CE by the Sea

15125 Northwest Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78410




Dr. Kevin Fritz

Dr. Kevin Fritz is a board-certified veterinary ophthalmologist and joined STVO in January 2021. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science and Biology from the University of Kentucky (Summa Cum Laude) and then his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine (Valedictorian). Afterward, he completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Fritz completed his residency program at Eye Care for Animals in Tustin, CA, and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 2013. He spent many years practicing in southern California before joining STVO in 2021. In addition to practicing medicine, Dr. Fritz also enjoys research and has participated in 16 different ophthalmic studies to date including publications in the distinguished journal of Veterinary Ophthalmology. Dr. Fritz lends his time as a teacher for many accredited continuing education lectures on various ophthalmology topics to veterinarians and residents across the county. Furthermore, Dr. Fritz gives back to his veterinary community, serving on the Ophthalmology Colleges’ (ABVO) residency committee as a member and co-chair.


Whitt Church, DVM,DACVIM

Dr. Church earned his veterinary degree from Oregon State University in 2002. After graduation he completed a one-year internship at Cornell University followed by a cardiology residency and Master of Science degree at the University of Illinois. He finished the last year of his residency at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Church moved to Arizona with his family in 2006 to provide specialized cardiology services. He enjoys partnering with primary care veterinarians to care for patients and their families throughout the region. His special areas of interest include pericardial diseases, echocardiography, and interventional cardiovascular procedures. Dr. Church received a number of grants and awards which include: the ACVIM Cardiology Resident Research Grant, the University of Illinois Small Animal Departmental Research Grant, and the Salsbury Scholarship. He lectures all over the country at both national and local continuing education conferences. Dr. Church is also a founding member of the Cardiac Education Group.

Dr. Patty Lathan

Dr. Patty Lathan is an Associate Professor at Mississippi State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. She has contributed to many journals and books, and is a nationally and internationally known speaker. She won an award from Oxford Laboratories for Excellence In The Advancement of Knowledge Concerning Small Animal Endocrinology. Her research emphasis has been on diagnosis of hypoadrenocorticism in dogs, feline insulin therapy, diagnosis and treatment of canine hyperadrenocorticism, and stress hyperglycemia in cats.

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


  • 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. Sarah Hamer, DVM,PHD,MS,DACVPM

    Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Veterinary Integrative Biosciences & Veterinary Pathobiology , Texas A&M University

    Dr. Sarah A. Hammer earned her BS and MS in Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences from University of Illinois. She has a PhD from Michigan State University with a dual degree in Fisheries & Wildlife and Ecology, Evol. Biology & Behavior, specializing in Fish and Wildlife Disease Ecology and Conservation Medicine. In addition, she earned her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University.  She currently is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Veterinary Integrative Biosciences & Veterinary Pathobiology at Texas A&M University, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

    Dr. Hamer is a veterinary ecologist, specializing in wildlife and zoonotic disease ecology and epidemiology. Her research focuses on the intersection of ecology, epidemiology, and conservation, and encompasses bacteria, ticks, mosquitoes, birds, mice, dogs, and humans. Her research utilizes multidisciplinary tools to improve human, animal, and ecosystem health. Her work was part of a multi-university ecology project funded by Bay Area Lyme Foundation.


    Dr. Dennis Chew

    Dennis J. Chew, DVM, DACVIM

    Dr Chew is a 1972 graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University. He finished his two-year residency in internal medicine and nephrology at the Animal Medical Center in New York City and is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Dr. Chew taught at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine for 36 years and is now a professor emeritus. Most of his work has been in urology/nephrology in small animals. He has a special interest in calcium metabolism disorders, treatment of renal secondary hyperparathyroidism and idiopathic/interstitial cystitis in cats. He pioneered many of the diagnostic procedures used today for urinary endoscopy in dogs and cats.

    A frequent lecturer and author of numerous books and publications,he now resides with his family in Florida.

    Addie Reinhard,DVM,MS

     Dr. Addie Reinhard is a veterinary wellbeing researcher. Her research focuses on developing and evaluating innovative interventions to support mental health and wellbeing within the veterinary profession. She is the Founder and Director of MentorVet, an evidence-based mentorship and professional development program for recent veterinary graduates. She is on the research team for the Merck Animal Health Veterinary Wellbeing Study III and is currently collaborating with Merck Animal Health to grow and expand MentorVet. She completed a master’s degree in Community and Leadership Development and a Graduate Certificate in College Teaching and Learning from the University of Kentucky in Spring 2021 and she holds a certificate in Veterinary Human Support from the University of Tennessee. She is also a certified QPR instructor.