Dr. Steven Thompson- Exotic Animal Medicine

About Steven Thompson, DVM, Diplomate ABVP

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Dr. Steve Thompson leads the Primary Care dog, cat and exotic pet rotations for 3rd and 4th year DVM and RVT student rotations and is affiliated with Purdue’s Center for the Human – Animal Bond and Center for Animal Welfare Science. He has authored chapters on coelomic surgery in snakes and pharmacotherapy for phobias, as well as research articles and abstracts related to feline urologic disorders, surgery and pain management in conservation research with endangered species, vaccines and immunology. He served on the AAHA canine life stage wellness taskforce and the 2012 and subsequent 2019 update publications of these guidelines. He has presented topics at international meetings, including exotic pet and zoo conservation symposia, in Canada, the Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, Hungary and Japan. He is involved with several conservation organizations and has provided veterinary care in wildlife cooperatives with the US Fish & WildlifeService as well as the Ohio, Michigan and Indiana DNR related to Peregrine Falcons, Whooping Cranes, River Otters, Hellbender Salamanders and Timber Rattlesnakes.

Presentation Synopsis

1. Snakes Alive! Anesthesia, Analgesia & Surgery 50 min
2. Update on Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease/Calici virus 25 min
3. Update on COVID19 in exotic pets 25min
4. Improved wellness guidelines for rabbits 25 min
5. Bird Beams: Avian radiology 50 min
6. Yeasties and Beasties: Antifungal and Anthelmintic update 50 min
7. Exotic Zoonotic: Safety for families and your team 50 min
8. Drs who DooALot for ALittle Guy: Small mammal case discussions Part 1 50 min
9. Drs who DooALot for ALittle Guy: Small mammal case discussions Part 2 50 min
10. Common GI problems of Ferrets
11. Dietary Disorders in Rabbits
12. Dental Disease in Exotic Companion Mammals
13. Small Mammal Dermatology
14. Tortoise Overview – Don’t be frightened by the Shell
15. America’s Favorite Lizard – Dragon medicine
16. Drs who DooAlot for ALittle Guy: Reptile or Avian case presentations/interactive discussion