Sep 25 2023
COS - 225 - Empowering GPs to Keep (The Right) Cardiology Cases
Dr. Natalie Marks joins the podcast to about the opportunity for general veterinary practitioners to do more thorough work-ups on, and treatment of, cardiac cases.
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ABOUT OUR GUEST:
Dr. Natalie Marks obtained her bachelor's degree with High Honors in Animal Science from the University of Illinois in 1998, and her Masters in Veterinary Medicine and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree with High Honors from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. She became a Certified Veterinary Journalist in 2018.
She has been a veterinarian at Blum Animal Hospital since 2006, co-owner until 2018 and then associate. Prior to 2006, Dr. Marks worked at Allatoona Animal Hospital just north of Atlanta, GA.
Dr. Marks then became very active in the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association, serving on the executive board, the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association, AVMA and AAHA.
Dr. Marks has received many prestigious awards in her career; awarded the Dr. Erwin Small First Decade Award, presented to a veterinarian that has contributed the most to organized veterinary medicine in his or her first decade of practice. In 2012, Dr. Marks was awarded Petplan's nationally-recognized Veterinarian of the Year. In 2015, she was awarded America’s Favorite Veterinarian by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation. And, most recently in 2017, she was awarded Nobivac’s Veterinarian of the Year for her work on canine Influenza.
Dr. Marks is also very passionate about educating in all aspects of media, both locally and nationally. She has appeared on all major Chicagoland tv and radio news syndicates and many local websites. Dr. Marks was featured nationally on the Today Show and CBS Nightly News during the canine influenza epidemic of 2015 and in multiple issues of JAVMA. She is a guest contributor in multiple media campaigns for Merck, Zoetis (formerly Pfizer), Fear Free, Ceva, Trupanion, Aratana, ScopioVet, and Royal Canin.
Dr. Marks is a regular columnist in Today’s Veterinary Business, Healthy Pet magazine, the Fountain Report and Pet Vet, and has numerous other publications.
She is a desired national and international lecturer for many of the same companies at VMX, WVC, AVMA, DVM360, VetGirl, and regional conferences, and most recently was a featured speaker at Ceva Sweden’s Derm Day and the Royal Canin Global Symposium.
Dr. Marks finds the ideal combination of teaching/mentoring and improving the emotional health of pets in the Fear Free movement. She sat on the Fear Free Executive Council and is a national educator helping other private practitioners develop these techniques. She also led her practice to become the 7th nationally and first practice in Illinois to become a Fear Free Certified Hospital. She is a Elite Fear Free Certified Professional.
Finally, Dr. Marks is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor and consultant, and on the Executive Committee of VANE, the Veterinary Angel Network.