September 15, 2017

 

 American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Posted Aug. 30, 2017

Dr. Carolyn Henry Dr. Jean Hall ​Dr. Ellen Behrend Dr. Susan White
​Dr. Jane Armstrong

Event: 2017 ACVIM forum, June 8-10, National Harbor, Maryland
Program: Of the registered attendees at the meeting, 2,594 were veterinarians, 389 were veterinary technicians, and 120 were veterinary students.
Awards: Robert W. Kirk Award for Professional Excellence: Dr. Carolyn Henry, Columbia, Missouri, for outstanding achievements and dedicated service to the veterinary profession. An ACVIM-certified specialist in oncology, Dr. Henry is interim dean of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, associate dean for the college's Office of Research and Graduate Studies, and associate director of research for the university's Ellis Fischel Cancer Center. She also serves as faculty facilitator for the Mizzou Advantage One Health/One Medicine initiative within the Office of the Provost. Dr. Henry is a past president of the Veterinary Cancer Society and the ACVIM Specialty of Oncology. Distinguished Service Award: Dr. Jean Hall, Corvallis, Oregon, for outstanding and dedicated service to the college in a volunteer capacity. An ACVIM-certified specialist in small animal internal medicine, Dr. Hall serves as a professor of physiology at the Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She is a past chair of the ACVIM Board of Regents and ACVIM Forum Program Committee and a past president of the Oregon VMA. ACVIM Resident Research Award ($500): Dr. Christina Eberhardt, equine, University of Zurich, for "Quantification of left atrial wall motion in healthy horses using two dimensional speckle tracking"; Dr. Emily Schaefer, equine, University of California-Davis, for "Investigation of an experimental infection model of equine coronavirus in adult horses"; Dr. Emily John, food animal, Atlantic Veterinary College, for "Variability of bovine leukemia virus bulk tank milk antibody levels over different sample collection intervals"; Dr. Kiira Rodriguez, cardiology, University of Tennessee, for "Normal echocardiographic parameters in clinically healthy adult captive tigers with and without medetomidine sedation"; Dr. Devin Ancona, neurology, University of California-Davis, for "Common cytogenetic alterations define choroid plexus tumors in dogs"; Dr. Chai-Fei Li, neurology, University of California-Davis, for "Exosome-associated integrins as liquid biopsy biomarkers for canine glioma"; Dr. Cecilia Lopez, oncology, The Ohio State University, for "MicroRNA-34a regulates the invasive capacity of canine osteosarcoma cell lines"; Dr. Heidi Fink, small animal internal medicine/endocrinology, The Ohio State University, for "Pharmacodynamics of insulin detemir and insulin glargine (300 U/mL) in healthy dogs"; Dr. Erin Lashnits, small animal internal medicine/infectious disease, North Carolina State University, for "Bartonella seroepidemiology in dogs from North America, 2008-2014"; Dr. Masahiko Sato, small animal internal medicine/infectious disease, Colorado State University, for "Impact of immune suppression on dogs with treated select vector borne disease agents"; and Dr. Lauren Adelman, small animal internal medicine/respiratory, University of Tennessee, for "Effect of oral Yunnan Baiyao on periprocedural hemorrhage and coagulation in dogs undergoing nasal biopsy." ACVIM Early Career Clinical Oncology Research Abstract Award: Dr. Lark Walters, University of Tennessee, for "Expression of PDGFR-β, VEGFR2, and KIT in canine transitional cell carcinoma"

New diplomates: The ACVIM certified the following 123 new diplomates in 2016.

Cardiology

Kristin Barncord, Santa Monica, California
Bryan Eason, Kent, Washington
Catherine Gunther-Harrington, Davis, California
Melanie Hezzell, Radstock, England
Joshua Morgenstern, Melville, New York
Jaylyn Rhinehart, Canal Winchester, Ohio
Julia Sargent, Marchwood, England
Lauren Schlater, Edmonds, Washington
Courtney Smith, Redondo Beach, California
Ivan Sosa, Woburn, Massachusetts
Melissa Tropf, West Lafayette, Indiana
Jordan Vitt, Urbana, Illinois
Christian Weder, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Kathleen Woodruff, San Francisco

Large animal internal medicine

Tiago Afonso, Roseworthy, Australia
Marion Allano, Saint-Hugues, Quebec
Christie Balcomb, Kihei, Hawaii
Susan Barnett, Auburn, Maine
Emily Berryhill, Davis, California
Rana Bozorgmanesh, Lexington, Kentucky
Rosemary Cuming, Scone, Australia
Maud de Lagarde, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec
Katherine Delph, Manhattan, Kansas
Laura Dunbar, Columbus, Ohio
Maria Duran Graeff, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Emma Gordon, Philomath, Oregon
Gretchen Grissett, Starkville, Mississippi
Charles Hinds, Columbus, Ohio
Laszlo Hunyadi, Weatherford, Texas
Sarah Jacob, Okemos, Michigan
Piper Norton, Manor, Texas
Rachel Oman, Columbia, Missouri
Nicholas Parkinson, Edinburgh, Scotland
Sarah Raabis, Madison, Wisconsin
Melissa Restifo, Brandon, Florida
Eva-Christina Schliewert, Bakum-Lüsche, Germany
Katja Shell, Leichlingen, Germany
Goncalo Silva, Morpeth, England

Oncology

Ashley Bennett, Las Vegas
Noelle Bergman, Essex Junction, Vermont
Jerome Calvalido, North Grafton, Massachusetts
Sofia Carvalho, Lisbon, Portugal
Ashley Case, Buffalo, New York
Michelle Custead, Milwaukee
Maura Faller, Fairfax, Ohio
Crystal Garnett, San Diego
Julie Gillem, Gambrills, Maryland
Fernanda Mantovani, Toronto
Bobbi McQuown, Silver Spring, Maryland
Candace Pagano, Puyallup, Washington
Rachel Rasmussen, Silver Spring, Maryland
Jessica Talbott, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
Jessica Thiman, Athens, Georgia

Neurology

Leontine Benedicenti, Philadelphia
Devin Berthiaume, Scituate, Massachusetts
Kathryn Bray, Winston Salem, North Carolina
Melissa Carpentier-Anderson, Ray, Minnesota
James Cellini, Chicago
Chelsie Estey, Albany, New York
Laura Harvey, Annapolis, Maryland
Jill Hicks, Davis, California
Matt Holahan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Michele James, Watertown, Massachusetts
Melissa Jennings, Coconut Creek, Florida
Sharon Kerwin, College Station, Texas
Serene Lai, Ottawa, Ontario
Guillaume Leblond, Madison, Wisconsin
Mathew Lovett, Worthington, Ohio
Jennifer Michaels, Boston
Jennifer Perkins, Middletown, Connecticut
Dani Powers, Kirkland, Washington
Robert Powers-Davis, Dana Point, California
Michele Provencher, Stow, Ohio
Jessica Rivera, Leesburg, Virginia
Meghan Slanina, Cincinnati
Tricia Tai, Los Angeles
David Weinstein, Overland Park, Kansas
Jonathan Wood, Philadelphia
Danielle Zwueste, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Small animal internal medicine

Jennifer Ayoub, West Palm Beach, Florida
Tim Bolton, Burlington, Vermont
Cecily Bonadio, San Diego
Faith Buckley, Londonderry, New Hampshire
Marie Buckley, Levittown, Pennsylvania
Victoria Byfield, Somerset, New Jersey
Forrest Cummings, Louisville, Kentucky
Evence Daure, Quebec City, Quebec
Lauren Devine, Seattle
Michaela Doring, Bad Feilnbach, Germany
David Ryan Dulaney, Durham, North Carolina
Hathaway Ellis, Boston
Rikki Fitzpatrick, Indianapolis
Ashley Gold, Chicago
Laura Greene, Raleigh, North Carolina
Megan Grobman, Columbia, Missouri
Kimberly Ho, Mount Albert, Ontario
Roman Husnik, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Kristen Kelly, Santa Monica, California
Stephanie Kennedy, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
Sophie Keyte, Bristol, England
Gregory Kuhlman, San Diego
Maya Lottati, Woodland Hills, California
Bianca Lourenço, Athens, Georgia
John Lucy, Hoboken, New Jersey
Kristin Manning, San Leandro, California
Christina Marino, Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania
Lindsay Merkel, Plymouth, Minnesota
Ayeley Okine, Dublin, California
Cristiane Otoni, Lisle, Illinois
Benjamin Polansky, Del Mar, California
Sandra Schafer, Edlibach, Switzerland
Emily Skovira, Jackson, Mississippi
Nicole Smee, Las Vegas
Alyssa Sullivant, Starkville, Mississippi
James Swann, Oxford, England
Marlene Townsell, Long Beach, California
Catherine Vachon, Granby, Quebec
Heather Vaske, Leawood, Kansas
Justin Wakayama, Honolulu
Sara Wennogle, Fort Collins, Colorado
Jill Yates, Abita Springs, Louisiana
Alyse Zacuto, San Diego
Vincent Ziglioli, Greenville, South Carolina

Officials: Drs. Ellen Behrend, Auburn, Alabama, chair, Board of Regents; Susan White, Mountain Rest, South Carolina, ACVIM president; Jane Armstrong, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, president-elect; Barbara Kitchell, Albuquerque, New Mexico, immediate past chair; Allen Roussel, College Station, Texas, treasurer; Etienne Cote, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Specialty of Cardiology president; John Rossmeisl Jr., Blacksburg, Virginia, Specialty of Neurology president; Antony Moore, Wauchope, Australia, Specialty of Oncology president; Wallace Morrison, Otterbein, Indiana, Specialty of Small Animal Internal Medicine president; Harold Schott II, East Lansing, Michigan, Specialty of Large Animal Internal Medicine president; and Harold McKenzie, Blacksburg, Virginia, ACVIM forum program chair