CGS Veterinary Student Summer Research Scholar Program 2015This year two grants were awarded. The winners are Gena Esposito from Texas A&M University and Rebecca Timmons from the Colorado State University.

Gena Esposito is a a student (class of 2018) under the mentorship of Dr. Jan Suchodolski, the title of their project is "Measurement of fecal metabolites in dogs with chronic enteropathy". Rebecca Timmons is a student (Class of 2017) under the mentorship of Dr. Craig Webb, the title of their project is "In vitro Optimization of Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Treatment of Chronic Enteropathy in Dogs".

Congratulations to Gena Esposito and Rebecca Timmons!


CGS/Iams-Eukanuba Professional Development Awards for travel to Gutsea 2015


This year the CGS board has decided to give 4 awards to members in training:

Dr. Samantha Parkinson, second year small animal internal medicine resident at the University of Tennessee

Dr. Agostino Buono,  PhD student at Texas A&M University

Dr. Allison Kendall, Purdue University, Indiana,

and Dr. Alison Manchester, University of Wisconsin
Each award covers travel related expenses up to $1,500, kindly sponsored by P&G PetCare.

Please join me in congratulating our winners on this prestigious award.

The AGM of the CGS was held at this year's ACVIM in Nashville, Tennessee. We had an excellent lunch which was kindly sponsored by Nestle Purina!

2015 Digestive Disease week travel awards

The Board of the Comparative Gastroenterology Society (CGS) is pleased to announce the winners of the CGS/Iams-Eukanuba Professional Development Awards - Digestive Diseases Week (DDW) Travel Award 2015.

This year two travel grants were awarded. The winners are Dr. Emily Gould from the University of Tennessee and Dr. Lina Maria Martinez-Lopez from the University of Melbourne.

Dr. Gould is a Master’s candidate under the mentorship of Dr. Katie Tolbert. Dr. Martinez-Lopez is a PhD candidate under the mentorship of Dr. Caroline Mansfield.

Congratulations to Dr. Gould and Dr. Martinez-Lopez , and many thanks to Iams-Eukanuba for their continued generous support of this award!


2015 Waltham/CGS research grant award

The Board of the CGS is pleased to announce the winner of the 2015 CGS/Waltham Research Grant.

All grants were judged by CGS Board members and volunteer CGS members.

This year’s grant is awarded to Dr. Jessica Florey for her project  “Celiac disease in dogs with chronic enteropathies- more common than we think?”.

Dr. Florey is a 1st year internal medicine resident at the Royal Veterinary College under mentorship of Dr. Karin Allenspach.

Congratulations to Drs. Florey and Allenspach and many thanks to Waltham for their continued generous support of this grant!

Abstract award winners ACVIM 2014

SueYee Lim won the award with her presentation entitled “Quantitative contrast-enhanced ultrasonographic assessment of naturally occurring pancreatitis in dogs“. SueYee is finishing a PhD at Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan and is moving back to Malaysia later this year to start a faculty position. In the category of poster presentation Linda Toresson won the award with her presentation entitled “Oral cobalamin supplementation in dogs with chronic enteropathies and hypocobalaminemia”. Linda currently is a PhD student with Thomas Spillmann at the University in Helsinki and also an practitioner at a large veterinary clinic in Helsingborg, Sweden. Both awardees will receive a check for $800.

New CGS Board At-Large member is Dr. Keith Richter

The CGS Board of Directors is pleased to announce the results of the CGS At-Large Board position election. Thank you to all the members who took the time to vote. Dr. Keith Richer is our new At-Large Board member. Please join us in welcoming Keith back to the CGS Board! He will start his term at the end of the annual membership meeting in Nashville. Among other responsibilities his position will be charged with organizing our annual conference GutSki and GutSea.

The CGS would also like to extend a resounding thank you to Dr. Bob Sherding for his dedicated service in this position over the last 3 years. Additionally, a big round of applause to Drs. Marnin Forman and Katharine Arnell for their willingness to serve the CGS.

Newest membership letter now available!

Winner of the CGS summer student scholarship 2014

The CGS Board is pleased to announce the winner of the 2014 CGS Veterinary Student Summer Research Scholar Program.

The award goes to Mrs. Jessica Rigling, veterinary student at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State University.

Mrs Rigling will work with her mentor, Dr. Craig Ruaux, this summer evaluating an ELISA assay for 5-Hydroxyindoleacetic acid.

The title of her project is “Validation of a urinary 5-HIAA ELISA, and preliminary use in dogs with chronic enteropathies ”.

Please join us in congratulating Mrs. Rigling for her accomplishment!



DDW 2014

This year's DDW meeting was a great success and was held in Chicago- we had a fabolous dinner kindly sponsired by SIVOY - thank you so much for the generous support!

The meeting this year was a memorable experience with more than 18,000 gastroenterologists in attendance and well over 5000 research abstracts presented.

Membership information

  • Membership application form

CGS Board


CGS Board election results 2013

The outcomeof the 2013 elections for members of the Board as as follows:

  • Our president will be Joerg Steiner
  • Steve Hill will be serving as past president
  • our new president elect will be Craig Ruaux
  • Karin Allenspach will continue as webmaster.
  • Jan Suchodolski will continue as secretary & treasurer.
  • Bob Sherding will be our new at-large member 1 to the board. His position is charged with helping with our annual conference GUTSKI and GUTSEA, which by the way Bob is the only member who has been to every single one of our annual meetings.
  • Peter Kook will be our new at-large member 2

A big THANK YOU to our other members who stepped forward to serve our wonderful organization - thanks for being willing to serve!!!


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