high rates of compassion fatigue, substance use, and suicide. She holds a master’s in interdisciplinary studies with fields of psychology and social work, holds a licensed addictions counselor designation in the state of Colorado, and holds a national certification as a master addictions counselor.


Maggie Baldwin, DVM

Originally from a rural community in west central Minnesota, Dr. Maggie Baldwin earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine. During school, she had a strong interest in population health, epidemiology, and regulatory medicine, and pursued internships in those fields including the USDA Smith-Kilborne program at Plum Island, New York. Prior to joining the Colorado Department of Agriculture, Dr. Baldwin worked for the USDA as a supervisory public health veterinarian with FSIS and then as a veterinary medical officer (epidemiology) with APHIS during the 2014-2016 HPAI outbreak. She has been with the Colorado State Veterinarian’s Office since January 2017 working primarily on livestock emergency management, disease case management, and public outreach. She was named the assistant state veterinarian in 2019, and was honored with the CVMA Veterinarian of the Year Award in 2020.

Jennifer House, DVM, MPH

Dr. Jennifer House has served as the public health veterinarian for Colorado since January 2014. She is an active member of the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians as well as the National Association of Vector Control Officials. Prior to working in Colorado, she was the public health veterinarian for Indiana and a veterinary specialist for the Emergency Programs Division of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Dr. House is originally from rural North Carolina and obtained both a bachelor’s degree in animal science and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from North Carolina State University. She then went on to receive her Master of Public Health for Veterinarians degree from the University of Iowa.

Richanne Lomkin, DVM

Dr. Richanne Lomkin grew up on a small farm in rural Colorado that was just big enough to keep everyone busy. She graduated from the CSU Professional Veterinary Medicine program and then went to Albuquerque, New Mexico for an internship with USDA, Animal Plant Health Inspection Service, Veterinary Services.  After spending a year basking in the wonderful weather of New Mexico and six years slowly freezing to death in Eastern Idaho, she returned to Colorado as the field veterinary medical officer for northeastern Colorado. Dr. Lomkin thoroughly enjoys the opportunity to work with local veterinarians, ranchers, and farmers.