Event: Annual meeting, Burlington, June 24 Awards:David Walker Award: Dr. Julie M. Moenter, Bristol, won this award, given for dedication to animal health and the veterinary profession. A 1979 graduate of The Ohio State University, Dr. Moenter is a founding member of Hinesburg Veterinary Associates and established Bristol Animal Hospital in 1987. She is a past president of the Vermont VMA and served as its delegate to the AVMA House of Delegates from 2007-2011. Officials: Drs. Greg Dowd, Arlington, president; Hailey Gentile, Newport, president-elect; Ron Veenema, Dummerston, secretary-treasurer; and Rick Baum, Arlington, immediate past president
American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Event: 2011 ACVIM forum, June 15-18, Denver Program: Of the 3,233 registered attendees at the meeting, 2,707 were veterinarians, 338 were veterinary technicians, and 188 were veterinary students. Awards:Robert W. Kirk Award for Professional Excellence: Dr. Dennis O'Brien, Columbia, Mo., for meritorious contributions to the veterinary profession. An ACVIM-certified specialist in neurology, Dr. O'Brien is a professor of neurology at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Throughout his career, he has conducted research on the advantages of comparative and translational approaches to discovery. Dr. O'Brien is currently focused on the phenotypic and genotypic understanding of Parkinson's disease. Distinguished Service Award: Dr. John E. Oliver Jr., Bogart, Ga., for outstanding and dedicated service to the college in a volunteer capacity. An ACVIM-certified specialist in neurology and small animal internal medicine, Dr. Oliver is professor emeritus in the Department of Small Animal Medicine and professor emeritus in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at the University of Georgia. Resident Research Award: Drs. Jenna Burton, Colorado State University, for "Low-dose cyclophosphamide selectively depletes regulatory T cells and inhibits angiogenesis in dogs with soft tissue sarcoma"; James Campbell, North Carolina State University, for "Assessment of cord dorsum potentials from caudal nerves in clinically normal dogs"; Ryan Garcia, University of California-Davis, for "The use of blood and urine galactomannan antigen tests for the diagnosis of canine systemic aspergillosis"; Ruth Gostelow, Royal Veterinary College, for "Plasma free metanephrine and normetanephrine concentrations are elevated in dogs with pheochromocytoma"; Karin Kruger, North Carolina State University, for "Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of quinapril in horses"; Brian Maran, Washington State University, for "Identification of two deletion polymorphisms within the canine beta-1 adrenoceptor gene"; Rosie Naylor, Royal Veterinary College, for "Influence of allele copy number on skeletal muscle histopathology in horses with type 1 polysaccharide storage myopathy"; Valerie Parker, Iowa State University, for "Association between body condition and survival in dogs with acquired chronic kidney disease"; Davin Ringen, University of Missouri, for "Epidemiology of mastitis pathogens in heifers on a grazing dairy"; and Nicole Smee, Kansas State University, for "Investigations into the effect of cranberry extract on the bacterial adhesion to canine uroepithelial cells." New diplomates: One hundred thirty veterinarians completed the requirements for board certification by the ACVIM in 2011. The new diplomates are as follows:
Justin W. Allen, Chicago
Nevena Borozan, Toronto
Richard E. Cober, Columbus, Ohio
Michael F. Cocchiaro, Charleston, S.C.
Kimberley Hawkes, Sherwood Park, Alberta
Markus Killich, Ismaning, Germany
Mandi Kleman, Stamford, Conn.
Jeremy M. Orr, Aurora, Ill.
Gordon D. Peddle, Fairfield, N.J.
Robert J. Schutrumpf, Medford, Mass.
Katherine F. Scollan, Corvallis, Ore.
Sarah M. Scruggs, Denver
Cassidy D. Sedacca, Sarasota Springs, N.Y.
Sandra P. Tou, Raleigh, N.C.
Danielle L. Yuhas, Lawndale, Calif.
Large animal internal medicine
Cody J. Alcott, Ames, Iowa
Rosa Barsnick, Braunschweig, Germany
Kelly L. Carlson, Champaign, Ill.
Katelyn R. Carney, Albany, Ore.
Henry B. Carslake, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Julie Dauvillier, Les Breviaires, France
Rebecca A Funk, Blacksburg, Va.
Tiffany L. Hall, Navasota, Texas
Laura Y. Hardefeldt, South Australia, Australia
Jaime L. Hustace, Wellington, Nev.
Alisha M. Janzen, Edmonton, Alberta
Vengai Mavangira, Auburn, Ala.
Maeva L. May, Kennett Square, Pa.
Katharyn J. Mitchell, Gilborn, Australia
Joan L. Norton, Sheridan, Ind.
Nelson Pinto-Hernandez, Raleigh, N.C.
Courtney Rand, Sanger, Calif.
Mary K. Sheats, Holly Springs, N.C.
Diana M. Short, Palouse, Wash.
Katharine M. Simpson, Stillwater, Okla.
Alice Stack, East Lansing, Mich.
Benjamin Uberti, San Isidro, Argentina
Kati Vainio, Degerby, Finland
Anita Varga, Davis, Calif.
Jamie M.G. Wearn, Chino Hills, Calif.
Sonya Wilsterman, Jackson, Wyo.
Lauren N. Wise, Pullman, Wash.
David M. Brewer, Leesburg, Va.
Laura Browand-Stainbeck, Las Vegas
Sheila Carrera-Justiz, Los Angeles
Andrea M.K. Finnen, Newmarket, Ontario
James J. Hammond, Clinton, Conn.
Rossi A. House, Nashville, Tenn.
Fiona M.K. James, Cambridge, Ontario
Jason B. King, Charleston, S.C.
Dominique Paquette, Sainte-Genevieve, Quebec
Michael A. Wong, Miami
Laura G. Accola, Hartland, Wis.
Katharine M. Andres, San Francisco
Sandra M. Barnard, Columbus, Ohio
Lynda Beaver, Gilbert, Ariz.
Michael O. Childress, West Lafayette, Ind.
Amanda K. Elpiner, North Canton, Ohio
Michael S. Henson, St. Paul, Minn.
Kenji Hosoya, Sapporo, Japan
Brian D. Husbands, St. Paul, Minn.
Janet C. Lori, Argyle, Texas
Pamela W. Lucas, Irmo, S.C.
Christina A. Manley, Reston, Va.
Angela L. McCleary-Wheeler, Rochester, Minn.
Dorothy E. Parshley, Olympia, Wash.
Suzanne E. Rau, Jamestown, N.C.
Kai-Biu Shiu, Madison, Wis.
Chelsea D. Tripp, Edmonds, Wash.
Jarrod M. Vancil, Tustin, Calif.
Small animal internal medicine
Lucia Alvarez, San Antonio
Brianna B. Backlund, Middletown, Conn.
Reto Barmettler, Emmen, Switzerland
Brier M. Bostrom, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Christina A. Bradbury, Meadow Vista, Calif.
Sibylle Buob, Wavell Heights, Australia
Kristin N. Cameron, Manlius, N.Y.
Scott A. Campbell, Louisville, Ky.
Stephan A. Carey, East Lansing, Mich.
Shannon Carley, Santa Barbara, Calif.
Isabelle N. Cattin, Mildenhall, United Kingdom
Serge Chalhoub, Charleston, S.C.
Amy P. Cordner, New York
Ashley M. Cruse, Long Beach, Calif.
Michael A. Della Ripa, Cincinnati
Brandy N. Dugas, Anchorage, Ark.
Jason M. Eberhardt, Phoenix
Joshua M Elliot, Vancouver, Wash.
Sarah K. Flint, Edmonton, Alberta
Claudia Fraune, Zurich
Isuru Gajanayake, Solihull, United Kingdom
Michael R. Geist, San Diego
Kelly M. Gisselman, Arlington, Va.
Lucie V. Goodwin, Bristol, United Kingdom
Todd A. Green, Great River, N.Y.
Avril Hamel-Jolette, Sainte-Julie, Quebec
Andrew S. Hanzlicek, Stillwater, Okla.
Crystal Hoh, Overland Park, Kan.
James B. Hummel, Cary, N.C.
Sarah J. Irom, Cleveland
Lisa A. Keno, Easton, Conn.
Tyler C. Klose, Milwaukee, Wis.
Jonathan J. Kreissler, Miami
Emily F. Kruger, Santa Rosa, Calif.
Leslie A. Kuczynski, Westmont, N.J.
Tara E. Lampman, Manchester, N.H.
Elizabeth S. Lechner, West Palm Beach, Fla.
Sarah B. Love, Fairbanks, Ark.
Sascha V. Mace, Wappingers Falls, N.Y.
Ashley A. Martin, Raleigh, N.C.
Suzanne N. May, Hawthorne, N.J.
Meg J. McBrien, Dallas, Pa.
Erika N. Meler, Laval, Quebec
Jessica A. Morgan, Portsmouth, N.H.
Courtney E. North, Estero, Fla.
Saskia Quante, Hong Kong
Julie G. Quartier, Lagoubran Olliolis, France
Erica V. Queen, Orangeville, Calif.
Lara K. Rose, Montreal, Quebec
Allison A. Sande, Clarksburg, Md.
Stefan Schellenberg, Urdorf, Switzerland
Lauren E. Sikorski, Oakdale, N.Y.
Dennis J. Slade, Vienna, Va.
Andrea J. Sotirakopoulos, San Diego
Amy M. Tamulevicus, Red Bank, N.J.
Mary K. Tolbert, Raleigh, N.C.
Amy K. Totten, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Sameer Trivedi, Los Angeles
Flurin Tschuor, Wikon, Switzerland
Amanda L. Wagner, Madison, Wis.
Officials: Drs. Jean Hall, Corvallis, Ore., chair, Board of Regents; Leah Cohn, Columbia, Mo., president; Virginia Buechner-Maxwell, Blacksburg, Va., president-elect; Debra Zoran, College Station, Texas, vice president; Jonathan Abbott, Blacksburg, Va., Specialty of Cardiology president; Simon Platt, Athens, Ga., Specialty of Neurology president; Chand Khanna, Chevy Chase, Md., Specialty of Oncology president; Steve Marks, Raleigh, N.C., Specialty of Small Animal Internal Medicine president; and Allen Roussel, College Station, Texas, Specialty of Large Animal Internal Medicine president