Nominations for the 2023 NYSVMS awards due July 31st!
NYSVMS confers five awards every year and nominees for the awards are selected by the Awards Committee from among nominees from regional boards, regional award recipients, as well as those nominated by the NYSVMS executive board. These nominations are then reviewed by the committee. The committee chair then presents its recommendations to the executive board which gives final approval. Nominations for the 2023 awards are being accepted now untilJuly 31, 2023. For the nomination form, go to: https://nysvms.org/awards/ under nomination process. You can also see all previous award winners. The awards will be presented at the annual holiday party in Tarrytown on November 30, 2023.
NYS-VC will offer integrative medicine classes
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.There will be integrative medicine classes, the DeeDee Arrison Holistic & Integrative Wellness Series, with speaker Nathan Heilman, DVM, CVA, VSMT.
Rory Todhunter, Ph.D. ’92, appointed as inaugural director of the Cornell Richard P. Riney Canine Health Center
Cornell University CVM
Rory Todhunter, Ph.D. ‘92, professor of surgery in the Department of Clinical Sciences at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM), has been named the inaugural director of the Cornell Richard P. Riney Canine Health Center (RCHC). Todhunter will assume the position immediately. Launched with a transformational gift in 2021, the RCHC builds upon the long legacy of scientific inquiry and innovative clinical care at CVM, uniting over 50 experts across the college to advance research, engagement and outreach that will improve the lives of dogs and their owners around the world. The center, since launch, has awarded $1,795,929 in internal grant funding to support 16 canine health studies across a diverse range of disorders, including aging, behavior, cancer biology, genetics and genomics, infectious disease, immunology and nutrition.
Faeh prevails in contest for AVMA president-elect
The AVMA House of Delegates (HOD) on July 14 elected Dr. Sandra Faeh of River Forest, Illinois, from a pool of candidates vying for the office of 2023-24 AVMA president-elect. The former AVMA vice president will succeed current AVMA president-elect, Dr. Rena Carlson, who was installed as AVMA president on July 16. Three candidates spent the past year campaigning for that honor: Dr. Faeh, outgoing AVMA Treasurer Dr. Arnold Goldman, and Dr. Robert Murtaugh, a former chair of the AVMA American Board of Veterinary Specialties.
Bailey shares his vision as he seeks AVMA presidency
Dr. Michael Q. Bailey, a board-certified veterinary radiologist and outgoing member of the AVMA Board of Directors (BOD), launched his campaign for 2024-25 AVMA president-elect on July 14 with an impassioned speech to the AVMA House of Delegates (HOD). So far, he is the only candidate to declare for the position. In addition, two members of the HOD announced their candidacies for 2024-26 AVMA vice president: New Jersey delegate Dr. Elizabeth Boggier and Washington state delegate Dr. Gary Marshall.
AVES announces name change to reflect One Health mission
The American Veterinary Epidemiology Society (AVES) has changed its name to the American Veterinary One Health Society (AVOHS). The association formally unveiled its name and logo change at the AVOHS annual meeting and breakfast, held July 17 during the AVMA Convention 2023 in Denver.
Dr. Joseph Kinnarney named recipient of 2023 AVMA Award
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) today named former AVMA President Dr. Joseph Kinnarney as the winner of the 2023 AVMA Award. Established in 1931, this award recognizes distinguished members of the association who have contributed to the advancement of veterinary medicine in its organizational aspects, exerting outstanding leadership in building stronger local, state or regional associations, or contributing to the improvement of the national organization.
Properly harnessing AI could reshape veterinary care
Arguably not a day goes by now without AI—artificial intelligence, that is—making headlines. We learn a new skill that it can master, better than you and I can. Many of us don’t know whether to be in awe or fear of its power, or both. Regardless, it is here and will impact our lives in many ways. And the veterinary profession and the practice of veterinary medicine are in no way immune. Robert Cartin, DVM, president of Cartin Veterinary Consulting, aptly describes the impact as “mind-blowing and limitless.”
What is missing in your horse’s diet?
Research and anecdotal evidence suggest that many horse owners lack the necessary knowledge and resources to properly balance their horses’ diets [https://thehorse.com/1110521/creating-the-right-diet-for-your-horse/]. Some find it challenging to assess their horses’ body condition and workload and accurately determine the amount of feed and forage their horses receive. Additionally, they often don’t know where to seek reliable expert advice, said Christine Latham, PhD, equine nutritionist with Mad Barn, during her presentation at the Equine Science Society’s Symposium, held June 6-9 in Grapevine, Texas.