Andy Moorhead, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVM (Parasitology), is a small animal parasitologist and assistant professor at University of Georgia. Dr. Moorhead earned his DVM from North Carolina State University, his MS in veterinary parasitology from Purdue University, and his PhD from Cornell University. He is also an at-large member of the executive board of the American Heartworm Society. Dr. Moorhead's main research interests are the role of host-specific cues in development of filarial worms, specifically Dirofilaria immitis and Brugia malayi.
Marisa K. Ames, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology), is an associate professor of cardiology at University of California, Davis. Dr. Ames earned her DVM from The Ohio State University. She also completed a rotating internship at Michigan State University, an emergency critical care internship at Tufts University, and a cardiology residency and the Jane Lewis-Seaks postdoctoral research fellowship at North Carolina State University. Dr. Ames is on the executive board of the American Heartworm Society. Her research interests are in neurohormonal activation in cardiovascular and kidney disease, specifically the pharmacologic modulation of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, and heartworm disease.