Accomplished non-profit executive with proven ability to deliver mission-aligned results. Skilled administrator and scientist. Proficient in corporate partner and media relations, program management, process improvement, staff development and collaboration between various groups.
Oversee the medical records processes for the different veterinary programs as described below. Additional role of managing a newly created department which is responsible for purchasing all medical supplies for multiple ASPCA departments including a full-service veterinary hospital, Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital (BMAH), Adoptions Center and the Spay/Neuter Operations Department (SNO) containing 6 Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinics and Stationary Spay/Neuter Clinic. Launched inventory management and controls.
Leveraged my experience and knowledge of medical records, quality assurance and data collection in two additional ASPCA departments: BMAH and SNO. Developed and implemented new programs to increase quality and efficiency in these two departments including the transition to electronic medical records. Oversaw quality assurance activities and records training for BMAH, SNO and the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC). Involved in strategic planning for BMAH, SNO and APCC. Continued as a consultant in clinical veterinary toxicology on our 24 hour poison control hotline. Became a media spokesperson for the ASPCA on toxicology issues.
Oversaw quality assurance and training processes for APCC medical records. Developed and implemented using metrics to track staff production. Responsible for staff working on maintaining databases which support the Animal Poison Control Center electronic medical records system. Became involved in strategic planning. Continued as a consultant in clinical veterinary toxicology on our 24 hour poison control hotline.
With 3 partners, opened a new veterinary emergency facility. Coordinated financing, facility design, construction and operational set-up. Acted as Business Manager for the practice including purchasing, inventory, client communications, staffing and marketing. Sold the practice to an employee veterinarian for a profit. Founded a business that continues to succeed.
Developed consistent medical records, training, and quality assurance programs. Oversee data use from the APCC medical records. Continued as a consultant in clinical veterinary toxicology on our 24 hour poison control hotline.
Advisor in clinical veterinary toxicology on a 24 hour poison control hotline that receives calls from veterinarians and pet owners.
Magna cum Laude
American Board of Toxicology (ABT)
American Board of Veterinary Toxicology (ABVT)
Certified Veterinary Journalist
Center for Creative Leadership Leadership Development Program
2008-Present: Adjunct Instructor, University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Veterinary Biosciences, Urbana, IL
2000-Present: Consultant in Toxicology, Veterinary Information Network
2012 - 2013: American Board of Veterinary Toxicology Exam Committee Chair
June 2011 - Present: National Aviary Veterinary Advisory Committee
2002 - 2004: Champaign County Humane Society Board of Directors
DeClementi C. Round Table Discussion. Western Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association Animals, the Environment and Us: Health Concerns from Natural Gas Extraction. Pittsburgh, PA. April 2013.
DeClementi C. Managing common plant intoxications, Managing common animal medication intoxications, Managing common human medication intoxications, Managing common yard and garden hazards, Managing common kitchen and bathroom hazards, Managing common garage and basement hazards. Three Rivers Veterinary Conference. Pittsburgh, PA. November 2012.
DeClementi C. Insecticide case studies, Managing the top 10 intoxications, Plant case studies, Rodenticides and new EPA regulations, Winter hazard case studies. Three Rivers Veterinary Conference. Pittsburgh, PA. November 2011.
DeClementi C. Decontamination, Antifreeze, Chocolate, Common feline toxicosis, Don't sweat it, Pain med case presentations, Neurologic case presentations. Central Veterinary Conference East. Washington, DC. May 2011.
DeClementi C. Antifreeze, Chocolate, Common feline toxicosis, Don't sweat it, Pain med case presentations, Neurologic case presentations. Three RiversVeterinary Conference. Pittsburgh, PA. November 2010.
DeClementi C. Best practices for managing common feline toxicoses. Pacific Veterinary Conference. San Francisco, CA. July 2010.
DeClementi C. ABCDs of rodenticides, Antifreeze toxicosis, Common hazards for cats, Toxicology case studies: pain medications. Central Veterinary Conference. Kansas City, MO. September 2009.
DeClementi C. Managing the mystery poisoning patient. North Valley VMA. Oroville, CA. 2007.
DeClementi C. Managing the mystery poisoning patient. Dayton VMA. Dayton, OH. 2006.
DeClementi C. Decontamination. Toxicology Short Course. Urbana, IL 2006.
DeClementi C. Decontamination, Hot topics. Prince Edward Island VMA. Prince Edward Island, Canada, 2005.
DeClementi C. Decontamination. Toxicology Short Course. Urbana, IL 2004.
DeClementi C. Decontamination, Metals. Toxicology Short Course for Wildlife Professionals. Camden Aquarium. Camden, NJ 2003.
DeClementi C. Decontamination. Toxicology Short Course for Wildlife Professionals. New England Aquarium. Boston, MA 2003.
DeClementi C. Decontamination. Toxicology Short Course for Wildlife Professionals. Brookfield Zoo. Brookfield, IL 2003.
DeClementi C. Weapons of mass destruction, Issues of concern for drug and explosive detection dogs. Toxicology Short Course for Working Dogs. Long Island VMA. Long Island, NY 2003.
DeClementi C. Toxins in your shelter. Prairie States Conference for Animal Welfare Professionals. Urbana, IL 2002.
DeClementi C. Rodenticide Poisoning: What to Do After Exposure. Today's Veterinary Practice. 2(2)33-35, 2012.
DeClementi C. Prevention and Treatment of Poisoning. In Veterinary Toxicology Basic and Clinical Principles, 2nd Ed Gupta, RC (ed.). Academic Press, Waltham, p. 1361 -1379, 2012.
DeClementi C, Sobczak BR. Common Rodenticide Toxicoses in Small Animals. Vet Clin Small Anim. 42(2), 349 – 360, 2012.
DeClementi C. Naproxen Toxicosis in an Elderly Greyhound. Clinician's Brief. 10(2)33 – 35, 2012.
DeClementi C. Overdose and Toxin Exposure Decontamination Guidelines. In Plumb's Veterinary Drug Handbook, 7th Ed Plumb, DC (ed.). Blackwell Publishing, Ame , 2011.
DeClementi C. Essential Calculations. In Small Animal Toxicology Essentials Poppenga, RH and Gwaltney-Brant, SM (eds.). Wiley Blackwell, Philadelphia, p. 33 – 42, 2011.
DeClementi C. Antidepressant (Tricyclic) Drug Toxicosis. In Clinical Veterinary Advisor Dogs and Cats, 2nd Ed Ct, E (ed.). Elsevier Mosby, St. Louis, p. 85 – 87, 2011.
DeClementi C. Overdose and Toxin Exposure Decontamination Guidelines. In Plumb's Veterinary Drug Handbook, 6th Ed Plumb, DC (ed.). Blackwell Publishing, Ames , p. 1047 – 1048, 2008.
DeClementi C. Prevention and Treatment of Poisoning. In Veterinary Toxicology Basic and Clinical Principles Gupta, RC (ed.). Academic Press, New York , p. 1139 – 1158, 2007.
DeClementi C. Moth Repellent Toxicosis. Vet. Med. 100:24-28, 2005
DeClementi C, Bailey KL, Goldstein SC, Orser MS. Suspected Toxicosis after Topical Administration of Minoxidil in 2 Cats. J. Vet. Emerg. Crit. Care. 14(4):287-292, 2004.
DeClementi C. Acute Thyroid Hormone Supplement Overdosage. Vet Med. 96(6), 2001.
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