Message from Dean Buss
to UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine alumni
Welcome to the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine’s alumni e-newsletter! Periodically, we’ll keep in touch to let you know what’s happening at your alma mater. In this issue:
WHAT’S NEW AT THE SCHOOL?
Dörte Döpfer Receives Global Health and Staff Development Grant
And the survey says...
The Alumni Advisory Board recently met to discuss the results of the alumni survey. As a result of your feedback, we're going to focus our efforts on keeping classmates connected and on creating a mentorship database. More information to follow! As always, the advisory board is interested in hearing from you. Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the date! Alumni Reunion will be held June 25
All alumni and families are welcome as we celebrate graduates from the classes of 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006 and graduates from the Veterinary Science and Comparative Biomedical Sciences Program! More details will be coming soon, but be sure to save the date.
Offset The Cost Of Biopsy For Dogs With Lymphoma, Osteosarcoma, Oral Melanoma, Sarcoma, Mast Cell Tumor, Primary Lung Tumor, Or HemangiosarcomaWe have recently been named one of three centers nationally to become a cancer tissue procurement center for the newly formed Canine Comparative Oncology and Genomics Consortium (CCOGC), a group of veterinary and medical researchers who have determined that a well-described repository of canine tumor tissues is an essential resource to progress new cancer therapies. This new resource to fight cancer has been named the Pfizer Inc. CCOGC Biospecimen Repository. The cost of surgical biopsy collection, a necessary diagnostic step in the majority of patient work-ups, is completely covered in most cases (unless involving open cavity collection).
For additional information, please contact? Dr. Lassara McCartan, Dr. Kim Wirth, or members of the oncology Service at (608) 263-7600.
Clinical Trials Constantly Updated on VMTH Website
For information on other clinical trials please check the VMTH website.
CONTINUING EDUCATION UPDATES
Upcoming Continuing Education ConferencesThe School’s Office of Continuing Veterinary Medical is presenting the following conferences:
- January 28, 2011 - Cold Hard Facts on Hot Topics: An interactive conference with case presentation on oncology, neurology, nutrition and dermatology.
- January 29, 2011 – Basic Large Animal Ultrasound
- February 5, 2011?- Marine Mammal Behavior Conference
- February 6, 2011 - Small Animal Behavior Conference
- February 26, 2011 – Back to Basics with Anesthesiology
Experts on horse first aid to speak at UW
The Office of Continuing Education will host the 22nd Annual Serious Horse Owner Seminar on Saturday, February 19, 2010. This year’s topic is “First Aid for Horses—When to call the vet and what to do before help arrives.” See their website
for more information.
If you have specific requests for information, we’d love to hear them. Just hit “reply” and let us know what’s on your mind.
Daryl D. Buss, Dean
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Wisconsin-Madisonalumni@vetmed.wisc.edu