CE by the Sea

15125 Northwest Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78410



CE by the Sea 2024 Technician Meeting

5 hours of CE available!


Saturday September 7, 2024


Plantation Inn and Suites

1909 SH-361

Port Aransas, TX 78373


Ronald D. Tyler Jr., DVM, MS

Ronald D. Tyler Jr., DVM, MS

Dr. Ronald Tyler Jr. completed undergraduate school in North Carolina (UNC-Wilmington, 1998), veterinary School in Oklahoma (Oklahoma State University, 2004) and practiced small animal medicine for 2 years in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Dr. Tyler then completed a 6-year combined graduate / veterinary pathology residency training program (Anatomic Pathology Residency & MS (Veterinary Pathology) at Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, 2012). Dr. Tyler’s research at Virginia Tech was on quantitative histopathology techniques and quantitative PCR assays applied to Johne's disease (pronounced "yo-knees") caused by Mycobacterium avium ss paratuberculosis. Dr. Tyler’s general interests include application of new technologies to veterinary medical sciences, diagnostic pathology and studying disease trends.

Ms. Rosa Hinojosa

Ms. Rosa Hinojosa

Rosa Hinojosa conducted contact tracing and case investigations during the COVID -19 Pandemic.  She is currently a Public Health Technician at Corpus Christi- Nueces County Public Health District. She investigates and completes Zoonosis cases and other Notifiable Conditions as required by the DSHS. 

Moriam Ojelade, ND

Moriam Ojelade, ND

Moriam Ojelade obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry at University of Houston-Downtown and a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree at Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington. She is currently the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Manager at Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District. She conducts surveillance, investigations, and reporting of a variety of notifiable infectious diseases in Nueces County.


Dr. Diane McDonald, VMD

Dr. Diane McDonald came to veterinary medicine by an atypical route. After graduating with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, she worked for several years in avionics. Though she enjoyed the problem-solving aspect of engineering, she felt compelled to pursue work that felt more personally meaningful to her. Her long-standing love of animals, including dogs, cats, fish, birds, and horses, ultimately led her to veterinary school.

Dr. McDonald's experience as a clinician includes a rotating small animal internship at an emergency and specialty hospital in Virginia, followed by associate positions as an emergency veterinarian and general practitioner, and finally, 2 years as a relief veterinarian. Dr. McDonald joined Merck Animal Health in February 2021 and is excited that her role as a Professional Services Veterinarian allows her to continue to work with many different teams for the greater good of pets and those who care for them. 

When not in the field, Dr. McDonald enjoys running, horseback riding, static trapeze, and spending time with her cat and a growing collection of hose plants. 

Tentative Agenda

Flea borne plague & Texas

Dr. Moriam Ojelade – Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District

Reportable Zoonotic Diseases & Zoonotic Lesions in Animals  

Ms. Rose Hinojosa (Reportable conditions & process) – Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District & Dr. Tyler (zoonotic lesions in animals)

Flea-borne Typhus in South Texas

Dr. Tyler (history & epidemiologist) & Mr. Denzel Otokunrin (GIS project & Analysis)

Parasite Payday: An engaging trivia game to reinforce the audience’s knowledge of common endo- and ectoparasites of dogs.

Dr. McDonald – Merck Animal Health

Please email jessicagreene8@yahoo.com to register. 

Cost is $50, payable by cash, check or money order the day of the event. 

This event is not limited to Licensed Technicians.  Assistants, receptionists, office managers and any support staff are welcome!