Drs. Brian Beale & Jay Griffin - Destination CE

We have a couple of Quick Cups of Knowledge in one today! Dr. Jay Griffin and Dr. Brian Beale talk about the exciting learning experience that is available through WVC’s Destination CE: Alaska. They tell our host, Dr. Natalie Marks, about the collaborative approach they will use to learn how to use radiograph to diagnose orthopedic cases as well as how to fix them in surgery.

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About the Guests:

Brian Beale, DVM, DACVS received his DVM from the University of Florida in 1985. He completed an internship at Friendship Hospital for Animals in Washington, D.C., and a surgical residency at the University of Florida. He became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1991. Dr. Beale was an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine prior to joining Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in 1992. Dr. Beale is a co-author of the industry-defining textbook, Small Animal Arthroscopy. In 2018, Dr. Beale was named a Founding Fellow in Minimally Invasive Surgery - Small Animal Orthopedics (arthroscopy and fracture repair) by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Jay Griffin, DVM, DACVR earned his DVM in 2004 from Texas A&M University. His scholarly interests include MRI of the nervous system and musculoskeletal system. Dr. Griffin is currently a clinical assistant professor at Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences.

About the Interviewer - Natalie Marks, DVM:

Dr. Marks is the previous co-owner and current Medical Director of Blum Animal Hospital in Chicago. She grew up in rural Sterling, Illinois, and received her DVM degree from the University of Illinois in 2002 with high honors. Additionally, during veterinary school, she was awarded a position in the Cornell University Summer Leadership Program as a Summer Fellow. After graduation, Dr. Marks moved to North Atlanta for five years to practice small animal medicine at Allatoona Animal Hospital. She was the Veterinary Leadership Conference New Graduate Representative, president of the Greater Atlanta Veterinary Medical Society, and public relations chairperson for the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Marks has interests in internal medicine, oncology, and ultrasound. She also is a firm believer in the power of the human-animal bond and finds helping families manage and care for their geriatric pets most rewarding and satisfying. She was recently awarded Petplan's 2013 Veterinarian of the Year Award. Dr. Marks also received the prestigious Dr. Erwin Small First Decade Award, presented to a recent graduate who has given significant contributions and service to the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association. In 2015, Dr. Marks was awarded America's Favorite Veterinarian honor from the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF). Dr. Marks is very active in all aspects of media, both locally and nationally. She has appeared on Good Day Chicago, WGN-Pet Central, NBC Morning News, ABC, CBS, NPR, WBBM, and many local websites. Dr. Marks was featured nationally on the Today Show and CBS Nightly News during the canine influenza epidemic of 2015 and in multiple issues of JAVMA. Additionally, Dr. Marks has been published in Veterinary Medicine magazine, DVM magazine, and was a reporter for Veterinary News Network where she completed intensive media training. In 2018, Dr. Marks became a certified Veterinary Journalist.