Animal Medical Clinic

2012 W State St
Bristol, , TN 37620


Future  Schedule

Oct 9- Katie Boes DVM, Clinical Pathology  

The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (VMRCVM) at Virginia Tech has welcomed home Katie Boes, DVM, of Laurel, Md., who returned to the college to teach this fall. Boes has assumed the position of clinical instructor of clinical pathology in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology. Boes will provide primary clinical service support throughout the year, and she will supervise and teach both veterinary students and residents in training seminars as well as laboratory sessions. Boes earned her DVM from VMRCVM in 2008. She completed her residency in clinical pathology and a master's in clinical pathology at Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine.

Dec 4- Practice Management-   

Sheila Grosdidier BS, RVT, PHR   has been involved in the field of Veterinary Medicine for over 20 years. She earned her B.S. degree in Human Behavioral Science at New York Institute of Technology and her A.A. in Veterinary Technology at Maple Woods College. She has since completed post-graduate work in psychology and adult learning.
Mark Opperman, CVPM
Mark Opperman is the founder and president of VMC, Inc., a veterinary practice management firm dedicated to excellence in veterinary practice management. Mr. Opperman started his career as the Hospital Administrator of the New Haven Central Hospital for Veterinary Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. As a result of his success and achievements at New Haven Central Hospital, Mr. Opperman was sought after for advice and help in veterinary practice management issues.



February 12  Cynthia Ward DVM

Cynthia R. Ward VMD, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine)

Professor of Internal Medicine

Chief Medical Officer, Small Animal

Educational Background

?Dr. Cynthia Ward received her VMD and PhD degrees from the University of Pennsylvania.  She completed residency training at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania in small animal internal medicine, and a reproductive endocrinology fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.  She was on faculty at the University of Pennsylvania until 2005, when she moved to the University of Georgia where she is currently a professor of small animal internal medicine. She has been Chief of the Small Animal In-patient Medicine section since 2007.

Dr. Ward has been honored by numerous teaching awards including: the Alumni Teaching Award in 2003, the Norden Distinguished Teaching Award in 2000 and 2009, and the National SCAVMA Teaching Award in 2009.  She has an active research program in clinical and basic endocrinology.  She has authored or co-authored 39 research abstracts, 43 journal articles, and 11 book chapters.  Dr. Ward is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine).

Research Interests

  • Small animal endocrinology
  • Feline hyperthyroidism
  • Feline and canine diabetes mellitus


April  9, Shelby Reinstein, DVM, MS, DACVO, Veterinary Ophthalmologist

Shelby L. Reinstein, DVM, MS, DACVO Ophthalmologist

  • Graduated Kansas State University Department of Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology,  Master of Science
  • Graduated Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Completed one-year rotating internship in small animal clinical sciences at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
  • Completed one-year internship in vision research at the Retinal Disease Studies Facility, University of Pennsylvania  School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Completed three-year residency in ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Passed ACVO credentialing exam for board-certification in ophthalmology
Areas of Special Interest:
  • Cataract surgery
  • Retinal dysplasias and degenerations
  • Electrodiagnostic vision testing
  • Eyelid reconstructive surgery
Professional Certifications & Associations:
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
  • American Veterinary Medical Association


October 15 Mark Papich DVM, Pharmacology

Dr. Mark G. Papich is a Professor of Clinical Pharmacology, and Supervisor of the Clinical Pharmacology Laboratory in the College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University. He is a diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology (ACVCP), and has served as president of ACVCP. He is also a Fellow in the American Academy of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. He has served on the Council of Experts and Chairman for the Veterinary Drugs Expert Committee for the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) and a member and current Chairholder of the Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) Veterinary Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing subcommittee (VAST). He served as a member of the Veterinary Medicine Advisory Committee of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). He has taught veterinary pharmacology for over 25 years. He has authored/edited seven books on veterinary pharmacology and is one of the editors of the 9th and 10th editions of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. He is author or co-author of 200 research papers published in refereed journals and has authored over 105 book chapters, and review papers. In 2013 he was awarded the LE Davis Award by the American Academy of Veterinary Pharmacology & Therapeutics for significant contributions in veterinary pharmacology. In 2009 he was awarded the AAVPT Teaching Award, in recognition of 25 years devoted to teaching and his contribution to clinical pharmacology. In 2008 he was awarded the NCSU Huffman Leadership Award, in recognition of outstanding contributions to NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine, and also in 2008, was awarded the Pfizer Award for Research Excellence, for outstanding achievement and dedication in the field of Veterinary Medicine. He has also delivered hundreds of presentations on veterinary pharmacology at national and international veterinary meetings, conferences and symposia.


Member of the AVMA, AAVPT, ACVCP. Chairholder of the CLSI Veterinary Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing subcommittee, Member of the USP Expert Panel on Veterinary Drug Formulations.  


December 3, Client Service Deborah Stone, MBA, PhD, CVPM

Deborah A. Stone, MBA, PhD, CVPM, CEO

Deborah Stone owns and operates Stone Veterinary Practice Management (StoneVPM) based in Austin, Texas. She has been involved with veterinary practice management for more than twenty-five years and has experience in specialty, emergency and general practice management. She also brings several years of experience from the hospitality industry to the veterinary industry in order to provide fresh and creative solutions.

Deborah’s presentations are energetic and highly interactive in order to encourage team buy-in and to help support the implementation of developed practice solutions. Her strategy is to encourage team participation in order to make a positive impact in practice processes.
Deborah believes the most effective way to make positive change is by developing solutions together.

She received her MBA at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas and earned her Certified Veterinary Practice Manager accreditation from the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association. Deborah completed her PhD in Organizational Leadership.

She has served as the Senior Veterinary Practice Analyst for Brief Media’s Veterinary Team Brief and currently serves on NAVC’s Editorial Advisory Board for Professional Development and Practice Management for Today’s Veterinary Technician. Deborah is a national speaker, founder of Austin City Unlimited Veterinary Management Symposium, and published author of practice management articles.

Deborah enjoys spending time with her family and performing with her bands, the LaxaTones and  No-Lo Prophets.



February  Gary Norsworthy, DVM



April  Justine Lee, DVM






December 2, Client Service  Amanda Donnelly, DVM














December 1, Client Service