September 01, 2015

 

 American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Posted Aug. 19, 2015​



​Dr. Virginia Buechner-Maxwell Dr. Joe Kornegay
 
Event: 2015 ACVIM forum, June 3-6, Indianapolis
Program: Of the registered attendees at the meeting, 2,180 were veterinarians, 208 were veterinary technicians, and 110 were veterinary students.
Awards: Robert W. Kirk Award for Professional Excellence: Dr. Thomas J. Divers, Ithaca, New York, for outstanding
achievements and dedicated service to the veterinary profession. An ACVIM-certified specialist in large animal internal
medicine, Dr. Divers is the Steffen Professor of Veterinary Medicine and chief of the Section of Large Animal Medicine at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. His research focuses on equine and bovine internal medicine and critical care. Dr. Divers is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. Distinguished Service Award: Dr. Mary Rose Paradis, North Grafton, Massachusetts, for outstanding and dedicated service to the college in a volunteer capacity. An ACVIM-certified specialist in large animal internal medicine, Dr. Paradis is an associate professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. With a special interest in equine neonatal and geriatric care, she has organized and led Dorothy Russell Havemeyer Foundation workshops on equine neonatal septicemia and equine geriatrics. Dr. Paradis is a past chair of the ACVIM Board of Regents. ACVIM Foundation Distinguished Service Award: Dr. Claire Weigand, South Deerfield, Massachusetts, won this award, given in recognition of an ACVIM diplomate who has supported the foundation’s efforts both monetarily and by raising awareness of its activities. An ACVIM-certified specialist in small animal internal medicine, Dr. Weigand practices at the Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital in South Deerfield. She is co-chair of the ACVIM Foundation Development Committee. Resident Research Award ($500): Dr. Rosemary Cuming, equine, Auburn University, for “Ex vivo equine subconjunctival injection characteristics and in vitro release profiles of voriconazole from a PLGA-PEG-PLGA thermogel”; Dr. Amy Stieler, equine, University of Florida, for “Effect of rifampin on erythromycin-induced anhidrosis in foals”; Dr. Thibaud Kuca, food animal, Auburn University, for “Chronic (vagal) indigestion in adult dairy cattle: A retrospective study of 52 cases (2004-2013)”; Dr. Melanie Hezzell, cardiology, University of Pennsylvania, for “Pre-specified escalation of medical therapy reduces plasma NT-proBNP concentrations in dogs with stable CHF due to mitral valve disease”; Dr. Jill Hicks, neurology, University of Georgia, for “Evaluation of temozolomide and gadolinium conjugated PLGA microcylinders in the canine brain”; Dr. Crystal Garnett, oncology, University of California-Davis, for “Fixed dose rate gemcitabine in the cat”; Dr. Danielle Davignon, endocrinology, Cornell University Hospital for Animals, for “Effect of non-thyroidal illness on serum concentrations of T4, free T4, and thyroid stimulating hormone in cats”; Dr. Andrew Woolcock, endocrinology, University of Georgia, for “Evaluation of the use of baseline cortisol to monitor twice-daily trilostane therapy in dogs with spontaneous hyperadrenocorticism”; Dr. Alexandra Hamilton, hepatology, Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego, for “Serum markers of vitamin B metabolism in cats with hepatic lipidosis”; Dr. Claire Fellman, pharmacology, Mississippi State University, for “Effects of aspirin and cyclosporine on canine t-Cell cytokines and regulatory t-Cells”
 
New diplomates: The ACVIM certified 162 new diplomates in 2014.
 
Cardiology
Kieran Borgeat, Whitchurch, United Kingdom
Peter Holler, Munich
Ashley Jones, Gainesville, Florida
Adam Kane, East Greenwich, Rhode Island
Ryan Keegan, Tinton Falls, New Jersey
Geri Lake-Bakaar, Boulder, Colorado
Nicole LeBlanc, Corvallis, Oregon
Maggie Machen, West Palm Beach, Florida
Aliya Magee, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reid Nakamura, Thousand Oaks, California
Augusta Pelosi, East Lansing, Michigan
Jennifer Schneiderman, Robbinsville, New Jersey
Sarah Silverman, Northfield, Illinois
Justin Thomason, Manhattan, Kansas
Dennis Trafny, New York
Lance Visser, Davis, California
Dawn Webber, Palmer, Arkansas
Sonya Wesselowski, Annapolis, Maryland
Randolph Winter, Auburn, Alabama
 
Large animal internal medicine
Pamela Adkins, Columbia, Missouri
Pedro De Pedro, Lexington, Kentucky
Sarah Depenbrock, Columbus, Ohio
Melissa Esser, St. Paul, Minnesota
Krista Estell, Davis, California
Brandon Fraser, Gatton, Australia
Lisa Fultz, Athens, Georgia
Mary Catherine Furness, Guelph, Ontario
Diego Gomez Nieto, Guelph, Ontario
Kate Hepworth-Warren, Medford, New Jersey
Siddra Hines, Pullman, Washington
Crystal Hoffman, Leesburg, Virginia
Louise Husted, Morud, Denmark
Blaire Kraszeski, Raleigh, North Carolina
Amanda Kreuder, Ames, Iowa
Anne Kullman, Georgetown, Kentucky
Rachel Liepman, Columbus, Ohio
Michelle Linton, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
Kathleen Mullen, Ithaca, New York
Elaine Norton, White Bear Lake, Minnesota
Florence Polle, Ecouche, France
Emily Reppert, Manhattan, Kansas
Diane Rhodes, Penryn, California
Kelly Sears, Bozeman, Montana
Elsbeth Swain, Fort Collins, Colorado
Joy Tomlinson, Ithaca, New York
Trina Westerman, Corvallis, Oregon

Neurology
Caroline Altenhoefer, Wuerzburg, Germany
Casey Birkel, Downers Grove, Illinois
Lindsay Boozer, Washington, DC
C.E. Boudreau, College Station, Texas
Roger Clemmons, Gainesville, Florida
Katherine Crook, Charleston, South Carolina
Daniel Cuff, Rockville, Maryland
Rob Daniel, Boston
Joy Delamaide Gasper, San Diego
Stephanie Dugas, Irvine, California
Stephanie Engel, Fort Collins, Colorado
Amanda Full, Chicago
Devon Hague, Urbana, Illinois
Kersten Johnson, North Palm Beach, Florida
Rainier Ko, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Daniel Krull, Vancouver, Washington
Melissa Lewis, Raleigh, North Carolina
Casey Neary, Springfield, Virginia
Rosanne Peters, Metairie, Louisiana
Clarisa Robles, Culver, California
Robert Rushing, Glendale, Wisconsin
Andrea Sangster, Fishers, Indiana
Philip Schissler, Tustin, California
Amanda Taylor, Auburn, Alabama
Lindsay Williams, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Oncology
Megan Breit, Snohomish, Washington
Wesley Campbell, Arlington, Virginia
Kelly Carlsten, Santa Rosa, California
Brian Flesner, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Astrid Marcelo, Thibodaux, Louisiana
Michelle Morges, Tinton Falls, New Jersey
Xuan Pan, Madison, Wisconsin
Erin Roof, Dallas
Matthew Sherger, Tinton Falls, New Jersey
Sharon Shor, Tacoma, Indiana
Jaclyn Smith, Chicago
Paola Valenti, Milan, Italy
Paulo Vilar Saavedra, East Lansing, Michigan
J. Armando Villamil, Miramar, Florida
Kristen Weishaar, Fort Collins, Colorado
Jennifer Willcox, Columbia, Missouri
Sita Withers, Davis, California
Kimberly Wirth, Carmel, Indiana
Raelene Wouda, Manhattan, Kansas
 
Small animal internal medicine
Charles Aldridge, Auburn, Alabama
Sara Arnold, Latham, New York
Dawn Bachman, Tucson, Arizona
Alicia Bangert, Overland Park, Kansas
Mariam Baumstark, Morbio Inferiore, Switzerland
Abigail Bertalan, Jacksonville, Florida
Micah Bishop, Naples, Florida
Joseph Bisignano, Los Angeles
Kathleen Bonawandt, Yonkers, New York
Narelle Brown, Annandale, Australia
Wanda Burkhardt, Zurich
Marie Chartier, Waltham, Massachussetts
Jenny Cho-Macswain, Waukesha, Wisconsin
Alysa Cook, Atlanta
Catherine Cortright, Pattersonville, New York
Ann Petra Costa, Madison, Wisconsin
Sarah Crain, Shrewsbury, Massachussetts
Alicia Dudley, Fishers, Indiana
Marjam Equilino, Thun, Switzerland
Jamie Etish, Levittown, Pennsylvania
Audra Fenimore, Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Luca Galeandro,  Morbio Inferiore, Switzerland
Brandi Gallagher, Fort Pierce, Florida
Jocelyn Garber, Greenville, South Carolina
Tara Ghormley, Monterey, California
Melanie Hall, Buffalo, New York
Lisa Hann, Seattle
Shannon Hauck, Vienna, Virginia
Aaron Herndon, Stillwater, Oklahoma
Joon Im, Forest Hills, New York
Aarti Kathrani, Davis, California
Yuri Lawrence, College Station, Texas
Kevin Le Boedec, Urbana, Illinois
Julie Lemetayer, Guelph, Ontario
Rebekah Mack, Greenville, South Carolina
Mayu Matsuda, Dublin, California
Linda Matthewman, North Mymms, United Kingdom
Jessica Midence, Langhorne, Pennsylvania
Alyssa Mourning, St. Michael, Minnesota
Shelly Olin, Knoxville, Tennessee
Kelly O’Neill, Decatur, Georgia
Caroline Page, Fountain Valley, California
Jean-Sebastian Palerme, Raleigh, North Carolina
Nicholas Parente, Riverhead, New York
Julie Pera, Rockville, Maryland
Kirsten Prosser, Oakville, Ontario
Jordi Puig, Barcelona, Spain
Oriana Raab, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Jennifer Reinhart, Fitchburg, Wisconsin
Alexandra Rose, Gablitz, Austria
Christine Savidge, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Christopher Scudder, Hertforshire, United Kingdom
Ashleigh Seigneur, Richmond, Virginia
Veronique Sicotte, Boston
Lisa Singer, Carrara, Australia
Jennifer Slovak, Pullman, Washington
Pamela Smyth, Maitland, Florida
Joshua Steinhaus, Sai Kung, Hong Kong
Kate Sycamore, Manchester, Missouri
Matt Takara, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
Melissa Tollett, West Palm Beach, Florida
Laura Tonkin, West Lafayette, Indiana
Ahmira Torres, Manassas, Virginia
Julie Trzil, Indianapolis
Stephanie Wan, Richmond, Virginia
Carly Waugh, Franklin, Tennessee
Joanna White, Sydney, Australia
James Whitehead, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
William Whitehouse, Denver
Cheryl Wood, Austin, Texas
Kimberly Yore, APO, AP
Bing Yun Zhu, North Ryde, Australia
 
Officials: Drs. Virginia Buechner-Maxwell, Blacksburg, Virginia, chair, Board of Regents; Joe Kornegay, College Station,
Texas, president; Barbara Kitchell, Albuquerque, New Mexico, president-elect; Ellen Behrend, Auburn, Alabama, vice president; Leah Cohn, Columbia, Missouri, immediate past chair; Guy Pidgeon, Berryville, Virginia, treasurer; John Rush, North Grafton, Massachusetts, Specialty of Cardiology president; Charles Vite, Philadelphia, Specialty of Neurology president; Jeffrey Bryan, Columbia, Missouri, Specialty of Oncology president; Jane Sykes, Davis, California, Specialty of Small Animal Internal Medicine president; and Laurent Couetil, West Lafayette, Indiana, Specialty of Large Animal Internal Medicine president