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EDUCATION

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND LIFE SCIENCES, CORNELL UNIVERSITY   Ithaca, NY
BS in Animal Science, May 2000

ROSS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
St. Kitts, West Indies
DVM, January 2004
Clinical rotations completed at Purdue University

 

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING & EXPERIENCE

CHATHAMS SMALL ANIMAL HOSPITAL AND EQUINE MEDICAL CENTER
North Chatham, NY March 2004 – June 2007
Associate Veterinarian. Primary small animal clinician for a busy mixed animal practice.
Practiced 90% small animal, 10% equine and other farm animal. Performed surgery, including caesarian sections, gastropexies and intestinal surgeries. Utilized ultrasound as a diagnostic tool for both small and large animal patients. Assisted with day-to-day management of 10-member staff. On call for large and small animal emergencies.

SHAKER VETERINARY HOSPITAL, PC
Latham, NY June 2007 – January 2012
Associate Veterinarian
Exclusively small animal practice. Performed physical rehabilitation evaluations, design treatment plans for outpatient and inpatient care. Discussed with owners and implement multi-modal pain management programs. Managed referral communications between primary care and specialist veterinarians. Practiced regenerative medicine in orthopedic and neurologic patients. Performed both soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, including TPLO, FHO, fracture repair, extracapsular cruciate repair techniques, and amputations. In addition to general practice operations, responsibilities included emergency and on-call duties.

RELIEF PRACTITIONER
New York City and Long Island. February 2012- August 2012
General medicine and surgery, orthopedic surgery, rehabilitation and pain management consultations.

NEW BALTIMORE ANIMAL HOSPITAL
West Coxsackie, NY. September 2012 – May 2013
Associate Veterinarian
Part Time. General medicine and surgery, orthopedic surgery, pain management.

NORTHWAY ANIMAL EMERGENCY CLINIC
Gansevoort, NY. October 2012 – September 2014
Associate Veterinarian
Emergency Veterinarian – Full time. Emergency medicine and surgery. 24-hour practice.

NORTH COUNTRY VETERINARY REFERRAL CENTER
Queensbury, NY
Chief Operating Officer September 2014- June 2015
Head of Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Department Sept. 2014-June 2017

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF VETERINARY SPORTS MEDICINE & REHABILITATION
Career Path Candidate
September 2014 – August 2017 – Eligible for Board examination in January 2018
Mentor – Dr. Joseph Wakshlag, DVM, PhD, DACVN, DACVSMR

VETERINARY ORTHOPEDIC AND SPORTS MEDICINE GROUP
Annapolis Junction, MD. July 2017-Present
Fellow, Department of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

 

ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS

American Veterinary Medical Association – 2004 – Present
New York State Veterinary Medical Society – 2004 – 2017
International Assoc. of Veterinary Rehabilitation & Physical Therapy – 2010 – Present
International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management – 2012 – Present
American Assoc. of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine – 2014-Present

 

PUBLICATIONS

Brunke MW, Frye CW, Levine CB, Hansen C, Wakshlag JJ, Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1 and Selected Insulin-Like Growth Factor Binding Protein Concentrations during an Ultramarathon Sled Dog Race, Scientific World Journal, September 5 2016 epublished

Laser Therapy in Injury Rehabilitation – Chapter in Veterinary Laser Therapy Textbook – Editors Godblood and Reigel, Wiley Publications, 2017.

 

PENDING PUBLICATIONS

Kinesiology Taping for Small Animals, Massage Therapy for Small Animals, Joint Mobilizations for Dogs – 3 separate chapters in 2nd edition of Essential Factors of Physiotherapy in Dogs and Cats: Rehabilitation and Pain Management – Editors Bockstahler, Levine, Millis, BE VetVerlag Publications, Publishing 2017

Canine Joint Mobilization and Manual Techniques, 300-page textbook, Editors Gross and Brunke, Wiley Publications, Publishing 2018