American College of Veterinary Microbiologists

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The American College of Veterinary Microbiologists welcomed nine new diplomates and recognized one diplomate who is now certified in three specialties, following the certification examination it held Dec. 2-3, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. The college also conferred honorary member status on Dr. Sharon Patton, Knoxville, Tennessee. The new diplomates are:


*G. Kenitra Hammac, West Lafayette, Indiana
Chien-Che Hung, Hong Kong
Sarah Nicole Schmitt, Zurich


Felix N. Toka, Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis


Matthew Brewer, Ames, Iowa
Jon Jason Drake, College Station, Texas
Brian Herrin, Stillwater, Oklahoma


Dhammika H. Navarathna, Potomac, Maryland
Aimee Noelle Reed, Gresham, Oregon
Vinay Shivanna, Manhattan, Kansas

*Dr. Hammac was previously certified in virology and immunology.