(Left to right) Dr. Stephen M. Reed of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital and member of AAEP abstract review committee, Dr. Virginia Reef, and Dr. Mark Herthel, President of lecture sponsor Platinum Performance.
Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center had a strong presence at the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Conference in December in San Francisco.
In addition to many staff attending the event, Dr. Virginia (Ginny) Reef, Director of Large Animal Cardiology and Diagnostic Ultrasonography, delivered the prestigious Frank J. Milne State-of-the-Art Lecture. Her talk—Straight from the Heart: Untangling the Complexities of the Equine Cardiovascular System—focused on the significance of murmurs and arrhythmias and the resulting ramifications for their treatment and management.
Also from Penn Vet, AAEP chose Dr. Regina Turner, Associate Professor, Section of Reproduction & Behavior, to represent Theriogenology during the Kester News Hour. Additionally, the Kester News Hour spotlighted six papers as the most important of the year, on two of which Dr. Amy Johnson, Assistant Professor of Large Animal Medicine and Neurology, was senior author. During the five-day conference, Dr. Nicole Scherrer, Clinical Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology, presented her work on ocular squamous cell carcinomas, and Dr. David Levine, Assistant Professor of Clinical Large Animal Surgery, participated in two Table Topics on surgical issues.
Margaret Leardi, Director of Development for New Bolton Center, and the Alumni Relations team hosted Penn Vet alumni to celebrate and network at the conference.