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Featured Speaker of the Month

Speakers of the Month February 11, 2018

VALARIE B. TYNES, DVM, DACVB -   Dr. Valarie Tynes has been a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists since 2003 and is currently President of the College. She is the editor of The Behavior of Exotic Pets and co-editor of the Behavior issue of the Veterinary Clinics of North America- Small Animal Clinics released in May of 2014. Dr. Tynes joined Ceva in October of 2014 as a veterinary services specialist, providing behavior education, training and technical support to the sales force as well as lectures and presentations to veterinarians in the field.

STEVE DALE, CABC - Steve Dale is a certified Fear Free(SM) speaker and a certified animal behavior consultant (CABC) (). He is the host of two nationally syndicated radio shows, Steve Dale’s Pet World and The Pet Minute. He is currently a columnist and contributing editor for CATster, and authors a column called “Steve Dale’s Vet Worldfor Veterinary Practice News. He also contributes blogs for various websites, including Victoria Stilwell and the Pet Health Network. 

URSULA THOMAS, DVM, DACVD, DECVD - Dr. Ursula Thomas is an Austrian native who graduated from the Veterinary School of Vienna, Austria. After completing a doctoral thesis at the Veterinary School of Vienna’s Dermatology Service in 2008, Dr. Thomas then moved to the United States of America to start a three-year residency program in clinical and investigative veterinary dermatology at North Carolina State University. Dr. Thomas became board certified with the American and European Colleges of Veterinary Dermatology in 2011. Since then she has worked as faculty at the University of Florida’s Dermatology Service, and as veterinary dermatologist at an emergency clinic in Southern Massachusetts, as well as veterinary dermatologist for the MSPCA at their clinic near Boston. After more than eight years of clinical experience as a veterinarian, Dr. Thomas joined Ceva in January 2015 as part of the Companion Animal Veterinary Services team.  Dr. Thomas’ special interests include: skin allergies, bacterial and fungal skin infections, ear diseases, metabolic and endocrine diseases, as well as auto-immune skin diseases and illnesses that lead to hair loss.

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