Large Animal Residents Recognized at ACVS Summit

Two Auburn large animal residents were recognized with awards at the Large Animal Residents Forum during the American College of Veterinary Surgeons Surgical Summit in Las Vegas, Nev., recently.

Dr. Ana Velloso Alvarez presented her work entitled “Autologous Protein Solution and Autologous Conditioned Serum Effects on Equine Articular and Synovial Membrane Co-Culture” and was awarded second place in the large animal resident’s research presentation competition. Dr. Velloso just completed a surgical residence and is eligible to take her credentialing exam for ACVS in the spring. She is currently completing a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences with Dr. Anne Wooldridge and Dr. Lindsey Boone.

Dr. Katie Weatherall presented her work entitled “Comparison of Tensile Strength of Self-locking and Surgeon’s Knots for Closure of Ventral Midline Celiotomy in Horses” at the poster session at the Summit and was awarded second place in the poster competition. Dr. Weatherall is currently the third year equine surgical resident.

Founded in 1965, the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) is the specialty board which sets the standards for advanced professionalism in veterinary surgery. The ACVS defines the standards of surgical excellence for the profession, promotes advancements in veterinary surgery, and provides the latest in surgical educational programs.