July 01, 2010



posted June 18, 2010

Dr. Dennis D. French

Dr. Craig Datz

Event: 15th annual symposium, April 15-18, Denver
Program: The symposium drew 230 diplomates, candidates, applicants, and general attendees. Cross-species information was offered, and 22 hours of species-specific continuing education was provided. Highlights this year included a laser lab, a seminar for aspiring diplomates, and a course for current diplomates interested in writing questions for the certifying examination. The annual symposium dinner acknowledged newly certified diplomates (see JAVMA, Feb. 1, 2010, pg 278) and recertified diplomates.
Awards:Outstanding Service Award: Dr. Dennis D. French, Urbana, Ill., for more than 20 years of service and leadership to the ABVP. A 1978 graduate of the University of Minnesota, Dr. French is a professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine and section head of farm animal reproduction, medicine, and surgery at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. He is a diplomate of the ABVP (equine practice) and professor emeritus in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at Louisiana State University.
Officials (2010-2011): Drs. Craig Datz, Columbia, Mo., president; Stephen Foulke, Denver, Pa., president-elect; Michael Erskine, Woodbine, Md., vice president; Nicholas Nelson, Lynwood, Wash., treasurer; Teresa Lightfoot, Tampa, Fla., immediate past president; Kemba Marshall, Phoenix, avian regent; Robert Sager, Wilsall, Mont., beef cattle regent; Norris McGehee, Memphis, Tenn., canine/feline regent; Scott Poock, Booneville, Mo., dairy regent; John Dascanio, Blacksburg, Va., equine regent; Michael Dutton, Weare, N.H., exotic companion mammal regent; Jeanne Pittari, Houston, feline regent; Greg Queen, Clemson, S.C., food animal regent; Paul Gibbons, Milwaukee, Wis., reptile and amphibian regent; James Kober, West Olive, Mich., swine health management regent; and Kimberlee Buck, Birch Run, Mich., regent-at-large

Massachusetts VMA

Event: Annual meeting, May 12, Marlborough
Business: Constitutional amendments and minutes of the 2009 annual meeting were approved.
Officials: Drs. Mary Anna Labato, Shrewsbury, president; Kathleen Reilly, Keene, N.H., president-elect; Cindy Fuhs, Bolton, secretary; Adam Arzt, Holliston, treasurer; and David Schwarz, Holliston, immediate past president