AUBURN – The Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine hosts its 103rd annual conference April 8-11 at the college’s Wire Road campus and The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. Veterinarians, technicians and spouses will gather for seminars and class reunions.
“We welcome our graduates home to Auburn,” said Dean Timothy Boosinger, “and offer knowledge and information for veterinary healthcare today.”
AUBURN – The American Association of Equine Practitioners recently honored veterinarian John Thomas Vaughan with its annual Distinguished Educator Award for advancing the equine veterinary profession through impactful teaching and mentorship. Vaughan, dean emeritus of Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, accepted the award during the Dec. 8 President’s Luncheon at the 55th convention in Las Vegas.
AUBURN – The Colleges of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University have achieved accreditation from the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International. The association is a private, nonprofit organization that promotes the humane treatment of animals in science through voluntary accreditation and assessment programs.
“AAALAC International accreditation is considered the gold standard in independently evaluating animal programs across the globe,” said John Mason, Auburn University vice president for research. “The animal use programs in the two colleges were commended for providing quality and responsible care of laboratory and research animals reviewed during a comprehensive and rigorous week-long site visit by six independent program experts from across the United States.”
AUBURN – The Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine will host its 32nd annual open house on Saturday, April 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its campus on Wire Road. The free public event will feature college tours and scientific displays, a dog agility course, sheep-herding dogs, Teddy Bear surgery, a parade of breeds of dogs and horses, birds of prey from the Southeastern Raptor Center and many other attractions.
High school and college students can talk with counselors about courses for a future career in veterinary medicine. A presentation on “So You Want to Be a Veterinarian?” at 10:30 a.m. includes information about admission as well as career opportunities.
AUBURN – John Mason, Auburn University’s associate provost and vice president for research, has announced the selection of Carl Pinkert as associate vice president for research in the Office of the Vice President for Research.
Pinkert will promote and develop multidisciplinary research initiatives across the Auburn University campus, coordinate activities among the associate deans for research and work on projects to improve proposal development and submission. He will also represent the Office of the Vice President for Research in certain external roles in the state and national arena.
AUBURN – Auburn University will welcome top diabetes researchers as well as a former Miss America when it hosts the second annual Boshell Diabetes Research Day on March 6 at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.
“We will cover the latest research related to diabetes and the role of obesity in its development,” said Robert Judd, the Boshell Chair in Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases in Auburn’s College of Veterinary Medicine. “We also are pleased to have Miss America 1999 Nicole Johnson presenting a talk about diabetes awareness.”