Be sure to check out the 2023 NYS-VC exhibitors
Register now for the 2023 New York State Veterinary Conference, a three-day interactive event October 6-8 at www.nysvc.org with high-quality continuing education, offering over 20 live and 80 on-demand NYS continuing education and RACE credit opportunities. It is a hybrid event offering: on-site, online, and on-demand sessions. Co-hosted by the Cornell University CVM and NYSVMS, the conference features a diversity of species and professional development tracks. The in person exhibit hall returns again for 2023! There will also be virtual booths as well for those that are attending online. Check out the latest products and services and also play the attendee exhibitor game. To see a full list of the exhibitors, go to the Exhibit Hall tab on www.nysvc.org.
NYSVMS recruiting for class of 2024 Power of 10
NYSVMS is currently recruiting for the Power of 10 class of 2024. This is a national initiative designed to cultivate leadership capacity in grads 15 years or less from veterinary school who are current NYSVMS members and provide learning experiences that will enrich the individual and benefit the individual’s practice, community and profession. The program provides NYSVMS members with 4 leadership development sessions. NYSVMS provides the experts and covers all meeting and travel expenses for participants to attend sessions. The topics were: wellbeing, what to do when OPD knocks on your door, restructuring student debt and financial planning and the Insights Discovery program. Applications for the Power of 10 Class of 2024 are currently being accepted now through December 4th. The application is on the Recent Graduate page of www.nysvms.org. For more information, please contact Stephanie Quirini firstname.lastname@example.org [email@example.com].
NYSVMS member Dr. Lonnie Kasman volunteers in Guatemala
Dr. Lonnie Kasman sent NYSVMS a brief video highlighting his volunteer work in Guatemala where he performed 48 spay/neuters. He wrote to us to say “Our amazing team did a total of 115 ( with no electric for 36 hours!) Shout out to my amazing colleagues from Canada, Chile, Guatemala and NY!” Dr. Kasman is a NYSVMS and Hudson Valley VMS member, and went to Guatemala with Veterinarians International.
Future of vaccine science explored at inaugural intercampus vaccine symposium
Cornell University CVM
On Aug 28 and 29, the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) hosted the first ever intercampus vaccine symposium. The theme of this inaugural event was “Vaccine Innovation to Protect the Next Generation,” a topic co-chairs Dr. Hector Aguilar-Carreno, professor of virology in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at CVM, and Dr. Sallie Permar, chair of the Department of Pediatric Infectious Disease at Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM) and the Nancy C. Paduano Professor in Pediatrics at WCM, are both intimately familiar with.
Going after the Golgi complex: Sardana lab receives NIH award to study inner workings of organelle
Cornell University CVM
Dr. Richa Sardana, assistant professor in the Department of Molecular Medicine, recently received a $1.87M grant from the NIH. According to the NIH, the five-year, Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA) grants “provide investigators with greater stability and flexibility, thereby enhancing scientific productivity and the chances for important breakthroughs…for the nation’s highly talented and promising investigators.” For Sardana, the funding will support her lab’s research on the Golgi complex, the cellular organelle that plays a central role in the packaging and transport of proteins and lipids in all eukaryotic cells. “We are thrilled to receive this support,” she says.
A proliferation of newly proposed veterinary colleges
Nearly a dozen newly proposed veterinary colleges have been announced in the past two years, which represents a sizeable potential increase to the existing 33 U.S. veterinary colleges. Some universities have already secured site visits from the while others are just in the discussion stage. All must seek accreditation from the AVMA Council on Education (COE), which is done by requesting a consultative site visit. The consultative site visit provides the proposed veterinary college with an unofficial report on the plan’s readiness to apply for a letter of reasonable assurance.
AAFCO adopts consumer-friendly pet food labeling guidelines
The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) has approved new labeling guidelines for pet food manufacturers and distributors that include standardized nutrition information, clear ingredient statements, and storage and handling instructions. The updated design and information are meant to ensure consistency and transparency to help consumers make more informed decisions when buying pet food.
Durvet Animal Health Future Food Animal Veterinarian Scholarship
Large animal veterinarians are vital to a safe food supply in the U.S., and they are great contributors to the economic prosperity of rural communities. Durvet is looking to provide $1,000 scholarships to veterinary students that intend to work in a food animal practice upon graduation. Applicants with intentions of working in mixed animal practice in rural communities will also be considered. Applications accepted October 4-18, 2023.
Understanding Autumn laminitis in horses
Laminitis in horses can strike any time of year, for a variety of reasons, but veterinarians and horse owners see endocrinopathic cases most commonly in spring and autumn. Understanding your horse’s risk level for this painful and potentially deadly hoof condition—and the physiological differences between spring and autumn laminitis—is critical to prevention.