Supervisory Veterinary Medical Officer (Instructor) @ U.S. Army Medical Department Center & School (AMEDDC & S)
Owner @ Gogolski Veterinary Relief Service
Veterinary Medical Officer @ DOD Military Working Dog Veterinary Service
My practice philosophy is to strive each day to provide the highest quality of care to each patient by obtaining a thorough patient history, performing a complete physical examination, discussing all findings and recommendations with owners so owners can make informed decisions, education and development of the veterinary team with the focus on “team effort”, and the
My practice philosophy is to strive each day to provide the highest quality of care to each patient by obtaining a thorough patient history, performing a complete physical examination, discussing all findings and recommendations with owners so owners can make informed decisions, education and development of the veterinary team with the focus on “team effort”, and the continued development of knowledge through the attendance at veterinary continuing education events, evaluation of ABVP case reports and test questions, and networking with colleagues, etc.
Supervisory Veterinary Medical Officer (Instructor) @ *Serve as the Senior Civilian Veterinary Instructor in the Department of Veterinary Science.
*Supervise military and civilian personnel engaged in both veterinary-specific and administrative functions supporting the Department of Veterinary Science.
*Coordinate and supervise veterinary course development and updates by reviewing course content and instructional material to ensure all aspects of instruction meet defined course objectives.
*Research, develop, validate, and present high quality training in veterinary clinical medicine, diagnostics, surgery, radiology, pharmacy support, emergency medicine, trauma and critical care nursing to a variety of students from junior enlisted through field grade officer.
*Monitor instructors and students to assure compliance with the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).
*Provide a complete and comprehensive preventative medical and surgical veterinary care program for the colony animals.
*Serve as the primary instructor in feline preventative care, handling/restraint, nutrition, medicine, surgery, environmental enrichment, and behavior. From January 2014 to Present (1 year 11 months) Owner @ •Provide small animal relief veterinary service to the following types of veterinary practices in the San Antonio, TX metro area: Feline specialty, Emergency/Critical Care, Full service hospitals, Animal Shelter, and High Volume Spay and Neuter.
•Serve as a Feline and Canine Specialist for the evaluation of clinical cases submitted by other veterinarians and/or by owners seeking a 2nd opinion.
•Provide clinical management and surveillance of epidemiological conditions for both cat and dogs in different metropolitan animal shelters (San Antonio, TX, Austin, TX, and Denver, CO). From January 2013 to Present (2 years 11 months) San Antonio, Texas AreaVeterinary Medical Officer @ •Perform routine soft tissue surgical procedures on Military Working Dogs (MWD’s) including right paracostal grid gastropexy, ovarioectomy, ovariohysterectomy, castration with scrotal ablation, routine castration, cryptorchid castration with scrotal ablation, caudectomy, and growth removal.
•Perform dental prophylaxis along with dental extractions and root canal therapy on MWD’s.
•Perform thorough patient assessment through the review of the patient’s history and medical record, the performance of a complete physical examination, the development of a problem list with the relevant differential diagnoses, the selection of appropriate diagnostic test(s), and a treatment plan with the goal to return the MWD to duty in a timely manner.
•Manage ICU patient care and provide 24 hour emergency on-call service.
•Perform special procedures such as sedated laryngeal examinations and endoscopic gastrointestinal evaluations.
•Provide assistance and guidance if needed to the American Board of Veterinary Practitioner’s (ABVP) in hospital canine/feline resident especially in the area of feline medicine by promoting military veterinarian membership in the American Association of Feline Practitioner’s (AAFP) and the enroll of veterinary treatment facilities (VTF’s) in the Cat Friendly Practice Program.
•Provide feline veterinary care “off-the-clock” to military and civilian staff owned cats by special request from staff members who want to have their cat seen by a feline specialist.
•Training/mentoring of veterinary students and technicians.
•Provide expert consultation and referral medical care to TSA, Border Patrol, and DOD MWD’s such that challenging medical problems were definitively diagnosed and effective treatment plans were developed that directly led to return to duty or retirement.
•Provide supervision and direction when needed at both Lackland and Medina Veterinary clinics as the sole veterinarian in charge. From March 2012 to January 2014 (1 year 11 months) Owner @ Provide small animal relief veterinary service to the Front Range area of CO.
• Canine/Feline Animal Shelter in Denver metro area – Devise/implement preventative care program to include vaccination guidelines, housing issues, ongoing diagnostic/case management of animals within shelter and at foster homes, quarantine/isolation of incoming animal(s) with transmissible disease processes, nutrition, behavioral assessment, orthopedic support with coordination of rehabilitation at separate facility, emergency surgical procedures along with routine soft tissue procedures, and dentistry with dental radiographs.
• Private canine and feline practices – With my diverse experience, I am able to effectively manage medical and/or surgical cases using the equipment, pharmaceuticals, anesthetic protocols, and staff available that varies from one hospital to the next.
• Emergency and Critical care – Appropriate triage, hospitalized cases, ICU, zoonotic disease potential and staff awareness/precautions
• High volume canine and feline spay and neuter – Average 20 in 6 hour period – dependent upon patient size, etc. From July 2008 to March 2012 (3 years 9 months) Fort Collins, Colorado AreaChief of Staff @ Supervisory veterinarian of entire hospital including staff management and development, financial hospital goals, maintaining standard of care, client satisfaction, scheduling, team development, and inventory maintenance. As an individual contributor, preventative care, pre-purchase physical examinations, diagnostic and therapeutic case management, soft tissue surgery, etc. From June 2007 to June 2008 (1 year 1 month) Owner @ Small animal relief service to Front Range area of Colorado (Note: See previous entry regarding duties). From October 2006 to June 2007 (9 months) Fort Collins, Colorado AreaMedical Director/Emergency Veterinarian @ Supervisory veterinarian providing overnight small animal emergency and critical care as solo veterinarian to include high risk surgical and medical care and then as a Medical Director of a hospital in transition with duties of team development, supervised doctors/technicians, day-to-day hospital management of scheduling, financial goals, client service, etc. From January 2005 to October 2006 (1 year 10 months) Veterinary Medical Officer @ Public health veterinarian for food animal meat inspection ( cattle, swine, poultry, and sheep), humane slaughter, regulatory framework, employee/facility safety, reportable and foreign animal diseases, zoonotic disease, bioterrorism, etc From May 2004 to May 2005 (1 year 1 month)
BS, DVM, Agriculture, Veterinary medicine @ Kansas State University From 1978 to 1985 Susan (Canine/Feline) is skilled in: Veterinary, Surgery, Dogs, Medicine, Internal Medicine, Canine and Feline Specialist by American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, Dentistry, Veterinary Instructor, Feline, Animal Welfare, Client Education, Pets, Animal Nutrition, Veterinary Medicine
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