Today’s Veterinary Business Staff
New From Midmark: Bite-Resistant DR Sensor
Midmark Corp. launched a bite-resistant, dome-shaped digital sensor for use in dental procedures. “The design distributes biting force across the dome and allows the patient’s tooth to slide down the digital sensor, eliminating the landing points on the back of the sensor where damage often occurs,” said Mark Greenwood, Midmark’s vice president of imaging development. The Bite-Resistant DR Sensor comes with a five-year limited warranty and a no-charge first-time replacement.
UC Davis Honors 4 Alumni
The University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine bestowed the Alumni Achievement Award on Dr. Jeffrey Boehm (Class of 1990), the CEO of the Marine Mammal Center; Dr. Laurel Gershwin (Class of 1971), a distinguished professor emeritus of immunology; and Dr. Christopher Murphy (Class of 1983), a distinguished professor emeritus in the schools of medicine and veterinary medicine. The Rising Star Alumni Award was presented to Dr. Roxann Brooks Motroni (Class of 2013), the national program leader for animal health at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service.
Apply Now for HSVMA Student Scholarship
The Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association will award $10,000 scholarships to five veterinary students who “demonstrate an interest in animal welfare, animal rights or animal protection issues and represent a commitment to equitable access and inclusion in veterinary medicine through service or lived experience.” The application deadline is June 30. Details are at bit.ly/42X3Bmb.
Mississippi State Appoints New Dean
Dr. Nicholas Frank was named dean of the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He currently serves as associate dean for academic affairs at Tufts University’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Frank earned his veterinary degree and a Ph.D. in equine endocrinology and nutrition from Purdue University.
M.D. Architects Absorbs Architectural Werks
Two architectural firms specializing in veterinary and human health care facilities merged. M.D. Architects, P.C., with locations in Indianapolis and Boston, and Seattle-based Architectural Werks Inc. now operate under the MDA name. M.D. Architects is privately held.
Learn About AI-Powered Radiograph Interpretation
SignalPET released a free interactive tool designed to enable veterinarians to experience the beneﬁts of artificial-intelligence-powered radiograph interpretation. According to the company, SignalDEMO is loaded with several real-life radiographic studies. Users may register at bit.ly/44Xfvyu.
Petfood Forum Sets Attendance Record
Petfood Forum 2023, an annual gathering of pet food professionals, attracted a record 3,700-plus people to Kansas City, Missouri. Among the exhibiting companies were Blue Buffalo, Chewy Inc., Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Mars Petcare and Nestlé Purina PetCare. The next Petfood Forum is scheduled for April 29 to May 1, 2024, at the Kansas City Convention Center.