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Fall Conference Highlights

Celeste Alexander (University of Illinois) was a first time attendee at the ESVCN meeting in the UK and she shared some impressions of her experience.  Read more and see pictures too....

Dr. Wilbur Amand attended the AAZV meeting in Dallas and he has provided a summary.  Read more....

Dr. Ellen Dierenfeld attended the SBZ conference in Brazil and she has provided a summary.  Read more (and see a picture too)....

AAVN Student Chapters

Several years ago, Dr. Samantha Shields initiated a plan to recruit student chapters and the first school to join was St. Matthew's. Dr. Jackie Parr was also instrumental in recruiting schools and developing a social media platform. Over the next few months, our newsletter will feature each active student chapter and we'll start with the Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island. They responded right away to the editor's request for answers to a few basic questions. Read more and see photos here... 

2017 Blog Contest Winners

Amanda Santarossa was the first place recipient for the AAVN Pet Blog Contest last spring and Morghan Bowman was the first place recipient for the AAVN Equine Blog Contest. Their submissions are posted here for your reading pleasure....

Goldilocks and the Body Condition of the Three Labradors--by Amanda Santarossa


Your Horse is an Ecosystem--by Morghan Bowman

2018 VMX (formerly NAVC) 

Orlando, FL is still the location but the North American Veterinary Conference (NAVC) has a new name to go along with its rebranding--VMX stands for 'Veterinary Meeting & Expo' and it's shaping up to another busy CE event for snowbirds who want to escape the winter blahs for a few days in February.

The AAVN will host a day of nutrition lectures and our featured members who are presenting this year will be Drs. Maryanne Murphy and Angela Witzel Rollins, both on faculty at the University of Tennessee. On Tues. Feb. 6, 2018 their proposed topics and tentative presentation times are as follows:
8am: "Facts behind the fat: Why obesity matters & how to treat it"
10am: "Feeding dogs with chronic kidney disease: What the evidence can & can't tell us" 
11am: "Diarrhea, vomiting, and food, oh my! When to use what for nutritionally managing gastrointestinal disease"
1:45pm: "Decision making for the inappetent dog & cat" 
2:45pm: "To tube or not to tube? A guide to feeding tubes in small animal practice"
4pm: "How I treat: canine & feline pancreatitis"
4:15: "How I treat: colitis in the dog"
4:30: "How I treat: constipation in the cat"
 
To learn more about VMX: http://navc.com/vmx/

Member Spotlight: Dr. Scott Campbell


Scott Campbell lives and works in Australia. He took time out of his busy day earlier this month to answer a few questions.
Read more and see a picture of Scott with his kids....

Work in Progress!

Are you working on something interesting (or working through a research challenge or two) and feel like sharing with other AAVN members?  Curious minds want to know! Our first contributors for this new feature are Dr. Erin Perry and Ms. Jesse Francis from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.  Read a brief synopsis and see their picture with a beautiful horse....
How often would you like to see an issue of the AAVN Newsletter in your in-box? What other suggestions do you have for features in our newsletter? Please let the editor know at:  aboodsarah@gmail.com

Editor of the AAVN Newsletter:

Sarah Abood

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