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Updates in Cardiology; A Case Based Discussion

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Updates in Cardiology; A Case Based Discussion
Updates in Cardiology; A Case Based Discussion

Time & Location

Sep 12, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Custom House, 404 Front St, Avila Beach, CA 93424, USA

About the Event

Updates in Cardiology, case based discussions

Coast to Coast Cardiology will be presenting current "hot topics" in cardiology in a case presentation format to facilitate learning and stimulate discussions.

Doctor T.J. Morrison, Founder of Coast to Coast Cardiology, is honored to provide cardiology specialty care to all animals on behalf of their human companions and referring veterinarians. The team effort, which includes the clients, their family veterinarian, fellow veterinary specialists, and Doctor Morrison, allows for the best possible cardiac care for our beloved animals. Doctor Morrison has practiced Veterinary Cardiology on the Atlantic, Pacific, and Caribbean Coasts.

Thomas Morrison - DVM, ACVIM

Doctor Morrison received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Boston College and his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Doctor Morrison completed his residency in Veterinary Cardiology at Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine. His intense training during this time focused on advanced diagnostic interpretation of electrophysiology, echocardiography, and especially minimally-invasive interventional procedures, commonly performing patent ductus arteriosus occlusions, balloon valvuloplasties and pacemaker implantation and interrogations. He obtained Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, specializing in Cardiology.

Doctor Morrison continued his practice of Veterinary Cardiology in Denver, Colorado, followed by a move to Southern California where he founded Coast to Coast Cardiology, practicing cardiology out of a variety of state-of-the-art veterinary referral hospitals. In 2013, he was appointed locum Veterinary Cardiology Clinician at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital, overseeing the Cardiology Department, instructing and teaching cardiology residents and veterinary students.

His other interests include running, having successfully completed the 2012 Boston Marathon, back-country telemark skiing, having camped throughout Colorado’s 10th Mountain Division Hut system, and learning to surf and fly.

David Pelio, DVM - Coast to Coast Cardiology Resident

Dr. David Pelio grew up in New Jersey. He received his BS in Biology from Pepperdine University in California, and his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Oregon State University. After veterinary school, he pursued advanced training as a cardiology intern with Coast to Coast Cardiology. His clinical interests include cardiology, oncology, and internal medicine, and he has presented research at a national conference regarding the effects of chemotherapy on dogs with cardiac tumors. Dr. Pelio is enthusiastic about honing his echocardiographic diagnoses of acquired and congenital heart disease, ECG analysis, and interventional procedures.

In his spare time, Dr. Pelio enjoys working out, martial arts, DJing, and cooking. He has an adorable and affectionate cat named Furry Corsten who he found on the streets of Corvallis, Oregon while attending veterinary school. They instantly became best friends and have been inseparable ever since.

Dr. Evan Ross was born and raised in the Bay Area California. After a brief hiatus in Texas during his undergraduate studies, he returned to his home state to complete his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California Davis.

After completing his doctorate degree, Dr. Ross completed a one year rotating internship at VCA West Los Angeles. He then departed California for the second time to complete a Cardiology Specialty Internship at Kansas State University. The highlight of his internship was participating in cardiology cases on endangered species at the local nearby zoos.

Dr. Ross is thrilled to return to the Central Coast to complete his three year cardiology residency at Coast to Coast Cardiology where he will deepen his studies in the field and help strengthen the human-animal bond.

In his free time, Dr. Ross enjoys playing fantasy football and ultimate frisbee. More importantly, he spends a large portion of his time with his three furry children: Dustin, a rambunctious pitty mix; Ted, a tenacious tabby; and Turtle, his oopsie baby (a calico he fostered for a day before adopting).

1.5 hours of CE Approved Lecture

Date: Thursday September 12th 2019

Time: Check in: 6:00pm - 6:30pm

Lecture: 6.30pm – 8:00pm

Venue: Custom House, 404 Front Street, Avila Beach

Please RSVP to Michelle Wright/MCVMA at

*Please note that this event is for MCVMA members only*

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