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We are deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. Patrick Concannon
Founding Member and Chairman of the Board of Directors


It is with great sadness that we inform you that Dr. Pat Concannon passed away on February 23rd. Dr. Concannon was a very dear friend to us all. Sixteen years ago on a cold winter night in his home in Ithaca NY, Pat and a couple of friends created the concept of IVIS. Ever since IVIS was born, he has been the most enthusiastic, hardworking, innovative and creative mind behind the IVIS organization. Pat has always had a very altruistic view on the role of IVIS in the veterinary community. He was a firm believer in the importance of disseminating information and helping veterinarians and students around the world. He volunteered a very significant part of his time to the development of IVIS and we believe that we would not be what we are today without his vision and determination. Everyone at IVIS will miss him dearly.

IVIS would not be what it is today without Pat's drive and passion for education. Pat was an excellent teacher and we will uphold his principles at IVIS. Our thoughts and prayers are with his spouse, children and grandchildren.

If you wish to convey your condolences, please write to in-memory@ivis.org. We will forward your message to Pat's family.


Mar. 2015 in Brugge , Belgium - EEHNC
Apr. 2015 in Amsterdam, Netherlands - EVC
May 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand - WSAVA
Jun. 2015 in Indianapolis, USA - ACVIM
Jul. 2015 in Berlin, Germany - ECVS
Aug. 2015 in San Antonio, USA - SFT-ACT
Sep. 2015 in Liverpool, UK - BEVA
Oct. 2015 in Guadalajara, Mexico - WEVA

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Congreso de la Sociedad Ecuatoriana de Emergencias y Cuidados Criticos Veterinarios - ECVECCS - 2014 - Salinas, Ecuador. View table of contents

Annual Meeting of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) - 2013 - Montréal, QC, Canada. View table of contents

European Veterinary Conference - Voorjaarsdagen - 2014 - Amsterdam, the Netherlands. View table of contents

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USPErythromycin. From the USP Veterinary Pharmaceutical Information Monographs.

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