Veterinary Endoscopy Society

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Dr. Johnson
Dr. Gerald F. Johnson

Event: 12th annual meeting, April 12-14, Santa Barbara, California
Program: The meeting drew more than 150 attendees and featured 47 abstracts on minimally invasive endoscopy and interventional radiology. Beau Toskich, MD, University of Florida, presented “Interventional Radiology: Standard of Care and Horizons”; Dr. David Twedt, Colorado State University, presented “35 Years of Endoscopy”; and Drs. Chick Weisse and Allyson Berent, Animal Medical Center, New York, presented “Science of Veterinary Interventional Radiology and Endoscopy.”
Awards: Veterinary Endoscopy Pioneer Award: Dr. Gerald F. Johnson, New York, was honored as the forerunner of veterinary endoscopy and for advancing clinical endoscopy in small animals. A 1968 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Dr. Johnson was a staff member of the Animal Medical Center in New York for 14 years. During that time, he developed and used gastrointestinal endoscopy and diagnostic laparoscopy routinely in small animal clinical medicine. Dr. Johnson later owned Mercy Veterinary Hospital, a small animal practice in New York, retiring in 2013. Resident Research Abstract Award: First place—Dr. Kristin Coleman, Colorado State University, for “The investigation of gastric motility in dogs undergoing prophylactic gastropexy”; Second place—Dr. Jessica Kilkenny, University of Guelph, for “Evaluation of laparoscopic skills in Doctor of Veterinary Medicine students”
Officials: Drs. Philipp Mayhew, Davis, California, president; Ameet Singh, Guelph, Ontario, secretary-treasurer; and Eric Monnet, Fort Collins, Colorado, immediate past president