CE by the Sea

15125 Northwest Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78410




Susanne Heartsill,DVM

Susanne Heartsill is a 1999 graduate of Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine and is the founder of Downtown Animal Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.  After enjoying clinical practice for 20 years, Dr. Heartsill is now a Veterinary Services Manager and Level 3, Fear Free Certified Veterinarian for Ceva Animal Health.  Dr. Heartsill’s areas of passion include the human/animal bond, dermatology, inventory management, zoonotic diseases and dentistry.


Scott Sabelhaus

Dr. Scott Sabelhaus was born and raised outside of Dallas, Texas. He obtained a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology at The University of Texas at Dallas while working as a veterinary technician and playing in a touring band. Upon completion of undergraduate college, Dr. Sabelhaus worked as a research technician for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center performing biochemical and nuclear magnetic resonance imaging research. Shortly after, he moved out to California with his pup Macy to attend Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine. He met his beautiful wife in veterinary school and moved out to the San Diego area after graduation. During his first year in San Diego he attended a small animal rotating internship at VCA Emergency Animal Hospital and Referral Center. Since the completion of his internship, Dr. Sabelhaus worked in general practice and emergency veterinary hospitals; and welcomed the birth of his son. Besides emergency and critical care medicine, his professional interests include surgery, internal medicine, ophthalmology, neurology, nutrition, and ruminant medicine and surgery. Outside of the profession, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends. His hobbies include physical fitness, drumming, music, fishing, hiking and being outdoors.

Abbie Satterfield

Professional Counselor II

Personal Statement:
As a former student, I am so proud to be back at Texas A&M. I have over twenty years of experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor, and I am passionate about working with my clients to help them achieve their counseling goals. My approach to counseling is down to earth, collaborative and solution oriented. I used whatever approaches would be most helpful for each individual, whether that is teaching skills, improving communication, deepening self-awareness, fostering a positive sense of self and others, and helping students feel empowered in their ability to meet life’s challenges. Currently, I am working in the College of Veterinary Medicine, serving DVM students, residents, and interns. I truly enjoy working with this gifted group of students and healers. When not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family and pets, cooking, watching bad reality TV, laughing, and generally enjoying life.

Academic Training:
Doctoral Level Study in Counseling Psychology, Texas A&M university , 1999-2001
M.Ed. Counselor Education, University of North Texas, 1995
B.A. English, Texas A&M University, 1988


Sue Chen, DVM, DABVP (Avian)

Avian & Exotics

Dr. Sue Chen is a native Houstonian and is board certified in Avian Practice by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. She received her DVM from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine, where she created a specialized veterinary curriculum track focused on exotic animals. She spent time training at zoos and wildlife sanctuaries in Dallas, Seattle, and Australia, as well as a pathology rotation at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, D.C. After veterinary school, Dr. Chen completed an internship at Gulf Coast Avian & Exotics, followed by a residency in Avian and Exotic Pet Medicine and Surgery at the Animal Medical Center in New York. She has authored publications on avian and exotic medicine, and has a special interest in the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy and endoscopic surgery in exotics.



Eric D. Garcia

Speaker. IT Expert. Digital Marketer.
Industry Thought Leader.

When it comes to helping veterinary practices streamline their technology and attract and retain clients, Eric Garcia has a proven track record of educating the industry and producing results.

Garcia began his career at Veterinary Medical Clinic nearly a decade ago. As an IT Administrator, he was instrumental in overhauling the technology of this large practice. His work included a complete network restructuring, the integration of diagnostic tools and deployment of new practice management software. Once this comprehensive technology solution was in place, Garcia quickly moved into a business management role, applying his IT acumen to the larger goal of growing the practice.
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Carolyn Hodo, DVM, PhD, DACVP

I am a veterinary pathologist at the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sicences. My research interests include zoonotic disease ecology and epidemiology, comparative pathology, and within-host pathogen interactions.

My dissertation work with Dr. Sarah Hamer focused on the mammalian reservoirs of Trypanosoma cruzi, agent of Chagas disease, in the United States. Using field collections, opportunistic sampling, molecular methods, and pathologic examination, I worked to characterize potential reservoirs of T. cruzi in the US, evaluate their relative importance in transmission cycles, and describe host-strain type relationships and their associated pathology. I continued to explore these relationships in my postdoctoral research and am developing independent research directions working toward an academic career.


  • Dr. Maj Angarano DVM, PhD

    Professional Consulting Veterinarian with Hill's Pet Nutrition

    Dr Maj Angarano received her DVM degree from Texas A&M in 1992, and a PhD (Quantitative Biology) in 2007, after which she joined Hill’s Pet Nutrition as a Professional Consulting Veterinarian in 2008. In her current position, she educates veterinary and technician students, as well as health care teams in practice on advances in small animal dietary technology using a variety of platforms including national webinars. Dr Angarano actively assists with internal training and is often invited to speak at local and regional veterinary educational events. During her career she has enjoyed instructing in several vet tech programs, publishing peer reviewed journal articles and practicing small animal medicine for 10 years.

    Dr. Jorg Steiner DACVIM, DECVIM-CA, AGAF

    Jörg Steiner received his veterinary degree from the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich, Germany in 1992. He completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Pennsylvania in 1993 and a residency in small animal internal medicine at Purdue University in 1996. He received his Dr.med.vet. degree from the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich, Germany in 1995 in recognition of research on feline trypsin and feline trypsin-like immunoreactivity. In 1996 he achieved board certification with the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) and the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. In 2000 Dr. Steiner received a PhD from Texas A&M University for his work on canine digestive lipases and their use for the diagnosis of gastrointestinal disorders in the dog. In 2012 he was recognized as a Fellow by the American Gastroenterology Association. He currently serves as Professor with the Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery and the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology at Texas A&M University. In 2016 Dr. Steiner was named the Dr. Mark Morris Chair in Small Animal Gastroenterology and Nutrition. He also serves as the Director of the Gastrointestinal Laboratory at Texas A&M University and is involved in a wide variety of research in small animal and comparative gastroenterology. He has authored or co-authored more than 290 peer-reviewed articles, 90 book chapters, and 430 research abstracts. He has been invited to present his work at many national and international conferences and provides continuing education lectures for veterinarians across the globe. He has also served several professional organizations in various roles and currently serves as the president of Small Animal Internal Medicine of ACVIM. In 2018 Dr. Steiner received the AVMA Career Achievement Award in Canine Research. He was selected as a University Distinguished Professor at Texas A&M Univeristy in 2019


    Bruce Dell

    A pharmacist with more than 40 years of experience, Bruce Dell has practiced in many environments.  During a 26-year military career with the United States Air Force, he was the Chief Pharmacist at nine duty stations and the Pharmacy Consultant for three major commands.  Published twice in peer-reviewed journals, he is also a recognized speaker, internationally presenting to a symposium on ergogenic agents in London, England. A pharmacy graduate from Ferris State College in Michigan, he also holds a Master’s Degree in Health Care Sciences from Central Michigan University.  Throughout his career, he has been an adjunct/associate professor at six pharmacy schools, a pharmacy residency program director, and has been licensed in nine states.


    Kenita S. Rogers DVM, MS, DACVIM

    Dr. Kenita Rogers received her Bachelor of Science in Animal and Veterinary Science at West Virginia University and her DVM degree from Louisiana State University. She completed a rotating internship at the University of Georgia and an internal medicine residency at Texas A&M University. Dr. Kenita received her Master’s degree from Texas A&M University and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Medicine in the specialties of internal medicine as well as oncology. Her special interests include clinical oncology, cytology, student mentorship, curricular change, and outcomes assessment

    Dr. Tayor Tillery, DVM