Dr. Carine Laporte, VMD
Board Certified Veterinary Dermatologist
Dr. Carine Laporte was born and raised in New York. She graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. After graduation, Dr. Laporte participated in research at the Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) that focused on human cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Laporte completed her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2012.
Following veterinary school, Dr. Laporte completed a year-long internship at Texas A&M University, where one of her primary roles was to help teach fourth-year veterinary students in various veterinary specialties, including dermatology. She completed a three-year residency in veterinary dermatology with Dermatology for Animals and became a board-certified veterinary dermatologist in 2017.
Dr. Laporte remains dedicated to the combination of teaching, research, and clinical practice in order to advance the profession of veterinary medicine. She was a recipient of the Peter J. Ihrke Resident Research Award during her residency.
She has had the opportunity to author and co-author book chapters and several published articles both in the field of human cardiothoracic surgery and in the field of veterinary dermatology and pharmacology.
Over the years, Dr. Laporte has had a large family of pets, including two black gerbils, three cats, an Australian Kelpie dog, numerous fish, a parakeet, several pet rats, and two albino African clawed frogs. Her current animal family includes two dogs named Linus and Saian, a cat named Mina, and a tortoise named Shelldon.
Dr. Chris Reeder, VMD
Board Certified Veterinary Dermatologist
Dr. Chris Reeder is a 2003 graduate of Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, summa cum laude. While attending Auburn University, he received numerous awards including the Distinguished Veterinary Dermatology Award, Veterinary Neurology Award and Merck-Merial fellowship in genetic research on exercise-induced hyperthermia in the Labrador Retriever. After graduation, Dr. Reeder practiced small animal medicine/surgery in Louisville, Kentucky for 3 years. During this time he further developed his interest in dermatology.
Dr. Reeder went on to complete a residency training program in veterinary dermatology at Animal Dermatology Clinic in Tustin, CA and became board-certified as a specialist in veterinary dermatology in 2008. After which, he moved back to his hometown of Louisville, KY and started the city’s first full-time dermatology practice.
Additionally, Dr. Reeder has published numerous articles both nationally and internationally. He enjoys lecturing to local and national audiences. Dr. Reeder has worked with several industry partners and participates regularly in clinical research projects to pave the way for new treatments for animals. He has served on the American College of Veterinary Dermatology credentials and ad hoc committees. As well as previously served the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association as a representative on the executive board.
Natasha Olby is a Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery at North Carolina State University and holds the Dr. Kady M. Gjessing and Rhanna M. Davidson Distinguished Chair in Gerontology.
She obtained her veterinary degree from Cambridge University in the UK in 1991, and after a brief period spent in mixed general practice, returned to Cambridge to complete a PhD in spinal cord injury and a surgical training. Following completion of her PhD and post doctoral research, she moved to North Carolina State University to do a neurology/neurosurgery residency and she has stayed at NCSU as a faculty member since then. She is a past president of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Neurology specialty and a Co-Editor of the BSAVA Manual of Small Animal Neurology. She has active research programs on spinal cord injury, Chiari-like Malformations, and neurodegenerative/aging diseases. She has authored over 100 peer reviewed research articles and is a regular speaker at veterinary conferences internationally.
After graduating from the veterinary program at the University of Bristol, U.K., with honors, Dr. B. Duncan X. Lascelles completed a PhD in aspects of pre-emptive/perioperative analgesia at the University of Bristol. There he was mentored by Professor Avril Waterman-Pearson and Dr. Alex Livingston (Britstol Pain Group). After an internship at Bristol, he completed a surgical residency at the University of Cambridge, U.K under the mentorship of Dr. Dick White. He then moved to Colorado and undertook a Fellowship in Oncological Surgery at Colorado State University, followed by a period of post-doctoral research in feline pain and analgesia at the University of Florida with Dr. Sheilah Robertson.
Currently he is a professor in Small Animal Surgery and Pain Management at North Carolina State University with active clinical and research interests in acute and chronic pain.
He is a board-certified in small animal surgery by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, the European College of Veterinary Surgeons, and the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.
His research interests include Clinical measurement of acute and chronic pain, understanding the basis of pain in animals and improving methods of alleviation of pain in animals. He has been fortunate that my work on pre-emptive analgesia, opioid use in cats, perioperative NSAIDs, outcome measures in canine OA and feline DJD has had a significant impact on the way veterinary medicine is practiced.
He has also authored over 250 peer-reviewed research papers (110) and abstracts (140), and over 50 review articles, book chapters and case reports, and has given over 500 CE presentations and seminars.