Event: 2012 ACVIM forum, May 30-June 2, New Orleans Program: Of the registered attendees at the meeting, 2,664 were veterinarians, 310 were veterinary technicians, and 129 were veterinary students. Awards: Robert W. Kirk Award for Professional Excellence: Dr. Richard W. Nelson, Davis, Calif., for outstanding achievements and dedication to the veterinary profession. An ACVIM-certified specialist in small animal internal medicine, Dr. Nelson is a professor in the Department of Medicine and Epidemiology at the University of California-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. He is known for his expertise on canine and feline diabetes mellitus. Dr. Nelson is the co-author of the textbooks “Canine and Feline Endocrinology and Reproduction” and “Small Animal Internal Medicine.” Distinguished Service Award: Dr. Joseph Taboada, Baton Rouge, La., for outstanding and dedicated volunteer service. An ACVIM-certified specialist in small animal internal medicine, Dr. Taboada is a professor of small animal internal medicine and associate dean for student and academic affairs at the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. From 2006-2007, he served as interim director of the university’s veterinary teaching hospital and clinics. Dr. Taboada is a past president of the ACVIM Specialty of Small Animal Internal Medicine and a past associate editor of the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. ACVIM Foundation Distinguished Service Award: Dr. A. Ray Dillon, Auburn, Ala., was the first recipient of this award, given in recognition of an ACVIM diplomate who has supported the foundation’s efforts both monetarily and as a volunteer. An ACVIM-certified specialist in small animal internal medicine, Dr. Dillon is a professor of small animal surgery and medicine in the Department of Clinical Sciences at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. He also holds the Jack O. Rash chair in internal medicine at the university. Dr. Dillon served as the first president of the ACVIM Foundation from 1998-2001, helping recruit several charter members and supporters. Resident Research Award: Dr. Marisa Ames, cardiology resident, North Carolina State University, for “The effect of high dose pimobendan on the furosemide-induced renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system (RAAS)”; Dr. Michaela Beasley, neurology/pharmacology resident, Mississippi State University, for “The pharmacokinetics of single dose extended release Keppra® with and without food in healthy adult dogs”; Dr. Celeste Blumerich, equine resident, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, for “Comparison of airway response of recurrent airway obstruction affected horses fed steamed versus non-steamed hay”; Dr. Allison Bradley, infectious disease resident, Colorado State University, for “Intranasal administration of a modified live feline herpesvirus 1 and feline calicivirus vaccine induces cross protection against Bordetella bronchiseptica”; Dr. Starr Cameron, neurology resident, Cornell University, for “Surgical removal of feline intracranial meningiomas: Clinical features and outcome in 121 cases (1994-2011)”; Dr. Amanda Kreuder, food animal resident, Iowa State University, for “Bioavailability and pharmacokinetics of oral meloxicam in llamas”; Dr. Fiona Park, hematology resident, Ontario Veterinary College, for “Assessment of hypercoagulability in canine pituitary-dependent hyperadrenocorticism”; Dr. Carley Saelinger, cardiology resident, Louisiana State University, for “Optimization of implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) defibrillation thresholds in dogs”; Dr. Victoria Scott, equine resident, The Ohio State University, for “Effect of body position on abdominal pressures in adult horses”; and Dr. Danielle Weinstein, nephrology/urology resident, University of Pennsylvania, for “The effect of body position on indirect systolic blood pressure measurement in dogs” New diplomates: The ACVIM certified 176 new diplomates in 2012:
Karen Driben, Cherry Hills, N.J.
Amanda Erickson, Athens, Ga.
Nonya Fiakpui, Stromsholm, Sweden
Jessica Gentile, New York
Daniel Hall, Lexington, Ky.
Crystal Hariu, Houston
Lisa Keller, Haar, Germany
Agnieszka Kent, Montreal
Emily Olson, Manakin-Sabot, Va.
Janet Olson, New Brighton, Minn.
Neal Peckens, Herndon, Va.
Caryn Reynolds, Baton Rouge, La.
Eryn Shipley, Galveston, Texas
Manreet Singh, North Ryde, Australia
Andrew Waxman, Campbell, Calif.
Justin Williams, San Rafael, Calif.
Large animal internal medicine
Luis Arroyo, Guelph, Ontario
Heidi Banse, Stillwater, Okla.
Jennifer Bauquier, Yarraville, Australia
Holly B. Bedford, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Kelly Butterworth, South Hailton, Mass.
Manuel Chamorro, Auburn, Ala.
Michelle Coleman, College Station, Texas
Johanna Elfenbein, College Station, Texas
Suzanne Genova, Alvarado, Texas
Christian Gerspach, Zurich
Fiamma Gomez De Witte, Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.
Alisha Gruntman, Worchester, Mass.
Seika Hashimoto-Hill, Lafayette, Ind.
Amanda Hilderbran, Raleigh, N.C.
Laura Lee, Agnes Banks, Australia
Rosie Naylor, Stetchworth, United Kingdom
Nora Nogradi, West Lafayette, Ind.
Theresa Ollivett, Guelph, Ontario
Joanie Palmero, Woodlands, Calif.
Angelika Schoster, Proleb, Australia
Stacy Tinkler, West Lafayette, Ind.
Fabienne Uehlinger, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Ricardo Videla, Knoxville, Tenn.
Dorothy Whelchel, Camden, S.C.
Ashley Whitehead, Airdrie, Alberta
Avril Arendse, Needham, Mass.
Michaela Cautela, Washington Township, N.J.
Belinda Comito, Grayslake, Ill.
Johnny Cross, Carmel, Ind.
Joseph Diaz, Calgary, Alberta
Stacy Dillard, Irvine, Calif.
Joseph Eagleson, Wayne, Pa.
Alireza Gorgi, Mission Viejo, Calif.
Jeanene Harris, Annapolis, Md.
Michael Higginbotham, Great River, N.Y.
Amy Johnson, Rose Valley, Pa.
Abbie Lebowitz, Naperville, Ill.
Mylene-Kim LeClerc, Brossard, Quebec
Lisa Lipitz, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Melissa Logan, Bensalem, Pa.
Joseph Mankin, College Station, Texas
John McCue, New York
Jill Narak, Knoxville, Tenn.
Zachary Niman, Wheeling, Ill.
Theresa Pancotto, Christiansburg, Va.
Jessica Schmidt, Sacramento, Calif.
Stephanie Thomovsky, Pullman, Wash.
Liran Tzipory, South Weymouth, Mass.
Maggie Vandenberg, Maitland, Fla.
Laura Vasquez, Houston
Katheryn Wolfe, Lewisville, Texas
Erin Arnold, Goldbar, Wash.
Theresa Arteaga, Capitola, Calif.
Oceane Aubry, Costa Mesa, Calif.
David Bommarito, Los Angeles
Rebecca Brown, Columbia, S.C.
Bonnie Brugmann, New Roads, La.
Julie Bulman-Fleming, Tustin, Calif.
Jenna Burton, Fort Collins, Colo.
Meighan Daly, Austin, Texas
Mary Kay Davis, Culver City, Calif.
Carol DeRegis, Middletown, Conn.
Autumn Dutelle, Eden Prairie, Minn.
Todd Erfourth, Pittsburgh
Sara Fiocchi, Costa Mesa, Calif.
William FitzPatrick, Rockland, Mass.
Sara Frazier, Knoxville, Tenn.
Jerome Gagnon, Berwyn, Ill.
Shawna Klahn, Christiansburg, Va.
Michael Linderman, Norwalk, Conn.
Courtney Mallett, Portland, Ore.
Erin Malone, Dublin, Ohio
Catherine McDonald, Beaverton, Ore.
Kendra Napik, Williston, Vt.
Shannon Parfitt, Charlotte, N.C.
James Perry, Longmont, Colo.
Kimberly Ringen, Englewood, Colo.
Kerry Rissetto, Charleston, S.C.
Cecelia Robat, Villeneuve-d’Ascq, France
Michelle Silver, Waltham, Mass.
Olya Smrkovski, Knoxville, Tenn.
Anna Szivek, Tucson, Ariz.
Bonnie Taylor, Maplewood, Mo.
Jennifer Wiley, San Antonio
Small animal internal medicine
Todd Archer, Starkville, Miss.
Pedro Armstrong, Miami
Katherine Arnell, San Diego
Jenna Ashton, Englewood, Colo.
Katie Baxter, Gainesville, Fla.
Dennis Bell, Fort Hood, Texas
Amanda Blackburn, Manhattan Beach, Calif.
Carly Bloom, Toowong, Australia
Yannick Bongrand, Frindas, France
Erinne Branter, New York
Karen Brenner, East Brighton, Australia
Julie Callahan-Clark, Landsdowne, Pa.
Patrick Carney, Brighton, Mass.
Vallery Case, Albuquerque, N.M.
Gregory Chambers, Fairlawn, Ohio
Jessica Clemans, Sugarland, Texas
Christine Cocayne, St. Louis
Rachel Cooper, Philadelphia
Jonathan Dear, Davis, Calif.
Crystal Doyle, Cincinnati
Adam Eatroff, New York
Dionne Ferguson, Abington Township, Pa.
Jeanne Ficociello, Scituate, Mass.
Maureen Finke, Wheat Ridge, Colo.
Jamie Fleming, Milwaukee
Jon Fletcher, Baton Rouge, La.
Eva Furrow, Falcon Heights, Minn.
Joao F. Galvao, Wheaton, Ill.
M. Gaunt, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Michael Goldstein, Toronto, Calif.
Justin Guinan,Trenton, N.J.
Nicole Guma, Silver Spring, Md.
Elena Hadar, Agoura Hills, Calif.
Brian Hamm, Overland Park, Kan.
Brian Hardy, Santa Cruz, Calif.
Leyenda Harley, Hamden, Conn.
Natalee Holt, Arlington, Mass.
Alice Huan, West Lafayette, Ind.
Michelle Im Hof, Bern, Switzerland
Rosanne Jepson, Garden City, United Kingdom
Kirsten Johnson, Boston
Carrie Kavanagh, Boston
Jessica Larson, Coral Springs, Fla.
Elizabeth Lennon, Raleigh, N.C.
Jonathan Lidbury, College Station, Texas
Bettina Mayer-Roenne, Delray Beach, Fla.
Kelly McCord, Tacoma, Wash.
Kathryn McGonigle, New York
Cathleen Meeks, Ocala, Fla.
Meredith Miller, New Castle, Del.
Meghan Myott, Las Vegas
Dinaz Naigamwalla, Oakville, Ontario
Jodi Nicklas, Dupont, Wash.
Gavin Olsen, Huxley, Iowa
Elizabeth Orcutt, San Francisco
Valerie Parker, Shrewsberry, Mass.
Cristina Perez, Leipzig, Germany
Emily Pointer, New York
Carmela Pratt, Columbia, Mo.
Sally Purcell, Dallas
Jason Reeder, Portland, Ore.
Lauren Reid, Durham, N.C.
Lisa Reinker, Rocklin, Calif.
Amy Rhoades, Ventura, Calif.
Kirk Sears, Dallas
Mayank Seth, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Theresa Seyfert, Wichita, Kan.
Vladimir Stojanovic, Bradford, Ontario
Richard Stone, Spring, Texas
Fiona Tam, Monroeville, Pa.
John Thomason, Mississippi State, Miss.
Christine Venema, West Allis, Wis.
Vanessa Von Hendy–Wilson, Greer, S.C.
Barbara Willi, Zurich
Adrian Witham, Werribee, Australia
Michael Zaid, Philadelphia
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