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SAVMA Symposium 2001 Iowa State University Veterinarian: Volume 63, Issue 1

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A Day at the Racetrack
( 2001-01-01) Kirch, Brett ; Iowa State University Digital Repository
A Peek At Something Different: Complementary Medicine at SAVMA 2001
( 2001-01-01) Shackett, Jennifer ; Iowa State University Digital Repository

Students interested in learning more about complementary modalities of treatment in veterinary medicine were provided with ample opportunity at SAVMA Symposium 2001. Lectures and wetlabs were presented that introduced audiences and participants to some basic techniques and theories in three rapidly emerging areas: chiropractic therapy, massage and rehabilitation therapy, and acupuncture. Dr. Pedro Rivera of the Healing Oasis Wellness Center provided instruction about chiropractic and massage therapy. He explained that the main purpose of these modalities is to optimize health and allow for quicker healing times from injury or surgery, and that they should not in any way replace conventional therapy.

SAVMA Symposium Evening Activities
( 2001-01-01) Hippie, Barbara ; Iowa State University Digital Repository

After long days of challenging wetlabs, stimulating lectures and grueling competitions, all of the guests at Symposium gathered on the floor of Hilton Coliseum for an evening of fun and relaxation. The first evening was a "Beach-Luau" theme hosted by Purina. Guests were encouraged to come dressed for the occasion and enjoy the "Hilton Beach" (complete with sun, sand, toys, lounge chair and a pool!) while dancing to the tropical sounds of our DJ, Al. The highlight of the evening had to have been the "Reverse Bikini Contest." Quite a few of the brave male veterinary students donned bikinis of some fashion to impress the crowd. The winners, by popular audience vote were "The Boys from Illinois." In a great team effort, four classmates from Illinois took on the rest of the competition.

Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2001
( 2001-01-01) Iowa State University Digital Repository

Photos of the graduating class of 2001 of the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Spotlight on the IVMA
( 2001-01-01) Shackett, Jennifer ; Iowa State University Digital Repository

Dr. Les Hemmingson (ISU '65) is keeping busy in the middle of his term as president of the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association. He and the other officers recently held Legislative Day and were able to meet with governor Tom Vilsack as well as the State of Iowa Senate and House. Meetings were also held with several of the legislators on an individual basis.