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Advancements in Veterinary Care 2024: Five Part Webinar Series

Event Details

Wed April 10, 2024 - 2:00 PM EST — Wed April 10, 2024 - 2:00 PM EST

Location: Online

Speaker: Dave Huff, DVM
Juan Casillas, DVM
Rachel Starr, DVM

Price: $0.00


About the Seminar

A Laser-focused Exploration of Hot Topics in Veterinary Medicine with Clinical Insights

Join us for a comprehensive five-part webinar series designed to elevate your understanding of innovative laser technologies in veterinary practice. Our expert speakers are geared up to provide invaluable insights, practical knowledge, and transformative perspective in each session.

Seminar Topics

 “Laser Showdown: Erchonia vs. Class 4 Lasers in Veterinary Practice”
Webinar 1: Thursday, January 18th, 2024 | 2PM EST​
Join Dr. Dave Huff as he delve into the world of veterinary lasers, comparing Erchonia vs Class 4 lasers.
From treatment effectiveness to safety considerations, this webinar explores the pros and cons of each, helping you make informed decisions for your practice.

“Unveiling the Power of Violet Laser in Veterinary Medicine”
Webinar 2: Wednesday, February 14th, 2024 | 2PM EST
In this webinar, discover the untapped potential of violet lasers in veterinary care.
Dr. Rachel Starr will showcase real-world applications, share success stories, and discuss why violet lasers are the most underutilized tool in the veterinary toolbox.

“Mastering Post-Surgery Wound Care in Veterinary Patients”
Webinar 3:  Thursday, March 21st, 2024 | 2PM EST
Successful post-surgery wound care is crucial for optimal patient recovery.
Join Dr. Dave Huff as he shares the best practices, advanced techniques, and the latest innovations in post-surgical wound management.
This webinar equips veterinary professionals with the knowledge and skills to enhance the healing process and improve patient outcomes.

(Register for Webinar 4 and receive the recordings for Webinar 1, 2, 3)

“Erchonia Lasers: Pioneering Veterinary Applications and Beyond”
Webinar4: Wednesday, April 10th, 2024 | 2PM EST
Dive into the diverse applications of Erchonia lasers in veterinary medicine.
From pain management to wound healing, Dr. Juan Casillas will explore the innovative uses of Erchonia lasers, backed by research and real-world case studies.
Don’t miss this opportunity to stay at the forefront of veterinary laser therapy and its expanding applications.

“CCL Non-Surgical Solutions: A Paradigm Shift in Veterinary Orthopedics”
Webinar 5: Thursday, May 16th, 2024 | 2PM EST
Explore the evolution of non-surgical solutions for cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) injuries in veterinary patients.
Dr. Dave Huff will discuss emerging techniques, advancements in rehabilitation, and the impact on patient outcomes.
Gain valuable insights into the future of CCL treatment without surgery in this transformative webinar.​

About the Speaker

Dave Huff, DVM

18 Plantation Dr., Clayton, NC 27527
Office:  (919) 359-9977
Website:  www.plantationanimalhospitalnc.com
Email:  pahnc1@gmail.com

Dr. Dave Huff graduated from the NC State CVM in May of 1989. He practiced at a small animal facility for 2 years in Pennsylvania and then returned to North Carolina to practice small animal and large animal at Neuse River Veterinary Hospital in Wendell. He also practiced for 4 years at a small animal practice in Beaufort, South Carolina, and then returned to Neuse River Veterinary Hospital in 1999.

He has developed several interests and specialties over the years including a strong interest in small animal surgery. He has been affiliated with ICG/Synbiotics since 1991 as a canine semen freezing center. He was the first such center in North Carolina and at the time only the 3rd such center on the east coast. He added PennHip radiograph training and certification in 1996 and has been doing chiropractic care in animals since 1999.  As a result, Dr. Huff has been one of the main speakers at many veterinary conventions & associations across the US including NAVC & WWVC.  Through his clinical & surgical experience, Dr. Huff has garnered the expertise to train other veterinarians on proven protocols for a successful veterinary practice.  Dr. Dave Huff is the proud owner of Plantation Animal Hospital in Clayton, NC.  He specializes in superior small animal care for every one of his patients.  He started using the Erchonia LLLT in July 2009 for his patients and continue to use their non-thermal laser technology every day.  After consistent success with Erchonia laser therapy, he began hosting & instructing Erchonia LLLT Seminars in 2015.

Professional Summary

Passionate practice owner who works to provide the best value for the pet owner while maximizing the best treatment options for the pet by providing both traditional and alternative therapies.  Dr. Dave Huff is the proud owner of Plantation Animal Hospital in Clayton, NC.  He specializes in superior small animal care for every one of his patients.  He started using the Erchonia LLLT in July 2009 for his patients and continue to use their non-thermal laser technology every day.


  • NCVMA Board member since 2012, district 3.
  • Speaker at local and national level for various specialties, including ratites, canine reproduction, and low level therapy laser.
  • Canine Semen Freezing Center since 1991
  • VOM Chiropractic since 1999
  • Low Level Therapy Laser since 2006
  • PennHip Certified since 1996
  • Erchonia Low Level Laser Technology since 2009
  • NAVC & WWVC Presenter
  • Hosting & instructing Erchonia LLLT Seminars since 2015

Work History

Owner                                                                                                                       February 2003 to Current

Plantation Animal Hospital – 18 Plantation Dr., Clayton, NC

  • Owner and primary veterinarian in a 100% full service small animal hospital.
  • Surgery including soft tissue and orthopedic procedures.
  • Specialize in canine reproductive services including semen freezing, shipping, and storage. Also perform surgical AI, planned and emergency C-Sections.
  • Specialize and have utilized low level therapy laser since 2006.
  • Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation chiropractic care

Associate Veterinarian                  Nov 1990 to December 1992 & January 2001 to January 2003
                Neuse River Veterinary Hospital – Wendell, NC

  • Completed routine examinations, as well as surgical and dental procedures.
  • Cared for a wide range of animals, including equine, ratites, and cattle.
  • Conducted ultrasonography and diagnostic imaging
  • Provided chiropractic and limited acupuncture
  • Provided Specialty Canine Reproduction


North Carolina State University - CVM.   Raleigh, NC       Class of 1989                                                     
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

                PennHip Radiograph Training                                                     1996

Veterinary Chiropractic                                                                 1999

Dr. Casillas is a second-generation veterinarian from Los Angeles. Although growing up with a passion for music and art, Veterinary medicine became second nature for him; growing up in and on top of his father's animal hospital and being able to work with his father at a young age, he had an innate love for animals and took a great fascination with the power to heal them.

He graduated at only 24 years of age from Ross University. He has been successfully practicing for over 25 years. He has established and sold two large veterinary hospitals, earning the great respect of his peers; he was nominated and was president of the Southeast chapter of the Southern California Veterinary Association for several years—he is currently the Chief of staff of Tender loving Care animal hospital.

Throughout the years, he has advanced his training with certification courses in pain management, emergency critical care, veterinary chiropractic, soft tissue surgery, stem cells, regenerative medicine, lasers, laser safety, business and practice management, and advanced dentistry. He is a loving family man with six children, one dog, and one cat. He loves sports, scuba diving, sport-fishing, car collecting, travel, and spending quality time with his family.

Dr. Starr graduated from Michigan State University in 2000 and has been a part of the Suttons Bay and Elk Rapids Animal Hospitals since September 2005. She enjoys relieving pain and discomfort of an animal and helping restore the family relationship with the pet. Dr. Starr is particularly interested in Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation (VOM), laser therapy and nutrition. At home, she has an English Creme Retriever named Esca, and a horse named Mickey. Gardening, horseback riding, and volunteering at the school are activities Dr. Starr enjoys outside of work. She also likes to spend time with her husband Jay and three children, Abraham, Jonah and Ari.