Join CVMA Chapter 6 for a South Area roundtable presentation with dinner and CE with Dr. Lori Best and Dr. Steve Dugan from Eye Specialists for Animals. Schedule of events 6 p.m.:
Join CVMA Chapter 6 for a South Area roundtable presentation with dinner and CE with Dr. Lori Best and Dr. Steve Dugan from Eye Specialists for Animals.
Schedule of events
6 p.m.: Dinner
6:30 p.m.: 2.0 hours of CE lecture followed by Q&A
FREE for Chapter 6 members!
About the presenters
Steve Dugan, DVM, MS, DACVO
Born and raised in Illinois, Dr. Steve Dugan nurtured an affinity for animals from an early age. After receiving degrees in both chemistry and mathematics from Southern Illinois University, he went on to attend the University of Illinois where he earned a doctorate in veterinary medicine (1986). In 1987, he completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Cornell University. Always the avid learner, Dr. Dugan desired to continue his education through veterinary specialization and found his calling in ophthalmology, drawn to the dual aspect of medical and surgical management training which it encompasses.
Dr. Dugan completed a 3 year residency in veterinary ophthalmology at Colorado State University. In 1990, he became board certified as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO). He briefly served as assistant professor of comparative ophthalmology at the University of Illinois, prior to his decision to enter private practice in 1992. Dr. Dugan routinely attends continuing education events and has completed an elective Maintenance of Certification (MOC) through the ACVO in order to provide the most progressive care for his patients.
Dr. Dugan is a member of numerous professional organizations including the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO), American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Colorado Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), and the Colorado Springs Area Veterinary Medical Society (CSAVMS). He currently serves as the secretary/treasurer for the ACVO Vision for Animals Foundation (VAF), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of animal life by restoring and preserving vision through research and education.
Throughout his esteemed career, Dr. Dugan has provided invaluable contributions to furthering the research and knowledge on various ocular diseases (e.g. squamous cell carcinoma). His work has been published numerous times in peer reviewed literature, including the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA). He has lectured on equine and companion animal ophthalmology regularly over the years in a variety of local, regional, and international forums (such as the annual ACVO conferences).
For the past 24 years, Dr. Dugan has worked in private practice, providing honest, expert, and compassionate care to thousands of animals. Amongst his extensive services, he has successfully performed over 2,200 cataract removal surgeries. Additionally, he provides pro bono services for animals at the Denver Zoo.
Lori Best, DVM, DACVO
Dr. Lori Best has had a passion for caring for animals since she was a young child. While growing up, she volunteered her time at local humane societies before securing a job as a veterinary assistant at a small animal hospital. Dr. Best completed a bachelor’s degree with a double major in Microbiology and Veterinary Medicine along with a minor in Chemistry at the University of Arizona in 2007. She then went on to graduate with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in 2012.
Dr. Best’s love for ophthalmology initially developed during veterinary school where she was drawn to both the medical and surgical aspects of managing animal eye disease in order to improve her patient’s vision and quality of life. To further pursue her career in ophthalmology, she completed a 1-year small animal surgical and medical rotating internship followed by a 3-year residency in comparative ophthalmology at the University of Tennessee. During her time at the University of Tennessee, she performed research studies in tear film biochemistry and normal blinking behavior in horses that have been published in the peer-reviewed American Journal of Veterinary Research. In 2017, she became board certified as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO).
Dr. Lori Best entered private practice at Eye Specialists for Animals following completion of her residency. She is a member of numerous professional organizations including the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO), American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Colorado Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), and the Colorado Springs Area Veterinary Society (CSAVS). She is the President of Chapter 7 (Colorado Springs Area) of the CVMA. She continues to enjoy teaching and has been asked to give several continuing education lectures to veterinarians within Colorado.
Dr. Best also loves to educate owners about eye disease so that they can provide informed and exceptional care for their pets. She particularly enjoys performing surgery and has completed hundreds of successful cataract removal surgeries. Outside of work, she prefers to spend her free time outdoors hiking or running. Her animal family members include a beloved dachshund mix (Savvy), a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever (Yeti), and a handsome young tabby (Sully).
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