Innovations and Inventions of Care
..Dr. Deirdre Chiaramonte..........Dr. Barbara Davis..................
The 2015 National convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association was the host to innovators of products and services that will allow veterinarians and pet owners to provide the best possible care for body and mind. Over the next several weeks, Dr. Cruz will interview representatives for these cutting edge advances.
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A Terrier mix being treated with the Assisi Loop 2.0
Dr. Deirdre Chiaramonte
Deirdre Chiaramonte received her DVM from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, Massachusetts in 1997 and completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at The Animal Medical Center from 1997-1998. She became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2004 after completing a small animal internal medicine residency at The Animal Medical Center. She was a staff Internist and the Director of the Tina Santi Flaherty Rehabilitation and Fitness Unit until 2012.
Dr. Chiaramonte is certified in canine rehabilitation through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute and is seeking certification in acupuncture through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. Current interests are in the fields of canine rehabilitation, obesity and geriatrics. She is a member of the Canine Health Foundation Grants Committee, Delta Society Advisory Board, and a board member of The New York City Veterinary Medical Association. She has been invited to speak at CVC Baltimore, CVC Kansas City, CVC San Diego, ACVC Atlantic City, Veterinary Professional Quest (Winter Park, CO) and WVC Las Vegas.
Dr. Barbara Davis
Dr. Davis is the CEO and President of Innogenics. She has over 25 years of experience in veterinary pathology and molecular analysis and genetics of cancer and has over 80 peer-reviewed scientific publications including several book chapters.
After graduating from University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1984, Dr. Davis worked in small and large animal private practices gaining great insights to veterinary-client-pet relationships. Her passion for pathology led her back to academics in pursuit of a pathology residency and PhD in veterinary pathology and toxicology from the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Davis advanced her research career and interests at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, where she rose to serve as the chief of the first NIH intramural laboratory dedicated to researching diseases of women.
A large part of her research focused on uterine leiomyoma including executing a clinical study to examine the growth patterns, therapeutic interventions and molecular characteristics of growing and non-growing tumors. These experiences led directly to her pursuit of drug development and to move to Boston, MA. Her desire to give back to her profession led her to accept a professorship at Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine, North Grafton, MA, where she revamped the pathology department and histology laboratory services and oversaw a 3 million dollar renovation of the pathology laboratory facilities. Through these experiences Dr. Davis identified the need to advance state-of-the-art diagnostics and therapies to veterinary medicine and co-founded Innogenics to meet this need.
Mr. David Duchemin is the Chief Financial Officer of Innogenics. Mr. Duchemin has been a co-owner of The Veterinary Cancer Center and the Chief Operating Officer since 2003 and brings a diverse background in management, marketing, sales, office deployment and IT to the practice. Some of his current responsibilities include HR, financing, business development, corporate strategy, and social media.
During his tenure with The VCC he helped to design and supervised the construction of two hospitals, re-branded the company and increased revenue by 500%. As a result of these actions The VCC has become the largest privately owned stand-alone veterinary cancer center in the world and provides world-class care under the direction of co-owner, the nationally recognized Dr. Gerald S. Post.
Mr. Duchemin’s past work experience includes serving as the National Marketing/Sales Director at Dignity Partners were he was responsible for developing strategic marketing partnerships at the CFO level, structured key alliances with major medical groups, insurance companies, health care organizations, and legal associations. He was also an Account Support Consultant at MCI and was one of the first employees of InterNap Network Services- a proprietary IP routing and co-location Company where he went on to serve as Market Administrator, Regional Support Manager and Senior Technical Services Engineer. Mr. Duchemin also is the co-founder/Treasurer of The Riedel & Cody Fund – a foundation that is dedicated to raising money to help low income families get care for their pets suffering from cancer. He is a contributing writer for the blog Hope for a Cure.