Pablo David Jimenez Castro
DVM University of Georgia

Pablo David Jimenez Castro, DVM, is currently completing his PhD in the Department of Infectious Diseases at University of Georgia. He earned his DVM from the National University of Colombia in Bogotá, Colombia, in 2013 before working at Novartis Animal Health and Elanco Animal Health in regulatory affairs. Dr. Castro’s research interests include clinical efficacy and safety trials, anthelmintic resistance, and the epidemiology and control of parasites of veterinary and public health importance. His work has been published in several peer-reviewed journals and has given presentations at various scientific meetings.

Ray M. Kaplan
DVM, PhD, DEVPC, DACVM (Parasitology) University of Georgia

Ray M. Kaplan, DVM, PhD, DEVPC, DACVM (Parasitology), is a professor at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. He earned his DVM from Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine and worked in a mixed-species practice before earning his PhD in veterinary parasitology at University of Florida. Dr. Kaplan’s research program is focused on measuring, understanding, and solving problems of drug resistance in nematode parasites. He is past president of the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists and has been recognized with the Pfizer Award for Research Excellence and the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists–Boehringer Ingelheim Distinguished Veterinary Parasitologist Award.