AAVP Recognized by the AVMA

The article below is reprinted from the JAVMA News:

Veterinary Groups Meet in San Antonio

Compiled by Anita Suresh | Posted Oct. 12, 2016

American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists

AAVP officials: Dr. John Gilleard, Dr. Doug Carithers, Timothy G. Geary, PhD, and Dr. Ray M. Kaplan (not pictured is Dr. Dante S. Zarlenga)

AAVP officials: Dr. John Gilleard, Dr. Doug Carithers, Timothy G. Geary, PhD,
and Dr. Ray M. Kaplan (not pictured is Dr. Dante S. Zarlenga)

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Event: American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists meeting, Aug. 6-9, San Antonio

Awards: AAVP–Merial Distinguished Veterinary Parasitologist Award: Dr. Anne M. Zajac, Blacksburg, Virginia, for outstanding contributions to the advancement of veterinary parasitology. Dr. Zajac received her veterinary degree from Michigan State University in 1982 and her doctorate in parasitology from The Ohio State University in 1986. She is a professor of parasitology in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Zajac’s research focuses on biology and control of gastrointestinal parasites of small ruminants and camelids. A past president of the AAVP, she is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists. AAVP-Merck Outstanding Graduate Student Award: Rachel CurtisRobles, PhD, Texas A&M University, for her work on the ecology and epidemiology of Chagas disease in animal and human hosts throughout the southern United States. AAVP-Companion Animal Parasite Council Graduate Student Award in Zoonotic Disease: Dr. Brian H. Herrin, Oklahoma State University, for his research into understanding the geographic patterns of natural transmission cycles of Borrelia burgdorferi, the agent of Lyme disease, in North America.

Officials: Timothy G. Geary, PhD, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec, president; Dr. Dante S. Zarlenga, Beltsville, Maryland, president-elect and program chair; Dr. John Gilleard, Calgary, Alberta, vice-president; Dr. Doug Carithers, Duluth, Georgia, secretary-treasurer; and Dr. Ray M. Kaplan, Athens, Georgia, immediate past president.

Contact: Dr. Doug Carithers, Secretary-Treasurer, American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists, 3239 Satellite Blvd., Duluth, GA 30096; phone, (770)331-6069; email, doug.carithers@merial.com; website.

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