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2022 Outstanding Surgery Residents' Awards

The ACVS established the Outstanding Surgery Residents’ Awards competition to encourage the development of clinically important research and the dissemination of the results of these investigations, particularly those conducted by surgery residents. Congratulations to each of the award recipients.

Awards were presented in the following categories:

  • Large Animal Residents’ Forum Presentation
    (Research and Clinical)
  • Small Animal Residents’ Forum Presentation
    (Research and Clinical)
  • Veterinary Surgery Publication
  • Poster Presentation

Studies may be prospective or retrospective clinical studies or controlled laboratory research.

Two posters were selected from those presented by residents. Eight oral presentations (four from both large animal and small animal categories) were selected from those presented. Three manuscripts were selected from those published in Veterinary Surgery. Presentations, publications, and posters must represent the original work of the resident. Studies may be prospective or retrospective clinical studies or controlled.

Large Animal Residents’ Forum Presentation: Research

First Place
Jackie Ashley Willette, DVM, University of Michigan, East Lansing, MI. Tendon Adhesion Reduction Using Enalapril.

Second Place
Thomas J. O’Brien, BVSc, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.  Novel Implant for Repair of Midbody PSB Fractures.

Large Animal Residents’ Forum Presentation: Clinical

First Place
Thomas J. McParland, BVetMed, Raleigh, NC. Navicular Invagination MRI Characterization.

Second Place
Thomas C. Bergstrom, DVM, University of California – Davis, Davis, CA. PET Following Condylar Fracture Repair in Horses.

Small Animal Residents’ Forum Presentation: Research

First Place
Ming Lu, DVM, MS, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. Mechanostimulation in Meniscal Tissue Engineering.

Second Place
Carolyn Chen, DVM, University of Georgia, Athens, GA. Accuracy of Pressure Measurement Devices.

Small Animal Residents’ Forum Presentation: Clinical

First Place
Leah Hixon, DVM, University of Georgia, Athens, GA. Liposomal Bupivacaine in Canine Laparotomies.

Second Place
Sarah Ashley Jones, DVM, Aubrey, TX. Comparison of Three Staphylectomy Methods in Dogs.

Veterinary Surgery Publication

First Place
Rick Beishuizen, DVM, Department of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Tjarda E. Reints Bok, DVM, Michelle Teunissen, DVM, Albert J. van der Veen MEng, PhD, Kaj S. Emanuel, MSc, Marianna A. Tryfonidou, DVM, PhD, DECVS, Bjorn P. Meij, DVM, PhD, DECVS. Biomechanical effects of a titanium intervertebral cage as a stand-alone device, and in combination with locking plates in the canine caudal cervical spine. Veterinary Surgery Volume 50/Issue 5: 1087-1097 (Research).

Second Place
Joseph S. Raleigh, DVM, William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California-Davis, Davis, California. Barbro Filliquist, DVM, DACVS-SA, DECVS, Amy S. Kapatkin, DVM, MAS, DACVS, Po Yen Chou, BVM, MS, DACVS-SA, Denis J. Marcellin-Little, DEDV, DACVS, DECVS, DACVSMR, Tanya C. Garcia, MS, Kevin L. Jacques, MS, Susan M. Stover, DVM, PhD, DACVS. Influence of interlocking thread screws to repair simulated adult canine humeral condylar fractures. Veterinary Surgery Volume 50/Issue 6: 1237-1249 (Research).

Third Place
Mikayla M. Schroeder, DVM, University of Missouri Veterinary Medical Center, Columbia, Missouri, Owen T. Skinner, BVSc, DECVS, DACVS-SA, ACVS Fellow, Surgical Oncology. Fascial plane mapping for superficial tumor resection in dogs. Part I: Neck and trunk. Veterinary Surgery Volume 51/Issue 1: 68-78 (Research).

Poster Presentation

First Place
MacKenzie Anne Whyte, DVM, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS. Cannulated Screw Repair of Condylar Fractures.

Second Place
Mélissa Claire Marie De Lombaert, DVM, BA, University of Georgia, Athens, GA. Lateral Arthroscopy Portals for Radial OCD.