September 15, 2016

 

 American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Posted Aug. 31, 2016 









Dr. Sharon Center ​Dr. Allen Roussel ​Robin Brogdon ​Dr. Barbara Kitchell




​Dr. Ellen Behrend Dr. Susan White

Event: 2016 ACVIM forum, June 8-11, Denver
Program: Of the registered attendees at the meeting, 2,704 were veterinarians, 427 were veterinary technicians, and 114 were veterinary students.
Awards: Robert W. Kirk Award for Professional Excellence: Dr. Sharon Center, Ithaca, New York, for outstanding achievements and dedicated service to the veterinary profession. An ACVIM-certified specialist in small animal internal medicine, Dr. Center is professor of internal medicine and one of six James Law professors at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. She is known for her expertise in hepatology and for her contributions to the field of small animal hepatology in the past three decades. Distinguished Service Award: Dr. Allen Roussel, College Station, Texas, for outstanding and dedicated service to the college in a volunteer capacity. An ACVIM-certified specialist in large animal internal medicine, Dr. Roussel is a professor and department head at Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. A diplomate of the European College of Bovine Health Management, he has served as president of the ACVIM Specialty of Large Animal Internal Medicine. ACVIM Foundation Distinguished Service Award: Robin Brogdon, Costa Mesa, California, for supporting the foundation’s efforts both monetarily and by raising awareness of its activities. Brogdon is president of BluePrints Veterinary Marketing Inc. and a past member of the ACVIM Foundation board of directors. Resident Research Award ($500): Dr. Christie Balcomb, food animal, University of California-Davis, for “Efficacy and pharmacokinetics of intravenous famotidine in adult cattle”; Dr. Jerome Calvalido, oncology, University of Guelph, for “Comparison of serum cytokine levels between dogs with multicentric lymphoma and healthy dogs”; Dr. Melissa Carpentier-Anderson, neurology, Veterinary Specialty Services and University of Missouri Veterinary Health Center, for “3D magnetic resonance imaging of the dog spine in Hansen type I intervertebral disk disease”; Dr. Ryan Dulaney, small animal internal medicine, Michigan State University, for “Quantifying urine elimination behaviors in cats using a video recording system”; Dr. E. Hathaway Fiocchi, small animal internal medicine, University of Pennsylvania, for “The use of darbepoetin alfa to stimulate erythropoiesis in dogs with chronic kidney disease”; Dr. Alison Khoo, small animal internal medicine, University of Saskatchewan, for “Effect of three resuscitative fluid protocols on N-terminal prohormone brain natriuretic peptide in healthy dogs”; Dr. Kursten Roderick, cardiology, Tufts University, for “Changes in NT-PROBNP associated with treatment and survival time in cats with congestive heart failure”; Dr. Breanna Sheahan, equine, University of Illinois, for “Normal ultrasonographic pleural thickness in clinically healthy adult horses”; Dr. Christine Sibigtroth, neurology, University of Missouri, for “Lumbar fractalkine and M2 microglia increase throughout disease progression in canine degenerative myelopathy”; and Dr. Vincent Ziglioli, small animal internal medicine, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, for “Effects of levothyroxine administration and withdrawal on the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis in euthyroid dogs”

New diplomates: The ACVIM certified the following 166 new diplomates in 2015. 

Cardiology

Sarah Bell, Towson, Maryland
Rebecca Cervenec, Houston
Amy Dixon-Jimenez, Watkinsville, Georgia
Ioannis Giatis, Worthington, Ohio
Jake Jacobson, Charleston, South Carolina
Sara Johns, Campbell, California
Danielle Laughlin, Atlanta
Lauren Markovic, San Mateo, California
Mikaela Mueller, Renton, Washington
Curt Rehling, Bonita Springs, Florida
Julia Shih, Lawrence Township, New Jersey
Lydia Soydan, Aurora, Illinois
Jorge Vila, Covington, Louisiana
Jessica Ward, Ames, Iowa
Cat Williams, West Hollywood, California
Vicky Yang, North Grafton, Massachusetts 

Large animal internal medicine

Marta Barba Recreo, Auburn, Alabama
Emily Barrell, Fort Collins, Colorado
Jenna Bayne, Auburn, Alabama
Alexandra Bianco, St. Paul, Minnesota
Crystal Bowman, Leesburg, Virginia 
Fernanda Cesar, Danville, Kentucky
Pedro De Pedro, Lexington, Kentucky
Sarah Depenbrock, Calgary, Alberta
Melissa Esser, East Lansing, Michigan
Mary Catherine Furness, Guelph, Ontario
Siddra Hines, Pullman, Washington 
Gaelle Hirsch, Saint-Cannat, France
Ignacio Idoate, Platte City, Missouri 
Laura Johnstone, Cromwell, Central Otago, New Zealand
Ashley Kopeikin, Dedham, Massachusetts
Blaire Kraszeski, Raleigh, North Carolina
Rachel Liepman, Cave Creek, Arizona
Michelle Linton, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
Eva McElligott, Summerville, South Carolina 
James Prutton, Liss, England
Emily Reppert, Manhattan, Kansas 
Eric Schroeder, London, Ohio
Kelly Sears, Pullman, Washington
Emilie Setlakwe, Columbus, North Carolina
Sarah Shaw, Tottenham, Ontario
Sarah Smith, Newmarket, England
Amy Stewart, Raleigh, North Carolina
Elizabeth Tadros, Lansing, Michigan
Kristen Thane, North Grafton, Massachusetts
Karie Vander Werf, Champaign, Illinois
Trina Westerman, Raleigh, North Carolina 

Neurology

Nicholas Archambault, Naples, Florida
Renee Barber, Athens, Georgia
Vanessa Biegen, Encinitas, California
Emily Davis, Sugar Land, Texas
Nick De Pompa, Miami
Kari Foss, Worthington, Ohio
Joshua Gehrke, Fowlerville, Michigan
Samantha Gombar, Englewood, Colorado
Hillary Greatting, Pullman, Washington
Mike Higgins, Vancouver, British Columbia
Amy Komitor, Fort Collins, Colorado 
Simon Kornberg, Coral Gables, Florida
BrieAnne Mauser, Akron, Ohio
Bronwyn Riggs, Merrimac, Massachusetts
Hélène Ruel, St. Hyacinthe, Quebec
Carrie Santare, Westbury, New York 
Rachel Song, Shrewsbury, New Jersey
Megan Stout Steele, Pasadena, California
Tracy Sutton, San Francisco
Kelley Vurik, Tustin, California
Rennie Waldron, Greenville, South Carolina
Kathryn Winger, East Lansing, Michigan 

Oncology

Mary Kay Blake, Huntington Beach, California
Megan Brown, Columbus, Ohio
Lori Cesario, Concord, California
Francisco Clemente-Vicario, Calpe, Spain
Sarah Collette, Greenville, South Carolina
Kaitlin Curran, Corvallis, Oregon
Isabelle Desmas, Hitchin, England
Lindsay Donnelly, Oklahoma City
Christopher Fulkerson, West Lafayette, Indiana
Rebecca George, Cary, North Carolina
Tanya Gustafson, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Chamisa Herrera, Seattle
Dorothy Jackson, Robbinsville, New Jersey
Susie Kang, Fullerton, California
Akiko Koshino, Lisle, Illinois
Jeanne Larson, Knoxville, Tennessee
Bryan Marker, San Francisco
Christine Merrick, San Leandro, California
Christine Mullin, Lambertville, New Jersey
Margaret Musser, Norwalk, Connecticut
Zachary Neumann, Jacksonville Beach, Illinois
Jennifer Pierro, Culver City, California
Kendra Pope, Eatontown, New Jersey
Roberta Portela, Chicago
Luminita Sarbu, Renton, Washington
Maude Touret, Montreal
Emma Warry, Dublin, Ohio
Valerie Wiles, Los Angeles 

Small animal internal medicine

Charles Aldridge, Los Angeles
Candice Bailey, Mechanicsville, Virginia
Alicia Bangert, Overland Park, Kansas
Narelle Brown, Annandale, Australia
Christina Chan, Winter Springs, Florida
Jenny Cho-MacSwain, St. Paul, Minnesota
Carolyn Clarke, Brooklyn, New York
Sarah Cooper, Sanford, North Carolina
Gideon Daniel, Los Angeles
Danielle Davignon, Saratoga Springs, New York
Stefanie DeMonaco, Blacksburg, Virginia
Sarah Dowling, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Anne-Claire Duchaussoy, Moorabin, Australia
Maura Duffy, Austin, Texas
Hector Encarnacion, Grapevine, Texas
Claire Fellman, Worcester, Massachusetts
Leah Ferguson, Cleveland
Brandi Gallagher, Fort Pierce, Florida
Brian Geesaman, Winston Salem, North Carolina
Jacqueline Gest, East Northport, New York
Lisa Gorman, Norwalk, Connecticut
Carolyn Gross, East Haddam, Connecticut
Talia Guttin, Philadelphia
Jillian Haines, Pullman, Washington
Melanie Hall, Buffalo, New York
Deborah Hall Fonte, Manhattan, Kansas
Alexandra Hamilton, Wayne, Pennsylvania
Julie Hartfield, Charlotte, North Carolina
Shannon Hauck, Vienna, Virginia
Rebecca Haviland, Columbia, South Carolina
Romy Heilmann, Leipzig, Germany
Timothy Hui, Fishers, Indiana
Sean Hulsebosch, Davis, California
Joon Im, Forest Hills, New York
Anthony Jarchow, Spring, Texas
Daniel Jardes, Houston
Romain Javard, Montreal
Jodi Kuntz, Brooklyn, New York
Pedro Lopes Bento, Farmington Hills, Michigan
Kimberly Loyd, Bridgeton, Missouri
Rebekah Mack, Greenville, South Carolina
Andrea Major, Pfungen, Switzerland
Mayu Matsuda, Dublin, California
Samantha Middleton, North Aurora, Illinois
Alyssa Mourning, St. Michael, Minnesota
Melissa Moyer, Mesa, Arizona
Rebecca Norton, Houston
Shanna Pace, Milford, Connecticut
Carly Patterson, College Station, Texas
Jessica Pritchard, Raleigh, North Carolina
Natalie Reinert, Culver City, California
Alexandra Rose, Gablitz, Austria
Adam Rudinsky, Columbus, Ohio
Christine Savidge, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Christopher Scudder, North Mymms, England
Ashleigh Seigneur, Richmond, Virginia
Meredith Sherrill, Fort Collins, Colorado
Sarah Shropshire, Fort Collins, Colorado
Matt Takara, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
Barbara Tauk, Portland, Oregon
Anna Threlfall, Hemel Hempstead, England
Melissa Tollett, Bonita Springs, Florida
Laura Van Vertloo, Ames, Iowa
Shannon Westgarth, Toronto
William Whitehouse, Denver
Jenessa Winston, Cary, North Carolina
Cheryl Wood, Round Rock, Texas
Andrew Woolcock, West Lafayette, Indiana
Bing Yun Zhu, North Ryde, Australia
 
Officials: Drs. Barbara Kitchell, Albuquerque, New Mexico, chair, Board of Regents; Ellen Behrend, Auburn, Alabama, president; Susan White, Mountain Rest, South Carolina, president-elect; Joe Kornegay, College Station, Texas, immediate past chair; Guy Pidgeon, Berryville, Virginia, treasurer; John Rush, North Grafton, Massachusetts, Specialty of Cardiology president; Charles Vite, Philadelphia, Specialty of Neurology president; Antony Moore, Wauchope, Australia, Specialty of Oncology president; Wallace Morrison, Otterbein, Indiana, Specialty of Small Animal Internal Medicine president; Laurent Couetil, West Lafayette, Indiana, Specialty of Large Animal Internal Medicine president; and Harold McKenzie, Blacksburg, Virginia, ACVIM forum program chair