Every year the European Society of Feline Medicine (ESFM), in partnership with Hill's Pet Nutrition, holds a feline day during the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ECVIM) Congress (September 8-10) to update practitioners on feline issues and to present the annual ESFM/Hill's award for outstanding contributions to feline medicine. With its usual high standard of lectures, the ESFM day in Porto, Portugal, covered many topical subjects including recognising and treating shock in the feline patient, feline acromegaly and the use of thromboelastography.
The winner of the ESFM/Hill’s Award this year is Professor Boyd Jones BVSc(Massey), DECVIM, FACVSc, MRCVS
, Professor of Companion Animal Medicine, Massey University.
Professor Jones has spent much of his career investigating feline neuromuscular and lipid disorders. He worked at University College Dublin for many years, leaving his post of Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine to return to New Zealand in 2008. He gave delegates at the ESFM feline day an excellent overview of all his research.
Next year the ECVIM Congress, which incorporates the ESFM feline day, will be in Toulouse, France (September 9-11) where Hill’s and ESFM, working towards better feline veterinary care, will again present the award during the feline stream.
Dr Jaak Debraekeleer from Hill’s (left) presents Professor Boyd Jones
with the ESFM/Hill's Award at the ESFM feline day during
ECVIM Congress in Porto
Ends October 2009
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