Speaker: Dr. Fred Wininger
Time: 6:30 - 9pm
Fred Wininger, VMD, MS, DACVIM (Neurology)
Friday, September 26, 2014
6:30 - 9pm
Topic 1: "From Back Pain to Paraplegia"
Thoracolumbar spinal cord anatomy
Progression of clinical signs associated with injury
Current Therapy for IVDD
Topic 2: "The Acute Lower Motor Neuron Patient"
Distinguish upper versus lower motor neuron anatomy and function
Discuss the four main differentials for acute LMN disease including myasthenia gravis,
tick paralysis, idiopathic polyradiculoneuritis (coonhound paralysis and botulism
A brief overview of tetanus
A Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology), Dr. Fred Wininger has extensive training and experience with both medical and surgical neurology. He joins VSS specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases involving the brain, spine, nerves and muscles.
Dr. Wininger graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. After concluding a rotating small animal medicine and surgery internship at the University of Georgia, he completed his neurology/neurosurgery residency at Washington State University, concurrently earning a Master of Science in Neuroscience in 2009.
Following residency, Dr. Wininger joined the faculty at the University of Missouri as an assistant professor of neurology/neurosurgery and a member of the Comparative Neurology Program. In addition to serving as the attending neurosurgical clinician at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, he was an active researcher for the development of treatments of neurodegenerative disease that affect both young dogs and children. He received international awards for his efforts that contributed to therapies now utilized in both animals and humans. He maintains an adjunct professor role at the MU and remains an active member of the research and teaching program there. The training of future veterinarians remains one of his top priorities.
Dr. Wininger has extensive clinical training in all aspects of veterinary neurology/neurosurgery with a neurosurgical certification from the ACVIM. His special interests include advanced MRI neuroimaging techniques and minimally invasive neurosurgical procedures. He has authored several peer reviewed manuscripts and book chapters on these topics. He is the founding and current treasurer of Veterinary Neurosurgical Society, an organization committed to uniting veterinary surgeons and neurosurgeons in discovering the best therapy for pets.
Dr. Wininger joined VSS because of his desire to work more closely with his animal patients and their owners. He is proud to bring the most state of the art veterinary neurology techniques to St. Louis. Dr. Wininger prides himself on his compassionate care and is strongly bonded to his patients and clients.