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2014 Outstanding Surgical Residents’ Awards

The ACVS established the Outstanding Surgical Residents’ Awards competition to encourage the development of clinically important research and the dissemination of the results of these investigations, particularly those conducted by surgical 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
    (Research and Clinical)
  • Poster Presentation

Two posters were selected from those presented by residents at the 2014 ACVS Surgery Summit. Eight oral presentations (four from both large animal and small animal categories) were selected from those given in the Residents’ Forum at the ACVS Surgery Summit. Four manuscripts (two clinical, two research) 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

Joanna Virgin (Michigan State University), Susan Holcombe, Holly Roessner, Kari Kurtz, John Caron, Jonathan Cheetham, Nathan Nelson, Joe Hauptman, Norm Ducharme. Laryngeal Advancement Surgery Improved Swallowing Function in a Reversible Dysphagia Model in Horses.

Second Place

Alex Gillen (Auburn University), Amelia Munsterman, Ramsis Farag, Fred Caldwell, Reid Hanson. Evaluation of the Aberdeen Knot for Continuous Suture Patterns with Large Gauge Suture.

Clinical

First Place

Barbara Hunter (Oregon State University), Katja Duesterdieck-Zellmer, Laura Hobstetter, Maureen Larsen, Jesse Ott. Equine Synovial Fluid Tiludronate Concentrations Following Intravenous Regional Limb Perfusion with Low or High Dose Tiludronate.

Second Place

John David Stack (University College Dublin), Kieran Walshe, Emme Steele, Matthieu Coutsy, Antoine Lechartier, Florent David. Synovial Serum Amyloid A (SAA) Point-of-Care Test - A Valuable Aid to Immediate Diagnosis of Synovial Sepsis in Horses.

Small Animal Residents’ Forum Presentation

Research

First Place

Lindsey Michelle Kurach (Michigan State University), Bryden J. Stanley, Michele Fritz, Krista Gazzola, Kristen Seymour, Joe Auptman, Barbara Steficek. Effect of Low Level Laser Therapy on the Healing of Open Wounds in Dogs.

Second Place

Mandy L. Wallace (University of Florida), Gary W. Ellison, Christopher Batich, J. Brad Case, Stanley Kim. In Vitro Development of a Radiolucent Silicone/Polyacrylic Acid/Inorganic Salt/Thermoplastic Polymer Slow Occlusion Device for the Attenuation of Portosystemic Shunts.

Clinical

First Place

Ryan McCally (University of Missouri), Alex D. Bukoski, Keith R. Branson, Derek B. Fox, James L. Cook. A Comparison of the Analgesic Efficacy of Epidural Anesthesia and Two Peripheral Nerve Blockades After Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy.

Second Place

Jacob Aaron Rubin, (University of Pennsylvania), Dorothy Cimino Brown, Kimberly A. Agnello. Factors Associated with Pathologic Fractures in Appendicular Primary Bone Neoplasia: 84 Cases (2007–2013).

Veterinary Surgery Publication

Research

First Place

Mark Dosch (UC Davis), Biomechanical evaluation of the helica femoral implant system using traditional and modified techniques. Hayashi K, Garcia T, Weeren R, Stover S. Veterinary Surgery, 42: 867-876.

Second Place

Galina Hayes (University of Guelph), Investigation of Incidence and Risk Factors for Surgical Glove Perforation in Small Animal Surgery. Reynolds D, Moens N, Singh A, Oblak M, Gibson T, Brisson B, Nazarali A, Dewey C. Veterinary Surgery, 43: 400-404.

Clinical

First Place

Chad E. Spah (VCA, IN), Evaluation of two novel self-anchoring barbed sutures in a prophylactic laparoscopic gastropexy compared with intracorporeal tied knots. Elkins A, Wehrenberg A, Jaffe M, Baird D, Naughton J, Payton M. Veterinary Surgery, 42: 932-942.

Second Place

Helene Larde (University of Montreal), Milk Flow Obstruction Caused by Varicose Vein of the Teat in Dairy Cattle. Nichols S, Desrochers A, Babkine M, Francoz D, Mulon P, Couture Y. Veterinary Surgery, 42: 885-891.

Poster Presentation

First Place

Holly L. Stewart (University of Pennsylvania), Dean W. Richardson, David G. Levine.  Effects of Dilute Chlorhexidine in the Equine Larynx and Pharynx.

Second Place

Matthew Raske (Animal Medical Center), Chick Weisse, Allyson Berent, Renee McDougall.  Immediate, Short-term, and Long-term Changes in Tracheal Stent Diameter, Length, and Positioning Following Placement in Dogs with Tracheal Collapse Syndrome: 53 Cases.