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UGA College of Veterinary Medicine hosts Science of Veterinary Medicine Symposium

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine will host the Science of Veterinary Medicine Symposium on Thursday, Oct.14. Admission is free and the symposium is open to the public.

This year’s symposium opens with keynote speaker Dr. James Roth, who is a Distinguished Professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University. He received the Distinguished Veterinary Immunologist Award from the American Association of Veterinary Immunologists in 1997 and the Distinguished Veterinary Microbiologist Award from the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists in 2009. Roth has authored or co-authored more than 150 publications in refereed journals. Roth’s address, which will be given at 10 a.m., is entitled “Induction of T Cell-Mediated Immunity by Bovine Respiratory Viral Vaccines.”

Late registration for the event begins at 9 a.m. on the day of the event. The afternoon includes three special emerging fields lectures: “Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases”; “Agrosecurity”; “Radiation Therapy in Veterinary Medicine.” These workshops will address emerging fields in veterinary medicine.

From late morning through early afternoon, UGA veterinary students, graduate students, interns, residents and faculty will present basic and clinical research that has been conducted at UGA College of Veterinary Medicine. At approximately 4 p.m., awards will be given for the best presentations. (Photographs of the awards recipients will be available online, about one week after the event, at

This year’s event is supported by generous donations from Merial Limited, Novartis, and Nestle Purina.

The UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, founded in 1946, is dedicated to training future veterinarians, to conducting research related to animal diseases, and to providing veterinary services for animals and their owners. Research efforts are aimed at enhancing the quality of life for animals and people, improving the productivity of poultry and livestock, and preserving a healthy interface between wildlife and people in the environment they share. The college enrolls 102 students each fall out of more than 550 who apply. For more information, see For more information about the Symposium, see