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AVMA and AVAP Conferences

Posted August 26, 2016

Many at the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences recently attended the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Association of Veterinary Advancement Professionals (AVAP) conferences in August. The two conferences were held in San Antonio, TX and were also attended by other professionals in the United States and Canada in and supporting veterinary medicine.

First, veterinary professionals and students enjoyed seminars and exhibits at the AVMA conference Aug. 5-9. Then, development and communications professionals attended the AVAP conference on Aug 9 and 10.

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Dr. Eleanor M. Green, the Carl B. King dean of veterinary medicine, presented the keynote address, “A Century of Leadership,” at the AVAP conference. She addressed the ever-changing nature of the veterinary profession and how technology has caused these changes to occur at an exponential rate. She also emphasized the importance of professionals in development and communications in helping veterinary colleges move forward. Green also served on a panel of deans from veterinary colleges, which consisted of Dr. Michael Lairmore (University of California—Davis), Dr. Jim Lloyd (University of Florida), and Dr. Rustin M. Moore (The Ohio State University).

At the AVAP conference, the CVM Communications Team accepted the 2016 AAVMC Communications Excellence Award. The team also presented the various communication materials that they produce and the strategies they use.

Wesley Williams, DVM ’10, an associate veterinarian at Hillside Veterinary Clinic, won CVM gift basket at the AVMA reception and was also the first recipient of the Dorothy Hendricks Scholarship while pursuing his DVM. He assisted in making the scholarship the largest annual scholarship awarded at the CVM.

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