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 Introducing the 2015 AAVLD Foundation Auctioneer!


Ralph Labozzo MBA, is a dedicated and passionate full time auctioneer and USPAP certified appraiser of fine arts and antiques for over 20 years.  He began his auction career after graduating from the nationally recognized Missouri Auction School in 1994.  To further enhance his knowledge of art and insight into the international art market, Ralph attended the renowned Sotheby’s Institute of Art in NYC and completed Sotheby’s Graduate-Level Advanced Course on American Fine and Decorative Arts in 2000.  Ralph is a proud University of Connecticut Graduate (1988-1992) Summa Cum Laude BS, and holds a Master of Business Administration degree (1996-1997). 

From 2001 to this day, Ralph has been a full time auctioneer and appraiser at Golden Gavel Auctions LLC of East Windsor, CT, which runs a weekly estate auction of over 800 lots per week.  Ralph has appeared as a guest auctioneer on a number of episodes of HGTV’s “Cash in the Attic” television series.  Ralph is a member of the National Auctioneers Association.  His lifelong passion is learning and honing his skills as an auctioneer.




 Email Reda Ozuna at the AAVLD Secretary-Treasurer’s office

and include:

  • name of item(s)

  • picture of item(s) (PDF or JPEG format)

  • value of donation for bidding purposes


     Ship item(s) directly to the hotel to arrive by October 16, 2015. You may either send the item to yourself and then take the item to the AAVLD workroom (Rotunda) or send it to the Exhibit Service Group at the address below.


Shipping Address:


  AAVLD Meeting

  Attn: Reda Ozuna



Capital Convention Contractors
        35 Lyman Street
        Northborough, MA   01532
Show:  2015 AAVLD/USAHA Annual Meeting
Registration Office - Rotunda Room
Delivery:  Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015



Donation shipping information click here


  Foundation Committee  Donal O'Toole, Chair- 2015  Thank you for your support!




Donated by: 
Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL)


Custom handmade Damascus steel knife and hand-tooled leather sheath.


Maker Chad Cunningham forged this Damascus steel knife in his Cross Plains, Texas,
shop. The handle is made of antique paper
micarta, designed to fit easily into one’s palm. The knife blade is distinctive
with an intricate pattern that depicts the uniqueness of the Damascus style of
forging; no design is duplicated. Damascus style steel has a 17-century
history. It is created by layering metals, light and dark, in an inch or so
wide block, called a billet. Then, the metal billet is heated and pounded
together, repeating this process until the metals are forged into one thin
piece. The process is intensive, creating a one-of-a-kind tool. 

The handmade leather sheath is customized to fit the knife and can be looped onto a belt for easy access. The sheath is water resistant and made of durable hide for longevity. 

Purchaser: Evi Beard $185.00




Donated by: 

University of Guelph

Handblown Art Glass Polar Bear Family


Evoking the Arctic landscape in which they live, these polar bears are formed from icy clear and snow white hand made glass.

Equally majestic rendered in glass as they are in nature.
Signed by the artist.

Large: 4,5"H x 5"W
Medium: 3,5"H x 4"W
Small: 2,5"H x 3"W

Color: White & clear solid piece of glass.
Gift box and Bio card included.

Their website is

Purchaser: Craig Carter $230.00

Donated by:


Fresh Maine lobster dinner with all the fixings
shipped directly to your door from Port Lobster Company on the coast of Maine.


Package includes:

4  - 1.5 lb Lobsters (alive or cooked)

1 lb Cooked Cocktail Shrimp and Shrimp Sauce

4 Servings New England Clam Chowder

2 Seafood sets (includes a claw cracker and 2 forks)

Maine Sea Salt - Bibs and Placemats - Cooking or Reheating Instructions

Port Lobster Co., Inc. is located where the river meets the ocean in Kennebunkport, Maine.  We are a third generation family owned business specializing in retail and wholesale lobster, fish and seafood since 1953.  We take great pride in serving our customers year round with the freshest possible seafood that Maine has to offer.

Winning bidder gets a gift certificate for a Maine Lobster
Dinner for 4. Price includes product, packaging and FedEx
Priority Overnight next day delivery.

Purchaser: Anette Rick $170.00
Donated by:
USAHA Executive Committee


Quilt "Thankful"

The name of the quilt is "Thankful" and it is a queen size that measures 90 inches by 82 inches.


Barbara Determan $725.00
Donated by:
University of Kentucky-Lexington, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory


A framed and signed print of the latest triple crown winner, American Pharaoh. 

A framed and signed print of the latest triple crown winner,
American Pharaoh. Size 14" x 19".


Purchaser: Amy Swinford $320.00
Donated by:
University of Missouri, Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory


“Treasure Box”


“Treasure Box” and it is made of valet walnut and
maple wood. 


Purchaser:  Raffled
Donated by:

Dr. Grant Maxie


Three-volume set: Maxie: Jubb, Kennedy and Palmer’s Pathology of Domestic Animals. 



With an emphasis on the disease conditions of dogs, cats, horses, swine, cattle and small ruminants, Jubb, Kennedy, and Palmer's Pathology of Domestic Animals, 6th Edition remains the most comprehensive reference on common domestic mammal pathology. Using a body systems approach, veterinary pathology experts led by Dr. Grant Maxie, provide overviews of general system characteristics, reactions to insult, and disease conditions that are broken down by type of infectious or toxic insult affecting the anatomical subdivisions of each body system. The new edition appears in full color with more than 3,000 high-resolution images of normal and abnormal organs, tissues, and cells. Updated content includes evolved coverage of disease agents such as the Schmallenberg virus, porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, and porcine deltacoronavirus; plus new information on molecular-based testing, including polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and in-situ hybridization, keep you abreast of the latest diagnostic capabilities.  Bound in three handsome volumes, the set offers 2,000 pages of priceless information presented by the world’s top experts in the field.

Purchaser: Danielle Nelson $440.00

Donated by:
North Carolina Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory System



NASCAR Racing Experience gift voucher x 2


The gift
voucher may be redeemed at one of numerous racetracks throughout the country
for either a NASCAR Racing Experience or a Mario Andretti Racing Experience
(Indy cars).  The voucher is good for two years and non-refundable.


Participating NASCAR Race Tracks include:
Atlanta Motor Speedway (GA)
Auto Club Speedway (Fontana, CA)
Charlotte Motor Speedway (NC)
Chicagoland Speedway (IL)
Homestead Miami Speedway (FL)
Kentucky Motor Speedway (Sparta, KY)
New Hampshire Motor Speedway (Loudon, NH)
Phoenix International Raceway (AZ)
Richmond International Raceway (VA)
Talladega Superspeedway (AL)
Texas Motor Speedway
Myrtle Beach Speedway
Purchaser: Tim Honosh $510.00
Kim Ramm $510.00

Donated by:
Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory


 Sticks 16” Round Wall Plaque