Dr. Brian A. Scansen
DVM, MS, DACVIM (Cardiology)
- Professor and Section Head, Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery Department of Clinical Sciences Colorado State University
Dr. Scansen is originally from Snohomish, Washington. He was on the faculty of the Ohio State University before moving to Colorado State University where he is currently Professor and Service Head of the Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery Section. He has published over 250 original journal articles, book chapters, proceedings, and scientific abstracts related to cardiac disease in animals. He serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Veterinary Cardiology and is a Founding Member of the Veterinary Interventional Radiology & Interventional Endoscopy Society. He lectures internationally on topics relevant to heart disease in animals. His clinical and research interests include congenital heart disease, advanced cardiac imaging with a particular emphasis on cardiac CT, and minimally invasive therapeutics for the heart and vasculature.
Dr. Peter Modler
DVM, Dipl.-Tzt., Specialist German Board of Cardiology
Interventional Cardiologist/Surgeon including Mitral Valve Correction
Head of the cardiology unit at the Traunkreis Vet Clinic - Tierklinik Sattledt in Austria.
Peter Modler was Born in 1977 in Vienna. He graduated from Vienna Veterinary University in 2003 (Dr. med. vet.). In 2002-2003 he had an internship at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna. He worked at three referral clinics in Germany and Austria. From 2008 on he has been the head of the cardiology unit at the Traunkreis Vet Clinic - Tierklinik Sattledt in Austria. Peter’s second speciality is surgery, mainly orthopedic surgery and specialised soft tissue surgery. He is small animal specialist (Fachtierarzt fuer Kleintiere) and certified member of the widely recognized Collegium Cardiologicum e.V. He presents frequently and instructs courses in Cardiology. Since 2014 he has been co-owner of the Tierklinik Sattledt which is currently Austria’s largest small animal hospital. His main interests are mitral valve disease, interventional cardiology and cardiac surgery. He runs one of a handful of cardiac surgery units worldwide offering open heart surgery (including mitral valve repair) on a routine basis. He is married, has two children and owns three cats.
Dr. Maggie Machen-Lamy
DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)
- Board Certified Veterinary Cardiologist and the owner of Coastal Veterinary Cardiology, FL
Dr. Maggie Lamy grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She received a bachelor's degree in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of Utah. She then received her DVM from the University of Florida in 2009. She spent a year as a rotating Intern at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in New Jersey before completing a 4-year Cardiology residency at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Lamy has done extensive research on cardiac biomarkers and their use in small animal practice. She led the development of the feline NT-proBNP cage-side SNAP test, as a way to detect asymptomatic feline heart disease. She has been a part of several large-scale clinical trials, including PROTECT and EPIC, and participated in the evaluation of Torsemide as an alternative diuretic in dogs. Recently, she was involved in the evaluation of diet-related cardiomyopathy in Golden Retrievers through UC Davis.
Dr. Lamy worked in clinical practice for 5 years in South Florida before turning to consulting, and telemedicine full time. Her favorite areas of Cardiology include mitral valve disease, ECG interpretation, and feline cardiomyopathy. She is focused on providing personalized service and is looking forward to broadening the availability of Cardiac specialty medicine to veterinarians across the country.
Dr. Lamy is fortunate to work from home and shares her life in sunny Florida with her husband, 3 daughters, 2 dogs, and horse.
Dr. Eric C. Lindquist
BS, DMV (Italy), Diplomate American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Canine and Feline Practice), Cert. IVUSS., CEO of SonoPath.com
- IVUSS President 2011, 2013, 2015/16
- Veterinary Ultrasound/DX. Efficiency/Internal Medicine,
- Founder & CEO of SonoPath.com
I am a California native, veterinary trained in Europe with clinical experience in the United States and concurrently lecture and consult worldwide. My experience is in veterinary clinical sonography and surgery as a general practitioner in the states of California and Connecticut (1996-2001) and then as a specialist in New Jersey (2001- present). I founded my virtual and on-site company, SonoPath.com, in 2010 incorporating telemedicine, education, ultrasound & CT imaging and interventional procedures and sales directly and virtually worldwide. I invented and trademarked the phrases “Enhancing Diagnostic Efficiency,” “Fostering the Art of Veterinary Medicine” as well as other poignant trademarks reflecting a long and very intense career of understanding how a diagnostician and diagnostic process may be best implemented efficiently and effectively in veterinary medicine.
These catch phrases exemplify the spirit of ensuring a pet is diagnosed accurately and efficiently in order to have the best chance at survival while the owner has the best possible ability to have an informed decision with regards to their pet’s health within economically viable parameters. All SonoPath and SonoPath related entities revolve around this thought process in a game-changing fashion in the industry operating in a way that sets positive diagnostic trends with cost and time efficiency in mind. If the concept does not potentially change the playing field for the better in veterinary medicine, we do not adopt it into our operations. In this manner my team has constructed a layered thought process of efficiency and goodwill behind all that we do in the profession. I am currently working on expanding the interventional sonography techniques and combining with computed tomography (CT-US) procedures to fully amplify the diagnostic process for any given patient.