Tracy Turner, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, Dipl. ACVSMR
Tracy Turner began his professional career as a farrier and used those skills to help finance his education. He received his DVM degree from Colorado State University in 1978. He completed an internship at the University of Georgia and a surgical residency, as well as a Master of Science degree at Purdue University in 1981. His Master’s thesis was “Thermography of the Lower Limb of the Horse.” He served on the faculty of the Universities of Illinois, Florida and Minnesota. At Minnesota, he was Head of Large Animal Surgery and attained the rank of full Professor before leaving academics to join Anoka Equine Clinic in 2004. Read More
Brad Gordon, DVM, MS
A lifetime member and graduate from Bath Pony Club in Ohio, Brad is best known to the Pony Club world as an outstanding Chief Horse Management Judge. He is seen in the Anatomy Room at many Annual Meetings. He has also been on the Combined Training Committee and served on the Board of Governors. Earning his DVM at Ohio State, he did his internship at the University of Minnesota, earned a Masters Degree in Applied Surgical Physiology, and did several residencies in Equine Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Gordon has been in private practice in Minnesota and has served as the Minnesota Racing Commission State Regulatory Veterinarian. He currently owns and practices at the Prairie Meadows Racetrack in Altoona, Iowa. Brad was recognized as a National Instructions Legend at the 2004 Jubilee Celebration during the 2004 USPC Annual Meeting for his service to the United States Pony Clubs, Inc.
Dr. Michael Sterns, DVM
After graduating from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1984, Dr. Sterns began his career as a mobile Equine Veterinarian in his current practice area. He earned his MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley in 1990, and spent the next twenty-three years raising equity, negotiating licensing deals, building startups, and running sales and marketing teams in human therapeutics, medical devices and research tools.
Dr. Sterns returned to small animal clinical practice in 2012 and has been actively engaged in developing a small animal house call practice on The Peninsula and South Bay. Dr. Sterns is also a part time Associate Veterinarian, practicing general small animal medicine and surgery at Alta View Animal Hospital in Mountain View, California, and a Relief Veterinarian for Banfield. He has a special interest in giant breeds, having owned and raised a Newfoundland, a Leonberger, and a very large Maine Coon Cat. Read More
Robin Young is the Chief Executive Officer of Pearl Diver Technologies and Publisher of “Orthopedics This Week." Pearl Diver Technologies provides and consults on Medical Data Analytics, which he has been CEO of for over eleven years. He is the Founder of “Orthopedics This Week," a publication that goes out weekly to over 100,000 Orthopedic doctors in the United States. Mr. Young has been involved with various companies, having Founded the “New York Stem Cell Summit, NYC” with stem cell research and development.
He has been a guest speaker at Foundation for Orthopedic Research, International Society for Advancement Spine Surgery, Laser Spine Institute, Johnson & Johnson Global R&D Congress, The Vatican, Cedars Sinai surgeon Conference, and others. His subject topics have included Spine Surgery, Future of Orthopedics, Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, and Allograft Surgical Product, to name a few. Historically he has had Executive positions as Partner and Director of Research for Healthpoint Capital, Sr. Vice President of Life Sciences for Stephens, Inc. and VP of Equity Research at Piper, Jaffray & Hopwood, Inc. He has a wealth of knowledge that PetVivo hopes will be a great contribution to its research in the human arena.
With over 20 years’ experience in the food ingredient and biotech industry, Mr. Yezzi has developed a broad network of venture partners, investors, and research scientists. His entrepreneurial focus has been on start-up and early stage companies. He is currently the President and Founder of Nu-Tek Products, a business incubator for wellness foods and life sciences ventures. He also serves as the President of two portfolio companies, Nu-Tek BioSciences and Nu-Tek Fibers.
Mr. Wagnoner is co-founder of Boomerang Vet, a data-based client communications service for Veterinary Hospitals located in Columbus, Ohio. In 2003, John founded, managed and grew CSC South Veterinary Supplies into the second largest veterinary distribution company in the Southeast region. In 2008, he sold CSC South Veterinary Supplies to Patterson Companies, Inc. He has an extensive veterinary distribution management expertise.