Joanne Paul-Murphy, DVM, Dipl ACZM, Dipl ACAW has been awarded the AVMA's Animal Welfare Award. The The AVMA Animal Welfare Award is presented to an AVMA member veterinarian in recognition of their achievement in advancing the welfare of animals via leadership, public service, education, research/product development, and/or advocacy. Dr Paul-Murphy was nominated by a group of her current and past residents and her peers for this amazing award. The very first veterinarian to be bestowed this award was Dr Murray Fowler, DVM, Dipl ACZM!
Ray Wack, DVM, Dipl ACZM has been awarded the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Faculty Clinical Excellence Award. This award honors professional or staff veterinarians at the VMTH who demonstrate exceptional, sustained, and significant achievements in patient care, clinical instruction, and advancing clinical veterinary medicine. It recognizes veterinarians who's ability, dedication, character, and leadership contribute significantly to the excellent reputation of VMTH clinical programs.
Eric Miller, DVM, Dipl ACZM has been awarded the 2019 George Engelmann Interdisciplinary Award through the St Louis Academy of Science. Dr. Miller’s decades-long career as a veterinarian and conservationist has taken him around the world. His early years focused on diseases affecting rhinoceroses in zoos and in Africa, and the health of the South China tigers and Giant Pandas. As the Director of the Madagascar Fauna and Flora Group, he oversaw research and conservation efforts to save lemurs in Madagascar’s eastern lowland rain forests. Dr. Miller has also worked in the Galapagos Islands, and taught veterinary courses in Brazil, China, France, Mexico, Russia, Spain, Thailand, and the United Kingdom. As first Director of the Saint Louis Zoo’s WildCare Institute he helped established cooperative agreements with over 180 zoos, universities, botanical gardens, and governmental and nongovernmental agencies that collaborate with its 13 focused Conservation Centers and additional programs. He was an advocate for conservation medicine, and an Institute was added that focuses on the importance of epidemiology in wildlife and human diseases. At present, there is only one definitive English language book on zoo and wildlife medicine, “Fowler’s Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine.” It is a leading textbook on wildlife medicine used in veterinary medical education programs around the globe. He was a Co-Editor (4 editions) and Editor (the last 2). Miller’s international reputation has resulted in some unique assignments. When the Tbilisi Zoo, in the Republic of Georgia, was flooded, the Zoo lost half of their animals along with three keepers, Dr. Miller was the first outside veterinarian on the scene. Miller has also worked to develop a true partnership between European and North American zoo veterinarians. After twenty years of effort, those two regions now share support of the Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, and have held two joint meetings.
A serious number of ACZM Dips got together recently at the North American Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpes Virus Workshop held at Houston Zoo. From left to right are all ACZM Dips including: Sarah Cannizzo, Noha About-Madi, Betsey Stringer, Priya Bapodra, Maryanne Tocidlowski, Christine Molter, Sharon Deem, Lauren Howard, Kathryn Perrin, Jennifer D'Agostino, Nadine Lamberski and Luis Padilla. It is amazing to see so many dips in one place working on an important topic in zoological medicine.
Congratulations to Marion Desmarchelier, DMV, IPSAV, DES (Zoological Medicine), DES (Animal Behavioral Medicine), MSc, Dipl ACZM, Dipl ECZM (Zoo Health Management), Dipl ACVB who recently passed her ACVB (American College of Veterinary Behavior) board certification!