January 15, 2007



American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists

Posted Jan. 1, 2007

Event: Annual meeting, Oct. 12-13, Chicago
Program: There were 80 attendees from the United States and Canada, including veterinary anesthesiologists, residents, and technicians. Dr. W.G. Van Bonn of the Shedd Aquarium presented the keynote address, "The curiosities of aquatic animal anesthesia."
Awards: Resident Research Award, sponsored by Surgivet: Drs. J.P. Figueiredo, The Ohio State University, for "Pharmacological effects of two doses of morphine in conscious horses"; M. Kilos, University of Minnesota, for "Comparison of two anesthetic protocols for feline blood donation—preliminary results"; and M. L. Rezende, University of California-Davis, for "Validation of transesophageal echo-Doppler for the measurement of aortic blood flow in anesthetized cats."
Diplomates: Ten new diplomates were welcomed into the ACVA. They are Drs. Pedro Boscan, Fort Collins, Colo.; Benjamin Brainard, Athens, Ga.; Patrick Burns, Raleigh, N.C.; Carolyn Craig, Davis, Calif.; Pamela Fulkerson, Corvallis, Ore.; Conny Gunkel, Corvallis, Ore.; Erik Hofmeister, Athens, Ga.; Emily McCobb, North Grafton, Mass.; Lindsey C. Snyder, Madison, Wis.; and Kristen Wegner, Gainesville, Fla.
Officials: Drs. John Dodam, Columbia, Mo., president; David Martin, Schaumburg, Ill., president-elect; and John Benson, Mahomet, Ill., executive secretary-treasurer


American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists


Event: Annual meeting, Nov. 1-4, San Antonio
Awards: Residents Forum Award, sponsored by Merck: Best clinical paper—Dr. Jana Korsch, Bessemer, Ala., for her abstract "Effects of topical ophthalmic nerve growth factor beta on corneal aesthesiometry and tear production in canines"; Best research paper—Dr. Sarah Stone, Columbus, Ohio, for her abstract "Capsular tension ring effect on canine lens epithelial cell proliferation and migration ex vivo"; Best clinical poster— Dr. Ayako Yamasaki, Ebetsu Hokkaido, Japan, for his abstract "Examination of the fellow eye in unilateral retinal detachment in Shih Tzu dog"; Best research poster—Dr. William Weinstein, Athens, Ga., for his abstract "Identification of ocular matrix etalloproteinases within the aqueous humor of normal canine eyes and canine eyes with glaucoma."
New diplomates: Drs. Vanessa Kuonen, Tampa, Fla.; Terah Robbin-Webb, Worthington, Ohio; Rachel Keller, Pittsburgh; Caroline Betbeze, Lafayette, Ind.; Caryn Plummer, Gainesville, Fla.; Nicholas Cassotis, Dover, N.H.; Carrie B. Breaux, Urbana, Ill.; Christin Fahrer, Kirkland, Wash.; Eric Ledbetter, Ithaca, N.Y.; Kelly Sigle, Greensboro, N.C.; Brady Beale, Vienna, Va.; Mary Lassaline, Kennett Square, Pa.; Joshua Bartoe, East Lansing, Mich.; Gwendolyn Lynch, Culver City, Calif.; Marnie Ford, New Westminster, British Columbia , Canada; Gavin Kennard, Albuquerque, N.M.; and Ellen Belknap, Akron, Ohio
Officials: Drs. Erin Champagne, Buffalo, N.Y., president; Bob Munger, Dallas, president-elect; Cynthia Powell, Fort Collins, Colo., vice president; Steve Dugan, Denver, secretary-treasurer; and Paul Miller, Madison, Wis., immediate past president


Veterinary Dental Forum


Drs. Lyon and CharlierEvent: 20th annual forum, Sept. 21-24, 2006, Portland, Ore.
Program: The forum, co-sponsored by the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry, the American Veterinary Dental College, and the American Veterinary Dental Society, offered 25 wet laboratories and more than 100 lectures on basic, intermediate, and advanced dentistry. There was a keynote address by Dr. Catherine Champagne on "Periodontal medicine: Systemic impact of periodontal disease."  

American Veterinary Dental College

Awards: AVDC Peter Emily Service Award, sponsored by Virbac Animal Health: Dr. Kenneth Lyon, Mesa, Ariz., for outstanding contributions made to further the field of veterinary dentistry. A diplomate of the AVDC and a fellow of the AVD, Dr. Lyon practices at Arizona Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery in Gilbert, Southern Arizona Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center in Tucson, and Los Angeles. AVDC Outstanding Candidate Award, sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health: Dr. Jennifer Rawlinson, Ithaca, N.Y. A diplomate of the AVDC, Dr. Rawlinson is a lecturer in veterinary dentistry and coordinator of veterinary dental services at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.
New diplomates: Drs. Don Beebe, San Carlos, Calif.; Brett Beckman, Punta Gorda, Fla.; Barron Hall, Wilder, Ky.; Katrina Hall-Essoe, Walnut Creek, Calif.; David Hansen, Cheektowaga, N.Y.; and Jennifer Rawlinson, Ithaca, N.Y.   

Academy of Veterinary Dentistry

Awards: AVD Fellow-of-the-Year Award, sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health: Dr. Cindy Charlier, Elgin, Ill., in recognition of her service to the veterinary dental community. A diplomate of the AVDC and fellow of the AVD, Dr. Charlier has a mobile veterinary dental practice in northern Illinois. 2006 AVD Fellow of the Academy: Dr. Steven Capron, Round Rock, Texas

American Veterinary Dental Society

Awards: AVDS Education and Research Award, sponsored by Hill's Pet Nutrition Inc.: Dr. Alexander Reiter, for outstanding contributions in the area of veterinary dentistry education and/or research. A diplomate of the AVDC, Dr. Reiter is an assistant professor in veterinary dentistry and oral surgery at the University of Pennsylvania.
Officials: American Veterinary Dental College—Dr. Michael Peak, Tampa, Fla., president; Academy of Veterinary Dentistry—Dr. Tom Cusick, Watertown, Mass., president; and American Veterinary Dental Society—Dr. Robert Boyd, Houston, president