Student named finalist in Morris Animal Foundation’s student scholar program

Eric Alexopoulos

Eric Alexopoulos

Eric Alexopoulos, a third-year D.V.M. student, was recently named a finalist in the Morris Animal Foundation’s Student Scholar Program Poster Presentation Competition.

He was one of five, out of 20 total student participants from around the country, selected as Exemplary Veterinary Student Scholars. All five students were invited to present their projects to the Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board, which met in Denver in July. Alexopoulos’ study, which also involved Dr. Marina McConkey and Dr. Jorge Hernandez, sought to identify relationships between after-hours emergency surgery and mortality and morbidity in canine and feline patients.

After-hours is defined as nights, weekends and holidays.

“We wanted to investigate this to better understand surgical and hospital risks to our patients so that moving forward we can make it even safer than it already is,” Alexopoulos said.


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