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Second-Year Students Win SAVMA
Symposium Radiology Bee

Amber Graham, Amelia Kaeding and Damian Peyton, second-year veterinary students at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, claimed first prize in the 2015 Student American Veterinary Medical Association Symposium Radiology Bee. The March 21 academic competition was one of several events during the annual student symposium, which was hosted this year by the University of Minnesota.

The team entered the competition on a whim, said Peyton, who also finished second place in the individual competition.

“We went up against several teams consisting of both second- and third-year students in a bracket-style, head-to-head elimination competition,” Graham said. “It was intimidating at first, but it became obvious that our radiology training from lecture and lab was serving us well.”

The MU trio beat two teams from Virginia Tech and one from the University of Wisconsin.

“It helped that we just finished our radiology course at school, so the material was still fresh in our minds,” Kaeding said.

The students credited their radiology instructors, Jimmy Lattimer, DVM, MS, Lisa Britt, DVM, MS, John Haller, DVM, and Everett Aronson, DVM, MS, with preparing them to excel among their peers.

“I was excited and proud to represent the University of Missouri, and the experience reaffirmed that I am receiving a top-notch education,” Graham said.

The students each received $200 for winning the team competition, and Peyton earned an additional $100 for placing second individually.

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