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Speakers

Lori Bidwell

DVM, DACVAA, CVA, CVTP

SATURDAY, APRIL 9

  • Acupuncture for the Chronic Laminitic Horse

  • Acupuncture for the Other Equids: Donkeys, Zebra and Miniature Horses

Dr. Lori Bidwell is a 2001 graduate of Michigan State University, a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia and a certified veterinary acupuncturist.  She did her internship at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, and completed her anesthesia residency at Michigan State University.   She was the head of anesthesia at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital and Lexington Equine Surgery and Sports Medicine and has been on faculty at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine.   In 2015 she co-founded East West Equine Sports Medicine, a sports medicine practice that covers veterinary services for hunter/jumper circuits on the West and East Coasts.   Dr. Bidwell also consults in anesthesia for equine practices, teaches part of a study abroad program in Thailand and South Africa and speaks and teaches nationally and internationally.  Dr. Bidwell competes with her horses in the amateur owner jumper divisions.

Kim Henneman

DVM, DACVSMR (EQ, K9), FAAVA, DABT, CVA, CVC

SATURDAY, APRIL 9

  • How to Integrate Acupuncture, Herbs and Food Therapy to Assist in Rehab and Injury Recovery

  • Acupuncture for Equine Face, Head and Dental Problems

Dr. Kim Henneman is a native of the Utah mountains. She graduated magna cum laude from Utah State University in 1981 and is a 1986 graduate of Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, she did an internship with a racing and farm practice in Ireland. Dr. Kim is currently the only veterinarian in the US Board-certified in both Equine & Canine Sports Medicine & Rehabi-litation. Since first incorporating integrative therapies into her mixed practice in 1990, Dr. Kim has taught at numerous national & international conferences & veterinary schools, as well as contributed to several textbooks (integrative therapies & sports medicine/ rehabilitation). She has worked with performance dogs and horses in environments ranging from Dubai to Alaska, has done thermography on zoo giraffes, elephants and rhinos, and devotes half of her practice time providing life-start and chronic disease care to non-working cats, dogs and horses.

Cynthia Lankenau

DVM, RH (AHG), CVA, GDVCHM, ACVCHM (IVAS), GDVA, MS-TCVM

SATURDAY, APRIL 9

  • Introduction to the Six Stages: Shang Han Lun on Cold Damage

  • Efficacy of Wu Mei Wan for Treating Equine Metabolic Syndrome Related Laminitis and Uveitis Poorly Responsive to Conventional Medicine

Cynthia Lankenau, DVM graduated from Cornell’s Veterinary College in 1981 and joined a 99% dairy practice in upstate NY with a total love of working with small dairy farms.  In the attempt to expand her practice knowledge, she joined the Peace Corps and worked in Malawi, Africa in 1984-1985, returning to the US to join a mixed animal practice in western NY.  With the decline of family farms in NY, and seeing an incredible increase in chronic diseases, Dr. Lankenau started down the path of alternative medicine; starting with acupuncture training in 1991 (IVAS), started herbal training in western herbs in 1993, Chinese herbs in 1995; chiropractic (AVCA) and homeopathic (AVH) training in 1995.  She has completed Chi’s MS (TCVM); CIVT’s Western Graduate Herbal program, and Chinese herbal degree; is a registered herbalist (RH) through the American Herbal Guild.  She has finished David Winston’s professional herbal training and graduate class. She has studied Classical Chinese Herbal medicine with Dr. Evan Rabinowitz and Jeffrey Yuen.  She is a past president of the VBMA, Secretary/treasurer of the ACVBM, founder of the NY CAVMA, and on the board of WATCVM.  Since 1993, she has practiced in a solo 100% alternative modality mixed animal practice, enjoying life with her husband, daughter, dogs, cat, horses, goats and two conures!

Susan Neary

DVM, MAOM, MS-PREP, CVA, CCRP

SATURDAY, APRIL 9

  • Haunted By Seizures

As a veterinarian as well as a veterinary acupuncturist with over 20 years of experience, Dr. Neary is also a licensed acupuncturist in the human field.  She revels in the success of acupuncture in conditions that medications cannot solely manage.  Dr. Neary has owned and operated two veterinary hospitals in the Seattle area for a dozen years before deciding to sell both practices and pursue master’s degrees in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM) and Pain Research, Education and Policy (MS-PREP).  This skill set coupled with a strong commitment to bridge eastern and western medicine allows her to use integrative approaches to the complex problem of pain management with special interest in osteoarthritis, degenerative and neurological conditions, post-surgical and palliative care patients.

Dr. Neary is a member of the Board of Governors for the International Veterinary Association of Pain Management (IVAPM) and clinical instructor of the Canine Rehabilitation Institute’s (CRI) veterinary acupuncture course.

Michelle Schraeder

DVM, MEd, FAAVA

SATURDAY, APRIL 9

  • Comparison of Less Commonly Used Pattern Differentiations: Six, Four and Three Levels

Dr. Michelle Schraeder graduated from The Ohio State University in 1985.  She is certified in veterinary acupuncture, Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine, and veterinary Tui-na (massage). Dr. Schraeder is a Fellow of the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture (FAAVA) and has also obtained a Masters of Education in College and Continuing Education. Presently she is chair of the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society’s (IVAS) International Education Committee and an IVAS board member. Dr. Schraeder has been a speaker at various US and international veterinary conferences, and is involved in teaching at several veterinary courses, nationally and online.  She practices integrative medicine, utilizing Traditional Chinese Medicine with conventional medicine, at her clinic Mountain Veterinary Hospital in Bellingham, Washington.

Lara Sypniewski

DVM, DABVP, CVA, CCRP

SATURDAY, APRIL 9

  • The ABC’s of CBD: Veterinary Literature Update

  • Memes and Laser Beams: Understanding Photobiomodulation

  • Haunted by Seizures

Dr. Lara Sypniewski (pronounced “Sip-nes-ski”) is the Henthorne Clinical Professor of Small Animal Medicine and a Clinical Associate Professor in Small Animal Community Practice.  Dr. Sypniewski is a 1998 graduate of Purdue University and has been teaching at OSU’s Veterinary Medical Hospital for 12 years.  She is a diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (canine/feline), a certified acupuncturist and a certified canine rehabilitator. Dr. Sypniewski’s research interests are in nutritional impacts on the microbiome, animal assisted therapies, photobiomodulation, and the pharmacology of pain medications in small animal and exotic species.

Bonnie Wright

DVM, DACVAA, CVMA, CVPP, CCRP, CCRT

SATURDAY, APRIL 9

  • Acupuncture for the Treatment of Neuromuscular Conditions in Dogs and Cats, With Emphasis on Intervertebral Disc Disease

Dr. Bonnie Wright was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She accomplished her DVM at Colorado State University and a residency in Anesthesia and Critical Patient Care at The University of California, Davis. She has lived in Colorado since 2001.

Dr. Wright is board certified in Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia. She has earned certificates in Medical Acupuncture, Veterinary Pain Practitioner, Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner, Canine Rehabilitation Therapist and advanced training canine musculo-skeletal imaging.  She works and teaches in the areas of anesthesia, pain medicine, medical acupuncture, regenerative medicine and rehabilitation.

She has two adult sons, several wonderful dogs, cats and an unknown number of wild hogs. She spends time exercising and building her off-grid Hawaiian farm with her life partner.

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