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Wendy Blount, DVM
Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY, College Station, TX, Residency Small Animal Internal Medicine, 1997.
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY, College Station, TX, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), 1992, Magna Cum Laude.
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY, College Station, TX, BS Veterinary Science, 1989, Summa Cum Laude.
RICE UNIVERSITY, Houston, TX, BA Art & Art History, 1987, Cum Laude.
RECENT
CONTINUING
EDUCATION
ATTENDED
2016 (21 hrs): Practical Gastroenterology (17 hrs); Organ System Pathophysiology - Urology (4 hours);
2015 (100.5 hrs): Feline Infectious Upper Respiratory Disease (1 hr) Vaccines & Feline Sarcomas (1 hr) Leptospirosis (1 hr) Vaccine Efficacy and Safety (1 hr); Organ System Pathophysiology - Fluid Therapy, Reproduction, Endocrinology, Nephrology (12 hrs); Pet Vaccine Risk Assessment (1 hr); Vaccine Guideline Update (1 hr); The Power of Emotional Intelligence (1 hr); Antibody Titers to vaccines (1 hr); What You Need to Know About Canine Influenza Prevention (1 hr); Practical Oncology (17 hrs); Shelter Medicine Committee (2 hrs); Practical Endocrinology (17 hrs); What to Do About Ear Problems in Shelter and Foster Home Dogs (1.5 hrs); How to Stop Itching in Shelter and Foster Home Dogs (1.5 hrs); Pain Management (1 hr); Hypercalcemia (2 hrs); Legalities in Shelter Medicine (1.5 hrs); Practical Cardiology (17 hrs); TVMA Shelter Medicine Committee Meeting (2 hours); Practical Gastroenterology (17 hrs).
2014 (110 hrs): Unraveling the Mystery of Melanoma (2 hrs); Practical Gastroenterology (17 hrs); TVMA BOD and Shelter Medicine Committee (6 hrs); Lymphoma and Mast Cell Tumors (7 hrs); Practical Oncology (17 hrs); Organ System Pathophysiology - Respiratory, Gastroenterology, Musculoskeletal, Behavior, Dentistry (16 hrs); Practical Cardiology (17 hrs); Volunteer Management 201 (1 hr); Volunteer Management 101 (1 hr); Practical Cardiology (17 hrs); Principles of Medicine (8 hrs); Do-It-Yourself Shelter Assessments: Learning to Use Maddie's Infection Control Tool (1 hr).
2013 (64 hrs): Pathologic Basis of Disease (16 hrs); TVMA Shelter Medicine Committee Meeting (2 hours); Target Spay-Neuter (3 hrs); Saving Lives ithe Antibody Titers (1 hr); Recognizing Pain in Cats (1 hr); Cat NSAIDs & Tissue Selectivity (1 hr); TX Attorney General Open Meetings Act (1 hr); Difficult Internal Medicine Cases (2 hrs); Animal Forensics (2 hrs); Canine Flu Update (1 hr); What to Do with a Shelter Puppy? (1 hr); Ethical Dilemmas in Shelter Medicine (1 hr); Update on Canine Infectious Respiratory Complex (1 hr); TVMA Shelter Medicine Committee Meeting (2 hours); Mill's Prescription Diet M/D (1 hr); Merial Purevax (1 hr); Small Animal Oncology (27 hrs).
 
 
WORK
EXPERIENCE
INTERNAL MEDICINE REFERRAL AND GENERAL SMALL ANIMAL PRACTICE, Nacogdoches, TX, 2009-present. Eastex Veterinary Clinic.
INTERNAL MEDICINE REFERRAL AND GENERAL SMALL ANIMAL PRACTICE, Nacogdoches, TX, 2016-present. Ward Animal Hospital.
INTERNAL MEDICINE REFERRAL AND GENERAL SMALL ANIMAL PRACTICE, Lufkin, TX, 1998-present. Southwood Drive Animal Clinic.
MEDICAL DIRECTOR and SURGEON, O'Malley PET (Preventing Euthanasia Together), Nacogdoches, TX, 2012-2015. Low Cost spay-neuter clinic for the Nacogdoches area, services based on financial need.
FIELD INSTRUCTOR, School of Professional Leadership and Advancement, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, 2007-2014. Teach on-line undergraduate 3 credit hour course in Medicine and Behavior in Animal Shelters.
RELIEF VETERINARIAN, 1998-2013. Southside Animal Clinic in Nacogdoches, TX.
MEDICAL DIRECTOR and SURGEON, SpayNeuterNac, Nacogdoches, TX, 2009-2012. Low Cost spay-neuter clinic for Nacogdoches County, services based on financial need.
ADJUNCT FACULTY, Carroll Community College, Westminster, MD, 2010. Instructor for East Coast Animal Control Officer Academy .
INTERNAL MEDICINE REFERRAL PRACTICE - CLINIC VISITS, Nacogdoches, TX, 1997-2009. Small Animal Internal Medicine, limited Small Animal Practice/Emergency. Connolly Animal Clinic and other practices in Nacogdoches and Lufkin Texas.
INTERNAL MEDICINE REFERRAL PRACTICE, CLINICAL ASSOCIATE, Texas A&M Small Animal Clinic, College Station, TX, 1994-1997. Small Animal Internal Medicine, Small Animal Emergency, Teaching. Chief Resident 1996-1997.
SMALL ANIMAL PRACTICE, VETERINARY ASSOCIATE, Westbury Animal Hospital, Houston, TX, 1992-1994. Companion Animal Practice and Emergencies, AAHA Certified, 24-hour care.
AWARDS
AND
HONORS
Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) COMPANION ANIMAL PRACTITIONER OF THE YEAR, 2012, for recognition in the areas of: distinctive contributions to advancing the standards of professional practice; leadership and contributions to advancing organized veterinary medicine at the local, state and national levels; involvement in civic activities and contributions to community life outside veterinary medicine; representation of veterinary medical practice of the type recognized in sought-after awards; contributions to continuing education through seminars and papers presented and published; public education contributions; civic activities through which the nominee contributed to elevating the standards of veterinary medicine; and contributions to refining techniques and improving methods of veterinary practice.
Texas Animal Control Association (TACA) W.R. BILDERBACK AWARD, 2011, for the veterinarian that has rendered outstanding service and is a staunch advocate of the animal control profession.
Texas Academy of Veterinary Practice (TAVP) CLINICAL REFERRAL AND CONSULTATION AWARD, 2004, for contributions by providing consultation advice and referral services to veterinarians in the State of Texas.
TVMA CLINICAL RESIDENT AWARD, 1997, for contributions to the veterinary profession through teaching, research and service.
TVMA AWARD OF MERIT, 1992, Outstanding 4th Year Veterinary Student.
TEXAS KENNEL CLUB AWARD, 1992, for proficiency in Small Animal Medicine.
PHI KAPPA PHI HONOR SOCIETY, inducted 1992.
SALISBURY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP, 1991-1992.
PFIZER VETERINARY SCHOLARSHIP AWARD, 1991.
PHI ZETA VETERINARY HONOR SOCIETY, inducted 1991.
WARREN KILPATRICK VETERINARY SERVICE AWARD, 1990.
SUTHERLAND SCHOLARSHIP, 1990.
ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP, 1989.
DISTINGUISHED STUDENT AWARD, 1989.
MAX ROY ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP, 1984-1987.
RESEARCH
AND
PUBLICATIONS
TexPetVets.com 2014 - Peer Reviewed Website - Lumps and Bumps in Dogs and Cats.
Proceedings of TVMA Annual Conference 2013 - What to Do With a Shelter Puppy, Update on Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease, Ethical and Legal Dilemmas in Texas Shelter Medicine, and Canine Flu Update.
Proceedings of TAVP CE by the Sea 2010 - Assessing the Patient with Acute Collapse, Practical ECG Reading, and ECG Cases.
Proceedings of TVMA Annual Conference 2010 - Sweet Success: Managing the Diabetic Patient, and I've Fallen and I can't Get Up: Quickly Assessing the Acutely Collapsed Patient.
Radlinsky MG, Homco LD, Blount WC. Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound 1998 Mar-Apr;39(2):150-3. Ultrasonographic diagnosis--radiolucent pulmonary foreign body.
Helicobacter pylori in the Dog, 1995-1997
Propofol Anesthesia in the Dog, Abbott, 1995-1996
Merck Field Trial RM-324, 1993-1994
PROFESSIONAL
PRESENTATIONS

(800+ HOURS)
Small Animal Internal Medicine (Veterinarians): 251 hrs (1994-present) - Practical Internal Medciine - Endocrinology (17 hours); Practical Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology (42 hours); Practical Internal Medicine - Cardiology (59 hrs); Practical Internal Medicine - Oncology (70 hrs); Practical Internal Medicine - Hematology (8 hrs); Practical Internal Medicine - Neurology (8 hrs); Melanoma (2 hrs); Hypercalcemia (2 hrs); Great Pretenders in Internal Medicine (2 hrs); Addison's Disease (2 hrs); ECG in Practice (2 hrs); Acute Collapse (3 hrs); Managing the Diabetic (1 hr); Pancreatitis (4 hrs); Internal Medicine Do's and Don'ts (2 hrs); Nutraceuticals (2 hrs); Hyperadrenocorticism (2 hrs); Acetominophen Toxicity (1 hr); Diagnosis of Portosystemic Shunt (1 hr); Portal Vein Thrombosis (1 hr); Acute Renal Failure (1 hr); Canine Parvovirus (1 hr); Babesiosis (1 hr); Chronic Liver Disease in the Dog (1 hr); Helicobacter in the Dog (2 hrs); Hemothorax (1 hr); Feline Triaditis (1 hr); Blood Pressure and Liver Disease (1 hr); Feline Hyperadrenocorticism (1 hr); Restrictive Cardiomyopathy (1 hr); Constrictive Pericarditis (1 hr); Myelodysplasia (1 hr); Atypical Hypoadrenocorticism (1 hr); Limbic Epilepsy and Sialoadenopathy (1 hr); Failure to Grow in the Dog (1 hr); Feline Hypereosinophilic Syndrome (1 hr); Feline Myelodysplasia (1 hr); Follicular Lymphoma (1 hr); Canine Brucellosis (1 hr).
Shelter Medicine (Veterinarians): 14 hrs (2012-present) - Targeted Spay-Neuter (3 hrs); Forensics 101 (2 hrs); Ethical Dilemmas in Shelter Medicine (2.5 hr); Canine Infectious Respiratory Complex (1 hr); What to Do with a Shelter Puppy? (1 hr); Canine Flu Update (2 hrs); Reducing Spay-Neuter Time (1 hr); The First 60 Minutes in the Shelter (1.5 hrs).
Diagnostic Techniques Wet Labs: 36.5 hrs (2000-present) - Hemolymphatic Cytology, Blood Typing, Cross Matching, and Bleeding Time (4 hrs); Neurologic Exam (6 hrs); Spinal Tap (3 hrs); Liver Aspiration (4.5 hrs); Nasal Biopsy (3 hrs); Colon Biopsy (2 hrs); Bone Marrow Sampling (8 hrs); Airway Sampling Diagnostics (3 hrs).
Therapeutic Techniques Wet Labs: 14 hrs (2000-present) - Plasma collection (2 hrs); Feeding Tube Placement (4 hrs); Chest Tube Placement (2 hrs); Thyroidectomy (2 hrs); Central Venous Catheter Placement (4 hrs).
Small Animal Ultrasound: 26 hrs (2001-2007) - Ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration and biopsy (2 hours); Thoracic Ultrasound (4 hrs); Echocardiography (12 hrs); Abdominal Ultrasound (8 hrs).
Animal Control Officers & Shelter Staff Seminars: 93.5 hrs (1996-present) - Ethical Dilemmas in Wellness Clinics (1 hr); Vaccination in Shelters (1 hr); Dog Breed and Color Identification (1 hr); Forensics 101 (3.5 hrs); Euthanasia Training (40 hrs); Population Density and Shelter Disease (1 hrs); Increasing Cat Adoptions (1 hrs); Targeted Spay-Neuter (4 hrs); Disinfection and Infectious Disease in the Animal Shelter (5 hrs); Disease Recognition in Shelters (7 hrs); Canine Influenza (2 hrs); Anesthetic Induction and Monitoring (2 hrs); Daily, Weekly and Monthly Clinic Maintenance (2 hrs); Preparing the Patient for Surgery (2 hrs); Preparing Surgical Packs (2 hrs); Surgery Aftercare (2 hrs); The Dog Neuter (2 hrs); The Spay (2 hrs); The Cat Neuter (2 hrs); Spay-Neuter Admissions (2 hrs); PreAnesthetic Exam (3 hrs); First Aid (2 hrs); Venipuncture (2 hrs); Disinfection (2 hrs).
Veterinary Technician Seminars: 6 hrs (1996-present) - Feeding Tube Placement (1 hr); Glucose Curves (1 hr); Genetic Diseases in Retrievers (1 hr); Anesthetic Monitoring (1 hr); CPR (2 hrs); Fluid Therapy (1 hr).
Veterinary Student Curriculum/Presentations: 55 hrs (1992-2006) - Herbs for Kidney Failure (2 hrs); Herb-Drug Interactions (2 hrs); Herbs for Arthritis (2 hrs); Ethics in Veterinary Medicine (7 hrs); Physical Examination (24 hrs); Bone Marrow Sampling (12 hrs); Treatment of Shock (2 hrs); Chemotherapeutics (2 hrs); Corticosteroid Therapy (2 hrs).
Undergraduate College Courses: 336 hrs (2007-2014) - Medicine and Behavior in Animal Shelters.
MEMBERSHIPS
AND
PROFESSIONAL
ACTIVITIES
TexPetVets.com Peer Reviewer, 2014-present.
City of Nacogdoches Health Board Advisory Committee, 2012-present.
Humane Society for Shelter Pets Advisory Board, 2010-present.
Texas Veterinary Medical Assocaiton (TVMA) Shelter Medicine Committee, 2010-present.
Guanacaste Province (Costa Rica) Animal Welfare Foundation (GPAW) Board of Directors, 2006-present.
Veterinary Information Network (VIN) member, 2001-present.
Candidate American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM), 1994-present.
TVMA Legislative Committee, Ad Hoc Member 2013.
Humane Society of Nacogdoches County Volunteer Veterinarian, 2004-2012.
TVMA Non-Profit Task Force, 2010.
TVMA Board of Directors - East Texas Proxy, Spring 2010.
Open Directory Editor (Veterinary Alternative Medicine, Pet Nutrition, Vaccination Issues), 2001-2005.
Veterinary Botanical Medical Association (VBMA) Credentials Committee, 2003.
TVMA Task Force on Vaccinations, 2002-2003.
TVMA Peer Assistance Committee, 1990-1995.
Houston Bureau of Animal Regulation and Control (BARC) Volunteer Surgeon, 1992-1994.
Houston Humane Society Volunteer Veterinarian, 1992-1994.
Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Volunteer Veterinarian, 1992-1994.
Professional Listserves: VetWitness4Him (moderator), PineyWoods VMA (moderator), TexasVets (past moderator), ShelterVets, Texas Shelter Vets, Nacogdoches Project, Box Turtle List.
Memberships: American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Association of Shelter Veterinarians (ASV), Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA), American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (AHVMA), Veterinary Botanical Medical Association (VBMA).
 




    Practical HEMATOLOGY Feb 11-12
    Practical ULTRASOUND Apr 8-9
    Practical ENDOCRINOLOGY June 3-4
    Practical ONCOLOGY July 22-23
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