October 15, 2009
Dr. Arlene F. Gardsbane brought about 350 doses of donated rabies vaccine from Merial on her trip to Liberia. The small animal veterinarian held rabies clinics throughout Liberia's capitol, Monrovia, for locals' pets. Dr. Beth A. Miller, a large animal practitioner, accompanied her on the mission. For a little more than two weeks the pair analyzed the country's needs relating to animal health care, disease prevention, and wildlife protection.
Dr. Heather Case was named director of the AVMA Scientific Activities Division in September. She succeeds Dr. Elizabeth A. Curry-Galvin, who was promoted to AVMA assistant executive vice president by the Executive Board.