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San Carlos, CA
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Fort Collins, CO
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Santa Fe, NM
Peter P. Emily, DDS is an accomplished human and veterinary dentist with a career spanning over 40 years. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery at Creighton University, Omaha Nebraska and his Certificate of Periodontology from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Emily later went on to receive his post-graduate certification in Pediatric Dentistry, Endodontics, Oral Surgery and Restorative/Prosthetic Dentistry from the Dental Division of Denver General Hospital. When Dr. Emily graduated from dental school in the 1960s, the standard operating procedure for animal dentistry was limited to cleaning and extractions.
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Steven Holmstrom, DVM currently practices at the Animal Dental Clinic in San Carlos, California, having been certified by the American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC) 1989. Dr. Holmstrom earned his DVM degree from the University of Missouri in 1972. He is the past president of the AVDC, Academy of Veterinary Dentistry, American Veterinary Dental Society and two times president for the Peninsula Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Holmstrom has consulted for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Ames Research Center, University of California at Berkeley’s Office of Lab Animal Care and numerous pharmaceutical and dental companies. He has held several professional offices in committees and colleges and has received several awards including the AAHA Far West Practitioner of the Year and the University of Missouri Alumnus of the Year. He has written numerous articles and publications, including a textbook on veterinary dental techniques, now in its third edition, and published in Japanese, Spanish and Italian. Dr. Holmstrom has also written a textbook for veterinary technicians and is the Guest Editor for two editions of Veterinary Clinics of North America. He speaks frequently on veterinary dentistry at major national and international meetings.
For recreation Dr. Holmstrom is an underwater SCUBA Instructor, Ham radio operator, motor home enthusiast, and avid sailor. He is a past Commodore of the Sequoia Yacht Club in Redwood City.
Edward Eisner, DVM, DAVDC received his AB and DVM degrees from Cornell in 1960 and 1964, and is a Diplomate and Past President of the American Veterinary Dental College and Past President of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry. Dr. Eisner is also a past president of the Colorado State Board of Veterinary Medicine and is currently Director of Dental Services at the Animal Hospital Specialty Center, a referral and emergency practice in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.
Dr. Eisner’s referral practice has been serving the Rocky Mountain Region since 1983. He has been president of the Peter Emily International Veterinary Dental Foundation since 2005.
Jan Bellows, DVM received his DVM from Auburn University. After completing a small animal internship at The Animal Medical Center in New York City, he worked as a small animal practitioner at Hometown Animal Hospital and Dental Clinic in Weston, Florida. In pursuit of his goal to make greater contributions to his patients and the veterinary profession, Dr. Bellows became board certified as a feline and canine companion animal specialist, a fellow of the academy of veterinary dentistry, and became a Diplomate of the college of veterinary dentistry in 1990 and incoming president of the American Veterinary Dental College (2012-14).
Dr. Bellows also authored three dental texts--"The Practice of Veterinary Dentistry: A Team Effort" (1999); "Small Animal Dental Equipment, Materials, and Techniques" (2005); and "Feline Dentistry" (2010)--all published by Blackwell Press. He also authored the four Smile Books: "Dental Overview" (1998); "Dental Radiology" (2001); "Periodontal Disease" (2003); and "Oral Pathology and Charting" (2005). He also frequently contributes to DVM Newsmagazine, Veterinary Forum, and Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Bellows is a charter editor of Veterinary Information Network’s (VIN) dental board and has retained that role since 1997. He was also chosen as one of the dental experts to formulate the American Animal Hospital’s Small Animal Dental Guidelines, published in 2005. In 2012 Dr. Bellows has lectured at the North American Veterinary Conference, the Western States Veterinary Conference, the American Animal Hospital Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Bellows practices at All Pets Dental, 17100 Royal Palm Blvd, Weston, Florida 954-349-5800.
Clarence Sitzman, DVM, DAVDC received his BS in Animal Science in 1972, and DVM in 1975 from Colorado State University. He is a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College, which he earned in 2007. He is the past president of the American Veterinary Dental Society, and is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry. He is director of services for Front Range Veterinary Clinic, and has been in private practice since 1976. His practice expanded to referral dental work in 1995, and he has been receiving referral cases since that time.
He is author and co-author of several peer-reviewed articles, and has given numerous presentations to non-professional and professional organizations. He has given numerous in-clinic seminars, dealing with radiology and digital radiography, to other private veterinary clinics. In practice, he has been involved with several research facilities in conducting FDA approved safety and efficacy studies.
Kristin M. Bannon, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC received her veterinary medical degree from Texas A&M University in 1998. She worked in a small animal hospital in Santa Fe, NM for ten years before starting the first veterinary practice in New Mexico dedicated to the oral health needs of our companion animals. She was elected to serve a five-year term on the Board of Directors for the American Veterinary Dental Society in 2006.
In 2008, she was the first veterinarian in the state of New Mexico to become a Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry (FAVD). She became a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College (DAVDC) in 2010. Dr. Bannon enjoys teaching other veterinarians about quality dental care, and lectures frequently within New Mexico and nationwide.
When not performing dental procedures in her small animal practice, teaching others about dentistry, or volunteering her time doing dentistry on wildlife and rescue animals, she enjoys reading, spending time with her four-legged family, and running. She is currently training for her first marathon.
Susanne Pilla is the Managing Director of PEIVDF, having joined in June 2004. Prior to joining PEIVDF, Ms. Pilla was the Commercial Director/General Manager at a UK software start-up, Indigo Stone International Ltd. (formerly RISC, now recently acquired by EMC). Ms. Pilla also was responsible for Product Management of a $22 million segment of Softgoods at Burton Snowboards.
Ms. Pilla has a BA in Economics from The University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a MA in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.
As part of her MA program, Ms. Pilla spent a semester at Escuela Superior de Administracion y Direccion de Empressas (ESADE) in Barcelona, Spain.
Ms. Pilla was the co-author, with Mr. George Thomas, of an article entitled “Key Strategies for E-Business Success” published in the 2001 Handbook of Business Strategy.