Endorsements

Dr. Myers is fulfilled by his extensive work in training other veterinarians in endoscopy,
 and is proud to have received endorsements to The American Association of Veterinary State Boards
and the Registry of Approved Continuing Education from these distinguished, respected professionals.

 



Clarence Rawlings, DVM,  MS,  PhD, Diplomate ACVS

     "I endorse Dr. Carl Myers as an endoscopy instructor in order for participants to receive full credit for his continuing education instruction and hands-on training.  Dr. Myers is a high-quality general practitioner who has spent the past 5 years developing a special interest and competency in endoscopic surgery.  

    I first met him 5 years ago when he attended the first of several endoscopy courses he has taken.  I have also performed endoscopy at Theodore Veterinary Hospital.  I have had the opportunity to observe his endoscopy "in situ" and his enthusiasm for teaching.

    Dr. Myers is progressive and has a well-equipped hospital and talented staff.  He has 3 different endoscopy towers and more than a dozen scopes.  More importantly, he and his practice routinely and appropriately use endoscopy during their patient management.  He is innovative in his application of endoscopy and has been very aggressive in developing his expertise.  He could even be accused of being an endoscopy course "junkie".  I believe that he has attended four of our endoscopy courses at the University of Georgia, three Life Learn courses at Guelph, and other endoscopy courses. I co-taught one course with him in Mobile as well as doing an "in-hospital" training at Theodore. I consider him to be one of the most endoscopically astute practitioners that I have observed."
 

NOTE: Dr. Rawlings is a general surgeon who retired June 2004 from the University of Georgia after 30 years.
He continues to practice with time divided between being a part-time surgeon at VCA Veterinary Referral Associates
in Gaithersburg, MD, as a surgeon at the University of Georgia Small Animal Hospital and as a surgery consultant.
Most consultation is providing endoscopic training in veterinary hospitals throughout the United States.
He is past president of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and directs Veterinary Endoscopy Training Symposia
at the University of Georgia. In addition to clinical practice, he has conducted basic and clinical research
into several areas involving heartworm disease, abdominal surgery, incontinence, and minimally invasive surgery.
and works closely with surgical device companies.
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Clarence Rawlings, DVMMS,  PhD, Diplomate ACVS

     "I endorse Dr. Carl Myers as an endoscopy instructor in order for participants to receive full credit for his continuing education instruction and hands-on training.  Dr. Myers is a high-quality general practitioner who has spent the past 5 years developing a special interest and competency in endoscopic surgery.  

     I first met him 5 years ago when he attended the first of several endoscopy courses he has taken.  I have also performed endoscopy at Theodore Veterinary Hospital.  I have had the opportunity to observe his endoscopy "in situ" and his enthusiasm for teaching.

     Dr. Myers is progressive and has a well-equipped hospital and talented staff.  He has 3 different endoscopy towers and more than a dozen scopes.  More importantly, he and his practice routinely and appropriately use endoscopy during their patient management.  He is innovative in his application of endoscopy and has been very aggressive in developing his expertise.  He could even be accused of being an endoscopy course "junkie".  I believe that he has attended four of our endoscopy courses at the University of Georgia, three Life Learn courses at Guelph, and other endoscopy courses. I co-taught one course with him in Mobile as well as doing an "in-hospital" training at Theodore. I consider him to be one of the most endoscopically astute practitioners that I have observed."
 

NOTE: Dr. Rawlings is a general surgeon who retired June 2004 from the University of Georgia after 30 years.

He continues to practice with time divided between being a part-time surgeon at VCA Veterinary Referral Associates
in Gaithersburg, MD, as a surgeon at the University of Georgia Small Animal Hospital and as a surgery consultant.
Most consultation is providing endoscopic training in veterinary hospitals throughout the United States.
He is past president of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and directs Veterinary Endoscopy Training Symposia
at the University of Georgia. In addition to clinical practice, he has conducted basic and clinical research
into several areas involving heartworm disease, abdominal surgery, incontinence, and minimally invasive surgery.
and works closely with surgical device companies.


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Kelly Carlson, Marketing Coordinator - Karl Storz Veterinary Endoscopy

    "As the RACE program administrator for Karl Storz Veterinary Endoscopy, I am knowledgeable as to RACE standards, procedures and policies.  As one of the most technologically advanced veterinary practices in the country, I believe that Theodore Veterinary Hospital would uphold the standards set forth by RACE.

    Dr. Myers is one of the most proficient and experienced general practitioners performing laparoscopic surgery.  As a small animal general practitioner, Dr. Myers has actively sought to expand the use of laparoscopic surgery in veterinary medicine.  In particular, Dr. Myers is intersted in educating other general practitioners on the benefits of laparscopic surgery and the merits of utilizing it in general practice.

    Theodore Veterinary Hospital has demonstrated their ability to coordinate continuing education through their participation in the 2007 Mobile Alabama VMA meeting.  Dr. Myers coordinated the CE program.  This program included a laparoscopic training course at the Theodore Veterinary Hospital which Dr. Myers instructed alongside Dr. Clarence Rawlings, DVM, PhD, DACVS.  Dr. Clarence Rawlings has since invited Dr. Myers to instruct continuing education endoscopy courses at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine Center for Continuing Education.

    In addition, Theodore Veterinary Hospital has a large administrative staff well-trained in proper records maintenance with all records maintained electronically and a back-up system in place.  This staff is well-equipped to maintain all records as required by RACE.

    I have no reservations recommending that Theodore Veterinary Hospital be granted CE Provider status."
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John C. Huhn, DVM, MS
Director of Veterinary Clinical Support, Covian
A leading global provider of healthcare products.

    " I have been asked to submit a letter of reference with respect to the RACE qualifications of Dr. Carl Myers, with whom I have interacted extensively. 

I first met Dr. Myers in October 2007, where I had an occasion to visit his practice in Theodore, Alabama.  I was immediately impressed with the progressive manner in which he practices his profession.  This is reflected not only in available equipment and facility design, but in the thoroughness he displays in following his cases to completion.  Carl is an outstanding diagnostician and surgeon.  Furthermore, his communication skills are such that he readily conveys his knowledge and expertise to colleagues in teaching endeavors.   I have had opportunities to observe Dr. Myers in this capacity and I can personally attest to his proficiency in these venues.

     Dr. Myers has made it to a point to immerse himself in virtually all laparoscopic and thoracoscopic learning endeavors currently available to the veterinary surgeon.  I know that he has attended a couple of Dr. Rawlings' sessions at UGA, as well as some Colorado State offerings.  He has come to United States Surgical's training facility, where I operate with another colleague to teach veterinary and human surgeons laparoscopic and thoracoscopic surgery.   Not only did he excel in the programs  we offered, but was able to function as an assistant instructor by the end of the course.  In fact, I intend to utilize Carl's expertise in some future courses I will teach at U.S. Surgical in the coming months."



Dr. Stephen Mehler
Chief of Surgery at Veterinary Specialists of Rochester in Rochester, NY


I have been asked to submit an endorsement for Dr. Carl Myers, in regards to his ability to perform interventional radiology and interventional endoscopy procedures.

I first met Dr. Myers in 2011, where I had an occasion to visit his practice, Theodore Veterinary Hospital in Theodore, Alabama.  Dr. Myers is of the highest quality general practitioner who has spent the last decade developing a special interest, skill, and efficiency in diagnostic and interventional endoscopy. I was immediately impressed with the advanced level of equipment and technology his practice offers.  I was even more impressed as the day progressed with his clinical and technical skills utilizing this equipment. 

Interventional radiology and interventional endoscopy are in their infancy in veterinary medicine.  Only a handful of specialists are thoroughly trained and experienced in the delivery of therapeutic stents into the respiratory and urinary tracts to alleviate strictures, collapses, and malignant obstructions.   With his previously honed endoscopic skills combined with the advanced imagining technology in his practice, Dr. Myers is able to provide this service to his clients when the only other alternative is often euthanasia.  Dr. Myers is likely the first general practitioner in the state to place a stent in the trachea of a dog with tracheal collapse.  He is also likely to be the only practice in the state providing this treatment modality for a wide range of diseases and patients.  Not only will his practice of interventional radiology be successful in saving the lives of many patients, I expect Dr. Myers will be a leader in the training and teaching of other practitioners to do the same. 

I fully endorse Dr. Myers and his abilities to perform interventional radiology procedures and to train others to do the same in the future.


NOTE: Dr. Mehler is a boarded surgeon who was faculty at Michigan State University, is a consultant for Infiniti Medical, Veterinary Answers, Abaxis, and The Veterinary Information Network (VIN).  Dr. Mehler currently is Chief of Surgery at Veterinary Specialists of Rochester in Rochester, NY.  He has published numerous papers and chapters in textbooks on surgical, laparoscopic, and intervention procedures in dogs, cats, and exotic animal species. 
 

 


Jared Finegold, MBA
Founding Partner of Infiniti Medical, LLC


Dr. Carl Myers of Theodore Veterinary Hospital in Theodore, Alabama, is an advanced small animal general practitioner with the impressive proficiency and aptitude to employ Infiniti Medical's Vet Stent-Trachea® product in his practice.  

Our VET-STENT® 
product line requires only the most expertly trained and experienced specialists in diagnostic endoscopy and interventional radiology, accompanied with a facilty of the finest in advanced imaging technology.  He has impressed our certified instructor, Dr. Steve Mehler, with his clinical and technical skills, exceptional knowledge, and masterful efficiency in the utilization of our therapeutic stents. 
 
His combination of progressive expertise and well-trained staff allows Dr. Myers to perform the highest quality of interventional radiology procedures and provide his clients a level of service customarily withheld to university veterinary hospitals.  

It is without reservation that Infiniti Medical recommends and endorses Dr. Carl Myers for placement of tracheal stents. 

Jared B. Finegold
Founding Partner of Infiniti Medical, LLC

NOTE: Jared is a Founding Partner of Infiniti Medical, LLC. He graduated with honors from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, receiving both BSE and MBA degrees in finance and management. Prior to Infiniti Medical, Jared was an Associate in the Mergers & Acquisitions group at Rothschild in New York. In addition, Jared worked at the Credit Suisse First Boston Technology Group in Palo Alto, covering both software and semiconductor companies within CSFB's investment banking division.
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