Dr. M. Katherine Tolbert to Speak at NY Vet


New York Vet is thrilled for the return of Dr. Katherine Tolbert this November in New York City. Dr. Tolbert earned her DVM from the University of Georgia where she also completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship. She earned her PhD in comparative biomedical sciences and completed an internal medicine residency at North Carolina State University. Dr. Tolbert is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine. Her clinical research is focused on the investigation of the efficacy of anti-secretory drugs and gastroprotectants, and the rationale for their use in the treatment of organ failure and inflammatory diseases in small animals.

Last year, Dr. Tolbert spoke on interpretation of a low T4 in her session “What Does That Low T4 Really Mean? How Is It Affected by Drugs and Disease?” Attendees left this session with the learning that hypothyroidism is a clinical disorder; and a low T4 without relevant clinical signs is not a diagnostic. This year, Dr. Tolbert returns to New York Vet with two sessions.

About the Sessions

Dr. Tolbert brings her expertise on acid suppressant drugs in her session “Is famotidine ever indicated? An update on acid suppression”. In this 50-minute seminar, Dr. Tolbert will discuss uses of famotidine (if any) and newer alternatives in human and veterinary medicine for acid suppression. Attendees will leave the session with a better understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of H2RA drug use and will be able to list conditions where H2RA use is appropriate or inappropriate.

Dr. Tolbert will also share on probiotic therapy in her session: “Probiotics/prebiotics/fecal transplantation: Do they have a place in small animal medicine?” In this one-hour seminar, Dr. Tolbert will review advantages and disadvantages to the use of probiotics and their potential place in the treatment of GI diseases. Dr. Tolbert will also share the results of ongoing, unpublished studies on probiotic therapy for the treatment of feline enteric infection. Attendees will be able to define microbiome and dysbiosis, and better understand how to signal the presence of dysbiosis with diagnostic tests. Additionally, attendees will better understand the advantages and disadvantages of probiotic/prebiotic/FMT use.

To learn more about our other exciting sessions and speakers, view the conference program here: https://www.newyorkvet.com/conference-programme


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