Keynote Speaker: Wendy Blount, DVM
Dr. Blount is a companion animal (dogs and cats only) veterinarian,
Texas A&M Residency trained in Small Animal Internal Medicine. In addition to her Internal Medicine referral
practice, Dr. Blount conducts Continuing Education Seminars for small animal veterinarians, veterinary
technicians and animal control officers. As well, she teaches an undergraduate college course on "Medicine and
Behavior in the Animal Sheltering Environment" for Duquesne University. She has also served as Medical
Director & Surgeon for SpayNeuterNac and O'Malley PET (Preventing Euthanasia Together).
Dr. Blount has received several prestigious awards including the 2012 Texas Veterinary Medical
Association "Companion Animal Practitioner of the Year" for outstanding contributions to veterinary
medicine, the 2011 "Bilderback Award" for support of the animal sheltering community and the 2004
"TAVP Clinical Referral and Consultation Award" which recognizes contributions made by outstanding
In vet school and her early days of practice, Dr. Blount developed outstanding UltraSound skills. She
further honed these skills during her Texas A&M Residency under the guidance of some of the best sonographers
in the world. Over the years, she has now become well known for her UltraSound expertise and a veteran
of literally thousands of successful UltraSound exams.
Guest Speaker: Gregory Lisciandro, DVM, Dipl.
Dr. Gregory R. Lisciandro received his DVM degree from Cornell
University, completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at The Animal
Medical Center in New York City, and has become a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary
Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC) and the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners
Greg, with his wife Stephanie Lisciandro, DVM, Diplomate, ACVIM, developed Abdominal FAST
(AFAST3), Thoracic FAST (TFAST3), and Vet BLUE for veterinarians as rapid,
point-of-care screening tests, that within minutes answer important clinical questions to help
better direct both care and diagnostics in small animals. These 3 techniques require no shaving of
dogs and cats, minimal restraint, and serve as screening tests for Trauma, Triage and Tracking
(monitoring) - thus the T3 designation. All 3 techniques are teachable with a systematic,
You will quickly become a believer using the AFAST3, TFAST3 and Vet BLUE techniques on a daily basis
as extentions of your physical exam. They will allow you to capture diseases, conditions and injuries
that you would have traditionally missed or had delayed. "FAST Saves LivesTM!"