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Reference Desk November 2011

American College of Veterinary Surgeons Announces Election Results

    GERMANTOWN, Maryland, November 8, 2011—The American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) announced the election results for a new president-elect and two new Regents at its recent ACVS Veterinary Symposium in Chicago.

    Each year at the ACVS’ Annual Business Meeting, held in conjunction with the symposium, the new members on the Board of Regents are installed. This year the president-elect is Cheryl S. Hedlund, DVM, MS, Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine; the Small Animal Regent is Jeffrey N. Peck, DVM, Affiliated Veterinary Specialists, Maitland, Florida, and the Large Animal Regent is Eric J. Parente, DVM, University of Pennsylvania.

    Dr. Hedlund, with an interest in small animal surgery, attended veterinary school at Iowa State University and completed her surgery residency at Texas A&M University. She served on the ACVS Board of Regents from 2006-2009. Her committee service includes credentials and nominating. Dr. Hedlund has held a number of additional service positions for ACVS and has spoken at numerous meetings.

    Dr. Peck attended veterinary school at Tufts University and completed his residency at Iowa State University. His focus is small animal veterinary surgery. In addition to committee service, Dr. Peck is actively involved with the ACVS Veterinary Symposium, having participated as a speaker, seminar chair, laboratory instructor, and reviewer of scientific presentations.

    Pursuing large animal surgery, Dr. Parente completed his residency at the University of Pennsylvania and attended veterinary school at Cornell University. In addition to serving on the examination committee and symposium committee, Dr. Parente served on the editorial review board of Veterinary Surgery.

    In addition to the new president-elect and regents, Dale E. Bjorling, DVM, MS, was installed as chair of the Board of Regents and Earl M. Gaughan, DVM, as president. The president-elect, president, and chair serve for one-year terms.

    The following continue to be members of the ACVS Board of Regents: Karen K. Cornell, DVM, PhD; Rustin M. Moore, DVM, PhD; Eric Mueller, DVM, PhD; and Richard Walshaw, BVMS. C. Collins “Andy” Anderson III, DVM, MBA, serves as Treasurer.

    Source: American College of Veterinary Surgeons


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