Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians
Event: Annual meeting, Oct. 23, 2012, Oakland, Calif.
Program: The meeting drew 60 attendees. The secretary/executive director of the AEMV, Dr. Melissa Kling, presided over the meeting. Immediate past president of the AEMV, Dr. Joerg Mayer, was acknowledged for completing two years of service as president.
Awards: Research Grant ($5,000): Dr. Nico Schoemaker, Utrecht University, The Netherlands, for her project “Characterization and functional analyses of two ferret insulinoma cell lines.” President’s Award: Dr. Peter G. Fisher, Virginia Beach, Va. Dr. Fisher was honored for his years of service to the association, including the creation and maintenance of a new Facebook page this past year.
Business: It was announced that the Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine had a 2011 Impact factor of 0.435, a 21 percent increase from the previous year’s Impact factor of 0.359. Planned developments for 2013 include the formation of a list of member practices that offer veterinary student externship opportunities and a greater AEMV presence in the Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine. The AEMV plans to join the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians in Indianapolis for their annual scientific program and conference in October 2013.
Officials: Drs. Chris Griffin, Kannapolis, N.C., president; Dan Johnson, Raleigh, N.C., president-elect; Joerg Mayer, Athens, Ga., immediate past president; and Melissa Kling, Macon, Ga., secretary/executive director