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College of Veterinary Medicine to host veterinary conference, alumni weekend

The UGA College of Veterinary Medicine will host its 52nd annual Veterinary Conference and Alumni Weekend March 27-28 at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education.

College alumni, veterinarians and veterinary technicians interested in receiving continuing education credits are invited to attend. In addition, honors will be awarded to distinguished alumni who have led accomplished careers in veterinary medicine.

This year’s keynote speaker is Hayley Murphy, director of veterinary services for Zoo Atlanta. Murphy will discuss the Great Ape Heart Project, a multi-institutional effort aimed at investigating, diagnosing and treating cardiac disease in apes living in zoological settings.

Other presentations will be given by Cynthia Ward, a professor of small animal internal medicine and the chief medical officer for small animal services at the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital; Ray Kaplan, a professor of infectious diseases in the college; Andrew Bugbee, a clinical assistant professor of internal medicine in the college; and Cheryl Greenacre, an associate professor of avian and zoological medicine with the University of Tennessee’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

Information about the speakers, hotel, sessions and online registration are at