The 2023 NYS-VC will feature classes for LVTs
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 hybrid 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 classes for LVTs.
CVM alumni celebrate reunion 2023
Cornell University CVM
Roughly 200 graduates and their guests of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine gathered June 8-10 to reminisce and reconnect at the college’s annual reunion. Classes ending in 3 and 8 celebrated their reunion milestones, with representatives from 1963 to 2018. The Class of 1973 celebrated their 50th, the Class of 1968 celebrated their 55th and the Class of 1963 celebrated their 60th. No matter the class year, attendees reported that the event was a wonderful chance to celebrate their alma mater.
Howard Evans ’44, Ph.D. ’50, emeritus professor of anatomy, passes away
Cornell University CVM
Howard Evans ’44, Ph.D. ’50, emeritus professor of anatomy, and iconic faculty member of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, has passed away at age 100. “Almost every graduate of our college either knows him, or his legacy of over 70 years of inspiring countless students with the love of anatomy and natural history,” says Lorin Warnick, DVM, Ph.D. ’94, Austin O. Hooey Dean of Veterinary Medicine.
Advances in animal genome editing continue apace
Researchers celebrated two recent advancements in gene editing: approvals for pork from gene-edited pigs to enter the human food supply and a calf with reduced susceptibility to bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV). The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) also announced a joint project with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to create a new resource for researchers and companies developing innovative animal biotechnology products by using gene editing to alter animal genomes.
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.
Marijuana, other recreational drugs debut on pet toxins top 10 list
For the first time, recreational drugs have made the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) Animal Poison Control Center’s (APCC) annual list of top toxins for pets. These drugs include marijuana-based substances, hallucinogenic mushrooms, and cocaine, which took the tenth spot on the list.
What’s killing hundreds of sea lions and dozens of dolphins along the Southern California coast?
More than 1,000 marine mammals along the Southern California coast have gotten sick or died this month due to a bloom of toxic algae, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The Channel Islands Marine and Wildlife Institute, a local rescue organization, has logged hundreds of reports of dead sea lions and nearly 60 dolphins in the first few weeks of June, according to NOAA.
Career advice for new graduates
Many veterinarians consider their work a calling—not just a job. Couple that with how much time work occupies in our lives (an average adult spends approximately one-third of their life, or more than 90,000 hours, at work), and one can see the importance of finding an ideal workplace fit. How do you make that magic fit happen? It takes intentional, systematic self-reflection and thorough evaluation of the potential career choice.
Refeeding the skinny horse
I recently rescued a very skinny mare. The veterinarian said she is between a 2 and 3 body condition score. He suggested starting her off on a forage-only diet at first. What else can I do to help her gain weight safely without causing other health problems? Rescue horses can certainly be very rewarding but also emotionally and physically exhausting. It is great that your veterinarian is involved as they will be able to guide you best in her overall care.