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College Hosts 66th Annual Veterinary Conference
Veterinarians and veterinary technicians came from around the state Jan. 8-10 to attend the 66th Annual Veterinary Conference at Colorado State University. The conference featured more than 75 hours of lectures and laboratories, a veterinary technician program, and showcased national and internationally recognized speakers who spoke on a wide range of topics.
During the conference, the CVMA held its Winter Leadership Conference, the Dean’s Advisory Council met, and the PVM Class of 1995 celebrated its tenth reunion. The conference also featured an exhibition hall where leading pharmaceutical, biological and supporting industries showcased their latest products and where available to answer questions.
The keynote speaker for the event was Dr. Leonard Marcus who presented a lecture titled, “New Horizons in Zoonotic Diseases: Impact on Veterinary Practice.” Dr. Marcus’ background includes field work in East and West Africa, and South and Central America. He has worked in numerous public health agencies, in education and private practice, and is a consultant to a number of pharmaceutical companies. He currently is in private practice in Massachusetts.
Other featured speakers included Drs. Peter Rakestraw and Judith Reynolds, both speaking in the equine program. Dr. Reynolds focused on equine digestion and gastric ulcers, as well as nutrition topics. Dr. Rakestraw focused his discussions on colic, treatment of impaction, and the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the salivary glands and esophagus.
The College and Dr. Tony Knight, conference coordinator, would like to thank all those who attended the Conference, and our exhibitors, for their continued support. Also, thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make this a successful event.