March 01, 2011



Posted Feb. 18, 2011

Dr. Duncan

Dr. J. Robert Duncan

Dr. Prasse

Dr. Keith W. Prasse

Dr. Mosier

Dr. Derek Mosier

Event: American College of Veterinary Pathologists, American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology, joint annual meetings, Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 2010, Baltimore
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

Awards:Young Investigator Award, category of diagnostic pathology, First place: Erin M. Quist, Texas A&M University, for "Garden hose scalding syndrome"; Second place: Erin Brannick, The Ohio State University, for "Assessing informational completeness in biopsy submission forms"; Third place: Katy Bradford, Oklahoma State University, for "Candida peritonitis in dogs: A report of four cases." Category of natural disease, First place: Kelly Santangelo, The Ohio State University, for "Temporal expression and tissue distribution of interleukin-1β in a guinea pig model of naturally occurring osteoarthritis"; Second place: Carolyn Legge, University of Prince Edward Island, for "Histological characterization of dilated cardiomyopathy in 12 juvenile toy Manchester Terriers"; Third place: Dodd Sledge, Michigan State University, for "Evaluation of 15-hydroxyprostaglandin dehydrogenase and cyclooxygenase-2 and comparison to cadherin and beta catenin expression in canine urothelial carcinomas of the urinary bladder." Category of experimental disease and industrial and toxicologic pathology, First place: Jennifer K. McCleese, The Ohio State University, for "Examination of the role of Met interactions with EGFR and Ron in canine osteosarcoma"; Second place: Aline Rodrigues, Texas A&M University, for "Target cells infected by Cache Valley virus in the ovine fetus"; Third place: Brian Simons, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, for "WNT signaling is required for prostate induction in the urogenital sinus." Student Poster Award, experimental disease: Caroline E. Salter, University of Georgia, for "Colitis-associated lesion severity and intestinal microbiota changes in TNF-a-deficient mice"; Clinical pathology: Loni Schumacher, Oklahoma State University, for "Diagnosis of Ajellomyces capsulatus in a dog by direct sequencing of paraffin-embedded intestinal samples"; Society of Toxicologic Pathology Student Speaker Award: M.P. Goravanahally, West Virginia University/National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, for "Diacetyl increases sensory innervation and substance P production in rat trachea." ACVP/AAVLD Diagnostic Travel Award: Erin M. Quist, Texas A&M University, for "Garden hose scalding syndrome." ICPI Trainee Travel Award: Erin M. Quist, Texas A&M University, for "Garden hose scalding syndrome" and Jennifer K. McCleese, The Ohio State University, for "Examination of the role of Met interactions with EGFR and Ron in canine osteosarcoma." Harold W. Casey Memorial Scholarship: Dr. Elizabeth Driskell, University of Georgia. The William Inskeep II Memorial Scholarship: Megan Shoemaker, Colorado State University. Distinguished members: The ACVP elected Drs. Robert Montali, Baltimore, and Gary Boorman, Chapel Hill, N.C., as distinguished members. Honorary members: The ACVP elected Drs. Roy Pool, College Station, Texas, and Danny Scott., Ithaca, N.Y., as honorary members.
New diplomates: The ACVP recognized 86 new diplomates on successful completion of the certifying examination in Ames, Iowa, Sept. 28-30, 2010. They are as follows:


Veterinary anatomic pathology 

Ahmad Al-Dissi, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Angela Arenas, Hilltop Lake, Texas
Midori Asakawa, Raleigh, N.C.
Charles Bailey, Southborough, Mass.
Bhupinder Bawa, Manhattan, Kan. 
Todd Bell, Ames, Iowa
Lore Boger, Harrisburg, Pa.
Erin Brannick, Westerville, Ohio
Bonnie Brenseke, Blacksburg, Va.
Angela Brice, Philadelphia
Grant Burcham, West Lafayette, Ind.
Rachel Burns, San Diego
Eric Burrough. Ames, Iowa
Tracy Carlson, Columbus, Ohio
Brian Caserto, Riley, Kan.
Lynne Cassone, Lexington, Ky.
Beth Chaffee, Columbus, Ohio
Christine Christensen, Frederick, Md.
Heather Clarke, Sacramento, Calif.
Julia Conway, Archer, Fla.
Timothy Cushing, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Santiago Diab, San Bernardino, Calif.
Elizabeth Dobson, Ithaca, N.Y.
Elizabeth Driskell, Athens, Ga.
Paul Facemire, Jefferson, Md.
Rebekah Fleis, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Stacey Fossey, Columbus, Ohio
Karen Fox, Fort Collins, Colo.
Barbie Gadsden, Lansing, Mich.
Christiana Glover, Pierrefonds , Quebec
Felix Goulet, Montreal
Jamie Haddad, Durham, N.C.
Sushan Han, Palouse, Wash.
Margaret Hanson, San Antonio
Naomi Harms, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Travis Heskett, Reddick, Fla.
Chelsea Himsworth, Richmond, British Columbia
Cary Honnold, Ames, Iowa
Crystal Johnson, Raleigh, N.C.
Natalie Keirstead, Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis
Jennifer Koehler, Auburn, Ala.
Joshua Kramer, Roslindale, Mass.
Darin Madson, Ames, Iowa
Chelsea Martin, Delaware, Ohio
Leslie McPherson, Madison, Wis.
Caroline Millins, Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
Sunish M.N. Padmini, Ithaca, N.Y.
Carolina N. Freixa, Madison, Wis.
Brandon Plattner, Nevada, Iowa
Jana Ritter, Newberry, S.C.
Jeanine Sandy, Raleigh, N.C.
Dirk Schaudien, Hannover, Germany
Vanessa Schumacher, Manchester, Conn.
Jodi Smith, Ames, Iowa
Jennifer Stewart, Royston, United Kingdom
Norbert Takacs, Albuquerque, N.M.
Karen Trainor, College Station, Texas
Brigid Troan, Cary, N.C.
Gregory Wilkerson, Elgin, Texas
Fred Williams, Columbia, Mo.
Lucy Woolford, Hatfield, United Kingdom


Veterinary clinical pathology 

Virginie Allegre, Montreal
Kathrin Burke, College Station, Texas
Melinda Camus, Watkinsville, Ga.
Noel Clancey, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Sara Connolly, Darlington, Wis.
Janice C. Cardona, Gainesville, Fla.
Keith DeJong, Oakland, Calif.
Mark Dunbar, Gainesville, Fla.
Carrie Flint, Delta, British Columbia
Angelica Galezowski, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Bradley Galgut, Doncaster East, Australia
Shir Gilor, East Keswick, United Kingdom
Joanne Hodges, Davis, Calif.
Karen Jackson, Media, Pa.
Gwendolyn Levine, College Station, Texas
Tzuyin Lin, Sacramento, Calif.
Amy Miller, Dallas
Sakurako Neo, Bunkyo-ku, Japan
Ida Piperisova, Raleigh, N.C.
Suzanne Pratt, Portland, Ore.
Heather Priest, Ithaca, N.Y.
Graham Stock, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Maria Vandis, Newton, Mass.
Karen Velguth, Memphis, Tenn. 

Tamara Wills, Pullman, Wash.,
received dual certification in veterinary anatomic and clinical pathology.

Officials: Drs. Derek Mosier, Manhattan, Kan., president; Claire Andreasen, Ames, Iowa, president-elect; Michael Topper, West Point, Pa., secretary-treasurer; and Michael Lairmore, Columbus, Ohio, immediate past president

American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology

Awards:Lifetime Achievement Award: Drs. J. Robert Duncan, Athens, Ga., and Keith W. Prasse, Bethlehem, Ga. A 1959 graduate of the University of Georgia and a diplomate of the ACVP, Dr. Duncan is professor emeritus and former head of the Department of Pathology at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. He served as president of the ASVCP from 1980-1981. A 1965 graduate of Iowa State University and a diplomate of the ACVP, Dr. Prasse is former dean of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. He served as president of the ACVP from 1985-1986. The fourth edition of the textbook Veterinary Laboratory Medicine was changed to Duncan & Prasse's Veterinary Laboratory Medicine: Clinical Pathology to honor their contributions to the field of veterinary clinical pathology. ASVCP Education Award: Dr. Mary Christopher, Davis, Calif., was the second recipient of this award, given in recognition of her contributions to education. A 1980 graduate of Iowa State University and a diplomate of the ACVP, Dr. Christopher is a professor in the Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology at the University of California-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. She served as editor-in-chief of Veterinary Clinical Pathology for 12 years. Research Grant Award ($2,500): Dr. Nora Springer, Cornell University, for "Procoagulant activity in horses: Measurement of platelet-derived microparticles and endogenous thrombin potential." Travel grants in the amount of $500 were presented to the following trainees: Drs. Erica Behling-Kelly, University of Wisconsin; Patricia Crosse, Royal Veterinary College, England; Nora Springer, Cornell University; Melanie Spoor, University of Missouri; and Emily Pieczarka, The Ohio State University
Officials: Drs. Kirstin Barnhart, Bastrop, Texas, president; Leslie Sharkey, Minneapolis, president-elect; Robin Allison, Stillwater, Okla., secretary; Dori Borjesson, Davis, Calif., treasurer; and Joanne Messick, West Lafayette, Ind., immediate past president