College well represented at annual surgery meeting

The UF College of Veterinary Medicine is always well represented during the Veterinary Orthopedic Society’s annual meeting, held Feb. 10-17 this year in Lake Tahoe. Many of our faculty members play key leadership roles in VOS, not to mention the mentoring they provide to our enthusiastic trainees.

Podium presentations were given by:

  • Three small animal surgery residents, Dr. John Hanlon, Dr. Logan Scheuermann and Dr. Natalie Worden
  • One Ph.D. student, Parisa Mazdarani, and one master’s student, Trevor Perez 
  • Three D.V.M. students, Sam Higgins, Ellie Peterson, and Karly Souders
  • Small animal rotating intern, Dr. Kerry Simon

Posters were presented by:

  • Two small animal surgery residents, Dr. John Hanlon and Dr. Logan Scheuermann (who had two posters)
  • Orthopedic research associate, MuYoung Kim (who had two posters)
  • Associate professor of large animal surgery, Dr. Adam Biedrzycki

Our team also almost had a clean sweep of the awards: Dr. John Hanlon received the Bloomberg Resident Research Award and won the best Bloomberg Resident Award Presentation, considered as the most coveted presentation award of the meeting; Ellie Peterson and Karly Souders received Gretchen Flo Student/Intern Awards; Dr. Natalie Worden won the best small animal scientific research presentation; MuYoung Kim won the best scientific research poster presentation and Dr. Adam Biedrzycki won best clinical poster presentation.

Dr. Stanley Kim completed his two-year term as VOS scientific program chair, and Dr. Adam Biedrzycki completed his three-year term as VOS research chair. Former UF small animal surgery resident and UF CVM alumna, Dr. Kristin Kirkby, was elected president-elect of the VOS.

An amazing effort by all!