PRESIDENT: Chick Weisse, VMD, DACVS completed his small animal surgical residency training at the Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 2002 and then pursued advanced training through a customized fellowship in Interventional Radiology at the (human) Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 2003. He held dual appointments in surgery and radiology as an Assistant Professor at both the veterinary and human hospitals, respectively (Univ. of Pennsylvania) before coming to the Animal Medical Center in New York City in 2009 as staff surgeon and Director of Interventional Radiology Services. Educational interests include expanding minimally-invasive veterinary interventional radiology (IR) techniques through describing new procedures and training veterinarians. Research interests include IR techniques for non-resectable and metastatic cancers, palliative stenting for malignant obstructions, vascular anomalies such as portosystemic shunts and AVMs, and stenting for tracheal collapse.
VICE-PRESIDENT: Allyson Berent, DVM, DACVIM graduated from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed an internship at the University of Minnesota and a residency in internal medicine at the Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. After completing a fellowship in interventional radiology at the Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a fellowship in Endourology at Thomas Jefferson University she served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Internal Medicine and Interventional Radiology/ Interventional Endoscopy at the Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She now is the director of the interventional endoscopy service at the Animal Medical Center in NYC and particularly focuses on ureteral diseases, urinary incontinence and minimally invasive management of urinary stone disease. She also has an interest in hepatobiliary interventions, biliary stenting and other aspects of interventional radiology and endoscopy.
SECRETARY: Marilyn Dunn, DVM, MVSc, DACVIM graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Montréal and completed a one year internship at the same institution. She completed a residency in small internal internal medicine and a Master’s degree at the University of Saskatchewan and became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. After 2 years in a private practice she became a professor in internal medicine at the University of Montreal. In 2008, she completed a Fellowship in interventional radiology and endoscopy at the Matthew J Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She currently directs the interventional endoscopy service at the University of Montreal. Her main interests are in urinary tract and respiratory interventions and thrombosis.
TREASURER: Brian Scansen, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology) is originally from Snohomish, Washington and graduated with Bachelor of Science degrees in both Oceanology and Zoology from the University of Washington. He attended veterinary school at Michigan State and graduated in 2004 with a DVM and MS with high honors. He went on to complete an internship at the Ohio State University in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery and stayed at OSU for a residency in Cardiology. He then completed a fellowship in Interventional Radiology & Endoscopy at the University of Pennsylvania and the Animal Medical Center (New York, NY). Dr. Scansen is a Diplomate of the ACVIM, specialty of Cardiology and a founding member of the Veterinary Interventional Radiology & Interventional Endoscopy Society. He served on the faculty of the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine from 2008 to 2015. He is currently an Associate Professor of Cardiology at Colorado State University. His research interests include congenital heart disease in animals, advanced cardiac imaging, and minimally-invasive therapeutics.