March 01, 2010



Posted Feb. 18, 2010

American College of Veterinary Pathologists, American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology, joint annual meetings, Dec. 5-9, 2009, Monterey, Calif.
Program: The ACVP program included premeeting symposia, a joint plenary session, specialty group sessions, and an emerging disease focus seminar. The ASVCP held a premeeting workshop, an education symposium, a teaching forum, slide and chemistry case reviews, and clinical pathology scientific sessions.

American College of Veterinary Pathologists

Dr. Michael Lairmore

Dr. Derek Mosier

Awards: Young Investigator Award, category of diagnostic pathology, First place: C. Bozynsk, University of Missouri, for "Vascular anomaly of the vertebral and spinal arteries of a dog associated with cervical spinal compression"; Second place: A. Stern, Oklahoma State University, for "Disseminated cutaneous mast cell tumors with epitheliotropism and systemic mastocytosis in a domestic cat"; Third place: H. Tillman, Michigan State University, for "Application and clinical relevance of the WHO histologic classification system to canine thymomas." Category of natural disease, First place: J. Luff, University of California-Davis, for "Polymerase chain reaction and nucleotide sequence analysis of canine papillomavirus-associated lesions with phylogenetic comparison to known papillomaviruses"; Second place: G. Shaw, Johns Hopkins University, for "Metabolic bone disease in a colony of common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus)"; Third place: L. Zadrozny, North Carolina State University, for "Spontaneous hepatic neoplasms in captive lemurs." Category of experimental disease, First place: J. Grieves, The Ohio State University, for "An intranasal vaccine candidate protects the upper airway from infection with respiratory syncytial virus"; Second place: K. Gailbreath., Washington State University, for "Initial replication in the lung and systemic dissemination of ovine herpesvirus 2 in American bison after intranasal nebulization"; Third place: S. Fossey, The Ohio State University, for "The novel curcumin analog Flll32 exhibits biologic activity against human and canine osteosarcoma." Student Poster Awards—Experimental disease: S. Montgomery, North Carolina State University, for "Development of a mouse model of human chikungunya virus infection"; Natural disease: C. Willson, North Carolina State University, for "Effect of estrous cycle phase on clinical pathology parameters in Beagle dogs." Society of Toxicologic Pathology Student Speaker Award: S. Fossey, The Ohio State University, for "The novel curcumin analog FLLL32 exhibits biologic activity against human and canine osteosarcoma." ACVP/AAVLD Diagnostic Travel Award: L. Schutt, University of Guelph, for "Microchip-associated soft tissue sarcoma and massive multiorgan extramedullary hematopoiesis in a house musk shrew (Suncus murinus)." Harold W. Casey Memorial Scholarship: Dr. Raquel Rech, University of Georgia. The William Inskeep II Memorial Scholarship: G. Krafsur, Colorado State University. Distinguished members: The ACVP elected Drs. David Gribble, Mount Vernon, Wash.; Keith Prasse, Bethlehem, Ga.; and Jerrold Ward, Montgomery Village, Md., as distinguished members.

New diplomates: The ACVP recognized 83 new diplomates on successful completion of the certifying examination in Ames, Iowa, Sept. 22-24, 2009. They are as follows:


Veterinary Anatomic Pathology  

Sandeep J. Akare, Urbana, Ill.
Kelli M. Almes, Manhattan, Kan.
Fabio Aloisio, College Station, Texas
Wes A. Baumgartner, Baton Rouge, La.
Ana Maria Botero-Anug, Rehovot, Bilu, Israel
Michael C. Boyle, Apex, N.C.
Molly H. Boyle, Andover, Mass.
Danielle L. Brown, Raleigh, N.C.
Jamie M. Bush, Fort Collins, Colo.
Mary E. Carsillo, Columbus, Ohio
Rachel Cianciolo, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Torrie A. Crabbs, Sacramento, Calif.
William E. Culp, Severn, Md.
Rosalinda M. Doty, Mahomet, Ill.
Colleen Duncan, Fort Collins, Colo.
Patricia M. Gaffney, Dixon, Calif.
David W. Gardiner, Salt Lake City
Sophette Gers, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Christopher J. Gibson, Jamesburg, N.J.
Katherine N. Gibson-Corley, Ames, Iowa
Dipak K. Giri, Pearland, Texas
Katherine M. Hammerman, Jamaica Plain, Mass.
Adam Hargreaves, Macclesfield, Cheshire, United Kingdom
Jamie N. Henningson, Middleton, Wis.
Louis M. Huzella, Frederick, Md.
Marcia R.D.S Ilha, Tifton, Ga.
Clare A. James, Belton, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Laura J. Janke, Roseville, Minn.
Charles Johnson, Ames, Iowa
Robert L. Johnson, Westfield, Ind.
Megan E.B. Jones, San Diego
Sue E. Knoblaugh, Seattle
Jean-Francois Lafond, Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec, Canada
Sophie Le-Calvez, Saint Stephens Square, Norwich, United Kingdom
Eric D. Lombardini, Brunswick, Md.
Jeremiah A. Lyons, Knoxville, Tenn.
Srinivasa R. Mantena, Urbana, Ill.
Lars Mecklenburg, Hamburg, Germany
Asli Mete, Davis, Calif.
AndrÈanne Morency, Longueuil, Quebec, Canada
Fabiano N. Oliveira, Bryan, Texas
Alicia K. Olivier, Ames, Iowa
Erik J. Olson, Roseville, Minn.
Francesco C. Origgi, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Jaime Paulin Jr., Roseville, Minn.
Joaquin O. Porcel, Albox, Almeria, Spain
Raquel R. Rech, Athens, Ga.
Aline Rodrigue, Bryan, Texas
Duncan S. Russell, Ithaca, N.Y.
Melissa D. Sanchez-Pillich, Philadelphia
Ravi A. Seebaransingh, Raleigh, N.C.
Kuldeep Singh, Urbana, Ill.
Dodd G. Sledge, Lansing, Mich.
Eric R. Snook, Baton Rouge, La.
Teresa Southard, Baltimore
James B. Stanton, Pullman, Wash.
Isabelle St.-Pierre, St. Augustin-de-Desmaures, Quebec, Canada
Radhakrishna Sura, Storrs, Conn.
John M. Troutman, Pittsboro, N.C.
Alison R. Tucker, Raleigh, N.C.
Brent E. Walling, Champaign, Ill.
Stephanie White-Hunt, Morristown, N.J.
Charles E. Wood, Winston-Salem, N.C.
Bevin Zimmerman, Galloway, Ohio

Veterinary Clinical Pathology

Allison Billings, Arlington, Va.
Tricia M. Bisby, Downers Grove, Ill.
Oliver Coldrick, Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom
Roberta Di Terlizzi, Glenolden, Pa.
Bente Flatland, Knoxville, Tenn.
Bridget C. Garner, Columbia, Mo.
Britton J.P. Grasperge, Baton Rouge, La.
Shannon J. Hostetter, Nevada, Iowa
Eric Morissette, Archer, Fla.
Maria C.M. Parrula, Columbus, Ohio
Lila Ramaiah, New Brunswick, N.J.
Janelle S. Renschler, Jacksonville, N.C.
Casey M. Riegel, Keller, Texas
Kate Sherry, Ware, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Robert S. Simoni Jr., Quaker Hill, Conn.
Emmeline O. Tan, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Marjorie J. Williams, Mount Dora, Fla.
Brenda M. Yamamoto, Columbus, Ohio
Allison Vitsky, San Diego, received dual certification in veterinary anatomic and clinical pathology.
Officials: Drs. Michael Lairmore, Columbus, Ohio, president; Derek Mosier, Manhattan, Kan., president-elect; Michael Topper, West Point, Pa., secretary/treasurer; and Donald Meuten, Raleigh, N.C., immediate past president


American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology

Dr. John H. Lumsden

Awards: Lifetime Achievement Award: Dr. John H. Lumsden, Guelph, Ontario, Canada. A 1960 graduate of Ontario Veterinary College, Dr. Lumsden is professor emeritus in the Department of Pathobiology at the college. He is a diplomate of the ACVP and a past president of the International Society for Animal Clinical Pathology. Dr. Lumsden co-authored "Color Atlas of Cytology of the Dog and Cat." Young Investigator Award: T. Lin, The Ohio State University, for "Characterization and modulation of canine mast cell derived eicosanoids." ASVCP Education Award: Dr. David Honor of Wyeth Research was the first recipient of this award, in recognition of contributions to the education of veterinary students, residents, veterinary practitioners, and technical staff. Research Grant Award ($2,500): Dr. Amir Kol, University of California, for "Investigation of hypercoaguability and thrombosis in dogs with multicentric lymphoma." Travel grants in the amount of $500 were presented to the following trainees: Drs. Katie Boes, Purdue University; Michelle Cora, North Carolina State University; and Serego Ogasawana, Cornell University
Officials: Drs. Joanne Messick, West Lafayette, Ind., president; Kirstin Barnhart, Bastrop, Texas, president-elect; Karen Russell, College Station, Texas, secretary; Dori Borjesson, Davis, Calif., treasurer; and Melinda Wilkerson, Manhattan, Kan., immediate past president