Dr. Kevin Fritz
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 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.
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