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:

Bacteriology/Mycology

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

Immunology

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

Parasitology

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

Virology

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

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