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2016 AKC/AKC CHF/TF Companion Animal Residency Programs
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Congratulations to the 2016 theriogenology residents.

Karen Von Dollen, DVM
NC State, College of Veterinary Medicine

Born and raised in Santa Barbara, California, Dr. Karen Von Dollen has known she wanted to be a veterinarian from an early age and spent her childhood participating in 4-H. For her undergraduate degree, Dr. Von Dollen attended Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, where she majored in chemistry with minors in mathematics and biology and was a member of the varsity lacrosse team She returned to California to earn her DVM degree from the University of California - Davis. Followinggraduation, she completed internships at Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center in Los Olivos, California and Goulburn Valley Equine Hospital in Victoria, Australia. Her family maintains a small herd of Nubian dairy goats in California, which helped form the foundation for Dr. Von Dollen's veterinary aspirations.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, traveling to visit friends, and relaxing with her beloved corgi “Nora”. Dr. Von Dollen is thrilled to be at North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, pursuing her passion for reproduction through a comparative theriogenology residency.
Victor Stora, DVM
Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Victor received his Bachelor of Science from Wagner College, Staten Island, NY, with a double major in Molecular and Cellular Biology and Biochemistry in 2011 and received his veterinary degree from the School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA. Of note, one of his Bachelor’s Thesis was: “Characterization of acquired renal Fanconi Syndrome as a result of jerky treat ingestion made in China in canines”, which is still a problem recognized today in smaller breed dogs. All throughout veterinary school, Victor has received several awards and scholarships. He has always had a keen interest in small animal reproduction, which he could showcase during his internship at Virginia Tech from July 2015 - July 2016, where he became the go to person for all small animal theriogenology questions. He is a member of the Society for Theriogenology, the AVMA, and the Society for Andrology. Besides being a native English and Italian speaker, he breeds Shetland Sheepdogs.

Tessa Fiamengo, DVM
Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Tessa graduated with honors from Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, with a major in Biology and minors in Biomedical Sciences and Philosophy in 2007 and earned her veterinary degree from Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR in 2012. Since her graduation from veterinary school Tessa has been working as a small animal general practitioner in Portland, OR. While Tessa's interest in theriogenology has been long standing, prior to veterinary school most of her experience was in equine reproduction. While attending Oregon State, she learned about the involvement of theriogenologists in canine breeding. Her clinical experiences after graduation has continued to strengthen her desire to work in field of reproduction aiding owners in the responsible breeding of healthy members of the next generation. Tessa is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Society for Theriogenology.
Carla Barstow, DVM
Auburn University

Originally from Tampa, FL, Dr. Barstow has been showing and breeding Samoyeds for over 20 years. Prior to obtaining her DVM degree, she spent 10 years working in the veterinary field as a technician. Dr. Barstow then pursued her DVM degree at the University of Minnesota, where she received mentorship from Dr. Peggy Root Kustritz who cultivated her love of theriogenology even further. Upon graduation, Dr. Barstow returned to Tampa, FL and joined a private practice which emphasized reproduction and enjoyed a heavy theriogenology caseload. This further solidified her interest in reproduction and encouraged her to expand her theriogenology training.
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