Diplomates with the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners


Wildlife Medical Clinic Holds Annual Fundraiser at Pear Tree Estate

Certified by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners as a small animal specialist, Dr. Joel Todd Leroy Prince is a partner at the Elmhurst Animal Care Center in Elmhurst, Illinois. Dr. Joel Todd Leroy Prince earned his DVM at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and supports his alma mater by making annual contributions.

Included within the College of Veterinary Medicine is the Wildlife Medical Clinic, a nonprofit organization that provides care for as many as 1,500 animals a year. Operated entirely by volunteers, the clinic provides a valuable training opportunity for veterinary students, in addition to serving as a public resource for wildlife education.

The Wildlife Medical Clinic relies on grants and donations for its operating costs, and it recently held its second annual Walk on the Wild Side fundraising event. Guests attended a gourmet dinner at the Pear Tree Estate in Champaign, Illinois, before taking part in a series of live and silent auctions throughout the evening. Auction items included wildlife vacation packages such as an excursion swimming with dolphins. Additionally, attendees could bid on footprint artwork created by some of the clinic’s residents, including a red-tailed hawk named Odin.

American Board of Veterinary Practitioners Hosts Annual Symposium

As a partner of Elmhurst Animal Care Center, situated in suburban Elmhurst, Illinois, Dr. Joel Todd Leroy Prince treats a variety of animals through routine, emergency, and surgical care. Dr. Joel Todd Leroy Prince received certification in 1993 from the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) with a specialty in canine and feline practice, making him one of only 15 doctors of veterinary medicine in Illinois to be awarded diplomate status. Founded in 1978, the ABVP improves the quality of veterinary medicine through certification.

Held annually, the ABVP symposium is a four-day event that allows other veterinarians to network and learn about advances in veterinary medicine. Those diplomates who have obtained certification or gone through the recertification process receive recognition at the symposium. The 2014 event, which is the 19th symposium for the ABVP, is from October 30 through November 2 in Nashville, Tennessee. At the symposium, individuals may attend interactive speaking sessions, luncheons, receptions, lectures, exhibits, and workshops. In addition, those who attend the symposium may qualify for continuing education credit for up to 23 hours.