Dr. Joe Wakshlag
Dr. Shannon Pratt-Phillips
Event: 9th annual research symposium, June 3, Montreal
Program: The symposium offered six oral abstracts and eight poster presentations featuring nutrition research conducted at 11 institutions. Dr. Lynda Wykes of McGill University gave the keynote address on innovations in nutritional support of surgical patients.
Business: A major initiative for 2009-2010 involves the recruitment of AAVN members to develop nutrition-based webinars for animal scientists, veterinarians, and veterinary technicians who are interested in learning more about how the National Research Council's requirements for multiple species are translated into applied nutrition. Dr. Shannon Pratt-Phillips, firstname.lastname@example.org, may be contacted for more information.
Officials: Drs. Joe Wakshlag, Ithaca, N.Y., president; Shannon Pratt-Phillips, Raleigh, N.C., vice president; Sarah Abood, East Lansing, Mich., secretary-treasurer; Korinn Saker, Raleigh, N.C., immediate past president; Wilbur Amand, West Chester, Pa., executive director; and members-at-large—Drs. Patrick Nguyen, Nantes, France; and Janine Oliver, Charlotte, N.C.
American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and Canadian VMA
Event: 2009 ACVIM forum and Canadian VMA convention, June 3-6, Montreal
Program: Of the 3,402 registered attendees at the meeting—conducted jointly by the ACVIM and Canadian VMA—2,988 were veterinarians, 219 were veterinary technicians, and 195 were veterinary students. This was the first time the ACVIM conducted its annual meeting outside the United States, and the city of Montreal declared it Veterinary Week during the meeting.
Awards: Robert W. Kirk Award for Professional Excellence: Dr. Susan L. White, Athens, Ga., for meritorious contributions to the veterinary profession. An ACVIM-certified specialist in large animal internal medicine, Dr. White is the Josiah Meigs Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Georgia. A member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, she has served the equine community in Georgia for more than 30 years.�Distinguished Service Award: Dr. Michael Garvey, New York, for outstanding and dedicated service to the college, in a volunteer capacity. An ACVIM-certified specialist in small animal internal medicine, Dr. Garvey serves as a consultant for Veterinary Answers, a consulting service. He is past chair of the ACVIM Committee on Bylaw Revision and past president of the college's Specialty of Internal Medicine. Resident Research Award: Drs. Christina Bradbury, Colorado State University, for "Topical imidacloprid and moxidectin prevents flea transmission of Bartonella henselae in cats"; Teresa Burns, The Ohio State University, for "Pro-inflammatory cytokine and chemokine expression of profiles of various adipose tissue depots of insulin-resistant and insulin-sensitive light breed horses"; Marcio Costa, Ontario Veterinary College, for "Incidence of Clostridium difficile in feces of male Holstein veal calves"; Tekla Lee-Fowler, University of Missouri-Columbia, for "Comparison of intradermal skin testing and allergen-specific serum immunoglobulin E (IgE)in experimental feline asthma"; Allison Haley, University of Georgia, for "Breed specific polymyositis in the Hungarian Vizsla dog"; Andrea Lantis, North Carolina State University, for "The effect of furosemide and pimobendan on the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) in dogs"; Kelly McCord, Colorado State University, for "A multi-institutional study evaluating diagnostic utility of Spec cPL in the diagnosis of acute pancreatitis in dogs"; Maeva May , University of Pennsylvania, for "Comparison of hematologic and biochemical values obtained via intravenous catheter versus venipuncture in the hospitalized horse"; Lisa Shearer, Ontario Veterinary College, for "Effects of aspirin and clopidogrel on platelet function in normal dogs"; and Dorothy Whelchel, University of Georgia, for "Effects of clopidogrel on platelet function in the horse"
New diplomates: One hundred thirty-nine veterinarians completed the requirements for board certification by the ACVIM in 2009. The new diplomates are as follows: Cardiology—Drs. Allison K. Adams, Mount Pleasant, S.C.; Kathryn J. Atkinson, Portland, Ore.; Anna P. Barrett, Fairfield, Calif.; Nicole M. Culwell, Stillwater, Okla.; Suzanne M. Cunningham, Escondido, Calif.; Sophy A. Jesty, Ithaca, N.Y.; Megan K. King, Langhorne, Pa.; Nicholas J. Russell, Redondo Beach, Calif.; Brian A. Scansen, Columbus, Ohio; and Christopher D. Stauthammer, St. Paul, Minn.
Large animal internal medicine—Drs. Margaret M. Brosnahan, Candor, Ore.; Alexandra J. Burton, Ithaca, N.Y.; Kristin P. Chaney, East Lansing, Mich.; Cornelis J. Cornelisse, Broadstairs, Kent, U.K.; Elizabeth Doré, Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada; Carrie J. Finno, Woodland, Calif.; John N. Gilliam, Stillwater, Okla.; Janet Han, Appleton, Wis.; Wendy E. Harless Mollat, Snohomish, Wash.; Kelsey A. Hart, Athens, Ga.; Jamie K. Higgins, Davis, Calif.; Anna R. Hollis, The Curragh, Ireland; Samuel D.A. Hurcombe, Columbus, Ohio; Jared J. Janke, Sturgis, S.D.; Laura H. Javsicas, Gainesville, Fla.; Karen A. Kalck, Knoxville, Tenn.; Laureline Lecoq, Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada; Julia B. Montgomery, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada; Cristobal N. De Solis, Kennett Square, Pa.; Thomas Passler, Auburn, Ala.; Julia A. Paxson, North Grafton, Mass.; Keith P. Poulsen, Madison, Wis.; Francesca Sampieri, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada; Macarena Sanz, Pullman, Wash.; Carl Soffler, Fort Collins, Colo.; Rachel H.H. Tan, Townsville, Queensland, Australia; Andrew W. van Eps, Kennett Square, Pa.; M. Eilidh Wilson, Ontario, N.Y.; and Kathryn L. Wotman, Kennett Square, Pa.
Neurology—Drs. Kerry S. Bailey, Ramsey, N.J.; Ann L. Bilderback, New York; Jeffrey D. Clarke, Orange Park, Fla.; Jerry Demuth, Gig Harbor, Wash.; Danielle M. Eifler, Westbrook, Maine; Daniel G. Hicks, College Station, Texas; Edward MacKillop, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Russell R. Quigley, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; and Kara B. Sessums, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Oncology— Drs. Sandra M. Axiak, Columbia, Mo.; Erin O. Bannink, Rochester Hills, Mich.; Edwin M. Brodsky, Norwalk, Conn.; Eric J. Bulakowski, Oakland Township, Mich.; Pedro Dominguez, Pompano Beach, Fla.; Meredith J. Gauthier, Oakville, Ontario, Canada; Virginia L. Gill, Bronxville, N.Y.; Sarah L. Gillings, Seattle; Shawna N. Greene, Plano, Ill.; John G. Hintermeister, Austin, Texas; Kelly R. Hume, Ithaca, N.Y.; David Hunley, Wakefield, R.I.; Michael A. Kiselow, San Jose, Calif.; Angela R. Kozicki, Cary, N.C.; Ivan M. Ruzafa, Simpsonville, S.C.; Conor J. McNeill, Swarthmore, Pa.; Rebecca G. Newman, Mars, Pa.; Karen T. Oberthaler, New York; Wendi V. Rankin, Dublin, Calif.; Stephanie E. Schleis, Auburn, Ala.; Carlos H. de M. Souza, Columbia, Mo.; Kathryn Vickery, Tucson, Ariz.; Zachary M. Wright, Albuquerque, N.M.; and Jacqueline M. Wypij, Urbana, Ill.
Small animal internal medicine— Drs. Elizabeth H. Appleman, New York; Danielle Bayliss, Cordova, Tenn.; Nicholas A. Berryessa, Sandy Springs, Ga.; Domenico Bianco, Tinton Falls, N.J.; Jessica Lin Blache, Mandeville, Calif.; Marie-Claude Blais, Saint Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada; Shauna Blois, Guelph, Ontario, Canada; Lauren Boyd, Oakland Township, Mich.; Elizabeth L. Breuhl, Appleton, Wis.; Catharina Brömel, Davis, Calif.; Christopher G. Byers, Gaithersburg, Md.; Kelly Cairns, Naperville, Ill.; Jon D. Calsyn, Tinton Falls, N.J.; Allison B. Cannon, Miami; Alexis M. Cistola, Bedford Hills, N.Y.; Tanya D. Civco, Auburn, Ala.; Kenneth R.N. Cockwill, Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia; Julia Cummings, Lafayette, Calif.; Julien R.S. Dandrieux, Chester High Road, Neston, U.K.; John V. De Biasio, Ithaca, N.Y.; Alice M.N. Defarges, Guelph, Ontario, Canada; Krysta Deitz, Ames, Iowa; Richard C. Elders, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, U.K.; Wendy B. Fleischman, Longmont, Colo.; Julia A. Flood, Tustin, Calif.; Kristen A. Frank, New York; Alexander E. Gallagher, Gainesville, Fla.; Jennifer A. Gieg, Arlington, Va.; Chen Gilor, Urbana, Ill.; Kelly K. Gingerich, Wildwood, Mo.; Carrie E. Goldkamp, Athens, Ga.; Jennifer L. Granick, Davis, Calif.; Alice G. Hadden, Hanover, Mass.; Melissa A. Herrera, Davis, Calif.; Natalie Inteeworn, Zurich, Switzerland; Tracey Jackson, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Jennifer A. Kaae, San Rafael, Calif.; Susan C. Klein, Chester, N.J.; Lauren Lacorcia, Winchester, Hampshire, Australia; Dana N. LeVine, Cary, N.C.; Kari V. Lunsford, Mississippi State, Miss.; Vera A. Maeckelbergh, Miami; Jennifer S. Messinger, Denver; Matthew D. Miller, Fort Collins, Colo.; Holly L. Mims, Fort Collins, Colo.; Kelly D. Mitchell, Guelph, Ontario, Canada; Megan J. Morgan, Manhattan Beach, Calif.; Samantha C. Murray, Philadelphia; Belle M.D. Nibblett, Basseterre, St. Kitts, West Indies; Susan A. O'Bell, Roslindale, Mass.; Carrie A. Palm, Philadelphia; Douglas A. Palma, Bronxville, N.Y.; Robert H. Presley, Greenville, S.C.; Melissa R. Riensche, Gilbert, Ariz.; Lori A. Rios, Glen Allen, Va.; Tracey A. Rossi, North Grafton, Mass.; Craig G. Ruaux, Corvallis, Ore.; Jonathan J. Schnier, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada; Ariane Schweighauser, Bern, Switzerland; Nicole A. Shaw, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Cheryl L. Vargo, Buffalo Grove, Ill.; Matthew Vaughan, Seattle; Polina Vishkautsan, Mesa, Ariz.; Katrina R. Viviano, Madison, Wis.; Brett A. Wasik, Dallas; Carmenn S. Woolley, Redwood City, Calif.; and Melinda A. Wood, Mesa, Ariz.
Officials: Drs. Richard LeCouteur, Davis, Calif., chair, Board of Regents; Eleanor Hawkins, Raleigh, N.C., president; Jean Hall, Corvallis, Ore., president-elect; Leah Cohn, Columbia, Mo., vice president; Mark Oyama, Philadelphia, Specialty of Cardiology president; Natasha Olby, Raleigh, N.C., Specialty of Neurology president; Carolyn J. Henry, Columbia, Mo., Specialty of Oncology president; Steve Marks, Raleigh, N.C., Specialty of Small Animal Internal Medicine president; and Michelle H. Barton, Athens, Ga., Specialty of Large Animal Internal Medicine president
Sara G. Kvaas
Dr. Mark Nunez
Dr. Dean Henricks
Event: Annual Pacific Veterinary Conference, June 18-21, Anaheim
Awards: Outstanding Registered Veterinary Technician of the Year (private practice): Sara G. Kvaas, Santa Barbara. Kvaas is the senior technician at La Cumbre Animal Hospital in Santa Barbara. During her 24-year career, she has become known for her professionalism, patience and compassion, mentoring skills, positive attitude, and focus on teamwork. Meritorious Service Award: AHEAD with Horses, Sun Valley, won this award, given to those providing special attention to or promoting the human-animal bond in California. AHEAD with Horses is a nonprofit organization that provides equine education, therapy, and recreation for disabled and disadvantaged children. The organization serves more than 200 children in the Los Angeles area at five mobile sites and has worked with more than 100,000 children over the past 35 years.
Officials: Drs. Mark Nunez, Burbank, president; Dean Henricks, Carmichael, president-elect; George Bishop, Carmel, treasurer; William Grant II, Anaheim, immediate past president; and Chris Cowing, San Mateo, member-at-large