August 2007 Meeting: Dr. Dan Meakin: Snake Anatomy
|Date:||August 1, 2007|
|Location:||Cincinnati Nature Center, Rowe Woods directions|
We are pleased to announce that the April Speaker will Be Dr. Dan Meakin of the All Creatures Animal Hospital. Dr. Dan is a long-time member of the GCHS, and has provided many programs for us in past years.
Since Dr. Dan is a "reptile vet" he always has great insight into treatment and, especially, preventative maintenence of herps.
The August presentation will focus on snake anotomy. This is the first time we have had a speaker on this subject!
MEET THE SPEAKER:
From All Creature's website: All Creatures Animal Hospital
Dr. Dan and Dr. Linda Meakin graduated from the Ohio State University Veterinary College in 1989. Following graduation, Dr. Dan began a one year internship at the West Los Angeles Veterinary Medical Center, while Dr. Linda worked at another progressive Los Angeles practice. During the internship, Dr. Dan had opportunities to work closely with veterinarians specializing in gastroenterology, surgery, oncology and opthamology. These experiences broadened their clinical knowledge base and taught them skills in handling a variety of cases.
Prior to veterinary school, Dr. Dan had a strong interest in exotic pets...reptiles, birds, ferrets and rodents. This interest enabled him to see these types of animals in California and later while working at the Cherry Grove Animal Hospital. Currently he is a member of the Association of Avian Veterinarians and the Association of Reptile Veterinarians.
Dr. Linda has had a strong interest in preventive medicine and behavior therapy. Medical treatment is becoming so expensive in both human and animal practices, that preventive measures are going to play a much greater role in our lives. One of the most common reasons for euthanazia is some form of behavior problem. Educating and working with the owners of these animals early on is important so that treatment can be initiated before the problem is so disruptive that the owner has given up before starting treatment.
Together, Dr. Dan and Dr. Linda combine education and experience with compassion and communication to treat "All Creatures"