Call for nominations for the 2023 NYSVMS awards
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 through July 31, 2023. For the nomination form, go to: https://nysvms.org/awards/ under nomination process. The awards will be presented at the annual holiday party in Tarrytown on November 30, 2023.
Class of 2024 celebrates White Coat Ceremony
Cornell University CVM
On May 6, 2023, the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine held its annual White Coat Ceremony, in which third-year veterinary students receive the white coats that signify their transition from classroom and lecture hall learning into their clinical training. Welcoming students, faculty, family and friends attending the event, Lorin D. Warnick, DVM, Ph.D. ’94, the Austin O. Hooey Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, shared his own memories of his time on clinics, noting how it was a time for him to get to know the other students on his rotations. “I found them to be wonderful, always pitching in, taking their share of the work and giving a nudge to wake me up if I dozed off during morning rounds,” Warnick said. “And I also learned how deeply they could sleep curled up on a fleece blanket in one of the ICU cages.”
CVM facilities, CARE teams recognized as 2023 Cornell heroes
Cornell University CVM
Cornell Heroes is an annual campaign – led by the Division of the VP and CHRO in collaboration with local college and unit HR departments – designed to spotlight and celebrate teams for a steadfast commitment to their daily work that serves as a foundation for the university and its mission. “We launched Cornell Heroes in the spring of 2022 as a way to acknowledge the great work that happens everywhere and every day in various – often unseen – capacities across the university,” said Ashley Miller, recognition program manager.
Association for Pet Obesity Prevention releases study results
The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) recently released findings of a study showing that in 2022, 59% of dogs and 61% of cats were classified as overweight or having obesity, an increase from the previous surveys conducted in 2018 and 2017. The survey results also showed that accurate body condition scoring (BCS) assessments can be challenging, particularly in dogs with long or thick fur and cats with prominent primordial pouches or long hair. However, APOP is working with organizations to create improved methods for measuring body condition and body fat in pets.
Canine parvovirus treatment receives conditional approval
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has granted a conditional license for the first therapeutic solution to treat canine parvovirus (CPV). Canine Parvovirus Monoclonal Antibody—Elanco’s first monoclonal antibody treatment—is a single, intravenous dose used to treat clinical signs caused by parvo in sick puppies and dogs, regardless of vaccination status.
FDA approves anemia drug for cats with chronic kidney disease
Elanco’s Varenzin-CA1 is the first drug for the control of nonregenerative anemia associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD) in cats for which the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted conditional approval, the agency announced May 1. Varenzin-CA1 is available only by prescription from a licensed veterinarian. CKD is a disease that requires day-to-day management in cats, and nonregenerative anemia is a complication that often contributes to death or euthanasia of affected cats because of poor quality of life. Cats with CKD develop nonregenerative anemia when their kidneys produce less of a hormone called erythropoietin, which helps the bone marrow produce red blood cells.
The Humane Society of the United States launches More Than a Pet campaign
As inflation continues to push prices higher, families across the United States are struggling to afford veterinary care, supplies, and food for their pets. To help fight this issue, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) launched More Than a Pet, a campaign to raise awareness and provide solutions to keep families and their pets together. “Everyone deserves to experience the love and companionship of a pet. But the welfare of companion animals is inseparable from the well-being of their families, and unequal access to pet care and resources is an overlooked national crisis,” explained Kitty Block, president, and CEO of HSUS, in an organizational release.
Three New York veterinary practices organize future equine practitioners weekend
Cavalcade Management Group, co-founded by the independently-owned practices Millbrook Equine, the Equine Clinic at OakenCroft, and Rhinebeck Equine is pleased to announce the return of the Future Equine Practitioners Weekend in 2023. Equine Veterinary students in all years of study from Guelph University, University of Pennsylvania, Tufts University, Cornell University, Montreal University, Ohio State University, Long Island University, and the Atlantic Veterinary College will convene for an educational experience September 9-10, 2023.