Vet Med Alumni Recognized by American Association of Swine Veterinarians

Two alumni of Iowa State’s College of Veterinary Medicine were honored by the American Association of Swine Veterinarians during the association’s 49th annual meeting in San Diego, Calif., March 5, 2018.

Swine Practitioner of the Year

Dr. Mary Battrell was named 2018 Swine Practitioner of the Year. The award is given to the swine practitioner who has demonstrated an unusual degree of proficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of veterinary service to clients.

Iowa State Vet Med Welcomes New Poultry Veterinarian

Dr. Mohamed El-Gazzar

Dr. Mohamed El-Gazzar has joined Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine as an assistant professor of poultry medicine in the Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine.

El-Gazzar joins Dr. Yuko Sato, as the second poultry veterinarian on the faculty, and will further expand the teaching, research and outreach services offered by the department.

New Website Offers Reporting Guidelines Involving Animal Research Studies

AMES, Iowa – Animals are the subjects of research for many reasons. Accurately reporting that research is a fundamental component of the process.

But there are a multitude of reporting guidelines researchers must follow.

A new website (https://meridian.cvm.iastate.edu) coordinated by Dr. Annette O’Connor, a faculty member in Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, aims to assist researchers not only to navigate the guidelines but improve the quality of reporting animal research.


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