Share the Wonderful Campaign Coming to a Close
Although the university’s Share the Wonderful campaign has officially ended, the UW Foundation will continue to focus effort on gathering donations for the campus and for school/college annual funds through the end of the year. If you would like to support your alma mater, there is still plenty of time to make a gift before the end of the calendar year. You can learn more and donate at www.sharethewonderful.org
. Please note that if you would like your gift to go to the SVM, you will need to specifically select the School of Veterinary Medicine Annual Fund. Thank you for your support!
SVM Plays Big Role at World Dairy Expo
At the World Dairy Expo, held October 2–6 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Dr. Sheila McGuirk and more than 60 student volunteers once again coordinated the biosecurity check-in
of 2,500 head of cattle. This 52-hour, round-the-clock endeavor represents a significant service to the expo and the dairy industry. In addition, Dr. McGuirk was honored by the expo
as Industry Person of the Year.
Upcoming Alumni Receptions
Be sure to mark your calendars for these alumni receptions — they’re just around the corner!American Association of Equine Practitioners:
December 3, 2012 • 6 to 8 p.m.
Marriott Anaheim (Grand Ballroom, Salon J), Anaheim, California North American Veterinary Conference
January 20, 2013 • 7 to 9 p.m.
Orlando World Center Marriott (Washington Room), Orlando, Florida Western Veterinary Conference
February 18, 2013 • 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Location TBD, Las Vegas, Nevada
Dean Markel is hoping to see all of you at the NAVC and WVC receptions. If you are interested in attending any of the receptions, please contact Kristi Thorson at email@example.com
Dr. Melissa De Witt-Larson (1970–2012)
Dr. Melissa De Witt-Larson DVM’98 passed away on October 15, 2012, at age 42, after being diagnosed with stomach cancer in August of 2010. You can learn more about Dr. De Witt-Larson at www.melissadvm.com
AWARDS & HONORS
SVM Faculty, Former Deans Honored at WVMA
The UW School of Veterinary Medicine was well represented at the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association’s annual convention, held October 11–14 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. Former SVM Dean Daryl Buss MS’74, PhD’75 received the Presidential Award for his many valuable contributions to organized veterinary medicine in Wisconsin throughout his career. Buss’s predecessor, former Dean Barney Easterday MS’58, PhD’61, was recognized for 50 consecutive years of membership in the WVMA. In addition, Chris Snyder, clinical assistant professor of veterinary dentistry and oral surgery, received the Meritorious Service Award in recognition of his efforts as an instrumental leader for the WVMA’s small animal wetlabs. More information about these awards can be found on the WVMA website
Recent findings from the Academic Analytics 2010 Database show that the Comparative Biomedical Sciences graduate program at the SVM is a top-ranked program. Both locally and on the national level, the program received top scores. Academic Analytics gathers and aggregates metrics on the research productivity of nearly 400 institutions nationally into a comparative database. For details, see the announcement
on the SVM news web page.
UW VETERINARY CARE UPDATES
Advanced Hemodialysis Therapy Available at UW Veterinary Care
The experts at UW Veterinary Care would like to remind referring veterinarians that they are now providing a new, advanced therapy for patients with acute kidney failure. Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT), which is available only in a limited number of facilities throughout the country, is a form of hemodialysis (blood purification) that is used most often in patients with kidney injury or failure. Unlike conventional hemodialysis, which is intermittent, CRRT is used continuously until kidney function improves. This new therapy offers patients with an otherwise terminal disease a chance at recovery.
For more information, contact Dr. Kelly Monaghan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Chronic Kidney Disease in Cats
UW Veterinary Care recently began a new clinical trial for cats with chronic kidney disease (CKD), one of the most common diseases in aging cats. In human patients, it is known to be associated with oxidative stress, which correlates with reduction in kidney function and may also contribute to CKD progression. The new trial is investigating urinary F2-Isoprostanes (F2-IsoP), a specific and reliable biomarker of oxidative stress in the kidney, to assess the degree of oxidative stress in cats with CKD of varying stages. The results of this study may provide additional prognostic information in cats with CKD, and may allow for future therapeutic trials with antioxidants to slow the rate of disease progression. For more information, visit the UWVC website
To determine if a patient is eligible for this study, please contact Dr. Kelly Monaghan, Dr. Will Whitehouse, or Dr. Stephanie Wan at (608) 263-7600. You may also pose questions or schedule an appointment by sending an e-mail to email@example.com
.Other Clinical Trials
In addition to the CKD study, UWVC is currently enrolling patients in clinical trials in oncology, emergency services and critical care, ophthalmology, small animal internal medicine, and orthopedic surgery. For more information, visit the UWVC website
CONTINUING EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES
The UW School of Veterinary Medicine Office of Continuing Education is offering several upcoming courses. For more information, check their website
or call Karl Olson at (608) 263-5206 or firstname.lastname@example.org
.SVM Employment Fair and Practice Management Conference
Saturday, January 12 at the UW School of Veterinary Medicine
Help yourself build a thriving veterinary medical practice by attending our second annual Practice Management Conference. Members of the Health Service team at Schenck SC, a regional CPA and business consulting firm, will present best practices for enhancing profitability and ensuring the long-term success of your practice. Topics presented will include how employees make the practice, workplace fraud, and enhancing your cash flow.
Registrants will have the unique opportunity to participate in the second annual Veterinary Medical Employment Fair. If you anticipate that your organization will be hiring veterinarians in 2013, please register to reserve a table at the fair. Current DVM students in their final semester of the program will be attending and eager to connect with professionals about employment opportunities.Basic Ultrasound
December 1 or 2 at the UW School of Veterinary Medicine
This program will offer the small animal clinician an entry-level introduction to diagnostic ultrasound, including scanning routine, basic measurements, image optimization and purchasing guidelines.Continuing Education via Distance Learning
In addition to in-person continuing education courses, the UW School of Veterinary Medicine offers continuing education on a wide variety of topics through its distance learning site
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.
Mark D. Markel, Dean
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Wisconsin-Madisonalumni@vetmed.wisc.edu
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