The 39th Annual Gerald V. Ling House Officer Seminar Day was held in March and featured short presentations by hospital house officers (interns, fellows, residents) on their research studies. The day-long event attended by faculty, staff, students and guests highlighted 47 studies covering a wide array of topics including chemotherapy treatments, cone beam CT technology, ultrasound-guided stem cell administration, and 3D printing for surgical planning.

Winners of best award presentations from the event included:
Best Avian/Exotics Presentation
Dr. Mary Thurber - “Detection of Avian Boravirus in Captive Thick-billed Parrots (Rhynchopsitta Pachyrhyncha) by RT-PCR and ELISA”
Best Large Animal Presentation
Dr. Lisa Gamsjaeger - “Sodium Iodide as a Preventative Strategy for Respiratory Disease in Preweaned Dairy Calves”
Best Small Animal Presentation #1
Dr. Catherine Belanger - “High-Pressure Balloon Valvuloplasty for Severe Pulmonic Stenosis: A Prospective Observational Study in 25 Dogs”
Best Small Animal Presentation #2
Dr. Chai-Fei Li - “Exosome-Associated Integrins as Liquid Biopsy Biomarkers for Canine Glioma”
Chris Smith Award
Dr. Fauna Smith - “Eosinophilic Peritonitis in 8 Horses (1995-2015)”
Gerald Ling Award
Dr. Kate Farrell - “Evaluation of Pulse Oximetry as a Surrogate for Pao2 in Awake Dogs Breathing Room Air and Anesthetized Dogs on Mechanical Ventilation”

UC Davis, with the largest resident training program of any veterinary hospital in the country, is able to offer unique research and publishing opportunities not available elsewhere to veterinarians pursuing advanced training at teaching hospitals. With centers like the Center for Companion Animal Health and the Center for Equine Health financially supporting these projects, UC Davis house officers have the ability to pursue a vast array of research subjects.

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