Small Mammal Practitioner Wins Clinical Case Report Contest

Clinical case report contest won by small mammal practioner.

Vittorio Capello, DVM, Dipl. ECZM Wins Clinical Case Report Contest

Vittorio Capello, DVM, Dipl. ECZM (Small Mammal), a practitioner from Milan, Italy, has been named winner of the Harrisons’ Pet Products 2009 Clinical Case of the Year Award, according to the Lake Worth, Fla.-based company.

Dr. Capello’s entry, titled, “Use of HEALx Soother Plus for Postoperative Management of Extensive Osteomyelitis of the Mandible Following Periapical Infection in a Mini Lop Rabbit,” consists of a photographic essay featuring 11 snapshots, said Richard Larson, the company’s creative director. The award includes a $1,000 cash prize and a plaque.

The company’s medical review team selected Dr. Capello’s project out of 24 other submissions from veterinarians around the world. This was the first contest in what the company plans to turn into an annual event, Larson said.

The contest  involves documentation of an animal case in which one of the Harrisons’ Pet Products is used alone or with other products to successfully resolve a disorder. Each case includes an introductory paragraph, with a case history and presumptive diagnosis as well as multiple images, and is rated according to the following:

  • Medical relevance.
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  • Case completeness.
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  • Photo quality (before, during and after procedure).
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  • Overall presentation.

The panel of judges on the medical review team included Medical Director Greg J. Harrison, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (Emeritus) – Avian Practice, Dipl. European College of Avian Medicine and Surgery (Retired); and veterinary consultants Thomas Bankstahl, DVM Director of Medical and Surgical Services Parkway Small Animal & Exotic Hospital, Clinton Township, Mich., and Sergio Sarmiento Valiente, DVM Exoticos Vet Clinic, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

Click here to view the winner’s entry. Click here to enter a case report for the 2010 Clinical Case Contest or for more information.

Click here to see a sample clinical case report.

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Vittorio Capello, DVM, Dipl. ECZM (Small Mammal), a practitioner from Milan, Italy, has been named winner of the Harrisons’ Pet Products 2009 Clinical Case of the Year Award, according to the Lake Worth, Fla.-based company.Vittorio Capello, DVM, Dipl. ECZM (Small Mammal), a practitioner from Milan, Italy, has been named winner of the Harrisons’ Pet Products 2009 Clinical Case of the Year Award, according to the Lake Worth, Fla.-based company.Vittorio Capello, Harrisons’ Pet Products, Clinical Case of the Year Award, pet products

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