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About the Experts:

Rose Nolen-Walston


Rose Nolen-Walston, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, is an assistant professor of large animal internal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s (Penn Vet) New Bolton Center, in Kennett Square. She graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001, and then completed an internship and residency in large-animal internal medicine at Tufts University, in North Grafton, Massachusetts. She spent a subsequent year at Tufts doing research in adult stem-cell biology in mice. She joined the Penn Vet faculty in 2007, where she won the university’s 2013-2014 Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching.

Craig F. Shoemaker


Dr. Craig F. ShoemakerCraig F. Shoemaker DVM, MS, is a professional services veterinarian with Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI). In his current position since 2008, Shoemaker provides technical and educational support to the veterinary and equine industry. Dr. Shoemaker received a master’s degree (reproductive physiology) and veterinary medical degree from Colorado State University. Prior to joining BIVI he was actively involved in both private practice and industry.