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A New and Improved Practice Experience Pathway

Ft. Collins, Colorado, November 28, 2015 —As many of our members are already aware, the Board of Directors has suspended any further applications in the Practice Experience pathway until July 2016 in an effort to re-evaluate the program and improve the guidelines that are imperative to the success and long standing commitment that the college has to continuing this pathway towards diplomate status. In both the canine and equine programs we currently have 14 candidates enrolled in this pathway and these candidates will continue in this pathway as written according to the guidelines that are posted on the website. These programs will not change and will have the ability to comply by the old or the new guidelines depending on the mentor/mentee relationship and decisions surrounding their particular program..

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Read Abstracts from the Veterinary Orthopedic Society Conference

Ft. Collins, Colorado, April 14, 2015 —Two ACVSMR residents, Dr. Brittany Jean Carr and Dr. Juliette Hart, presented abstracts at the Veterinary Orthopedic Society Conference held in Sun Valley, Idaho. We are pleased to present both abstracts here.

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Dr. Bess Pierce Named 2015 Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year

Dr. Bess PierceChicago, March 19, 2015Bess Pierce, DVM, MZS, DABVP, DACVIM, DACVSMR, CCRT, the associate secretary/treasurer of ACVSMR, received the 2015 Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year Award on January 9 during the AVMA Veterinary Leadership Conference in Chicago.

According to the JAVMA report on this award, the award is co-sponsored by the AVMA, the American Veterinary Medical Foundation, and Pet Partners. It is named in honor of Dr. Leo Bustad, a pioneer in the field of human-animal interactions, and recognizes the outstanding work of veterinarians in preserving and protecting human-animal relationships.

Dr. Pierce serves as the director for the VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine's Center of Animal Human Relationships. She has served more than 20 years on active and reserve duty in the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps and is currently a colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, assigned to the Public Health Command Region-Europe.

Congratulations to Dr. Pierce on this well-deserved award!

 

Dr. Rob Gillette Presents at the Annual Educational Conference of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers

Hartford, Connecticut, October 20, 2014—Rob Gillette, DVM, MSE, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, presented two sessions at the Annual Educational Conference and Trade Show for the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, held October 15-18, 2014, in Hartford, Connecticut.

Dr. Gillette gave a three-hour presentation on optimizing canine performance for beginners on October 17 and a three-hour advanced presentation on October 18. The APDT is a professional organization made up of more than 6,000 individual trainers worldwide who are committed to becoming better trainers through education.

For more information, visit the Association of Professional Dog Trainers conference website.

 

American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Announces New Board-Certified Diplomates for 2014

Ft. Collins, Colorado, September 12, 2014—The American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation is pleased to announce that the following 31 individuals have successfully passed their examinations and are now board-certified diplomates.

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Board President Dr. James L. Cook Presents at 2014 Purina Sporting Dog Summit

St. Louis, August 21, 2014—James L. Cook, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVS, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, was one of four experts who spoke at the 2014 Purina Sporting Dog Summit, held July 28-30 at the Purina Event Center in Gray Summit, Mo.

Dr. Cook serves as president of the board of directors of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation and director of the Comparative Orthopaedic Laboratory at the University of Missouri.

The two-and-a-half day program, titled "Achieving a Performance Edge," was attended by some of the country's top dog handlers and trainers, as well as sporting dog journalists. The presentations covered training and conditioning, nutrition, and sports injuries and rehabilitation for hardworking dogs.

"Sporting dogs are different," said Cook. "The types of injuries, methods of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, goals, and expectations are different for these world-class canine athletes than for pet dogs. Three key take-home points are to always warm up a dog before training and competition, allow time for recovery between high-intensity activities, and cool down a dog after exercise."

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CSU Pioneer Dr. C. Wayne McIlwraith Is First Veterinarian Honored by Orthopaedic Research Society

Fort Collins, Colorado, July 30, 2014—Dr. C. Wayne McIlwraith, University Distinguished Professor and founding director of the Colorado State University Orthopaedic Research Center, became the first veterinarian honored with a prestigious career award from the Orthopaedic Research Society.

McIlwraith, a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, is world-renowned for pioneering arthroscopic surgery in the horse and for research in translational medicine that provides insights for horse and human health. He earned the Marshall R. Urist, MD Award for outstanding achievements in cartilage repair and regeneration, and for his role in educating and training the next generation of orthopaedic researchers.

"Your research has had a profound and lasting impact on our understanding of joint pathology and repair, the development and validation of animal models of joint diseases, surgical technologies, intra-articular therapies, cartilage resurfacing, gene therapy for osteoarthritis, and the use of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine strategies," the Orthopaedic Research Society Awards and Recognition Committee wrote.

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Renowned Orthopaedic Researcher Steven P. Arnoczky, DVM, Inducted into AOSSM Hall of Fame

Seattle, Washington, July 25, 2014—Steven P. Arnoczky, DVM, prominent sports medicine researcher from Michigan State University (MSU) and a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, was inducted into the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Hall of Fame at its Annual Meeting in Seattle on Friday, July 11.

AOSSM Hall of Famers are individuals in the sports medicine community who have contributed immensely and set themselves apart from others in the field. Dr. Arnoczky is currently the Director of the Laboratory for Comparative Orthopaedic Research at MSU and the Wade O. Brinker Endowed Professor of Veterinary Surgery in the College of Veterinary Medicine. He also holds appointments in the College of Human Medicine and the College of Osteopathic Medicine at MSU.

Dr. Arnoczky is only the second non-physician to be inducted into the AOSSM Hall of Fame. He was recognized by the AOSSM for basic science contributions to the advancement of ligament reconstruction of the knee and meniscal repair and replacement.

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Orthopaedic Research Society Names Diplomate Dr. Steven Paul Arnoczky a "Pioneer in Innovation"

Rosemont, Illinois, March 13, 2014—The Orthopaedic Research Society has selected Steven Paul Arnoczky, DVM, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, as an inaugural member of the "Pioneers of Innovation." He will be recognized this month at the ORS Annual Meeting in New Orleans.

Pioneers of Innovation is a program which recognizes scientists whose sustained research in biological, engineering, or clinical sciences have translated into novel therapies and improved patient care. Scientists in the Pioneers of Innovation program will be used as examples for our advocacy efforts to highlight the importance of musculoskeletal research and the need for increased research funding.

Dr. Arnoczky is the Wade O. Brinker Professor of Veterinary Surgery and the Director of the Laboratory for Comparative Orthopaedic Research at Michigan State University. He is also an Adjunct Professor in both the College of Human Medicine and the College of Osteopathic Medicine at MSU.

For more information, visit the Pioneers of Innovation page on the ORS website.

 

The American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation that is recognized by the AVMA does not have any professional affiliation with Sheila Lyons

Ft. Collins, Colorado, July 18, 2012—The American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation releases this announcement in
response to recent inquiries regarding Sheila Lyons, an individual veterinarian who has stated in various contexts that she represents an identically named organization. Read more ...

 

AKC Canine Health Foundation Launches Fundraising and Public Awareness Campaign on the Canine Athlete

Raleigh, N.C., July 16, 2012—Athletic events for dogs are on the rise and with that, so too are sports-related injuries in dogs. Understanding the proper conditioning, nutrition, training, and rehabilitation that are specific to the canine athlete is the focus of the Canine Athlete Initiative (CAI), a major fundraising and public awareness campaign launched today by the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF).

Several diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation are featured in the Canine Athlete Initiative podcasts. Read the AKC Canine Health Foundation news release for complete details.

 

T. David Sisk Awards Recognize Best Papers Submitted to Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach

The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) established the T. David Sisk Awards for Research Excellence to honor the best papers submitted to Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach in clinical, laboratory, and international research. The winners receive a $2,500 cash prize and a plaque.

The submission deadline is May 1. Winners are selected from the best papers submitted in each category and are announced at the AOSSM Annual Meeting in July. To submit a manuscript, visit http://submit.sportshealthjournal.org.

The awards, established in 2010, honor Dr. T. David Sisk, who was a strong proponent of Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach and Chairman of the AOSSM Medical Publishing Board of Trustees at the time when the creation of the new journal was proposed. He enthusiastically fostered Sports Health throughout its initial development and set the journal's course for its current success. Dr. Sisk was a former AOSSM President, Hall of Fame inductee and active member in the sports medicine community throughout his esteemed career. He died of cancer in July 2009 but his legacy of teaching and collaboration continues to live on. For more information, contact AOSSM.

 

 

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