July, 2023

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Kinnarney honored with AVMA Award for dedicated service to AVMA Family

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Dr. Joseph Kinnarney is this year’s recipient of The AVMA Award, which he accepted during the keynote at AVMA Convention 2023 in Denver. Among his accomplishments, his service to both the American Veterinary Medical Foundation and the AVMA Trusts helped both entities evolve into the vital, relevant entities they are today.

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Yet Another New Backyard

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Nomadic life is slowly and surely taking root on our end, and this brings its fair share of challenges. All fades under the blinding lights of new backyard birds, however. Regular readers will be well aware that I am a huge fan of sitting at home, sipping coffee, and birding. The benefits of long-term observation of the same birds have fertilized my psyche in ways I never thought possible.

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I found him outside my house and I want to help him. Does anyone know what type of bird he is? I want to know how to help him properly like what type of food we can give him.

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Mark Markel elected first veterinarian president-elect of AO Foundation

AVMA News

Dr. Mark Markel, an equine surgeon and dean of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, was recently elected president-elect of the AO Foundation, the world’s largest nonprofit orthopedic foundation.

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AVMA Board elects Lemme chair, Knapp vice chair

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The AVMA Board of Directors 2023-24 chair is Dr. Charles Lemme, who was elected during the Board's July 16 meeting during AVMA Convention 2023 in Denver. Dr. Robert Knapp was elected 2023-24 Board vice chair.

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AVES announces name change to reflect One Health mission

AVMA News

The American Veterinary Epidemiology Society (AVES) has changed its name to the American Veterinary One Health Society (AVOHS). The association formally unveiled its name and logo change at the AVOHS annual meeting and breakfast, held July 16 during the AVMA Convention 2023 in Denver.

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Inaugural Frederick Douglass Patterson Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Willie Reed

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Dr. Willie Reed is the inaugural recipient of the Frederick Douglass Patterson Lifetime Achievement Award. The award aims to recognize individuals who make significant contributions to the veterinary profession through innovative and transformative leadership in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Faeh prevails in contest for AVMA president-elect

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Dr. Sandra Faeh of River Forest, Illinois, was elected by the AVMA House of Delegates (HOD) on July 14 from a pool of candidates vying for the office of 2023-24 AVMA president-elect.

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Rabbit hemorrhagic disease’s spread appears to be slowing

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Since the latest strain of rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus type 2 (RHDV-2) was first detected more than three years ago, it continues to spread in North American wild rabbit and hare populations, but reports of detections are greatly reduced.

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American Association of Industry Veterinarians – July 16, 2023

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The American Association of Industry Veterinarians (AAIV) held a networking reception and its annual business meeting on July 16 in Denver. The association seated new officials.

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JAVMArt Jubilee, VetartNow raise more than $25k to help dogs in need

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The JAVMArt Jubilee event on July 15 brought together artists, veterinarians, and guests to celebrate the veterinary and art worlds' union during AVMA Convention 2023 in Denver. Proceeds from the event eclipsed $12,500, which will be matched by Hill's Pet Nutrition, for a total of more than $25,000 benefiting The Street Dog Coalition (SDC).

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AVMA Steve Dale Excellence in Veterinary Media Award given to Shojai

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Amy Shojai accepted the AVMA Steve Dale Excellence in Veterinary Media Award on July 15 during AVMA Convention 2023 in Denver. The award is meant to honor the achievements of an individual who has contributed to the positive visibility of the veterinary profession by raising public awareness of the important and diverse roles that veterinarians play in every facet of the health and welfare of animals, people, and the environment.

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AVMF, VPRF announce veterinary pharmacology fellowship grant

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The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) and the Veterinary Pharmacology Research Foundation (VPRF) have partnered to fund a one-year fellowship grant for veterinary pharmacology. The deadline for submissions is August 16.

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Supreme Court upholds California sow housing law

AVMA News

A slim majority of U.S. Supreme Court justices upheld the California ballot initiative Proposition 12 as constitutional, and that the state could establish its own rules on meat sold in the state, even if that means that products produced outside of the state must comply with the law. Full implementation begins at the beginning of next year.

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Bailey shares his vision as he seeks AVMA presidency

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Dr. Michael Q. Bailey, a board-certified veterinary radiologist, launched his campaign for 2024-25 AVMA president-elect on July 14. And two members of the AVMA House of Delegates—Drs. Elizabeth Boggier and Gary Marshall—are vying to be the 2024-26 AVMA vice president.

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AVMA Global Veterinary Service Award goes to Magda

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This year’s AVMA Global Veterinary Service Award went to Dr. Scarlett Magda, who is the co-founder and president of Veterinarians International (VI), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to globally enhance the health and welfare of animals and the communities they inhabit.

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Medicated feed against swine parasites, dysentery withdrawn

AVMA News

The combination medicated feed containing Safe-Guard (fenbendazole) and Lincomix (lincomycin) for use in pigs has been voluntary withdrawn by its sponsor, the Food and Drug Administration announced June 30.

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House Committee advances AVMA-backed xylazine language

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The Administration announced its national coordinated response on July 11 to fight the deadly combination of illicit xylazine mixed with fentanyl.

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Meritorious Service Award goes to Phillip Nelson

AVMA News

This year’s AVMA Meritorious Service Award recipient is Dr. Phillip D. Nelson. He stepped down in September 2022 as dean of Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU) College of Veterinary Medicine after 15 years. This award recognizes a veterinarian who has brought honor and distinction to the veterinary profession through personal, professional, or community service activities that are conducted outside the scope of organized veterinary medicine or research.

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Straight talk about veterinary workforce issues

AVMA News

As AVMA President, Dr. Lori Teller delivered a presentation and participated in a panel on July 13 on the topics of the veterinary workforce, proposed midlevel position (MLP), and importance of the in-person veterinarian-client-patient relationship (VCPR). Her remarks, delivered in Denver during a meeting of industry leaders, are summarized here.

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James E. Nave wins AVMA Advocacy Award

AVMA News

The AVMA presented Dr. James E. Nave, of Las Vegas, with the AVMA Advocacy Award July 14 during the AVMA House of Delegates (HOD) regular annual session, held concurrently with AVMA Convention 2023 in Denver. The AVMA Advocacy Award recognizes an individual for their contribution to advancing the AVMA’s legislative agenda and advocating on behalf of the veterinary profession.

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Vroegindewey honored with public service award

AVMA News

Dr. Gary A. Vroegindewey was recognized with the AVMA Public Service Award at a reception July 17 following the AVMA Global Health Summit at AVMA Convention 2023 in Denver.

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Incoming AVMA President Carlson touches on power of belonging

AVMA News

As part of her address to the AVMA House of Delegates on July 14, 2023-24 AVMA President Dr. Rena Carlson encouraged her colleagues to think about the view of the profession veterinarians want the world to see and understand as well as what vision they want to manifest for themselves.

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Texas VMA, veterinary school, veterinary clinic receive AVMA President’s Awards

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Dr. Lori Teller, 2022-23 AVMA president, gave three President’s Awards during the President’s Reception July 14 at AVMA Convention 2023 in Denver. This year’s recipients are the Texas VMA (TVMA), Texas A&M University School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and the Meyerland Animal Clinic (MAC) in Houston.

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Alabama VMA – May 31-June 4, 2023

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The Alabama VMA (ALVMA) held its Emerald Coast Veterinary Conference from May 31-June 4 in Miramar Beach, Florida. The association presented awards and seated new officials.

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Birding Lake Kerkini, Greece: Three Lazy Days

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Lake Kerkini National Park in the north of Greece is the very best birding area in the Balkan Peninsula and definitely among the top ten hotspots of Europe. Surprisingly, despite being on the site of a former marsh, Kerkini is an artificial reservoir with the purpose of irrigation of arable fields. The lake lies at a mere 35 m / 115 ft a.s.l. and is towered by the forested, 2,030 m / 6,660 ft high Mt.

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Education council schedules site visits – July 2023

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The AVMA Council on Education (AVMA COE) has scheduled site visits to six schools and colleges of veterinary medicine for the remainder of 2023.

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Birding Porto Lagos Lagoons, Greece, or the snake-cold Vergina lager

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Visit to our next national park in Greece started with an excellent fish dinner in the Porto Lagos harbour, overlooking the pine forest with a heronry, and we had Black-crowned Night-Herons , Little Egrets and Grey Herons coming and going, a lone White Stork , a Common Tern , and numerous Yellow-legged Gulls in the harbour, together with half a dozen cats around our table.

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The Collared Finchbill

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The Collared Finchbill is not a rare bird, and it is not endangered, but it is a particular favorite of mine. So, in order to show a few more photos of the bird than the usual two or three had I included this bird in a post of birds seen around Wolongshan, Sichuan), here is one dedicated to the species. The Collared Finchbill is a bulbul, even though the name does not state this directly.

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In Memory – July 6, 2023

AVMA News

Veterinarian obituaries in the "In Memory" section of the Journal of the AVMA, July 6, 2023.

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