This year's speaker will be Paul W. Poulos, Jr., DVM, PhD.Dr. Poulos
is internationally known for his
studies and publications on bone diseases of domestic animals.He
is the co-author of the textbook, Clinical Radiology of The Horse, and has written or co-authored 45 scientific articles and four book chapters on various aspects of veterinary imaging, ranging from contrast studies to ultrasound biopsy techniques.He has served as President of the International Elbow Working Group ("IEWG") and is a member of the executive committee of that organization.Dr. Poulos is also a member of the Hereditary Defects Committee of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association.He
has frequently been invited to speak at meetings throughout the world, including the United States
, Europe Canada, Mexico and the form Soviet Union.
graduation from the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California at Davis
in 1960, Dr. Poulos
founded a private general practice in Northern California, where he
practiced for the next 12 years.After selling his
practice in 1972, he
returned to UC Davis for specialty training in radiology and in 1974 was admitted by examination to the American College of Veterinary Radiology
.Having decided to pursue an academic career, Dr. Poulos then began developing his PhD program and in 1975 he moved to Sweden to complete his training at the Royal Veterinary College in Stockholm where in 1979 he was awarded the degree of Veterinary Medicine Doctorate (PhD) for his thesis on Osteochondrosis.From 1977-1980, Dr. Poulos was Associate Professor of Radiology at the University of Utrecht in The Netherlands.In 1980, he became Professor of Radiology at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida, Gainesville, and from 1983 to 1990 served as Professor and Chairman of the department of Veterinary Radiology.
From 1987 to 1990 Dr. Poulos
chaired both the departments of Radiology and Comparative and Experimental Pathology at the University of Florida
.Dr. Poulos left academia in 1991 to establish Poulos Veterinary Imaging, a consulting practice in veterinary radiology and ultrasound based in Ukiah, California.In 1992 he became the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for Genetic Disease Control in Animals ("GDC").
The seminar will cover three hours, each hour will be of increasing complexity.The first will cover general disease control and genetics topics.The second will include Ridgebacks and the GDC.The third hour will be a question and answer format and discussion regarding Ridgebacks and genetics.Participants are free to leave as the seminar as increasingly complex topics are discussed.The specialty committee is pleased to sponsor Dr. Poulos
for this year's educational seminar at the specialty.