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Congratulations 2016 New ACZM Diplomates
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9/27/2016
Congratulations to the 2016 New ACZM Diplomates - Drs. Priya Bapodra, Elsburgh Clarke, Katie Delk, Genny Dumonceaux, Jessica Emerson, Jennifer Flower, Jenessa Gjeltema, Jessica Gull, Katharine Hope, Priscilla Joyner, Sophie Knafo, Jennifer Meegan, Christine Molter, Lisa Naples, Miranda Sadar, Samantha Sander, and Rodney Schnellbacher.
Jennifer Hausmann Recipient of 2016 ACZM Manuscript Award
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8/11/2016
The American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM) is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2016 ACZM Student Manuscript Award is Jennifer Hausmann, DVM, for her paper entitled “Experimental challenge study of FV2-like Ranavirus Infection in Previously FV3-like Ranavirus Infected Eastern Box Turtles (Terrapene carolina carolina) to Assess Infection and Survival" published in the Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 46(4): 732-746. The award was announced on July 21, 2016 at the AAZV/EAZWV/IZW annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.
Kay Mehren Recipient of Third Murray E. Fowler Award from ACZM
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8/11/2016
The third Murray E. Fowler award was conferred to Kay Mehren at the Annual ACZM Business Meeting on July 17, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia.

This award recognizes an ACZM Diplomate that has demonstrated exceptional commitment and contributions to the ACZM while making significant lifetime contributions that have advanced the discipline of zoological medicine. This award was created in honor of Murray Fowler, who was also the award's first designee in 2014.
Terry Norton Recipient of the 2016 AAZV Emil Dolensek Award
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8/11/2016
Terry Norton received the 2016 AAZV Emil Dolensek Award at the 2016 AAZV/EAZWV/IZW Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Emil Dolensek Award is an honor presented to a past or present member of the AAZV in appreciation for exceptional contributions to the conservation, care, and understanding of zoo and free-ranging wildlife reflecting Emil Dolensek's commitment to these purposes. Emil was in the prime of his life and his career, and this award recognizes similar individuals that have advanced the profession and served to link the related disciplines of zoo and wildlife medicine.
Michael K. Stoskopf Recipient of the Third AAZV Lifetime Achievement Award
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8/11/2016
Michael K. Stoskopf became the third recipient of the AAZV Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 AAZV/EAZWV/IZW Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.

The AAZV Lifetime Achievement Award is made to honor a lifetime of contributions to the discipline of Zoological Medicine by a current or former member of the AAZV. Awardees must have been a positive force in the development of the discipline through their political, technical, scientific, teaching/mentoring, educational, and/or service contributions that together represent a career long pattern of excellence and inspiration.
James Carpenter Recipient of 2016 E.R. Frank Award from Kansas State University
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6/10/2016
Dr. James W. Carpenter, Manhattan, Kansas, has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 E.R. Frank Award by the K-State College of Veterinary Medicine.
Congratulations 2015 New ACZM Diplomates
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1/10/2016
Congratulations to the 2015 New ACZM Diplomates - Copper Aitken-Palmer, Jenifer Chatfield, Emily Christiansen, Andrew Cushing, Pauline Delnatte, Dan Fredholm, Gwendolyn Jankowski, Judilee Marrow, Jb Minter, Christy Rettenmund, Sam Rivera, James Steeil, Julie Swenson, and Ellen Wiedner.
ACZM Officers for 2016-2018 Announced
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10/27/2015
New officers for 2016 - 2018 are Secretary Jennifer Langan (Brookfield, IL), Vice-President Kay Backues (Tulsa, OK), President Sharon Deem (Saint Louis, MO), Treasurer Lisa Harrenstien (Portland, OR). The Executive Committee is comprised of the officers and the immediate past president (R. Scott Larsen, Denver, CO)
Richard Montali Recipient of Second Murray E. Fowler Award from ACZM
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10/12/2015
The second Murray E. Fowler award was conferred to Richard Montali at the Annual ACZM Business Meeting on September 27, 2015 in Portland, Oregon. This award recognizes an ACZM Diplomate that has demonstrated exceptional commitment and contributions to the ACZM while making significant lifetime contributions that have advanced the discipline of zoological medicine. This award was created in honor of Murray Fowler, who was also the award's first designee in 2014.
Kirsten Gilardi Recipient of the 2015 AAZV Emil Dolensek Award
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10/8/2015
Kirsten Gilardi received the 2015 AAZV Emil Dolensek Award at the 2015 AAZV Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon. The Emil Dolensek Award is an honor presented to a past or present member of the AAZV in appreciation for exceptional contributions to the conservation, care, and understanding of zoo and free-ranging wildlife reflecting Emil Dolensek's commitment to these purposes. Emil was in the prime of his life and his career, and this award recognizes similar individuals that have advanced the profession and served to link the related disciplines of zoo and wildlife medicine.
Michelle Verant Recipient of 2015 ACZM Manuscript Award
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10/12/2015
The American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM) is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2015 ACZM Student Manuscript Award is Dr. Michelle Verant, DVM, MPH, for her 2014 paper, “White-nose syndrome initiates a cascade of physiologic disturbances in the hibernating bat host,” published in BMC Physiology 14:10. The award was announced on October 1, 2015 at the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians’ annual meeting in Portland, Oregon.
Murray Fowler Receives First ACZM Murray E. Fowler Lifetime Achievement Award
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2/27/2015
The first Murray E. Fowler Lifetime Achievement Award given posthumously to Murray Fowler.
Dan Mulcahy Recipient of the 2014 AAZV Emil Dolensek Award
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2/27/2015
Dan Mulcahy received the 2014 AAZV Emil Dolensek Award.
Dan Mulcahy Recipient of 2014 AAWV Al Franzmann Memorial Speaker Award
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2/27/2015
Dan Mulcahy was selected as the 2014 AAWV Al Franzmann Memorial Speaker.
Murray Fowler and Marty Dinnes Receive First AAZV Lifetime Achievement Award
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2/27/2015
Murray Fowler and Marty Dinnes received the first AAZV Lifetime Achievement Awards.
Congratulations 2014 New ACZM Diplomates
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11/10/2014
Congratulations to the 2014 New ACZM Diplomates - Dominique Keller, Joerg Mayer, Claire Grosset, Krista Keller, Peter Black, Christoph Mans, Amanda Guthrie, Claire Erlacher-Reid, Hugues Beaufrère, Alicia Hahn, Matt Kiney, Ann Burgdorf, and Beth Hammond - who passed the ACZM board examination September 26-28, 2014 at San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Escondido, CA.
Loss of Charter Diplomate, Murray Fowler
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On May 18, 2014, Zoological Medicine suffered a profound loss as one of the ACZM's founding members, and charter Diplomate, Dr. Murray Fowler passed away.
Congratulations 2013 New ACZM Diplomates
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11/23/2013
Congratulations to the 2013 New ACZM Diplomates – Paige Brock, Shannon Cerveny, Conor Kilgallon, Sylvain Larrat, Olivia Petritz, Kristen Phair, Marie Rush, and Trevor Zachariah - who passed the ACZM board examination November 1-3, 2013 at North Carolina State Unviersity, College of Veterinary Medicine, Raleigh, North Carolina.
Bonnie L. Raphael Recipient of the 2013 AAZV Emil Dolensek Award
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10/11/2013
Bonnie L. Raphael was the recipient of the 2013 AAZV Emil Dolensek Award in appreciation for exceptional contributions to the conservation, care, and understanding of zoo and free-ranging wildlife during the 2013 AAZV Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah
Natalie Hall Awarded the 2013 ACZM Manuscript Award
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10/8/2013
Congratulations to Natale Hall for winning the 2013 ACZM Manuscript Award for her manuscript entitled "Serum osmolality and effects of water deprivation in captive Asian elephants (Elephas maximus)" published in the Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation 24(4): 688-695, 2012 and to Marion Desmarchelier for receiving honorable mention for her manuscript entitled "Evaluation of a fracture pain model in domestic pidgeons (Columbia livia)" published in the Amercian Journal of Veterinary Research 73(3): 353-360, 2012.
2014 - 2015 ACZM Officers Announced at Annual Business Meeting
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10/8/2013
Newly elected officers R. Scott Larsen, President; Sharon Deem, Vice-President; Kay Backues, Secretary; and Lisa Harrenstien, Treasurer were announced at the 2013 ACZM Annual Business Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah on September 28, 2013.
Don Neiffer receives Certificate in One Health and achieves Veterinary Acupuncturist Certification
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8/12/2013
Dr. Don Neiffer was recently awarded the Certificate in One Health following completion of a graduate level program, which focuses on networking international public health, veterinary, and environmental professionals with involvement or interest in global One Health activities. The program is administered by the College of Public Health and Health Professions of the University of Florida. Dr. Neiffer is currently enrolled in the Master of Health Science, One Health Concentration program offered by the Department of Environmental and Global Health. This graduate program differs from a traditional Master of Public Health degree, having an emphasis on occupational and zoonotic disease, multi-disciplinary problem solving, agriculture medicine, and occupational research.

Earlier this year Dr. Neiffer also completed requirements for Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist status through the Chi Institute of Chinese Medicine (Reddick, FL) and the China National Society of Traditional
James W. Carpenter Clinic Unveiled at the Sunset Zoo
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6/17/2013
Nearly 470 community members attended Friends of Sunset Zoo’s annual Wine in the Wild fundraiser at Manhattan’s Sunset Zoo Saturday evening. The event featured the unveiling of the James W. Carpenter Clinic, a newly renovated veterinary facility that supports the daily healthcare of the Zoo’s animal collection. The clinic is named after Dr. James Carpenter, Professor of Zoological Medicine at Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM).
Loss of ACZM Diplomate, Greg Fleming
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3/14/2013
Dr. Greg Fleming passed away unexpectedly on March 9, 2013. This loss was unexpected and a huge blow to our professional community. The ACZM mourns this loss and extends our condolences to Dr. Fleming's personal and professional family. A message from Dr. Scott Terrell at Disney's Animal Kingdom is attached.
Congratulations 2012 New ACZM Diplomates
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10/9/2012
Congratulations to the 2012 New ACZM Diplomates – Eric T. Anderson, Carol M. Bradford, Catherine A. Hadfield, Natalie H. Hall, Stephanie McCain, Timothy Portas, Elizabeth M. Stringer, and Sandra Wenger - who passed the ACZM board examination September 28-30, 2012 at North Carolina State Unviersity, College of Veterinary Medicine, Raleigh, North Carolina.
Sathya Chinnadurai boarded in ACVA
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9/9/2012
Dr. Sathya Chinnadurai achieves board diplomate status in American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists.
Greg Lewbart receives IAAAM Medway Award for Excellence in Teaching
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5/24/2012
Dr. Greg Lewbart received the William Medway Award for Excellence in Teaching at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine, held in Atlanta, Georgia, 12 - 16 May 2012.
Elliot Jacobson Presented with the 2011 AAZV Emil Dolensek Award
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3/18/2012
Elliot Jacobson was the recipient of the 2011 AAZV Emil Dolensek Award in appreciation for exceptional contributions to the conservation, care, and understanding of zoo and free-ranging wildlife at his retirment party at the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine on February 29, 2012.
Loss of ACZM Diplomate, Dr. Susan Mainka
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2/16/2012
Susan lost her battle with cancer on Sunday, February 12, 2012. She had been an ACZM diplomate since 1991.

The following is a tribute from IUCN:
Check Out ACZM's Facebook Page
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1/28/2012
ACZM now has a facebook page. Check it out:
Craig Harms Receives Iowa State University’s Alumni Award in Veterinary Medicine
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10/31/2011
Dr. Craig A. Harms is the 2011 recipient of the Stange Award for Meritorious Service in Veterinary Medicine. The award is presented annually and recognizes distinguished alumni for outstanding professional achievements. It is the highest honor given to alumni of Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. The award was presented during special ceremonies held by the university and the college on Oct. 21, 2011.
Peter A. Black Awarded the 2011 ACZM Manuscript Award
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10/28/2011
The ACZM Manuscript Award for the best zoological medicine manuscript by a veterinarian in a postdoctoral training program published in the preceding year was presented to Peter A. Black (St. Louis, MO), for his manuscript entitled Pharmacokinetics of Tramadol Hydrochloride and its Metabolite O-Desmethyltramadol in Peafowl (Pavo cristatus) published in the Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 41(4): 2010: 671-676. The award was presented at the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians Conference Banquet in Kansas City, Missouri on October 27, 2011.
ACZM Officers for 2012-2013 Announced
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10/27/2011
New officers for 2012 - 2013 are Secretary Sharon Deem (St. Louis, MO), Vice-President Scott Larsen (Denver, CO), President Mark Drew (Caldwell, ID), Treasurer Greg Fleming (Lake Buena Vista, FL). The Executive Committee is comprised of the officers and the immediate past president (Craig Harms, Morehead City, NC, not pictured).
Randy Junge and Ray Wack Receive 2011 ACZM Presidential Awards
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10/27/2011
Randy Junge (St. Louis, MO) and Ray Wack (Fairfield, CA) received Presidential Awards in recognition of their outstanding service to the college as chairs of the Training Program Committee (recently upgraded from a subcommittee to a full committee) and Credentials Committees, respectively. Randy is retiring as chair this year, while Ray is continuing.
Congratulations New 2011 ACZM Diplomates
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10/9/2011
Congratulations to the 2011 New ACZM Diplomates – Matt Allender, Gretchen Cole, Maya Kummrow, David McLelland, Debbie Myers, Javier Nevarez, and Karen Wolf - who passed the ACZM board examination October 7-8, 2011 at North Carolina State Unviersity, College of Veterinary Medicine, Raleigh, North Carolina
Greg Fleming Honored as UPEI Distinguished Lecturer
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3/27/2011
Atlantic Veterinary College alumnus Dr. Greg Fleming recently delivered an intriguing presentation during the UPEI Distinguished Alumni Lectureship Series on his work as a veterinarian with Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Dave Jessup recipient of 2010 AAZV Emil Dolensek Award
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1/21/2011
Dave Jessup was the recipient of the 2010 AAZV Emil Dolensek Award in appreciation for exceptional contributions to the conservation, care, and understanding of zoo and free-ranging wildlife at the 2010 AAZV Annual Conference in South Padre Island, Texas.
2010 Presidential Awards
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10/28/2010
2010 Presidential Award recipients: Kelly Helmick, Suzanne Kennedy-Stoskopf, and Rob Hilsenroth.
Congratulations 2010 New ACZM Diplomates
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10/4/2010
Congratulations to the 2010 New ACZM Diplomates – Susan L. Bartlett, Deena Brenner, Timothy A. Georoff, David Sanchez-Migallon Guzman, Cornelia J. Ketz-Riley, and Hanspeter W. Steinmetz - who passed the ACZM board examination September 30-October 3, 2010 at the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine, Knoxville, Tennessee.
Potter Park / Michigan State Universitiy / Toldeo Zoo / Michigan DNR Residency
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7/14/2010
A three year residency in Zoo and Wildlife, Medicine, Management and Pathology including Potter Park Zoo, Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, Toledo Zoo, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, and the Michigan State University’s Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health, has been evaluated and approved by the American College of Zoological Medicine. Individuals interested in details about this program can contact Dr. Tara Myers Harrison, Potter Park Zoo,1301 S. Pennsylvania, Lansing, MI 48912; Phone: 517-342-2773; Fax: 517-316-3894
AAZV Oil Spill Disaster Volunteer Database
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5/27/2010
AAZV recently established a database of people who would like to volunteer their services for the Gulf Oil Spill Disaster. The database contains additional information about each registrant that enables agencies involved in the cleanup to recruit people based on their needs. While the database focuses on people with some interest or expertise in wildlife, people who wish to register do not need to be members of the AAZV. They don’t need to be veterinarians, either, so they are encouraging biologists, zoologists, veterinary technicians, etc. to register.

The information contained in this database will be made available only to agencies that are involved in the clean up, and only when requested by them. AAZV will not use the database for any other purpose.

They feel it is a useful tool because they can provide lists to agencies based on their individual needs. As an example, if an agency is looking for volunteers who can work in August, who have experien
Jim Carpenter receives 2009 OSU College of Veterinary Medicine Distinguished Alumni Award
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12/15/2009
The Oklahoma State University’s (OSU) Center for Veterinary Health Sciences announced the 2009 OSU College of Veterinary Medicine Distinguished Alumni Award recipients today. With many highly qualified alumni nominated, the Alumni Association officers selected Drs. James W. Carpenter (’74), Anthony W. Confer (’72), Robert S. Hudson (’55) and Gary L. White (’68).

Carpenter is a Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, and is internationally recognized as a clinical and research veterinarian in exotic animal, wildlife, and zoo animal medicine. He is the author of 350 scientific papers, book chapters, and proceedings articles, and editor of two books on exotic animal medicine. He is the former Editor of the Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine and the present Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery. He was named Exotic DVM of the Year for 2000, and was awarded the Edwin J. Frick Professorship i
Don Janssen Recipient of 2009 Emil Dolensek Award
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11/16/2009
Don Janssen was the recipient of the 2009 AAZV Emil Dolensek Award in appreciation for exceptional contributions to the conservation, care, and understanding of zoo and free-ranging wildlife at the 2009 Joint AAZV and AAWV Annual Conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
New ACZM Officers Elected
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11/1/2009
New ACZM officers for 2010 - 2012 are President, Craig Harms; Vice-President, Mark Drew; Secretary, R. Scott Larsen; and Treasurer, Greg Fleming.
David A. Jessup given UC, Davis Alumni Achievement Award
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11/1/2009
David A. Jessup was given the UC, Davis Alumni Achievement Award June 12, 2009 during the 2009 commencement ceremonies. Dr. Jessup (WSU '76) earned a master's of preventive veterinary medicine from UC-Davis in 1984. He is the senior wildlife veterinarian for the Office of Spill Prevention and Response in the California Department of Fish and Game and has chaired the AVMA Committee on Environmental Issues. He was given the award for contributions in the development and growth of wildlife and conservation medicine.
Congratulations 2009 New ACZM Diplomates
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10/2/2009
Congratulations to the 2009 New ACZM Diplomates - Michael J. Adkesson, Mads Bertelsen, Christopher J. Bonar, Sathya K. Chinnadurai, Michelle Davis, Marion Desmarchelier, Simon Hollamby, Felicia B. Nutter, Luis Padilla, and Kristine Smith - who passed the ACZM board examination September 18-20, 2009 at the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine, Knoxville, Tennessee.
ACZM Becomes Co-Sponsor of the Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
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6/11/2009
The American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM) recently approved a proposal to become a co-sponsor of the Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine (JZWM). The JZWM is the official journal of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV).
Jonathan Sleeman Named New Director of USGS Wildlife Health Center
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5/28/2009
ACZM Treasurer, Jonathan Sleeman, was recently named new director of the the USGS Wildlife Health Center.
Obituary for Albert W. Franzmann, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACZM
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2/26/2009
Albert Wilhelm (Al) Franzmann, age 78 of Soldotna, Alaska and an honorary Diplomate of ACZM, died on February 13, 2009.
2008 Emil Dolensek Award to Mike Loomis
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10/20/2008
Congratulations to Mike Loomis for being honored with the Emil Dolensek Award during the 2008 Joint American Association of Zoo Veterinarians and Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians Conference in Los Angeles, California.
2008 ACZM Presidential Awards
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10/20/2008
Congratulations to Kay Mehren, Juergen Schumacher, and Stéphane Lair for being honored with the ACZM Presidential Award during the 2008 Joint American Association of Zoo Veterinarians and Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians Conference in Los Angeles, California.
Congratulations to New ACZM Diplomates
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9/29/2008
Congratulations to New ACZM Diplomates - Allison Tuttle, Tara Myers Harrison, Erika Travis, Jennifer Graham, J. Jill Heatley, A. Rae Gandolf, and Natalie Mylniczenko - who passed the ACZM board examination September 26-28, 2008 at the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine, Knoxville, Tennessee.
New ACZM Officers for 2007 - 2009
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1/1/2007
Congratulations to the new ACZM Officers for 2007-2009: President, Dr. Jim Carpenter , Vice-President, Dr. Craig Harms, Secretary, Dr. Mark Drew, and Treasurer, Dr. Jonathan Sleeman.
Congratulations to 2007 New ACZM Diplomates
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10/18/2007
Congratulations to New ACZM Diplomates - Eric Baitchman, Ellen Bronson, Rob Coke, Jennifer D'Agostino, Laurie Gage, Leah Greer, Pam Govett, Jean-Michel Hatt, Marty Haulena, Jan Ramer, Jessica Siegal-Willot, John Sykes, and Doug Whiteside. - who passed the ACZM board examination October 11-14, 2007 at the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine, Knoxville, Tennessee.
2007 Emil Dolensek Award to Scott Citino
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10/8/2007
Congratulations to Scott Citino for being honored with the Emil Dolensek Award during the 2007 Joint American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians, and Nutrition Advisory Group Conference in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Chris Fiorello Awarded 2007 ACZM Manuscript Award
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10/8/2007
Congratulations to Christine Fiorello for winning the 2007 ACZM Manuscript Award during the 2007 Joint American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians, and AZA Nutrition Advisory Group Conference in Knoxville, Tennessee for her manuscript entitled "Demography, Hunting Ecology, and Pathogen Exposure of Domestic Dogs in the Isoso of Bolivia." published in Conservation Biology (2006) 20(3):762-771.
2007 ACZM Presidential Awards
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10/8/2007
Congratulations to Kay Backues, Michael Stoskopf, Steven Hernandez-Divers and Ted Mashima for being honored with the ACZM Presidential Award during the 2007 ACZM Annual Business Meeting held in association with the 2007 American Association of Zoo Veterinarians Conference in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Congratulations to 2006 New ACZM Diplomates
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10/27/2006
Congratulations to New ACZM Diplomates - Sara Childs-Sanford, Christine Fiorello, Chris Hanley, Eric Klaphake, and David Miller - who passed the ACZM board examination October 23-25, 2006 at Disney's Animal Kingdom.
First ACZM Auction in Conjunction with AAZV Auction
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9/28/2006
This was the first year ACZM participated in the annual AAZV auction at the AAZV annual conference. The auction proceeds for ACZM from this year's auction were $3500.

To all ACZM members that donated items to the auction at the 2006 AAZV annual conference: The AAZV PR committee would like to thank you all for your generous donations of unique items. All items are welcome and keep the auction in mind during your institution's gift shop sales or your world travels. Some of the best sellers are the items you personally make be it jewelry, paintings or mead! It is truly amazing the artist/creative talents of some of our members. Thanks again for your donations, the money raised goes to fund scholarships and awards.

Respectfully the AAZV PR committee.
2006 ACZM Presidential Awards
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9/28/2006
Congratulations to Sonia Hernandez-Divers, Kirsten Girlardi, Joanne Paul-Murphy, and Scott Citino for being honored with the ACZM Presidential Award during the 2006 ACZM Annual Business Meeting held in association with the 2006 American Association of Zoo Veterinarians Conference in Tampa, Florida.
Jim Wellehan Awarded 2006 ACZM Manuscript Award
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9/28/2006
Congratulations to Jim Wellehan for winning the 2006 ACZM Manuscript Award during the 2006 American Association of Zoo Veterinarians Conference in Tampa, Florida for his manuscript entitled "Varanid Herpesvirus 1: a novel herpesvirus associated with proliferative stomatitis in green tree monitors (Varanus prasinus)" published in Veterinary Microbiology (2005) 105(2):83-92.
Congratulations to 2005 New ACZM Diplomates
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10/31/2005
Congratulations to New ACZM Diplomates - Chris Dutton, Lisa Harrenstien, Kelly Helmick, Lauren Howard, Terra Kelley, Don Neiffer, Jodie Sherrill-Bell, Kurt Sladky, Meg Sutherland-Smith, and Jim Wellehan - who passed the ACZM board examination October 24-26, 2005 at White Oak Conservation Center.
New ACZM Officers for 2005 - 2007
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1/3/2005
Congratulations to the new ACZM Officers for 2005-2007: President, Dr. Mark Stetter, Vice-President, Dr. Ted Mashima, Secretary, Dr. Craig Harms, and Treasurer, Dr. Jim Carpenter.
Chris Fiorello Awarded 2005 ACZM Manuscript Award
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9/29/2005
Congratulations to Christine Fiorello for winning the 2005 ACZM Manuscript Award during the 2005 Joint American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians, and AZA Nutrition Advisory Group Conference in Omaha, Nebraska for her manuscript entitled "Seroprevalence of pathogens in domestic carnivores on the border of Madidi National Park, Bolivia" published in the journal of Animal Conservation (2004) 7:45-54.
2005 ACZM Presidential Awards
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9/29/2005
Congratulations to Alita Huff, Jean Sieprawski, Bill Boever, Kathryn Gamble, and Wilbur Amand for being honored with the ACZM Presidential Award during the 2005 ACZM Annual Business Meeting held in association with the 2005 Joint American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians, and AZA Nutrition Advisory Group Conference in Omaha, Nebraska.
ACZM Strategic Planning Retreat Held in Texas
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3/4/2005
ACZM held its second Strategic Planning Retreat February 21-24, 2005 at the Saleh Bamberger Ranch near Johnson City, Texas. Twelve ACZM Diplomates were involved in the retreat which developed future plans and goals for the College. Diplomates should watch for the new Strategic Plan Document in the Diplomates Only Section.
Dr. Sam Ridgway Given Honorary Diplomate Status
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10/22/2004
Congratulations to ACZM's newest honorary diplomate, Dr. Sam Ridgway. Dr. Ridgway's honorary diplomate status was announced at the 2004 Annual AAZV conference in San Diego, California.
Congratulations to 2004 New ACZM Diplomates
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9/30/2004
Congratulations to New ACZM Diplomates - Noha Abou-Madi, Ryan Devoe, Shannon Ferrell, Steven Hernandez-Divers, Maud Lafortune, and Martha Weber - who passed the ACZM board examination September 19-22, 2004 at White Oak Conservation Center.
Brad Lock Awarded 2004 ACZM Manuscript Award
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10/29/2004
Congratulations to Brad Lock for for winning the 2004 ACZM Manuscript Award during 2004 Joint American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians, and Wildlife Disease Association Conference in San Diego, California.
2004 ACZM Presidential Awards
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10/29/2004
Congratulations to Kathryn Gamble and Kirsten Gilardi for being honored with the ACZM Presidential Award during the 2004 ACZM Annual Business Meeting held in association with the 2004 Joint American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians, and Wildlife Disease Association Conference in San Diego, California.
2004 Emil Dolensek Award to Jim Carpenter
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10/29/2004
Congratulations to Jim Carpenter for being honored with the the Emil Dolensek Award during the 2004 Joint American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians, and Wildlife Disease Association Conference in San Diego, California.
Suzanne Kennedy-Stoskopf Voted Chair-Elect ABVS Executive Committee
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1/30/2004
Congratulations to Dr. Suzanne Kennedy-Stoskopf for being voted Chair-Elect of the Executive Committee of the American Board of Veterinary Specialties of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
New ACZM Officers for 2003 - 2005
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1/17/2003
Congratulations to the new ACZM Officers for 2003-2005: President, Dr. Joanne Paul-Murphy, Vice-President, Dr. Mark Stetter, Secretary, Dr. Ted Mashima, and Treasurer, Dr. Jim Carpenter.
2003 ACZM Presidential Awards
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10/30/2003
Congratulations to Pat Morris, Craig Harms, Kay Mehren, and Suzanne Kennedy-Stoskopf for being honored with the ACZM Presidential Award during the 2003 ACZM Annual Business Meeting held in association with the 2003 American Association of Zoo Veterinarians Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
2003 Emil Dolensek Award to Michael Stoskopf
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10/30/2003
Congratulations to Michael K. Stoskopf for being honored with the the Emil Dolensek Award during the 2003 American Association of Zoo Veterinarians Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
2003 Duane Ullrey Award to William Lance
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10/30/2003
Congratulations to William Lance for being honored with the Duane Ullrey Award during the 2003 American Association of Zoo Veterinarians Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Congratulations to 2003 New ACZM Diplomates
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9/23/2003
Congratulations to New ACZM Diplomates - Pam Dennis, Greg Fleming, Nadine Lamberski, and Brad Lock - who passed the ACZM board examination September 16-17, 2003 at White Oak Conservation Center.
Suzanne Kennedy-Stoskopf Appointed to ABVS Executive Committee
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1/7/2003
Congratulations to Suzanne Kennedy-Stoskopf for her appointment to AVMA's American Board of Veterinary Specialties (ABVS) Executive Commmittee as the Member-at-Large. Dr. Kennedy-Stoskopf is also a member of the Policies and Procedures Committee of ABVS.
Congratulations to 2002 New ACZM Diplomates
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9/30/2002
Congratulations to New ACZM Diplomates - Sonia Hernandez-Divers, R. Scott Larsen, Jonathan M. Sleeman, and Gary West - who passed the ACZM board examination September 17-19, 2002 at White Oak Conservation Center.
Congratulations to 2001 New ACZM Diplomates
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9/17/2001
Congratulations to New ACZM Diplomates - Kay A. Backues, Elizabeth J. Chittick, Kirsten V. Gilardi, Stephanie B. James, Jennifer E. Langan, Geoffrey W. Pye, Robin W. Radcliffe, William Kirk Suedmeyer, and Lisa A. Tell - who passed the ACZM board examination October 9-11, 2001 at White Oak Conservation Center.
2001 ACZM Presidential Awards
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9/24/2001
Congratulations to the 2001 recipients of the ACZM Presidential Award - Kay Mehren and Phil Ensley. The award was presented by ACZM president, Scott Citino, at the ACZM annual business meeting September 19, 2001 in Orlando, Florida.
ACZM-Sponsored Curriculum Workshop Held at White Oak
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11/20/2000
The ACZM steering committee on veterinary curriculum held a workshop at White Oak Conservation Center on November 9-12, 2000. Representatives from all 31 AVMA accredited colleges of veterinary medicine in the United States and Canada joined members from 6 allied professional veterinary organizations to deliberate on recommendations to help veterinary educators effectively provide appropriate offerings in zoological medicine in veterinary curricula. Results of this effort were published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Vol. 219, No. 11, Pages 1532-1535, 2001 as ACZM's recommendations on veterinary curricula and will facilitate the ongoing efforts of North American veterinary colleges to provide their students with knowledge and skills relative to zoological medicine believed necessary for them to succeed in their profession.
ACZM's First Strategic Planning Retreat Held on Emerald Island, NC
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11/20/2000
ACZM's first strategic planning retreat was held November 6-9, 2000 on Emerald Island, North Carolina. A detailed strategic plan was developed for the future of the College along with an organizational mission statement and objectives. The strategic plan document can be found in the Diplomates Only Section.
Congratulations to 2000 New ACZM Diplomates
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10/16/2000
Congratulations to New AZCM Diplomates - Karen S. Kearns, Gregory A. Lewbart, Suzan Murray, and Barbara A. Wolfe - who passed the ACZM board examination October 10-11, 2000 at White Oak Conservation Center.
First ACZM Presidential Awards
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9/26/2000
Congratulations to the first recipients of the ACZM Presidential Award - Mark Drew, Michael Stoskopf, and Suzanne Kennedy-Stoskopf. The award was presented at the ACZM annual business meeting September 17, 2000 in New Orleans, Louisiana. ACZM President, Scott Citino, initiated the award this year to recognize outstanding service to the College.

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