Dr. Theresa Lightfoot
Dr. Craig Datz
Event: 14th annual symposium, April 16-19, Austin, Texas
Program: The symposium drew 123 diplomates, candidates, or applicants, and 155 general attendees. Exotic companion mammal practice is a new category for certification within the ABVP this year and was a welcome addition to the symposium information offered. The symposium meetings offered cross-species information such as animal welfare and electronic medical records, as well as species-specific continuing education. Evening seminars were offered to aid in the application, certification, and examination process for ABVP applicants.
Officials: Drs. Theresa Lightfoot, Tampa, Fla., president; Craig Datz, Columbia, Mo., president-elect; Steven Foulke, Denver, Pa., vice president; Nicholas Nelson, Lynnwood, Wash., secretary-treasurer; Mark Epstein, Gastonia, N.C., immediate past president; Kemba Marshall, Phoenix, avian regent; Melvin Pence, Tifton, Ga., beef cattle regent; Bess Pierce, Blacksburg, Va., canine/feline regent; Scott Poock, Booneville, Mo., dairy regent; Michael Erskine, Mount Airy, Md., equine regent; Jeanne Pittari, Houston, feline regent; Greg Queen, Clemson, S.C., food animal regent; Michael Dutton, Weare, N.H., exotic companion mammal regent; James Kober, Holland, Mich., swine health management regent; and Kimberlee Buck, Birch Run, Mich., regent-at-large