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Savma Symposium Academic Competitions, Christian Taylor Jan 2001

Savma Symposium Academic Competitions, Christian Taylor

Iowa State University Veterinarian

Fifteen schools had students competing in six different academic competitions during the SAVMA Symposium. Events held on Friday, March 9, 2001 included anatomylhistology, microbiology/parasitology, equine aging, breed identification, and bovine palpation. Saturday morning's SAVMA Challenge, the symposium's final academic event, saw six schools compete for SAVMA's biggest team trophy.


A Peek At Something Different: Complementary Medicine At Savma 2001, Jennifer Shackett Jan 2001

A Peek At Something Different: Complementary Medicine At Savma 2001, Jennifer Shackett

Iowa State University Veterinarian

Students interested in learning more about complementary modalities of treatment in veterinary medicine were provided with ample opportunity at SAVMA Symposium 2001. Lectures and wetlabs were presented that introduced audiences and participants to some basic techniques and theories in three rapidly emerging areas: chiropractic therapy, massage and rehabilitation therapy, and acupuncture. Dr. Pedro Rivera of the Healing Oasis Wellness Center provided instruction about chiropractic and massage therapy. He explained that the main purpose of these modalities is to optimize health and allow for quicker healing times from injury or surgery, and that they should not in any way replace conventional ...


Savma Symposium Evening Activities, Barbara Hippie Jan 2001

Savma Symposium Evening Activities, Barbara Hippie

Iowa State University Veterinarian

After long days of challenging wetlabs, stimulating lectures and grueling competitions, all of the guests at Symposium gathered on the floor of Hilton Coliseum for an evening of fun and relaxation. The first evening was a "Beach-Luau" theme hosted by Purina. Guests were encouraged to come dressed for the occasion and enjoy the "Hilton Beach" (complete with sun, sand, toys, lounge chair and a pool!) while dancing to the tropical sounds of our DJ, Al. The highlight of the evening had to have been the "Reverse Bikini Contest." Quite a few of the brave male veterinary students donned bikinis of ...


Looking For Leadership: The Search For A New Dean Continues, Bonnie Smith Jan 2001

Looking For Leadership: The Search For A New Dean Continues, Bonnie Smith

Iowa State University Veterinarian

On July 1, 2000, Dr. Richard Ross stepped down from his duties as dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine to fill his new role as dean of the College of Agriculture here at Iowa State University. Since October 1, Dr. Norman Cheville, formerly head of the Department of Veterinary Pathology, has been serving as interim dean of the college. Meanwhile, the university began its search for the right person to lead the College of Veterinary Medicine into the 21st century.


Dr. John Kluge Retires, Suzanna Brown Jan 2001

Dr. John Kluge Retires, Suzanna Brown

Iowa State University Veterinarian

John Kluge, University Professor Emeritus of Veterinary Pathology, has retired from his position at the College of Veterinary Medicine. He will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by the faculty and students at Iowa State. Dr. Kluge received his B.S. (agriculture) and D.V.M. from the University of Missouri, his M.S. from Iowa State, and his Ph.D. in pathology from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.


A Whirlwind Of Activity, Michael Costello Jan 2001

A Whirlwind Of Activity, Michael Costello

Iowa State University Veterinarian

That Wednesday morning started way too early for the middle of spring break. But this was no ordinary spring break for Iowa State veterinary students. Delegates from all the vet schools would begin arriving at any moment marking the start of the SAVMA Symposium. Dozens of Iowa Staters were receiving last minute instructions along with hand-held radios to help keep everyone in touch, or at least to make them feel they had some control over what was to come. This was the last moment before the fun began, and the craziness didn't stop until late Sunday night.


Savma Symposium 2001: From The Heartland, To The World... Jan 2001

Savma Symposium 2001: From The Heartland, To The World...

Iowa State University Veterinarian

For one weekend in March, Ames became the vet student capital of the world as nearly 1400 vet students from every vet school in the country converged on the city. After more than a year of planning, fundraising, and organizing, the veterinary students of Iowa State University welcomed their colleagues from around the country for a weekend of education, competition, and of course, socialization.