September 15, 2010



Posted Sept. 1, 2010

Jan Yaroslav

Dr. Dean Henricks

Dr. H. Jay Kerr

Event: Annual Pacific Veterinary Conference, July 15-18, San Francisco
Awards:Outstanding Registered Veterinary Technician of the Year (private practice): Jan Yaroslav, Corning. Yaroslav is the senior technician and technical supervisor at Mangrove Veterinary Hospital in Chico and is certified as a specialist in dentistry by the Academy of Veterinary Dental Technicians. During her career, she has become known for her technical expertise, professionalism, communication and mentoring skills, and positive attitude. Meritorious Service Award: San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium's Veterinary Street Outreach Services, San Francisco, won this award, given to those providing special attention to or promoting the human-animal bond in California. The VET SOS provides veterinary care to companion animals of homeless people and offers support and free community clinic referrals to their owners. In 2008, the mobile veterinary clinic took care of more than 750 animals, providing vaccines, heartworm and flea prevention medication, other supplies, and food and basic veterinary care
Officials: Drs. Dean Henricks, Carmichael, president; H. Jay Kerr, San Ramon, president-elect; George Bishop, Carmel, treasurer; Mark Nunez, Burbank, immediate past president; and Marshall Scott, Riverside, member-at-large

American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Event: 2010 ACVIM forum, June 9-12, Anaheim, Calif.
Program: Of the 2,878 registered attendees at the meeting, 2,461 were veterinarians, 271 were veterinary technicians, and 146 were veterinary students.
Awards:Robert W. Kirk Award for Professional Excellence: Dr. George E. Lees, College Station, Texas, for meritorious contributions to the veterinary profession. An ACVIM-certified specialist in small animal internal medicine, Dr. Lees is a professor of veterinary internal medicine at Texas A&M University. He has helped advance diagnostic and therapeutic options available to veterinarians, especially in the field of nephrology.�Distinguished Service Award: Dr. Debra C. Sellon, Pullman, Wash., for outstanding and dedicated service to the college in a volunteer capacity. An ACVIM-certified specialist in large animal internal medicine, Dr. Sellon is a professor of equine medicine at Washington State University. She has served as a member of the ACVIM Credentials Committee and is past president of the college's Specialty of Large Animal Internal Medicine. Resident Research Award: Drs. Rosa Barsnick, The Ohio State University, for "Hormones of energy metabolism in septic foals: Associations between insulin, glucagon, leptin, adiponectin, ghrelin and growth hormone"; Jessica Clemans, Iowa State University, for "Development of a high performance liquid chromatography serum vitamin B6 assay in canines with calcium oxalate urolithiasis"; Eva Furrow, University of Minnesota, for "Atypical collapse in exercising labrador retrievers unaffected by the dynamin-1 mutation"; Lucie Goodwin, Royal Veterinary College, for "Evaluation of hypercoagulability using thromboelastography (TEG) in dogs with protein losing enteropathy"; Emily Klosterman, Purdue University, for "A case-control study of nephrotic syndrome in dogs: 78 cases"; Brian Maran, Washington State University, for "Identification of beta-1 adrenergic receptor polymorphisms in cats"; Jason Reeder, North Carolina State University, for "Gross and histologic quality of bone marrow core specimens obtained from the same site by a combined aspiration and biopsy technique in dogs"; Davin Ringen, University of Missouri-Columbia, for "Utility of pre-partum parameters for predicting intramammary infection at calving in first calf heifers on a grazing dairy"; Laura Vasquez, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, 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 twenty-four veterinarians completed the requirements for board certification by the ACVIM in 2010. The new diplomates are as follows: 


Sarah E. Achen, Farmington Hills, Mich.
Jason W. Arndt, Philadelphia
Sara B. Bordelon, Pensacola, Fla. 
Elizabeth Cole, Paramus, N.J. 
Ellen T. Davison, West Chester, Pa.
Joanne L. DeSana, Canton, Mich.
Lori Drourr, Pacifica, Calif.
Scott D. Forney, Las Vegas
Jonathan C. Goodwin, Tinton Falls, N.J.
Adonia Hsu, Kirkland, Wash.
Andrea C. Lantis, Blacksburg, Va.
Brian A. MacKie, Sacramento, Calif.
Thomas J. Morrison, Newton, Mass.
Gina Pasieka, Vienna, Va.
Michelle K. France Rose, Tijeras, N.M.
Carrie M. Van De Wiele, Boulder, Colo.
Kristine Yee, Los Angeles   

Large animal internal medicine

Teresa M. Buchheit, Knoxville, Tenn.
Brandy A. Burgess, Loveland, Colo.
Teresa A. Burns, Columbus, Ohio
Stacey R. Byers, Fort Collins, Colo.
Dominic R. Dawson, Davis, Calif.
Emma J. Dickey, Melbourne, Australia
Jeremy D. Frederick, High Springs, Fla.
Jason A. Grady, Sapulpa, Okla.
Nora S. Grenager, Salinas, Calif.
Emily Haggett, Newmarket, United Kingdom
Hugo G. Hilton, Stanford, Calif.
Kelly L. Kalf, Halifax, Mass.
Tania A. Kozikowski, Solvang, Calif.
Peggy Moreau, Lisores, France
Sarah M. Reuss, Colbert, Wash.
Patricia Salazar, San Clemente, Calif.
Alfredo S. Londoño, Eastford, Conn.
Jean-Yin Tan, Flemington, N.J.
Jessica A. Thompson, West Lafayette, Ind. 


R. Timothy Bentley, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Todd M. Bishop, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Michelle B. Carnes, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Erika A. Gibson, Tinto Falls, N.J.
Carrie Jurney, San Mateo, Calif.
Yoshio M. Kimura, Tampa, Fla.
Boaz Levitin, New York
Sarah A. Moore, Hilliard, Ohio
Dharshan Neravanda, Silver Spring, Md.
Jennifer D. Parkes, Roswell, Ga.
Sophie A. Petersen, Madison, Wis.
Roger W. Pettigrew, Newport Beach, Calif.
Christina L. Vitale, Menlo Park, Calif.
Rebecca C. Windsor, Vienna, Va.
Fred A. Wininger, Columbia, Mo.
Christina M. Wolf, Louisville, Ky.  


Andrew H. Abbo, Wayland, Mass.
Karri B. Miller, Winter Haven, Fla.
Andrew T. Daters, Metairie, La.
Lorin A. Hillman, Cordova, Tenn.
Carrie T. Hume, New Castle, Del.
Joanne L. Intile, West Henrietta, N.Y.
Jeannette M. Kelly, Santa Fe, N.M.
Jessica A. Lawrence, Athens, Ga.
Melanie B. McMahon, Portland, Ore.
Rowan J. Milner, Gainesville, Fla.
Robert B. Rebhun, Davis, Calif.
Dianna E. Saam, Madison, Wis.
Rance K. Sellon, Pullman, Wash.
Stephen C. Shaw, San Jose, Calif.
Timothy J. Stein, Cross Plains, Wis.  

Small animal internal medicine

Ashley L. Ayoob, New York
Mieke Baan, Madison, Wis.
Kevin M. Byl, Cedarburg, Wis.
Jessica A. Chavkin, New York
Todd A. Cohen, Los Angeles
Anne M. Corrigan, Bay Shore, N.Y.
Kevin L. Cosford, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Corrine D. Fabrick, Boulder, Colo.
Daniel S. Foy, Madison, Wis.
Arnon Gal, Champaign, Ill.
Caroline A. Geigy, Riehen, Switzerland
Paola Gianella, Torino, Italy
Adam Ginman, Spokane, Wash.
Jennifer A. Ginn, Madison, Wis.
Corinne K. Goldman, Columbia, S.C.
Allison H. Graham, Oak Bridge, N.C.
Sarah E. Helmond, Ithaca, N.Y.
Debra W. Henderson, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Tracy L. Hill, Raleigh, N.C.
Karen M. Hilling, Highlands Ranch, Colo.
Heather P. Hoch, Fairfax Station, Va.
Beth M. Johnson, Knoxville, Tenn.
Dawn D. Kingsbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
Michael W. Koch, Victor, N.Y.
Stephanie J. Kottler, Portsmouth, N.H.
Lisa L. Langs, Roswell, Ga.
Catherine Lapointe, St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada
Tekla M. Lee-Fowler, Hoover, Ala.
Eric H. Linnetz, Newtown, Conn.
Shane D. Lyon, Las Vegas
John M. MacKenzie, Northbrook, Ill.
Michael J. Mazzei, Downers Grove, Ill.
Jennifer L. McCown, Alameda, Calif.
J.P McCue, New York
Andrew McGraw, San Antonio
Lucy A. McMahon, North Mymms, United Kingdom
Emily L. Medici, Overland Park, Kan.
Benjamin G. Nolan, Uxbridge, Mass.
Nicole Pacifico, Tinton Falls, N.J.
Stephanie A. Pierce-Hendry, Overland Park, Kan.
Laurie G. Prober, Penfield, N.Y.
Jessica M. Quimby, Fort Collins, Colo.
Rebecca L. Quinn, Jamaica Plain, Mass.
Danielle Richardson, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Scott A. Rizzo, Louisville, Ky.
Kristy Roe, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Bronwyn E. Rutland, Middle Park, Australia
Kristopher S. Sharpe, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Lisa R. Shearer, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Katherine D. Scott, College Station, Texas
Erick Spencer, Pullman, Wash.
Karen M. Tefft, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Kelley A. Balog, Brookfield, Wis.
Krista W. Visser't Hooft, London Poplar, United Kingdom
Bettina Wenger-Riggenbach, Zurich, Switzerland
Carrie White, New York
Lidia Pallo-Zimmerman, Hampshire, Ill.

Officials: Drs. Eleanor Hawkins, Raleigh, N.C., chair, Board of Regents; Jean Hall, Corvallis, Ore., president; Leah Cohn, Columbia, Mo., president-elect; Virginia Buechner-Maxwell, Blacksburg, Va., vice president; Mark Oyama, Philadelphia, Specialty of Cardiology president; Natasha Olby, Raleigh, N.C., Specialty of Neurology president; Chand Khanna, Chevy Chase, Md., 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