ACVIM honors heroes in veterinary medicine

ACVIM diplomates receive recognition for their contributions to veterinary and human medicine
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May 18, 2010
By dvm360.com staff
Anaheim, Calif. – The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine's (ACVIM) Innovators campaign gives recognition to ACVIM Heroes in Medicine, whose research impacts the future of both animal and human health.

"The research these ACVIM board-certified veterinary specialists are involved in benefits not only your dog, cat or horse, but potentially your son, wife, mother or father," says Marcie Rhysling, MA, ACVIM's junior associate executive director. "The Heroes' studies are examples of how research into naturally occurring diseases in animals can help identify therapeutic treatments and, in some cases, cure similar diseases in humans."

The winning veterinarians will be recognized at the 2010 ACVIM Forum in Anaheim, Calif., June 9-12.

The 2010 ACVIM Heroes in Medicine are:

Jennifer A. Ginn, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM
(Small Animal Internal Medicine)
First Fellow of the ACVIM Foundation

Stephen J. Withrow, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM
(Oncology)
Limb-sparing

Dianne McFarlane, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM
(Large Animal Internal Medicine)
Equine Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction (PPID)

Albert Jergens, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM
(Small Animal Internal Medicine)
2009 H1N1 Influenza

Brett A. Sponseller, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM
(Large Animal Internal Medicine)
2009 H1N1 Influenza

Click here to learn more about ACVIM Heroes in Medicine and to see the complete profiles of the 2010 honorees.