Liz Sukola
NorthStar VETS
609-259-8300 x1519


Tuesday, February 12, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST
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Artisan’s Restaurant & Brewery
1171 Hooper Avenue
Toms River, NJ 08753

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Join us as we discuss the surgical and medical management of common neurologic diseases and how the integration of physical therapy and ancillary therapy improve the overall outcomes and quality of life for patients with these diseases.
Attendees Will Learn:
• Typical presentation of common neurologic diseases
• How to discuss possible treatment options with owners
•  Typical (long and short-term) prognosis for common neurologic diseases
• How physical therapy greatly improves the success of surgery and prolongs a good quality of life for non-surgical neurologic cases
• What physical therapy/ancillary therapy options are available at Northstar VETSŪ
1.5 HOURS Of RACE-Approved Credits Pending


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Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist, Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner Dr. LoScrudato received her undergraduate degree from Cook College, Rutgers University, and graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 1990. After graduation, Dr. LoScrudato returned to NJ and practiced small animal medicine for 17 years, developing an interest in emergency and critical care medicine. She joined NorthStar VETS in 2007 as an emergency clinician.

Dr. LoScrudato earned her certification in veterinary acupuncture in 2009 from the Chi Institute. She started the Acupuncture service at NSV in 2009, giving our hospital another avenue to improve our patients' comfort and function. Beginning in 2011, she transitioned from our ER department and dedicated her time to building the rehabilitation and pain management service at NSV. She completed her certification as a canine rehabilitation practitioner from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. Dr LoScrudato was certified in companion animal pain management in March 2015.








Gaemia Tracy was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Tracy attended The University of Pennsylvania and graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts (Biology) degree. While there, he played baseball and Sprint Football. He attended The Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine from 2008-2012. Immediately after graduating veterinary school, Dr. Tracy completed a rotating small animal medicine and surgery internship at Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Charlotte, NC. Dr. Tracy then completed a Neurology and Neurosurgery residency in Jacksonville, FL at North Florida Neurology with Dr. Andrew Hopkins and Dr. John Meeks as his mentors. Dr. Tracy completed his residency before joining Northstar VETS.

Dr. Tracy's professional interests include IVDD, spinal surgery, management of seizures and inflammatory diseases of the brain and spinal cord.