UGA’s College of Veterinary Medicine to Host 46th Annual Veterinary Conference and Alumni Reunion

UGA's College of Veterinary Medicine to Host 46th Annual Veterinary Conference and Alumni Reunion

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine will be hosting its 46th Annual Veterinary Conference & Alumni Reunion on March 27-28 at the Classic Center in downtown Athens. All UGA CVM alumni, as well as any veterinarians 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.

The keynote speaker for the conference will be Dr. Michelle Henry Barton, Fuller E. Callaway Professional Chair Large Animal Medicine. Barton’s presentation, “An Education on Education,” will focus on innovative teaching methods for today’s veterinary students.

A variety of small and large animal sessions will be available for CE credits. The joint sessions will include topics in public health, led by alumni Dr. Lee Myers, the USDA State Federal Liaison for the National Stockpile at the CDC; Dr. Jim Wright, associate professor of Pathobiology at Auburn University who will speak on disaster preparedness and response; and Dr. Nina Marano, who will speak on global emerging infectious disease. Other notable attendees include Dr. Foster Northrop, speaking on racetrack practice, and Dr. Beckey Malphus, delivering the two-hour CE requirement for all veterinarians on ethics and rules for veterinarians and veterinary technicians. There also will be a practice tips panel with Dr. Corrie Barker, Dr. Fred Gent, Dr. Mike Zager and Dr. Carla Case McCorvey. McCorvey was recently honored in Georgia Trend Magazine’s “40 Under 40.”

The conference provides opportunities not only for veterinarians, but veterinary technicians as well. The 6th Annual GVTAA Technician Continuing Education Conference will be held on Saturday, March 28 at the Classic Center. The registration deadline for both events is March 13. See www.gvtaa.org or contact Lynn Reece, lreece@uga.edu, for more information on the Technician CE Conference.

Sponsors of the 46th Annual Veterinary Conference & Alumni Reunion include the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Merial, Purina, Novartis, Elsevier, Paws Whiskers & Wags, Jorgensen, The Compounding Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Specialties, Inc., VPI, and Choice Medical Systems.

Founded in 1946, the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine is dedicated to training future veterinarians, providing services to animal owners and veterinarians, and conducting research to improve the health of animals as well as people. The college has more than 145 faculty members and enrolls 96 students each fall out of the approximately 500 who apply. Through its hospital and diagnostic laboratories, the college benefits pets and their owners, food-producing animals and wildlife, as well as safeguarding public health through disease surveillance. Research conducted at the college improves the health and quality of life for companion animals and improves the productivity and health of poultry and livestock.

See www.vet.uga.edu/conference.php for online conference registration, maps and hotel information.