Dr. Alicia L. Bertone, who completed her residency in large animal surgery at Colorado State University, has been elected to the Board of Regents for the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS). Election results were announced by the ACVS in November.
Dr. Bertone attended veterinary school at Cornell University prior to continuing her veterinary training at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University. She has been an active member of ACVS and her committee service includes the Annual Meeting, Credentials and Examination committees. Dr. Bertone has held a number of additional service positions for ACVS and was a member of the Recertification Working Group.
In other news from the 2008 ACVS Veterinary Symposium, surgical residents received awards for publication in Veterinary Surgery and for presentation of scientific research at the Residents’ Forum and in poster format.
Dr. Ryan Carpenter, who is completing a large-animal surgical residency at Colorado State University, received second place in the Large Animal Residents’ Forum Presentation with “The Osteoblastic Differentiation of Bone Marrow Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells with BMP-2 and -7 Genetic Modification in the Presence and Absence of Dexamethasone.”
The American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) established the Outstanding Surgical Resident Awards to encourage the development of clinically important research and the dissemination of the results of these investigations, particularly those conducted by surgical residents. Presentations, publications and posters must represent the original work of the resident.
The American College of Veterinary Surgeons is the only board certification organization for veterinary surgeons recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association. Established in 1965, ACVS sets the standards for advanced professionalism in veterinary surgery.