Mitch Bush, DVM, Dipl ACZM is the recipient of the 2018 Murray E. Fowler Lifetime Achievement Award. This award recognizes an ACZM Diplomate that has demonstrated exceptional commitment and contributions to the ACZM while making significant lifetime contributions that have advanced the discipline of zoological medicine. This award was created in honor of Murray E. Fowler, DVM, Dipl ACZM, who was also the award's first designee in 2014. The award was presented by ACZM President Kay Backues, DVM, Dipl ACZM at the annual ACZM business meeting in Prague, Czech Republic and was accepted by Scott Citino, DVM, Dipl ACZM.
Lori Westermoreland, DVM is the 2018 ACZM Student Manuscript Award recipient for her manuscript: "Altered acrylic acid concentrations hard and soft corals exposed to deteriorating water conditions" published in Facets in 2017.
Sharon Deem, DVM, PhD, Dipl ACZM and Krista Keller, DVM, Dipl ACZM are both recipients of ACZM Presidential Service Awards in recognition for their hard work and dedication to the ACZM.
Matt Allender, DVM, PhD, Dipl ACZM is the 2018 Reptile and Amphibian Veterinary Excellent award from the Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians. This annual honor is awarded to a veterinarian that is recognized for excellence in advancing the care of reptile and amphibian medicine and conservation. Dr Allender is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and Founder and Director of the Wildlife Epidemiology Laboratory. His dedication to conservation and medicine of reptiles and amphibians is well documented in his research that focuses on emerging infectious diseases of free-ranging reptile and amphibian species. Check out his complete publication list on Pubmed.
Krista A Keller, DVM, Dipl ACZM is the 2018 Rising Star award winner from the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. This award recognizes an alumnus that is within 10 years of graduation who has already achieved early career success. Dr Keller is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and Co-Director of the Wildlife Epidemiology Laboratory.
Like TedTalks? Sharon Deem, DVM, PhD, Dipl ACZM's TedTalkX on Conservation Medicine is available here. Check out Dr. Deem's website here for more information on future speaking events and all things conservation medicine.
The North American Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpes Virus Workshop will be held at Houston Zoo March 26-28th, 2019. Curators, managers, keepers, veterinarians, veterinary technicians, scientists, researchers, conservationists and students are all welcome. For more information contact Christine Molter, DVM, Dipl ACZM at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you a veterinarian or veterinary technician interested in improving your capabilities using endoscopy in a variety of species? Check out the Avian, Reptile, & Small Mammal Endoscopy, held at University of Georgia (Athens, GA) Fri, November 30, 2018 - Sun, December 02, 2018. This annual workshop is hosted by Steve Divers, DVM, Dipl ACZM and Joerg Mayer, DVM, Dipl ACZM