Dr. Guerillermo Couto
Dr. C. Guillermo Couto is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in the specialties of Internal Medicine and Oncology. He has coauthored the best selling Small Animal Internal Medicine textbook (Elsevier), now on its 5th Edition, has published over 150 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, and 150 book chapters. He has 40 years of experience in clinical and comparative hematology, oncology, transfusion medicine, and clinical pathology, and is an expert in Greyhound and sighthound medicine. Learn more >>
John Parker graduated from the Washington & Lee University School of Law in 1978 and adopted his first Greyhound in 1994. He became a Greyhound adoption volunteer in 1995, and helped found GPA-Atlanta / Southeastern Greyhound Adoption in 1998. He is the President of the Southeastern Greyhound Club, which is based in metro Atlanta. Georgia and has over 300 members.
John has practiced law in Atlanta for 39 years, with a concentration in civil litigation and contract law. Among his pro bono clients are Greyhound adoption groups, for which he provides counsel on the drafting of adoption contracts and their enforcement.
Another Greyhound interest of John’s is Greyhound breed history and preservation. He has traveled to England and Ireland on eight occasions to witness the historic Waterloo Cup coursing meeting and the National Coursing Meeting of Ireland, and to study the historic coursing Greyhound. He has authored articles on Greyhound breed history and coursing for Celebrating Greyhounds, Performance Sighthound Journal and Field Advisory News.
John and his wife Laura live on their SummerWind Farm near Moreland, Georgia with their 13 Greyhounds, 2 Whippets and 3 horses.
Dr. Julia Tomlinson BVSc MS PhD DACVS CCRP CVSMT is a board certified specialist in rehabilitation and sports medicine (Diplomate, ACVSMR); she was the first such canine specialist in the state of Minnesota and is currently ( in 2015) one of 62 canine sports medicine and rehabilitation specialists in the world. She is president-elect of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Dr. Tomlinson earned her veterinary degree from the University of Liverpool, England. She practiced equine sports medicine and surgery (DACVS equine surgery) prior to pursuing her interest in working with small animals and so brings skills from the world of horse sports. Her Master’s degree in ultrasound of the equine sacroiliac joint gave her skills that she uses today in imaging muscles and tendons to help diagnosis. She has a PhD in physiology from NC State, where she studied pain medications, and she is also a Certified Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapist (animal ‘chiropractic’ equivalent).
Dr. Tomlinson lectures nationally and internationally at conferences for veterinarians and is a consultant in musculoskeletal wellness for the pet food industry.
Dr. Tomlinson founded the American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians in 2007. She is responsible for keeping the veterinary association members up to date on scientific studies in the field of sports medicine, rehabilitation, surgery, pharmacology and nutrition. She is also an active member of the Canine Sports Medicine Association and the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management.
Dr. Tomlinson has a special interest in sports medicine, healthy aging and management of chronic pain. She lives with her canine and human family in Minneapolis, where she enjoys running and motorcycling.