google-site-verification: google28f501b00d980d5f.html Champion of Veterinary Dentistry to receive the 2018 WSAVA Scientific Achievement Award - Vetpol Community

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Champion of Veterinary Dentistry to receive the 2018 WSAVA Scientific Achievement Award

Collapse
X
Collapse

  • Champion of Veterinary Dentistry to receive the 2018 WSAVA Scientific Achievement Award

    Click image for larger version

Name:	Colin-Harvey-2018.jpg
Views:	2
Size:	534.4 KB
ID:	46666

    Emeritus Professor Colin Harvey (pictured) is the recipient of the prestigious 2018 World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) Award for Scientific Achievement in recognition of his work to highlight the importance of veterinary oral and dental conditions in companion animals and in developing tools to support the incorporation of dental procedures and dental preventive strategy into daily veterinary practice. The Award, given annually to an individual judged to have made a significant contribution to the field of small animal medicine, will be presented during this year’s WSAVA World Congress, which takes place from 25-28 September in Singapore.

    Colin Harvey graduated from the University of Bristol School of Veterinary Sciences before completing an internship and surgical residency at the University of Pennsylvania. He was trained in dental procedures by faculty of the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Until his retirement in 2013, he was Professor of Surgery and Dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania, a position he held for 33 years. As a Boarded Specialist in both Surgery (ACVS, 1972) and Dentistry (Charter Diplomate of AVDC, 1988), he introduced a full range of oral and maxillofacial surgical procedures into clinical, teaching and research activities. This led to improvements in the major oral surgery reconstructive techniques necessary for cancer patients, as well as in the management of oral trauma and congenital and acquired oro-nasal defects. On his retirement, the Penn Vet Dental and Oral Surgery Operatory was named in his honor.

    His interest in the relationship between oral health and systemic health in companion animals led to collaborative work that resulted in confirmation of the epidemiological findings in humans that worsening periodontal disease is associated with distant organ (kidney, liver, heart) pathology. He developed the Penn Canine and Feline Periodontal Scoring spreadsheet, which takes into account the wide variation in the size and shape of teeth in dogs and cats when scoring the severity of periodontal disease; this spreadsheet is now in use by veterinarians around the world.

    As a result of Emeritus Professor Harvey’s passion for veterinary dentistry, he was a founder member of the first veterinary dental organization, the American Veterinary Dental Society (AVDS). He was also a member of the Organizing Committee and first President-Elect of the American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC), later serving as Secretary of AVDC for 14 years. He also organized the group that founded the Veterinary Oral Health Council®, of which he has been Director for 20 years. VOHC is an independent product recognition entity that awards its Seal of Acceptance to products that meet or exceed its standard for retarding accumulation of dental plaque and/or calculus in dogs and cats.

    During WSAVA World Congress, he will give one of a series of lectures presented by 2018 WSAVA Award winners. His lecture is entitled: ‘Periodontal Disease – Systemic and Distant Organ Associations in Dogs and Cats; Facts or Conjecture’.

    Commenting on the Award, Professor Gad Baneth, Chair of the WSAVA’s Scientific Advisory Committee, commented: “Professor Harvey has made outstanding contributions to the understanding of veterinary oral health and has influenced both the science and practice of veterinary dental medicine worldwide."

    Colin Harvey said: “I’m honored to receive this Award and appreciative of the increased attention that dental and oral diseases are now receiving in small animal practice. As a clinician, I enjoy dentistry because it involves meticulous work and uses a variety of equipment and instruments. A good dentist is a sculptor, even when performing ‘simple’ procedures such as surgical extractions.”

    The WSAVA aims to advance the health and welfare of companion animals worldwide through creating an educated, committed and collaborative global community of veterinary peers. It currently represents more than 200,000 veterinarians through 104 member associations. Its annual World Congress brings together globally respected experts to offer cutting edge thinking on all aspects of companion animal veterinary care.

    Attached Files
      Posting comments is disabled.

    Categories

    Collapse

    Article Tags

    Collapse

    Latest Articles

    Collapse

    • RVN required at Kirks Vets - Sleaford, Lincolnshire
      IVC
      We are looking for an enthusiastic Registered Veterinary Nurse to join our busy, first opinion, small animal practice in Sleaford. This will be a 40 hour week, with the support of 6 vets and 5 other RVNs, our clinical director is a cardiologist seeing referral cases and our nurses have special interests including dentistry, wildlife and critical care.

      Monday – Friday working week with an average of 8 hour days and a weekend on rota (currently 1:8) with no out of hours. A four day weekend...
      Yesterday, 04:07 PM
    • Registered Night Nurse required at Parkvets, Kent
      IVC
      Large animal hospital seeking efficient, organised and dedicated night nurse to join our wonderful team. The successful candidate will have a wide range of nursing skills, emergency knowledge and a passion for inpatient care. Ideally 3 years post qualification. Experience with night work ideal but not essential.

      At Parkvets, we pride ourselves on being gold standard, so you will have to have the same enthusiasm and work ethics. We are a very friendly team, and dedicated to our work,...
      Yesterday, 02:20 PM
    • Fitzpatrick Referrals welcomes Japanese students to experience UK oncology care for the fourth year running
      Kristina Kisbee

      On 5th December, Fitzpatrick Referrals once again welcomed a group of veterinary students from Japan during their visit to the UK. The visit marks the fourth year that students from the Renaissance Academy of Pet World, Japan were invited by Professor Nick Bacon at Fitzpatrick Referrals Oncology and Soft Tissue in Guildford.

      A group of veterinary nursing students received a behind-the-scenes tour of the Oncology and Soft Tissue hospital with Professor Nick Bacon to learn first-hand
      ...
      Yesterday, 07:50 AM
    • Vet dresses as giant mouse to calm nervous rescue dog
      Kristina Kisbee

      In a consultation worthy of a Monty Python sketch a vet at Davies Veterinary Specialists (Davies) has dressed up as a giant mouse to calm the nerves of a rescue dog with anxiety problems.


      Rupert, a rescued Dalmatian needed specialist surgery but wasn’t keen on being examined so Mike Farrell, Orthopaedic Specialist at Davies, went the extra mile to make him feel at ease.


      Owner Sonya Schiff from London thought Rupert might be more comfortable with the
      ...
      Yesterday, 07:45 AM
    • RVN required at Well House Vets - Crowborough, East Sussex
      IVC
      Well House Veterinary Clinic is an RCVS accredited, 2 branch, small animal first opinion training practice. We are looking for two highly motivated, enthusiastic RVN’s to join our friendly teams based at Tunbridge Wells and Crowborough. We would also accept applications from second year students.

      You will be joining an established practice where our Clinical Director has clinical freedom and you will also have the support and benefits of working for Independent Vet Care. The role requires...
      13-12-2018, 02:17 PM
    • Southern Counties Veterinary Specialists recently threw a party to celebrate their 10 Year Anniversary
      Kristina Kisbee

      SCVS recently celebrated their 10-year anniversary in style, with a party for all of their staff at Key West on the end of Bournemouth pier.

      The celebrations began by watching the sunset – champagne and canapés in hand – before everyone sat down to a three-course dinner, followed by a live band and plenty of dancing.

      Whilst this was a special occasion for everyone at SCVS, some of their long-standing team members also celebrated their 10-year work anniversary!...
      13-12-2018, 01:01 PM
    Working...
    X