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SAVMA Symposium March 2010 at Wisconsin

I would like to start off by thanking all of you who contributed, in one way or another, to the fundraising for SAVMA Symposium this year.  It was a success in that we raised enough money to send 49 students to Madison, WI to represent WSU.  Not many other schools have such a program and I feel our students benefit incredibly from the experience.  The days at symposium this year were filled with lectures, competitions, day trips, and an exhibition hall where students could catch up on the new products available to veterinarians.   Just to make sure you know you are getting your money’s worth, WSU students racked up some pretty good awards.
Our bovine palpation team brought home the first place award and was made up of:
   Sarah Giebel
   Sam Nielsen
   Craig Louder
   Jesse Olsen
Also, our equine aging team brought home the second place award and was made up of:
   Lacey Owen
   Katrina Hartman
   Anne Pierce
   Chelsey Johnson
The SAVMA House of Delegates had a successful round of meetings and our very own Aaron Gibbons has taken the gavel as the SAVMA President for the next year.  Kristi and I are honored to work with Aaron and believe that SAVMA can do some amazing work for its members in the year to come.
The 2012 bid for SAVMA Symposium was won by Purdue University, so we are looking forward to visiting Indiana.  Of course before that we will visit sunny California for Symposium next year at UC Davis. 
Once again, I would like to thank you all for your support.  We have some fine individuals representing our school who have been trained by the very best.
Travis Allen
SAVMA Junior Delegate-WSU

Last Edited: Mar 10, 2011 12:11 PM   

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