AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine will host its 107th Annual Conference April 10-13 at the college’s Wire Road campus and The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.
Approximately 450 veterinarians are expected to attend Annual Conference sessions and labs, which will offer the latest in continuing education from experts in the field and feature Auburn alumni and faculty. Attendees will have the opportunity to earn 20 continuing education credit hours in a variety of small animal and large animal fields. This year’s small animal track will focus on diseases of the kidney, while the large animal session will have a general focus.
The conference keynote speaker will be Dr. Steve Swaim, a world-renowned scientist in the field of small animal wound management and reconstructive surgery. Swaim, who retired from Auburn University in 2003 after a 34-year career, has advanced the science of wound management, practiced the art of reconstructive surgery on injured dogs, cats and horses and educated numerous generations of veterinary surgeons.
Classmates will reconnect through 10 reunions on Saturday, April 12, and Family Night on April 11. This year’s reunion classes are 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004 and 2009. Golden Eagles reunion, for those who have been graduated for 50 years or more, also will be held.
“This year’s conference will be particularly eventful as it coincides with the dedication of the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Wilford and Kate Bailey Small Animal Teaching Hospital on April 11,” said Continuing Education Coordinator Kris Street.
The conference will end with a breakfast hosted by the Christian Veterinary Fellowship on Sunday, April 13.
(Contributed by Janet McCoy.)