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Cricket Russillo, DVM
Dr. Russillo graduated from the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. Following graduation, she completed a Large Animal Medicine and Surgery internship at Texas A&M and realized her desire was to work on elite sport horses. After 13 years of practice at Fairfield Equine Associates in Newtown, CT, she joined Virginia Equine Imaging in June of 2015. Dr. Russillo relocates to Florida every winter to support clients and patients in Wellington and the surrounding areas. She is also a certified member of the International Society for Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP) and in 2017, was appointed to be the new USA Dressage Team Veterinarian.
Dan Dreyfuss DVM, MA
After completing a master’s degree in cell and developmental biology and graduating from veterinary school at U. C. Davis, Dan completed a rotating internship in large animal medicine and surgery at the University of Pennsylvania, New Bolton Center. He then completed a residency in large animal surgery at the New Bolton Center before moving to Maryland, where he worked for 27 years in a group practice covering Maryland and Virginia thoroughbred racetracks. In addition, Dan managed his own equine surgical practice at Green Glen Equine Hospital in Glen Rock, Pennsylvania. He is the author of multiple publications. Dan joined KindredBio in May 2017 as a professional services veterinarian and currently serves as Senior Veterinary Science Liaison.
Dr. Kent Allen
Dr. Kent Allen received his DVM from the University of Missouri in 1979 and has been practicing equine medicine ever since. He opened Virginia Equine Imaging (VEI) in 1996, which became the first privately owned and operated equine diagnostic imaging specialty clinic in the world. Dr. Allen also served as the Veterinary Services Manager at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, acquiring the title of Arizona Equine Practitioner of the year. Dr. Allen has served as the FEI Foreign Veterinary Delegate for the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Canada, the 2000 Olympic Games at Sydney, and the 2012 Olympic Games in London. He was also the 2010 Lexington KY World Equestrian Games Veterinary Services Manager. Dr. Allen has served on various veterinary committees and is currently Vice President, Executive Director and Board member for the International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP).
Jared Romero, PhD.
Jared completed his Ph.D. and Post Doc in Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University. He has a master’s degree in Applied Natural Science from Colorado State University-Pueblo. He is currently the Core Director of the Biomedical Research Vivarium, the chairman of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, is the Associate Director of Research Compliance and is leading the One Health Initiative at Boise State University. It was through the One Health Initiative, that promotes collaborative and interdisciplinary research that focuses on the interconnectedness of human, animal, and environmental health that he partnered up with Astaria and Dr. Stuart Shoemaker to focus on biologics that are advantageous for treating joint issues in a variety of species.
Bill Cramer has over 30 years of healthcare experience in medical device sales and is the visionary founder of the Device Benefit Management platform. Bill founded Access MediQuip in 1997 and led the company to a private equity investment in 2006. Bill also founded Beacon Device Services a subsidiary of Access MediQuip that serves as a patient hub for device manufacturers. After Bill’s departure from Access, he founded Catalyst Sales and Marketing, L.L.C., which focused upon a new and expanding field of regenerative medicine. During the next 5 years, Bill and his team built an organization that offered providers superior regenerative products and services. Bill has taken this knowledge and has consulted with many of the experts in the veterinary market to create Astaria Global, L.L.C. He currently sits as Chairman of Astaria Global.
Dr. Stuart Shoemaker
Dr. Shoemaker is a board-certified veterinary surgeon with 34 years of clinical experience. He is the director of the Equine Surgery and Sports Medicine division at Idaho Equine Hospital and has been an active member and board member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners. He is a member of The American College of Veterinary Surgeons and an adjunct professor at Washington State University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Shoemaker is a consultant for Boise State University and serves on the board for Research and Economic Development. He also provides counsel to the Animal Research Vivarium at Boise State University. Dr. Shoemaker received his DVM from Colorado State University in 1984 and completed a surgical residency program at Louisiana State University in 1989. He became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1993.