Doctoral thesis awards from the H. Wilhelm Schaumann Foundation for two doctoral students at the Vetsuisse Faculty:
Thanks to a particularly successful collaboration between the Veterinary Physiology Department (headed by Prof. Rupert Bruckmaier) and the Equine Clinic ISME Bern” (headed by Prof. Vince Gerber), two doctoral theses were honored with a thesis award by the H. Wilhelm Schaumann foundation, Hamburg, Germany. The festive award ceremony took place at the annual convention of the German Society of Nutrition Physiology in Göttingen, Germany. DVM Fay Sauer (ISME) with the thesis "Diagnostic accuracy of post-ACTH challenge salivary cortisol concentrations for identifying horses with equine glandular gastric disease» and DVM Ann-Catherine Schwinn (Veterinary Physiology) with the thesis "Free and bound cortisol in plasma and saliva during ACTH challenge in dairy cows and horses" are the successful recipients of the two awards.
Julien Racine, DVM, FVH, senior assistant in surgery at the Swiss Institute of Equine Medicine (ISME) at the Vetsuisse Faculty of the University of Bern has successfully passed the European Board Examination as «Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS).
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Congratulations to DVM Joëlle Stutz, Fay Sauer, Désirée Huber and Maëva Verdon veterinarians at the Swiss Institute of Equine Medicine (ISME) on obtaining their doctor’s degree.
Prof. Vince Gerber, head of ISME has been appointed “President of the World Equine Veterinary Association WEVA”. WEVA is working to advance the health and welfare of horses worldwide by promoting and offering quality continuing education for equine practitioners,specifically in countries with limited access to high quality, broad-based professional education.