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UC DAVIS UPDATE
UC Davis Leads Way for
Establishment of Nephrology
and Urology Specialty College
Rob Warren, UC Davis VMTH Communications & Marketing Officer
T
he American Veterinary Medical
Association's
(AVMA)
American
Board of Veterinary
Specialties has provisionally recognized
the American College
of Veterinary Nephrology and
Urology (ACVNU) as veterinary
medicine's newest specialty discipline.
Decades in the making, the
charge for ACVNU's establishment
was led by Dr. Larry Cowgill, a
professor at the UC Davis School
of Veterinary Medicine, along with
an organizing committee of leading
experts in the field.
Dr. Cowgill and the ACVNU's organizing
committee believe the discipline of
urinary disease is now sufficiently robust
and scientifically endowed to provide this
advanced expertise to the veterinary profession,
clients, and patients.
" We have dedicated leadership now for
this specialty, " said Dr. Cowgill. " With that
critical mass now to populate the field, we
can continue our advancements in therapeutic
expertise and train more professionals
to continue this specialty. "
ACVNU aims to provide specialized
diagnostic and therapeutic options
for patients, a unique training vision in
the form of a 2-year residency, and an
advanced standard of care for the management
of urinary disease.
UC Davis will play a vital role in that
training.
Dr. Cowgill, a pioneer in the field,
will serve as ACVNU's first president.
Over the past 40 years, he has helped
UC Davis evolve into a world leader in
renal medicine and extracorporeal (outside
of the body) therapies. He also established
the first veterinary centers where
clinicians can receive advanced training
in kidney disease and procedures such
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UC Davis faculty member Dr. Larry Cowgill with a hemodialysis patient at the UC Veterinary Medical
Center - San Diego.
as hemodialysis and therapeutic plasma
exchange.
To that end, the UC Davis Veterinary
Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) and
its Southern California satellite facility,
the UC Veterinary Medical Center - San
Diego (UCVMC-SD), will be prominent
initial training centers for ACVNU and
will likely establish the initial benchmark
for training programs.
Dr. Cowgill leads the VMTH's Hemodialysis
and Blood Purification Unit and
UCVMC-SD's Advanced Extracorporeal
(Hemodialysis) and Urinary Disease Service,
both advanced, state-of-the-art centers
for the treatment of urinary disease.
These UC Davis locations were the first
and currently the most prominent locations
in California for pets to receive
hemodialysis and other advanced treatments
for chronic kidney and urinary
diseases.
According to an AVMA press release,
ACVNU's training program will be
unique compared to other residencies.
Unlike other residencies, UCVNU's will
require participants to already be boardcertified
in another specialty discipline or
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have four equivalent years of experience
in nephrology and urology. Among the
other differences will be the availability of
a virtual training alternative so candidates
do not have to relocate to a traditional
training center.
" The advances we will make in
nephrology and urology as a specialty will
translate to other specialty groups and
into general practice, " Dr. Cowgill said in
the release. " We will establish new baselines
for the diagnosis and management
of disease, so it will have broad reach and
effects across the entire profession and for
the public - like every other specialty. "
ACVNU looks to begin the residency
program at UC Davis in 2023. P

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pulse - July 2022

Pulse - July 2022
Chapter Meetings & Calendar
President’s Perspective
Pulsepoints
SCVMA Profile
COVER FEATURE STORY
Practical Pathology
UC Davis Update
Tools for Success
Angel Fund
The RVT
Industry Insights
Quick Reference
AVMA Diplomates
Digital Photography for Veterinarians
Resources
Disease Table
From the SCVMA Office
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Pulse - July 2022 - Chapter Meetings & Calendar
Pulse - July 2022 - President’s Perspective
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Pulse - July 2022 - SCVMA Profile
Pulse - July 2022 - COVER FEATURE STORY
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Pulse - July 2022 - Practical Pathology
Pulse - July 2022 - UC Davis Update
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Pulse - July 2022 - Angel Fund
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