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Surgical Resident Jessica Knapp
Receives Research Award

Jessica Knapp, DVM, a second-year resident in small animal surgery at the MU College of Veterinary Medicine, has received a 2014 Mark S. Bloomberg Memorial Resident Research Award for her research abstract “Classification of Antebrachial Limb Deformities: A Retrospective Review of 101 Limbs from 2006-2013."

The award will allow Knapp to travel to the 2014 World Veterinary Orthopaedic Congress in March to present her work, which was co-authored by Derek Fox, DVM, PhD, an assistant professor of small animal orthopedic surgery.

Held every four years, the conference is a joint meeting between the Veterinary Orthopedic Society of America and the European Society of Veterinary Orthopaedics and Traumatology. This year’s meeting is in Breckenridge, Colorado.

Knapp admitted she was a bit nervous about presenting her work at the prestigious conference, but she said she was excited about the chance to share it with top orthopedic surgeons from across the world.

“This is an amazing opportunity to present the frequency and wide diversity of skeletal deformities that we see in our pet dogs at MU,” she said.

Knapp received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Wash. She completed her doctor of veterinary medicine at Washington State University in Pullman, Wash.

The award honors Mark Bloomberg, a former president, member and supporter of the Veterinary Orthopedic Society. In addition to his outstanding contributions to orthopedics, especially sports medicine, in the clinical and research settings, he was known as a tremendous mentor to residents.

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Last Update: February 11, 2014