The AVMA Council on Education plans comprehensive site visits for the veterinary colleges at Colorado State University, the University of Nottingham, Texas A&M University, the University of Florida, Texas Tech University, the University of Guelph, and the University of Edinburgh.
The American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians held its 64th annual meeting virtually from Oct. 22-26, 2021. The AAVLD presented awards, conferred life membership, and seated new officials.
The American College of Veterinary Microbiologists held its certification examination remotely on Nov. 12-13, 2021. The ACVM later welcomed new diplomates in bacteriology/mycology, immunology, parasitology, and virology.
The April issue of In Memory is now available online. Obituaries include Dr. Michael R. Floyd, who founded Orinda Veterinary Dental Service in Orinda, California, and established the Michael R. Floyd Dental Operatory at the University of California-Davis.
Among the common causes of sudden unexpected death in cats and dogs are heart disease, trauma, and toxicity. Veterinarians can help grieving pet owners, who might pursue a necropsy to try to determine the cause of an unexplained death.
Federal animal health authorities plan to collect blood samples from dozens of zoos and aquariums to evaluate which species are susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 infection as well as evaluate the risks posed by wildlife living around those facilities.