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American College of Veterinary Surgeons

Dr. Arnoczky
Dr. Stephen P. Arnoczky
Dr. Taylor
Dr. Robert A. Taylor
Dr. Leighton
Dr. Robert L. Leighton
Dr. Gaughan
Dr. Earl M. Gaughan


Dr. Bjorling
Dr. Dale E. Bjorling
dr. Hedlund
Dr. Cheryl S. Hedlund

Event: Annual meeting, Nov. 3-5, Chicago
Program: The meeting, which offered the latest clinical and research information in surgery and related medicine, drew nearly 1,700 veterinarians, residents, veterinary technicians, students, and others.
Awards: ACVS Founders' Award for Career Achievement: Dr. Stephen P. Arnoczky, East Lansing, Mich., for his "unmatched career" in comparative orthopedic disease. A 1972 graduate of The Ohio State University and a diplomate of the ACVS, Dr. Arnoczky is the Wade O. Brinker Endowed Professor of Surgery and director of the Comparative Orthopedic Research Laboratory at the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Earlier in his career, he served as an assistant professor of surgery at Louisiana State University, was a consulting staff surgeon at the Animal Medical Center in New York, served as a professor of comparative orthopedics and surgery at Cornell University's Medical School, headed the Division of Laboratory Animal Care in the Department of Research at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, and served as an adjunct professor of surgery at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Arnoczky is past chair of the ACVS Examination and Research committees and past ACVS Research Program chair and Orthopedic Forum chair. Al & Carolyn Schiller Distinguished Service Award: Dr. Robert A. Taylor, Lonetree, Wyo., for his exceptional contributions to the college. A 1970 graduate of Texas A&M University and a diplomate of the ACVS, Dr. Taylor owned Alameda East Veterinary Hospital in Denver prior to retirement. He also founded the Colorado Canine Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation Clinic in the Rocky Mountain region. Dr. Taylor is a past president of the Colorado VMA and Denver Area VMS, is a past treasurer of the ACVS, and is a founding member and a past treasurer of the ACVS Foundation. He co-authored "Manual of Small Animal Postoperative Care," "Canine Sports Medicine and Surgery," and "Canine Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy." ACVS Foundation Legends Award: Dr. Robert L. Leighton, Davis, Calif., for his dedication and contributions to the field of veterinary surgery. A 1941 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and a charter diplomate of the ACVS, Dr. Leighton is professor emeritus of veterinary surgery at the University of California-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to joining the veterinary faculty of UC-Davis, he served in the Army Veterinary Corps during World War II, was chief of surgery at the Angell Memorial Animal Hospital, and served as the first chief of surgery at The Animal Medical Center in New York. Known for his expertise in small animal orthopedic surgery, Dr. Leighton invented the Leighton Shuttle Pin and the Leighton Pin Introducer, used by veterinary surgeons to repair fractures for more than 20 years. He is the author of "Small Animal Orthopedics" and "A Compendium of Small Animal Surgery," and co-authored "Radiology of Small Animal Fracture Management."
New diplomates: Seventy-six new diplomates were welcomed into the ACVS. They are as follows:

Sevima Aktay, Richmond, Va.
Christopher Alford, Milton, Ontario
Stephane B. Alkabes, Celigny, Switzerland
Carlos L. Aragon, Saint Augustine, Fla.
Wendy Archipow, Blacksburg, Va.
Aylin Atilla, Gaithersburg, Md.
Kevin Au, Franklin, Tenn.
William T. Baker, Versailles, Ky.
Chad Baumwart, Knoxville, Tenn.
Chris Bell, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Fausto Bellezzo, Fort Collins, Colo.
Karen R. Blake, Hubbard, Ore.
Jason Bleedorn, Madison, Wis.
Jude T. Bordelon, Mandeville, La.
Kayla S. Born, Hickory, N.C.
Jose L. Bracamonte, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
James A. Brown, Paeonian Springs, Va.
Kirstin A. Bubeck, North Grafton, Mass.
Richard C.F. Burgess, Riva, Md.
Guillaume Chanoit, Bristol, United Kingdom
Sarah B. Chaudhari, Coppell, Texas
James M. Cissell, Christiansburg, Va.
Orlaith Cleary, Morriston, Fla.
Jessica A. Dahlberg, Three Rivers, Calif.
Kevin A. Drygas, Jacksonville, Fla.
Jay B. Erne, Jacksonville, Fla.
Courtney Fitzpatrick, Watervliet, N.Y.
Kathryn L. Fitzwater, Fortville, Ind.
Seth M. Ganz, Appleton, Wis.
Mathieu M. Glassman, Athens, Ga.
Siao Sia Goh, Fort Collins, Colo.
Liara M. Gonzalez, Apex, N.C.
Jacob T. Goodin, Delavan, Wis.
A. Sarah Graham, Newberry, Fla.
Timm H. Gudehus, Coburg, Germany
Laurent P. Guiot, East Lansing, Mich.
Nick Huggons, Sherwood Park, Alberta
Sarah Israel, Helotes, Texas
Kelly A. Johnson, Morristown, N.J.
Phillip D. Jones, Sapulpa, Okla.
William M. Karlin, Floral Park, N.Y.
Jenny R. Kelly, Reddick, Fla.
Stanley Kim, Gainesville, Fla.
George B. Mackenzie, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Kate Margalit, New York
Robert B. Martin, Mason, Ohio
Annette M. McCoy, White Bear Lake, Minn.
Michael S. McFadden, Pittsburgh
Erik M. Moeller, Loveland, Ohio
Samantha L. Morello, Madison, Wis.
Shannon J. Murray, Exeter, N.H.
Matthew R. Nimmo, Thompson's Station, Tenn.
Kyla F. Ortved, Ithaca, N.Y.
Rebecca Pierce, Pullman, Wash.
Timo Prange, Raleigh, N.C.
John P. Punke, Columbia, Mo.
Diego D. Quinteros, Ocala, Fla.
Guillaume R. Ragetly, Urbana, Ill.
Scott F. Roberts, Philadelphia
Alfredo E. Romero, Flemington, N.J.
Jeffrey J. Runge, Philadelphia
Cassandra M. Ruthrauff, Boynton Beach, Fla.
Katrin Saile, Baton Rouge, La.
Michael C. Schramme, Cary, N.C.
Ameet Singh, Guelph, Ontario
Daniel Spector, Chicago
Ezra J. Steinberg, Philadelphia
Adam Strom, Burbank, Calif.
Stephanie Szabo, Tucson, Ariz.
Travis M. Tull, Lexington, Ky.
Maria L. Vianna-Bucheler, Wellington, Fla.
Jennifer L. Weh, Seattle
Jeff Weinstein, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Jarred M. Williams, Columbus, Ohio
Tige Witsberger, College Station, Texas
Julia Zitz, Andover, Mass.

Officials: ACVS—Drs. Earl M. Gaughan, Blacksburg, Va., president; Dale E. Bjorling, Madison, Wis., chair of the Board of Regents; Cheryl S. Hedlund, Ames, Iowa, president-elect; and C. Collins "Andy" Anderson III, San Antonio, treasurer. ACVS Foundation—Drs. Mark D. Markel, Madison, Wis., chair; and trustees—Drs. Matthew D. Barnhart, Worthington, Ohio; Sara A. Colopy, Madison, Wis.; Jon F. Dee, Hollywood, Fla.; Dianne Dunning, Raleigh, N.C.; Rolf Embertson, Lexington, Ky.; Michelle L. Haven, New York; Elizabeth L. Kilgallon, Bedford Hills, N.Y.; and Eric Mueller, Athens, Ga.

World Small Animal Veterinary Association

Dr. Withrow
Dr. Stephen Withrow
Dr. Khanna
Dr. Chand Khanna
Dr. Budsberg
Dr. Steven Budsberg
Dr. Jones
Dr. Boyd Jones


Dr. Hurtado
Dr. Rau Pedro Benavente Hurtado
Dr. Kirpensteijn
Dr. Jolle Kirpensteijn
Dr. Ihrke
Dr. Peter Ihrke


Event: 36th World Small Animal Veterinary Congress, Jeju, Korea, Oct. 12-14, 2011
Program: The congress attracted over 3,000 attendees from 50 countries. More than 100 speakers presented lectures. Also offered was a scientific program featuring nine simultaneous streams. Keynote sessions included an address on translational research on osteosarcoma by Dr. Stephen Withrow titled "From kids to dogs and back again." Dr. Chand Khanna presented "A comparative approach to metastasis biology and therapy."
Awards: WSAVA Hill's Excellence in Veterinary Healthcare Award: Dr. Chand Khanna, Bethesda, Md., for outstanding contributions to the promotion of companion animal health care and the family pet–veterinarian bond, using leading-edge clinical nutrition and advanced medical and surgery techniques. Head of the Pediatric Oncology Branch's Tumor and Metastasis Biology Section at the National Cancer Institute's Center for Cancer Research, Dr. Khanna is also director of the center's Comparative Oncology Program. He is president of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine's Specialty of Oncology, chairs the Children's Oncology Group's Bone Biology Subcommittee, and is a founding member of the Canine Comparative Oncology and Genomics Consortium. Dr. Khanna's research focuses on the biology and treatment of cancer metastasis. WSAVA Hill's Pet Mobility Award: Dr. Steven Budsberg, Athens, Ga., for outstanding work in the field of canine and feline orthopedic medicine and surgery, contributing to the well-being of pets' lives and the human-animal bond. A diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, Dr. Budsberg is a professor in the Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery and director of clinical research at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. His research focuses on osteoarthritis, gait mechanics, and orthopedics. Dr. Budsberg is past chair of the AVMA Council on Research. WSAVA International Award for Scientific Achievement: Dr. Stephen Withrow, Fort Collins, Colo., for outstanding contributions to the advancement of knowledge of the causes, detection, and cure/control of disorders affecting companion animals. A diplomate of the ACVS and ACVIM, Dr. Withrow is a professor of surgical oncology and associate director of the Animal Cancer Center at the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. His research focuses on multimodal treatment of cancer in animals as a model for the treatment of humans with cancer. Dr. Withrow is a past president of the Veterinary Cancer Society and a member of the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society. WSAVA International Award for Service to the Profession: Dr. Boyd Jones, Palmerston North, New Zealand, for exemplary service toward fostering and enhancing the exchange of scientific and professional ideas worldwide. A diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and a specialist in small animal medicine of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, Dr. Jones is adjunct professor of companion animal medicine at Massey University in New Zealand. Earlier in his career, he served as head of the university's Small Animal Clinic and Hospital, chaired small animal clinical studies at University College Dublin in Ireland, and served as dean of the college's veterinary faculty. Dr. Jones is a past president of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists, chairs the Veterinary Council of New Zealand, and serves as a board member of the Veterinary Council of Ireland. WSAVA President's Award: Awarded posthumously to Dr. Rau Pedro Benavente Hurtado for outstanding contributions to the WSAVA. Dr. Hurtado owned and served as director of Veterinary Clinic Javier Prado in Lima, Peru. He was president of the Veterinary Medical Association of Small Animal Practice in Peru and vice president of the Ibero-American Federation of Companion Animal Veterinary Associations. Dr. Hurtado helped organize conferences worldwide. WSAVA Global One Health Award: The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) won this award, given for exemplary service toward promoting the global one-health concept and for highlighting an aspect of small companion animal medicine relevant to the one-health agenda.
Business: The association welcomed 13 new members, including the AVMA and Canadian VMA.
Officials: Drs. Jolle Kirpensteijn, Netherlands, president; Peter Ihrke, United States, president-elect; Colin Burrows, United States, vice president; David Wadsworth, United Kingdom, immediate past president; Shane Ryan, Singapore, honorary treasurer; Siraya Chunekamrai, Thailand, WSAVA Executive Board member; and Walt Ingwersen, Canada, honorary secretary

Wisconsin VMA

Dr. Rhoda
Dr. David Rhoda
Dr. Kluslow
Dr. Lisa Kluslow
Dr. Kratt
Dr. Kimberly Kratt

Event: Annual meeting, Oct. 21, Madison
Awards: Veterinarian of the Year: Dr. David Rhoda, Evansville. A 1966 graduate of the University of Illinois, Dr. Rhoda practiced large animal medicine at Evansville Veterinary Service prior to retirement. He chairs the WVMA Drug Residue Taskforce. Presidential Award: Dr. Linda Sullivan, Madison. A 1987 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dr. Sullivan is a clinical instructor at the university's School of Veterinary Medicine in the Department of Pathobiological Sciences. She serves on the WVMA Public Education and Marketing Committee and the WVMA Blue Coat Ceremony Committee. Meritorious Service Award: Drs. Lisa Kluslow, Milwaukee, and Kimberly Kratt, Onalaska, for their service, commitment, and contributions to the association and organized veterinary medicine. A 2001 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dr. Kluslow practices at Silver Spring Animal Wellness Center in Glendale. As a member of the WVMA Animal Welfare Committee, she helped create guiding principles on several topics for the membership. Dr. Kratt is a 2000 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and practices at Central Animal Hospital. A past president of the Coulee Region VMA, she is a member of the WVMA Public Education and Marketing Committee and the Coulee Region Humane Society's Animal Health Committee and serves as the WVMA representative on the AVMA site visit team for veterinary technology colleges in Wisconsin. 50-year Membership Award: Drs. George Buchal, Burlington; James Burns, Mount Horeb; John Carson, Brodhead; Donald Dachel, Chippewa Falls; Robert Goodweiler, Mineral Point; Arthur Jarvis, Withee; Roland Jeans, Evansville; Robert Klindt, Montfort; Arthur Moats, Cedarburg; Ted Poelma, Lodi; William Rogers, Eau Claire; David Sanger, Appleton; Richard Sattell, Waterford; Arlan Smith, McCall, Ill.; Roderick Stenzel, Eau Claire; Samuel Vainisi, Denmark; Roger Vanprooien, Sheboygan Falls; Frederick Wells, Berlin; and James Will, Columbus
Officials: Drs. Bob Klostermann, Middleton, president; K.C. Brooks, Lodi, president-elect; Tom Howard, Poynette, treasurer; and Steve Erickson, Middleton, immediate past president

Veterinary Comparative Respiratory Society

Dr. Krafft
Dr. Emilie Krafft

Event: 29th symposium, Nov. 2-5, 2011, Vienna
Program: The theme of the symposium was noninvasive lung function testing. Featured were four keynote speeches, a one-day workshop, and 24 scientific abstracts.
Awards: Joan A. O'Brien Research Award: Dr. Emilie Krafft, University of Liège, Belgium, for "Investigation of cytokine expression in canine idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis"; and Federica ter Woort, Ontario Veterinary College, for "Histopathological survey of lung inflammation in racing horses."
Officials: Drs. Klaus Riedelburger, Vienna, president; Carol Reinero, Columbia, Mo., president-elect; Melissa Mazan, North Grafton, Mass., secretary; Liz Rozanski, North Grafton, Mass., treasurer; and Jan Dye, Raleigh, N.C., immediate past president