Invited Lectures

Dr. Catherine A. Loughin

Dr. Catherine A. Loughin is board certified by both the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and the American College of Clinical Thermology, one of only two veterinarians so honored, and was granted research fellow status by the latter. She has published scientific articles on a variety of surgical topics and is responsible for establishing the “standards for thermal imaging” in the dog. Currently, as a senior member of The Canine Chiari Institute, she is a frequent lecturer both at national and international conferences and is the principle investigator of several clinical studies.


Dr. Curtis Dewey

Dr. Curtis W. Dewey is associate professor and section head of Neurology/Neurosurgery at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY and a diplomate of both the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (neurology) and the American College of Veterinary Surgery. He is the author of “A Practical Guide to Canine and Feline Neurology” and is an internationally recognized speaker in the field of veterinary neurology.


Dr. Dominic J. Marino

Dr. Dominic J. Marino is the chief of staff of Long Island Veterinary Specialists and the Director of The Canine Chiari Institute at LIVS. As head of the Department of Surgery, he has pioneered micro-hip replacement surgery in pets, the diagnosis and treatment of elbow dysplasia, and corrective surgery of Syringomyelia/Chiari like malformation in dogs.  He is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, the American College of Clinical Thermology, and is a certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner. He has published many scientific articles, authored chapters in veterinary medical textbooks and lectures extensively on neurosurgical topics at both human and veterinary conferences.