Event: 2013 ACVIM forum, June 12-15, Seattle Program: Of the registered attendees at the meeting, 2,647 were veterinarians, 351 were veterinary technicians, and 134 were veterinary students. Awards:Robert W. Kirk Award for Professional Excellence: Dr. Virginia Reef, Kennett Square, Pa., for outstanding achievements and dedicated service to the veterinary profession. An ACVIM-certified specialist in large animal internal medicine, Dr. Reef is the Mark Whittier and Lila Griswold Allam Professor of Medicine and director of large animal cardiology and diagnostic ultrasonography at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s New Bolton Center. Her career focus is equine cardiology and ultrasonography. Dr. Reef has coordinated clinical laboratories for the American Association of Equine Practitioners and the ACVIM. Distinguished Service Award: Dr. David C. Twedt, Fort Collins, Colo., for outstanding and dedicated service to the college in a volunteer capacity. An ACVIM-certified specialist in small animal internal medicine, Dr. Twedt is a professor of small animal internal medicine in the Department of Clinical Sciences and director of the Veterinary Endoscopy Teaching Center at the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Twedt is a past chair of the ACVIM Board of Regents and a past president of the ACVIM Specialty of Small Animal Internal Medicine. He is known for his expertise in liver disease, gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy, and antioxidants. ACVIM Foundation Distinguished Service Award: Dr. Joseph Taboada, Baton Rouge, La., received this award, given in recognition of an ACVIM diplomate who has supported the foundation’s efforts both monetarily and by raising awareness of its activities. 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. He is a past chair of the ACVIM Board of Regents, a past president of the ACVIM and ACVIM Speciality of Small Internal Medicine, a past president of the ACVIM Foundation, and a past associate editor of the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Resident Research Award ($500): Dr. Elizabeth Boudreau, neurology, University of California-Davis, for “Investigation of molecular signaling pathways in canine primary gliomas”; Dr. Fred Brewer, cardiology, Cornell University, for “The role of acetylcholine and the sinoatrial voltage and calcium clocks in the beat-to-beat distribution of the canine sinus node”; Dr. Fernanda Cesar, equine medicine, Auburn University, for “Disposition of levetiracetam in healthy adult horses”; Dr. Bérénice Conversy, hematology, University of Montreal, for “Rivaroxaban is an efficient anticoagulant in healthy dogs: Time course of haemostatic parameters”; Dr. Marcio C. Costa, equine medicine, University of Guelph, for “Intestinal colonization of newborn foals characterized by next generation sequencing”; Dr. Joanna Fry, hepatology, Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, for “Evaluation of cobalamin status in dogs with hepatic disease”; Dr. Ashley Jones, cardiology, University of Florida, for “Atrial septal pacing in small dogs: A pilot study”; Dr. Daniel Langlois, pharmacology, Michigan State University, for “Pharmacokinetics and relative bioavailability of D-Penicillamine in fasted and non-fasted dogs”; Dr. Jennifer Reinhart, endocrinology, Kansas State University, for “In Vitro elevation of mean corpuscular volume as a marker for serum hyperosmolality in dogs”; Dr. Amber Stiller, hematology, University of Minnesota, for “Effect of low-dose aspirin or heparin on platelet-derived urinary thromboxane metabolite in dogs with immune-mediated hemolytic anemia” New diplomates: The ACVIM certified 126 new diplomates in 2013:
Marisa Ames, Fort Collins, Colo.
Bryan Bottorff, Kirkland, Wash.
Tai Casagrande, Manchester, Conn.
Ryan Fries, Cincinnati
Laura Hatton, Leewood, Kan.
Seungwoo Jung, Auburn, Ala.
Stacey Leach, Columbia, Mo.
Pamela Lee, Pullman, Wash.
Damon Leeder, Richman, Va.
Megan McLane, Cincinnati
Brandon Pogue, Atlanta
Carly Saelinger, Venice, Calif.
Maggie Schuckman, Cincinnati
Julia Simak, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Gretchen Singletary, New York
Bethany Smouther, Westerville, Ohio
Joshua Stern, Davis, Calif.
Large animal internal medicine
Andrew Allen, Pullman, Wash.
Fiona Anderson, Murdoch, Australia
Francois-Rene Bertin, Montreal
Mark Bowen, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Jacqueline Bowser, Mississippi State, Miss.
Anne-Claire Brisville, Laurier-Station, Quebec
Claudia Cruz Villagran, Knoxville, Tenn.
Katarzyna Dembek, Columbus, Ohio
Elizabeth Finding, Hatfield, United Kingdom
Linda Frellstedt, Liege, Belgium
William Gilsenan, Blacksburg, Va.
Kristina Gran, Dover, N.H.
Michelle Harris, Kennett Square, Pa.
Jonna Jokisalo, Koisjarvi, Finland
Karin Kruger, Kayalami, South Africa
Martha Mallicote, Gainesville, Fla,
Katherine McGovern, Newbury, United Kingdom
Toby Pinn, Milton, Vt.
Anna Renier, Murrysville, Pa.
Philippa Sprake, College Station, Texas
Raffaella Teixeira, St. Paul, Minn.
Federica ter Woort, Kennett Square, Pa.
Laramie Winfield, Salinas, Calif.
Ashley Bensfield, Waukesha, Wis.
James Campbell, Springfield, Va.
Jocelyn Cooper, San Antonio
William Draper, Chapin, S.C.
Amy Fauber, West Lafayette, Ind.
A.C. Freeman, Miami
Evelyn Galban, Philadelphia
Ryan Gallagher, Columbia, Md.
Allison Haley, Athens, Ga.
Jonathan Huska, Scarborough, Ontario
Heather Jones, Manakin-Sabot, Va.
Lauren Marini, East Greenwich, R.I.
Kendra Mikoloski, Pittsburgh
Sarita Miles, Gainesville, Fla.
Alix Partnow, Lynnwood, Wash.
Lauren Talarico, Falls Church, Va.
Christine Anderson, Oregon City, Ore.
Cheryl Balkman, Ithaca, N.Y.
Alison Book, Tualatin, Ore.
Juan Borrego, Valencia, Spain
Brooke Britton, New York
Claire Cannon, St. Paul, Minn.
Esther Chon, Madison, Wis.
Virginia Coyle, Urbana, Ill.
Seth Glasser, Fairfield, N.J.
Matthew Hamilton, Malvern, Pa.
Trina Hazzah, Los Angeles
Jason Kidd, Berkeley, Calif.
Sarah Lyles, Baton Rouge, La.
Jennifer Mahoney, Auburndale, Mass.
Danielle O’Brien, Davis, Calif.
William Ratterree, Baton Rouge, La.
Kimberly Reeds, Stillwater, Okla.
Diane Schrempp, Lenexa, Kan.
Evan Sones, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Rachel Sternberg, Downers Grove, Ill.
Christine Swanson, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Birgitte Tan-Coleman, Culver City, Calif.
Bridget Urie, Pittsburgh
Angharad Waite, Richmond, Va.
Small animal internal medicine
Robert Armentano, Chicago
Julia Bates, Madison, Wis.
Allison Bradley, Fort Collins, Colo.
Simona Buoncompagni, Stillwater, Okla.
Todd Carter, Pittsburgh
Jennifer Chang, Austin, Texas
Mickila Collins, Los Angeles
Marc Dhumeaux, Derby, United Kingdom
Karen Eiler, Los Angeles
Christian Eriksson de Rezende, New York
Jonathan Foster, Philadelphia
Ryan Garcia, Aptos, Calif.
Ruth Gostelow, Hatfield, United Kingdom
Caroline Goutal-Landry, Abita Springs, La.
Bradley Green, Poulsbo, Wash.
Emily Harison, Chicago
Cara Horowitz, Philadelphia
Rae Hutchins, Raleigh, N.C.
Andrea Johnston, Ithaca, N.Y.
Katherine Jones, Charlottesville, Va.
Rebecca Kessler, East Greenwich, R.I.
Christine Kim, Pleasant Hill, Calif.
Emily Klosterman, Pittsburgh
Amy Kubier, Melbourne Beach, Fla.
Kevin Kumrow, North Grafton, Mass.
Kristin Lewis, San Antonio
Paul Manino, Houston
Jessica Markovich, North Grafton, Mass.
Stephen Martinez, Worthington, Ohio
Alison Mazepa, Raleigh, N.C.
Amber McAlister, Berkeley, Calif.
Kelly Monaghan, Broomfield, Colo.
Whitney Nelson, Middletown, Conn.
Alice Nentwig, Bremgarten, Switzerland
Allison O’Kell, Gainesville, Fla.
Siobhan O’Neill, Culver City, Calif.
Kristin Olson, Maitland, Fla.
Scott Owens, Carmel, Ind.
Fiona Park, Sydney
Fabio Procoli, North Mymms, United Kingdom
Kristin Schafgans, Spokane, Wash.
Stephen Shadwick, Oakdale, Minn.
Jennifer Stafford, Gaithersburg, Md.
Sarah Stewart, Kamigyo-ku Kyoto, Japan
Sean Surman, Columbus, Ohio
Victoria Vorathavorn, Tustin, Calif.
Officials: Drs. Leah Cohn, Columbia, Mo., chair, Board of Regents; Virginia Buechner-Maxwell, Blacksburg, Va., president; Debra Zoran, College Station, Texas, president-elect; Joe Kornegay, 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; Jane Sykes, Davis, Calif., Specialty of Small Animal Internal Medicine president; and Allen Roussel, College Station, Texas, Specialty of Large Animal Internal Medicine president