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ABVT Travel & Student Award Winners




ABVT is committed to encouraging professional study in the field of toxicology and has a long history of providing monetary awards for outstanding research performed by veterinary students, graduate students, and practicing veterinarians. As of 2019, ABVT is focused on providing travel grants to veterinarians with an active interest in toxicology to attend a national conference and present an oral or written (poster) presentation. For eligibility requirements, click here. 


ABVT Travel Award

Established 2019

2020 Travel Award Winner

Kathryn LaQuaglia, DVM, a Small Animal Internal Medicine Resident at North Carolina State Veterinary Hospital, was the 2020 recipient of the ABVT Travel Award. The title of her research abstract was Neutropenia in dogs receiving vincristine for treatment of immune-mediated thrombocytopenia. Her abstract was accepted for oral presentation at the annual 2020 American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Forum in Baltimore, Maryland, June 11-13. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the date and location for this presentation may change.


To read Dr. LaQuaglia's abstract, click here


2019 Travel Award Winner

Shannon Darby, DVM, a Large Animal Internal Medicine Resident at the University of Florida’s Large Animal Hospital was the 2019 recipient of the ABVT Travel Award.  Dr. Darby used the award to present at the ACVIM forum that was held in Phoenix, AZ in June, 2019.  The title of her presentation was: Plasma l-Indospicine and 3-Nitropropionic Acid in Ponies Fed Creeping Indigo.


Dr. Darby presenting at ACVIM




Graduate Student Award 

RETIRED PROGRAM



2010 Graduate Student Award

Award winner: Dr. Aiyasami Salem Sreenivasan

ABVT Mentor: Dr. Safdar A. Khan

Topic: Mixed amphetamine salts toxicosis in cats - A retrospective review of 152 cases reported to the ASPCA Animal poison Control Center between January 2002 and June 2009 

Institution: University of Illinois 

 

2009 Graduate Student Award

Award winner: Dr. Motoko Mukai

ABVT Mentor: Drs. Robert Poppenga & Birgit Puschner

Topic: Unusual cases of Nerium oleander toxicosis: a dog and a sea lion 

Institution: University of California-Davis

 

2008 Graduate Student Award

Award winner: Dr. Asheesh K. Tiwary

ABVT Mentor: Dr. Birgit Puschner

Topic: Effect of oleandrin on binding and activity of Na-K-ATPase in crude cardiac membrane preparation

Institution: University of California-Davis

         





Veterinary Student Award
RETIRED PROGRAM

2016 Veterinary Student Paper Competition
First Place Award: Elexa Baron
Rapid detection of poison hemlock (Conium maculatum) and jimson weed (Datura stramonium) alkaloids in urine and rumen samples by MALDI-TOF MS
College of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University

Second Place Award: Hannah Bigelow
Chocolate toxicity in dogs: Comparative evaluation of theobromine metabolism by cytochrome P450 enzymes in canine versus human livers
College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University

Third Place Award: Lauren Restis
The use of cannabinoids for chronic pain in dogs
College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University

 

2015 Veterinary Student Paper Competition

First Place Award: Olivia Swailes
Use of MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry to Detect Toxins and Toxicants for Veterinary Diagnostic Toxicology
College of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University

Second Place Award: Alisha Worth
Diphenhydramine Exposure in Dogs: 621 Cases (2008-2013)
College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University

Third Place Award: Lexi McGilvray
Ciguatera Toxicosis: Trouble in Paradise
College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University

 
2014 Veterinary Student Paper Competition

First Place Award: Jessica Jordan
My two cents: A review of zinc toxicity in small animals
College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University

Second Place Award: Benjamin M. Lathrop
Copper associated chronic hepatitis (CACH in dogs)
College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University

Third Place Award: Adam McDougall
Anticoagulant rodenticide toxicity
College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University

 
2013 Veterinary Student Paper Competition

First Place Award: Liliana Oldenberg
Oleander Toxicity: A Review
College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University


Second Place Award: Kristen Tjerandsen
PFTE Toxicity in Birds
College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University

Third Place Award: Annette Hemshorn
Penitrem A Toxicosis
College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University


 2012 Veterinary Student Paper Competition

First place award: Erin Siek

A Review of Domoic Acid Toxicity and its Effects on the Health of California Sea Lions
College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University

Second place award: Felicia H. Lew
Sea Lions with Domoic Acid Toxicity as a Model for Human Lobe Epilepsy
College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University

Third place award: Jacob Fillerup
Intravenous Lipid Therapy for Small Animal Toxicoses
College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University


 
2011 Veterinary Student Paper Competition

First place award: Tiffany M. Patton

Chromium toxicity in a dairy cattle herd: A case study
College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University

Second place award: Rebecca S. Sayre
5-Fluorouracil toxicity in dogs
Texas A&M University

(no third place award)

  
2010 Veterinary Student Paper Competition

First place award: Brian P. Williams,

Venomous spiders of clinical significance for the North American small animal practitioner
College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University

Second place award: Jamie L. Rosie
Canine grape and raisin toxicosis
College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University

Third place award: Danielle Dawkins
Rattlesnakes of New Mexico: Diagnosis and treatment of
envenomation in companion animals
College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University

 
2009 Veterinary Student Paper Competition

First place award: David W. Genovese
A retrospective study of toxicosis resulting from methylphenidate ingestion in 128 dogs
College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois

Second place award: Allison G. Genovese
Adverse reactions from essential oil containing natural flea products
College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois

Third place award: Abby Kempf Strong
Presumptive zinc toxicosis in a dog following ingestion of a brassiere
College of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University




2008 Veterinary Student Paper Competition

First place award: Meredeth B. Crandall
Canine xylitol toxicosis.
College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University


Second place award: Michael J. Light
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors: toxicosis in dogs.
College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University

Third place award: Curt Rehling
Management of pitviper envenomation in small animal patients.
College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University

 
2007 Veterinary Student Paper Competition

First place award: Cristina M. Hansen

Effect of field anesthesia and cold storage on blood cholinesterase activity in Alaskan Caribou (Rangifer tarandus granti).
College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois

Second place award: Erica Emma Pribyl,
Bovine pine needle abortion.
College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University


2006 Veterinary Student Paper Competition

First place award: Scott H. Davis
Intoxication of elk with the lichen Xanthoparmelia chlorochroa– the unanticipated return of a historic toxin.
College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University

Second place award: Timothy McComb
An investigation of blood selenium and vitamin E values of goats in the Northeast.
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

Third place award: Julie A. Bryngelson
Canine microcystin toxicity.
College of Veterinary, Medicine University of Minnesota