Results of the Board elections are in!

The CGS Board of Directors is pleased to announce the results of the 2017 election. Thank you to all the members who took the time to vote!

Dr. Al Jergens is our new president, Dr. Stan Marks is our new president-elect, and Dr. Tracy Hill is our new at-large member overseeing the Gutsea and Gutski conferences.  Congratulations to all!

CGS Board membership:
President: Al Jergens
President-Elect: Stan Marks
Past-President: Craig Ruaux
Secretary/Treasurer: Jan Suchodolski
Webmaster: Kate Arnell
At-Large I (Gutsea/Gutski): Tracy Hill
At-Large II (Grants): Katie Tolbert


Award Winners for 2018!


CGS/Royal Canin Professional Development Travel Award

Please join us in congratulating the winners of the CGS/Royal Canin Professional Development award for travel to Barcelona for our combined meeting in May 2019.

The winners are:

Dr. Barry Hedgespeth, Small Animal Internal Medicine Resident @ North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA

Dr. Pat Ishii, PhD student @ Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA

Dr. Eva Stavroulaki @ University of Thessaly, Karditsa, Greece

Congratulations to all the winners!!


CGS/IDEXX Veterinary Student Summer Scholar Award

This year's awards go to:

Elizabeth Dwyer under the co-mentorship of Drs. Frederic Gashen and Jan Suchodolski:  Effect of FMT on the fecal microbiome of healthy dogs treated with antibiotics, Louisiana State University


Julie Vose, under the mentorship of Dr. Katie Tolbert:  Investigation of Enterococci probiotic therapy on Tritrichomonas foetus infection, University of Tennesse College of Veterinary Medicine


CGS/Royal Canin Professional Development Travel Award for the 2018 Digestive Disease Week

This year's awards go to:

Resident category:  Dr. Katherin Busch, small animal medicine resident at Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich

Graduate student category:  Dr. Anna-Lena Ziese, graduate student under the direction of Dr. Stefen Unterer at Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich

Congratulations to all and many thanks to Royal Canin for their continued support of such important awards!



Please find the link below to access Dr. Garcia-Mazcorro's new research involving fecal microbiota transplantation:

Please find the link below to access an article written about Ellen Everson and her CGS ACVIM Poster Presentation Award!

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