January 01, 2011



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posted December 19, 2010
Dr. Gretchen L. Flo Dr. Larry R. Bramlage Dr. Dale E. Bjorling Dr. Stephen B. Adams
Dr. Earl M. Gaughan

Event: Annual meeting, Oct. 21-23, Seattle
Program: The meeting, which offered the latest clinical and research information in surgery and related medicine, drew 1,750 veterinarians, veterinary technicians, students, and other specialists.
Awards: ACVS Merit Award: Dr. Gretchen L. Flo, East Lansing, Mich., for her outstanding career in veterinary orthopedic surgery. A 1966 graduate of Michigan State University, Dr. Flo is professor emeritus at the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine. She began her career at MSU in 1966, working in the Small Animal Veterinary Teaching Hospital, and she started focusing on orthopedic surgery in 1968, also teaching clinical neurology and neurosurgery. Dr. Flo is the originator of the "Flo technique," used to stabilize the stifle joint in dogs following cranial cruciate ligament rupture. She is a past president of the Veterinary Orthopedic Society and co-author of the Handbook of Small Animal Orthopedics and Fracture Treatment. ACVS Foundation Legends Award: Dr. Larry R. Bramlage, Lexington, Ky., for his dedication and contributions to the field of equine orthopedic surgery. A 1975 graduate of Kansas State University and a diplomate of the ACVS, Dr. Bramlage is a partner at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington. Early in his career, he taught at The Ohio State University. Known for his expertise in equine arthroscopic surgery and equine lameness diagnostics, Dr. Bramlage developed a technique for fetlock arthrodesis that is widely used. He is a past president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners and the ACVS.

New diplomates: Seventy-three new diplomates were welcomed into the ACVS. They are as follows:
Brendan B. Anders, Freehold, N.J.
Sherry L. Appel, San Jose
Rebecca Ball, Columbus, Ohio
Angela C. Banz, San Leandro, Calif.
Romain Beraud, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Kerry Bilicki, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Mary K. Boyce, Roseville, Minn.
Brian K. Bretz, Jackson, N.J.
Nicole J. Buote, Los Angeles
Ryan S. Carpenter, Sierra Madre, Calif.
Jennifer M. Cohen, Fallston, Md.
Alastair R. Coomer, Oakland, Calif.
Christopher G. Downs, Wauconda, Ill.
Mauricio Dujowich, Solana Beach, Calif.
Jason G. Eisele, Boca Raton, Fla.
Maria L.E. Faria, Clackamas, Ore.
Judith D. Feldsien, Bedford Hills, N.Y.
Trent T. Gail, Lyons, Colo.
Peter J. Gilbert, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Sebastian Gordon, Bethesda, Md.
Sara B. Gower, Austin, Texas
Samantha K. Hart, Kennett Square, Pa.
Karen A. Hassan, Jacks Valley, Nev.
Geoffrey S. Hennig, Baton Rouge, La.
Laura Hirvinen, Koping, Sweden
Melissa Hoffer, Minneapolis
Daniel E. Hoffman, Copley, Ohio
Troy E.C. Holder, Manhattan, Kan.
Mark R. House, Tempe, Ariz.
Roelof A. Irausquin, Wall, N.J.
Kimberly A. Johnston, Mason, Mich.
Karissa M. Ketzner, Columbia, Mo.
Christoph Koch, Bern, Switzerland
Raphael Labens, Raleigh, N.C.
Ruth Lambert, Loveland, Colo.
Jennifer L. Lansdowne, Davos Dorf, Switzerland
David G. Levine, West Chester, Pa.
Andrew J.C. Lewis, Benton, La.
Rebecca C. Lin, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Catherine A. Loughin, Huntington, N.Y.
Jill K. Luther, Columbia, Mo.
Lori D. MacDougall, Roswell, Ga.
Matthew Mahn, Kirkwood, Mo.
Lauren R. May, Pittsford, N.Y.
Mary L. Mesich, Louisville, Ky.
Michael Meulyzer, Antwerp, Belgium
Valerie J. Moorman, Ault, Colo.
Dean D. Morgan, Madrid, Iowa
Anne Nicholson, St. Paul, Minn.
Andrew J. Niehaus, Plain City, Ohio
James N. Nutt, Blue Bell, Pa.
Luca Panizzi, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Melanie Perrier, Knoxville, Tenn.
Amy E. Poulin Braim, Neshanic Station, N.J.
Adam L. Prink, Vienna, Va.
Fabien Relave, Salleboeuf, France
Brian W. Rose, Tijeras, N.M.
W. Brian Saunders, College Station, Texas
Elysia C. Schaefer, O'Fallon, Ill.
Sandra P. Schallberger, Rumisberg, Switzerland
Jennifer C. Schleining, Boone, Iowa
Lauren V. Schnabel, Ithaca, N.Y.
Jeffrey A. Seaman, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Ceri E. Sherlock, Athens, Ga.
Jonathan T. Suber, Columbia, S.C.
Dennis Ting, East Windsor, N.J.
Brian J. Trumpatori, Holly Springs, N.C.
Trent A. Tuttle, Shawnee Mission, Kan.
Kent Vince, APO, AP
Aaron Wehrenberg, Carmel, Ind.
Sean M. Wells, Brisbane, Calif.
Ryan R.E. Wolker, Wawanesa, Manitoba
Laurie A. Zacher, Austin, Texas

Officials: ACVS—Drs. Dale E. Bjorling, Madison, Wis., president; Stephen B. Adams, West Lafayette, Ind., chair of the Board of Regents; Earl M. Gaughan, Littleton, Colo., president-elect; and C. Collins "Andy" Anderson III, San Antonio, treasurer. ACVS Foundation—Dr. Mark D. Markel, Madison, Wis., chair; and trustees—Drs. Matthew D. Barnhart, Worthington, Ohio; Elaine R. Caplan, Austin, Texas; Sara A. Colopy, Madison, Wis.; Jon F. Dee, Hollywood, Fla.; Dianne Dunning, Raleigh, N.C.; Rolf Embertson, Lexington, Ky.; Michelle L. Haven, New York; Elizabeth L. Kilgallon, Bedford Hills, N.Y.; and Eric Mueller, Athens, Ga.

Kentucky VMA


Dr. Robert C. Stout Dr. Samuel B. Vaughn Dr. Mike Crowley ​Dr. Philip E. Prater


Event: Annual meeting, Oct. 8-10, Louisville
Awards:Veterinarian of the Year: Dr. Robert C. Stout, Versailles. A 1973 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Stout is Kentucky state veterinarian. He served as secretary-treasurer of the Kentucky VMA for 12 years. Dr. Stout was recognized for his service in protecting animals in the state and his dedication to the health and welfare of the horses competing in the 2010 World Equestrian Games in Lexington. Distinguished Service Award: Dr. Samuel B. Vaughn, Louisville. A 1984 graduate of Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Vaughn is senior partner at Veterinary Associates Stonefield. He serves on the Kentucky Board of Veterinary Examiners and is a diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (avian practice). Dr. Vaughn was honored for his service to the association and the KVBE.
Officials: Drs. Mike Crowley, Butler, president; Philip E. Prater, Morehead, president-elect; Deborah Spike-Pierce, Lexington, vice president; Roberta M. Dwyer, Georgetown, secretary-treasurer; and Heidi Hulon, Crestwood, immediate past president

Wisconsin VMA

Dr. Randolph Schuett

Event: Annual meeting, Oct. 8, Madison
Awards:Veterinarian of the Year: Dr. Randolph Schuett, Waukesha. A 1975 graduate of Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Schuett owns Pewaukee Veterinary Service in Pewaukee. He is known for his expertise in the use of laparoscopic techniques in veterinary medicine. Dr. Schuett is a past president of the Wisconsin VMA and serves as Wisconsin's delegate to the AVMA House of Delegates. Meritorious Service Award: Drs. Douglas Kratt, Onalaska, and Keith Poulsen, Lodi. A 1998 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Kratt owns Central Animal Hospital in La Crosse. He focuses on small animal surgery, oncology, and nutrition. A past president of the Wisconsin VMA, Dr. Kratt was honored for his service to the association, including assisting in the selection and transition process for a new executive director, helping to initiate and champion the strategic planning process, and aiding in the relocation of the association office. Dr. Poulsen received his DVM degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine in 2004 and is serving as a postdoctoral fellow at the veterinary school. He was recognized for his service to the WVMA Legislative Committee. Dr. Poulsen testified on behalf of the association on raw milk legislation and helped secure the governor's veto on the raw milk bill. Distinguished Achievement Award: Drs. René Carlson, Chetek, and Samuel Vainisi, Denmark. A 1978 graduate of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Carlson owns the Animal Hospital of Chetek. She is president-elect and former vice president of the AVMA and past president of the Wisconsin VMA. Dr. Carlson was honored for her leadership. Dr. Vainisi is a 1957 graduate of the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine and a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. He practices at the Animal Eye Clinic in Denmark. Dr. Vainisi was recognized for his contributions to veterinary ophthalmology, especially in the areas of glaucoma and retinal repair. 50-year Membership Award: Drs. William C. Bogenschultz, Sheboygan; Harry E. Hansen, Amery; William G. Hicks, Janesville; Robert L. Madson, Green Bay; and Lester H. Swanson, St. Croix Falls
Officials: Drs. Steven Erickson, Middleton, president; Robert Klostermann, Middleton, president-elect; Thomas Howard, Poynette, treasurer; and Philip C. Johnson, Winneconne, immediate past president