Shanna Hillsman, LVMT, is a senior technician in the internal medicine department at the University of Tennessee Veterinary Medical Center, where she has also worked in the intensive care unit and emergency service. She is also a blood bank technician and was a speaker at the Veterinary
Partners Appreciation Conference in Knoxville, Tennessee.
M. Katherine Tolbert, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM), is an assistant professor at University of Tennessee. Dr. Tolbert earned her DVM from University of Georgia, where she also completed a small animal internship. She earned her PhD in comparative biomedical sciences and completed an internal medicine residency at North Carolina State University. Her clinical research is focused on the investigation of gastroprotectants and the rationale for their use in the treatment of inflammatory, metabolic, and neoplastic diseases in small animals.