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October 01, 2020

American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

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Updated November 16, 2020

Event

Forum on Demand, June 10-Dec. 31

Program

The college, whose 2020 annual forum was canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions, has provided part of the canceled forum via prerecorded webinars on a virtual platform starting June 10. These consist of more than 80 recorded sessions, over 300 ePoster research abstracts, and more than 79 continuing education credits approved by the Registry of Approved Continuing Education. All content will be available until Dec. 31 and can be accessed at registrants’ convenience via the college’s forum website and mobile app.

Dr. Twedt
Dr. David Twedt
Dr. Gompf
Dr. Rebecca Gompf

Awards

Robert W. Kirk Award for Professional Excellence
Dr. David Twedt (Iowa State ’72), Fort Collins, Colorado, for outstanding achievements and dedicated service to the veterinary profession. Dr. Twedt is a professor of small animal internal medicine in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He is known for his expertise in liver and gastrointestinal diseases in dogs and cats and has developed techniques using endoscopy and laparoscopy to visualize a patient’s internal structures. A diplomate of the ACVIM and a past president of the college’s specialty in small animal internal medicine, Dr. Twedt served as co-editor of “Kirk’s Current Veterinary Therapy,” volumes 14 and 15.

ACVIM Lee and Inge Pyle Service Award
Dr. Rebecca Gompf (Ohio State ’75), Knoxville, Tennessee, for outstanding and dedicated service to the college in a volunteer capacity. Dr. Gompf is an associate professor of small animal clinical sciences at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, where her clinical and research interests focus on cardiology. A diplomate of the ACVIM, she served as the college’s secretary of cardiology for 33 consecutive years and is a past chair of several of its committees.

New Diplomates

Cardiology
Julie Andrie, Austin, Texas
Amelie Beaumier-Primeau, Montreal
Nate Deering, Windham, New Hampshire
Dena Fauske, Milwaukee
Merrick Fultz, Tampa, Florida
Trevor Gerlach, Chicago
Sabine Hertzsch, Ahlen, Germany
Saki Kadotani, Urbana, Illinois
Julie Kavanagh, Rostrevor, Northern Ireland
Kari Kurtz, Chicago
Kendra LaFauci, Denver
Derek Matthews, Phoenix
Katherine Nadolny, Gig Harbor, Washington
Maureen Sigmund Oldach, Sacramento, California
Eva Oxford, Ithaca, New York
Christina Plante, Sainte-Marguerite-du-Lac-Masson, Quebec
Megan Poad, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
Brianna Potter, Fort Collins, Colorado
Shari Raheb, Ariss, Ontario
Kiira Rodriguez, Franklin, Tennessee
Monica Tschosik, Greenville, South Carolina
Michelle Villalba, Hudson, Ohio
Christopher Whipp, Ariss, Ontario
Andrew White, New Providence, New Jersey
Brienne Williams, Bohemia, New York

Large animal internal medicine
Tanya Applegate, Fort Collins, Colorado
Hayley Chidlow, Newmarket, England
Carina Cooper, Guelph, Ontario
Claire Dixon, Glasgow, Scotland
Callum Donnelly, Davis, California
Kate Echeverria, Johnston, Rhode Island
Melissa Fenn, Tucson, Arizona
Clémentine Gy, Grenade, France
Nicolas Herteman, Munich
Elizabeth Hodge, Weymouth, Massachusetts
Chelsea Holschbach, Baraboo, Wisconsin
Ronan Jean-Jacques, Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis
Rebecca Legere, College Station, Texas
Elizabeth MacDonald, Round Hill, Virginia
Evelyn MacKay, College Station, Texas
Sophie Mainguy-Seers, Chambly, Quebec
Arlie Manship, Las Vegas
Melissa Mercer, Sherwood, Oregon
Elizabeth Nelson, Bosnall, California
Katya Potter, Bristol, England
Jennifer Reed, Edinburgh, Scotland
Lindsey Rings, Saratoga Springs, New York
Sophie Sage, Bern, Switzerland
Grace VanHoy, Columbus, Ohio
Brittany Welch-Huston, Ocala, Florida

Neurology
Susan Arnold, St. Paul, Minnesota
Erica Burkland, Lake Forest, California
Randall Cochran, Oak Brook, Illinois
Audrey Collinet, San Clemente, California
Kelly Crawford, Berkley, Michigan
Jessica Eich, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York
Dylan Fry, Princeton, New Jersey
Ashley Hechler, Columbus, Ohio
Erik Johnson, San Francisco
Aslynn Jones, Longmont, Colorado
Tom Jukier, Auburn, Alabama 
Amanda Jurkoshek, Middleburg Heights, Ohio
Jeanie Lau, North Ryde, Australia
Kelli Mossine, New Palestine, Indiana
Elizabeth Carter Parsley, Pawtucket, Rhode Island
Bethany Pastina, New York City
Scott Petesch, Philadelphia
Erich Spoor, Kirkland, Washington
Georgina Vesey Stewart, Tacoma, Washington
Beryl Swanson, Seattle
Christine Toedebusch, Davis, California
Sarah Trub, Richmond, Virginia
Dorothy Williams, Nashville, Tennessee
Amy Yanke, Auburn, Alabama
Yenlie Wang Zingale, Santa Ana, California

Oncology
Kimberly Alexander, Katy, Texas
Laura Barrett, Somerville, Massachusetts
Olivier Campbell, Montreal
Jacob Cawley, University Heights, Ohio
Shirley Chu, Clayton, Missouri
Erin Cletzer, Montgomery City, Missouri
Dana Connell, Greenville, South Carolina
Andrea Dedeaux, Knoxville, Tennessee
Megan Duckett, Boston
Annie Galloway, Boulder, Colorado
Camille Hanot, Holnon, France
Krystal Harris, Austin, Texas
Shana Hutchison, Lynnwood, Washington
Amy Koterbay, Portsmouth, Rhode Island
Felicia Lew, Spokane, Washington
Martha MaloneyHuss, Northhampton, Washington
Katelyn Marlowe, Santa Rosa, California
Emi Ohashi, Porter Ranch, California
Cyril Parachini-Winter, Verdun, Quebec
Steven Patten, Guelph, Ontario
Rochelle A. Prudic, Independence, Ohio
Katarzyna Purzycka, Winchester, England
Sarah Rippy, Aurora, Illinois
Katherine Robinson, Seattle
Marissa Ruppel, San Francisco
Sabina Sheppard-Olivares, Austin, Texas
Ashley Smith, Auburn, Alabama
Kathleen Tidd, Burke, Virginia

Small animal internal medicine
Kathleen Aicher, Apex, North Carolina
Jodie Anderson, Portland, Oregon
Rory Applegate, Medford, Oregon
Nanelle Barash, Goleta, California
Patrick Barko, Urbana, Illinois
Kellyi Benson, Ontario, California
Bradley Bishop, Charlotte, North Carolina
Juliette Bouillon, Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis    
Claudia Bowman, Goleta, California
Fabiane Buser, Basel, Switzerland
Stephen Cai, Philadelphia
Susan Carr, Madison, Wisconsin
Victor Caudal, Somerville, Massachusetts
Carrie Cavett, Somerville, Massachusetts
Emily Coffey, White Bear Lake, Minnesota
Michelle Curran, Oswego, Illinois
Joseph Cyrus, Gloucester, Ontario
Hannah Darcy, Cowfold, England
Magali Decôme, Montreal
Vanessa Dollo, Akron, Ohio
Caitlin Fuerst, Yorba Linda, California
Madeline Fujishiro, Las Vegas
Kayode Garrawa, Bellevue, Washington
Emily Gould, Bryan, Texas
Danielle Hagen, San Leandro, California
Ashley Hartley, Evans, Georgia
Ashley Hegler
Jessica Himelman, New York City
Brisa Hsieh, Marana, Arizona
Romain Huvé, Saint Etienne des Grès, Quebec
Anisha Jambhekar, Milwaukee
Zachary Kern, Durham, North Carolina
Matthew Lechner, Washington, D.C.
Sylvia Lesnikowski, New York City
Kaitlin Lonc, Beverly Hills, Missouri
Luis P. Macho, Portland, Oregon
Mays Malkawi, Amman, Jordan
Evan Mariotti, Holliston, Massachusetts
Myles McKenna, Dublin
Erin McQuinn, Henderson, Nevada
Jewel Milo, Tacoma, Washington
Olivia Nathanson, New York City
Olga Norris, Roswell, Georgia
Amy Oberstadt, Brighton, Missouri
Shannon Palermo, Rochester, New York
Max Parkanzky, Holladay, Utah
Michelle Pavlick, Shelton, Connecticut
Amy Pepper, Mortdale, Australia
Nathalee Prakash, Singapore
Jennifer Prieto, Freeville, New York
Emily Purswell, Lacey, Washington
Nora Romero Fernandez, Glasgow, Scotland
Sallianne Schlacks, Tucson, Arizona
Leslie Shelnutt, Atlanta
Cara Steele, Baltimore
Helsa Teh, Melbourne, Australia
Laura Ann Thornton, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Tarini Ullal, Saratoga, California
Megan van Eeden, Charleston, South Carolina
Aida Vientós-Plotts, Columbia, Missouri
Ashley Wilkinson, Christiansburg, Virginia
Ewan Wolff, Winter Park, Florida
Vanessa Woolhead, Chippenham, Wiltshire

Dr. Garrett
Dr. Laura Garrett
Dr. McKenzie
Dr. Harold McKenzie
Dr. Sykes
Dr. Jane Sykes


Officials

Drs. Laura Garrett, Urbana, Illinois, chair, Board of Regents; Harold McKenzie, Blacksburg, Virginia, president; Jane Sykes, Davis, California, president-elect; Allen Roussel, College Station, Texas, treasurer; Jane Armstrong, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, immediate past chair; Steven Rosenthal, Towson, Maryland, Specialty of Cardiology president; Joan Coates, Columbia, Missouri, Specialty of Neurology president; Ruthanne Chun, Madison, Wisconsin, Specialty of Oncology president; Joerg Steiner, College Station, Texas, Specialty of Small Animal Internal Medicine president; Chris Sanchez, Gainesville, Florida, Specialty of Large Animal Internal Medicine president; and Ashley Boyle, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, ACVIM Forum program chair