2012 AAVLD Foundation Auction

A special Thanks to our Auctioneer

"William Thompson"


"2012" Foundation Auction- Greensboro, NC


 Repeating It's Success!

AAVLD Foundation Auction will return for the 56th

Annual "2013" AAVLD Meeting in San Diego, CA

The mission of AAVLD Foundation is to promote recruitment, education and retention of the next generation of veterinary diagnosticians and to reward excellence in veterinary diagnostic medicine. 

Please help support the Foundation by donating an item(s) from your Laboratory!

The procedure is as follows:

1.  Donate an item(s) of at least $50 value from each laboratory.

2.  Email the name of your item to [email protected],  send a picture by PDF or JPEG file.

3. Include a full description of the Item and Its current value.

4. Preferably have Item information sent to Secretary-treasuer's office two weeks in advance to allow for preparation time.

3.  Items will be posted on the AAVLD web site.

4.  At the Annual Meeting at the AAVLD President’s reception there will be

            (a) A silent auction followed by

            (b) A live auction with a professional auctioneer.

Let’s all participate for YOUR AAVLD Foundation and support the next generation of AAVLDers.

 Special Acknowledgement to Auction Purchaser's for 2012

CAHFS- University of California- Davis

Dr. Richard Breitmeyer, Rocking Chair with AAVLD Logo

Dr. Pat Blanchard, Owl Painting and Book

Dr. Francisco A. Uzal, Necklace & Pendant by Lise Bouvet

Cornell University

Dr. Bruce Akey, Horse Watch

Dr. Bruce Akey, His/Hers Nike Bags

Dr. Donal H. Lein, 2 Bottles of Amador Country Wine

Iowa State University

Dr. Jessie Trujillo, Minesota Gift Basket

Dr. Jessie Trujillo, Blown Glass Vase

Dr. Jessie Trujillo, Washington Wine & Cheese

Dr. Jessie Trujillo, Horse Print Luggage

Dr. Rodger Main, Show me Farms Beef Gift Certificates

South Dakota State University

Dr. David H. Zeman, Bushnell 10x50mm Binoculars

Dr. David H. Zeman, Kansas City Steak Certificates

University of Kentucky

Dr. Craig Carter, Teepee Neckace

VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Fancois C. Elvinger, USAHA Quilt

 Colorado State University

Dr. Doreene Hyatt, Pendant by Scott Sorem

Dr. Barbara Powers, Wood Mantel Clock with AAVLD Logo

Idaho State Department of Agriculture

Dr. Marilyn Simunich, Kansas City Steaks Gift Certificate

Plum Island Animal Disease Center

Dr. Barbara J. Kamicker, Webster & Iowa Steak

University of Guelph

Dr. Grant Maxie, Polo Shirt with AAVLD Logo


Dr. Barbara Porter Spalding, Edam & Vallagret Cheese

Dr. Barbara Porter Spalding, Fleet Street Group Condo Rental

Dr. Jack A. Shere, Breyer Horse

Dr. Lee Myers, Virginia Gift Basket

Dr. John R. Clifford, Ohio Gift Basket

Dr. John R. Clifford, Pecan Gift Basket

Washington State University

Dr. Timothy V. Baszler, Inlaid Wood Jewlery Box with jewlery


Dr. Chad Cecil, Troy & Sons North Carolina Moonshine

Dr. Taha Muneer, Pewter Maple Leaf Necklace, Earings and Brooch

Dr. Jewell Plumley, Milwawkee Drill

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Foundation Donated Items

   alt  Name of item: Veterinary Pathology Polo Shirt

      2012 Purchaser: Dr. Grant Maxie

Donated by: The Student Chapter of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists at University of Tennessee

Description: This is a gray long-sleeved polo shirt embroidered with the tasteful stack-of-dead-animals Veterinary Pathology logo. 

The size is men's small.  Donated by the Student Chapter of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists at University of Tennessee.



                                   2012 Purchaser: Dr. Jack A. Shere

Name of item: Breyer horse

Donated by: University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory


Description: Breyer horse was based on Edward Troyes 1868 portrait of

the famous racehorse Lexington, and is the “Official Horse of Bluegrass Country”.


alt Name of item: Bushnell 10x50mm PermaFocus Free Wide-Angle Binoculars.

      2012 Purchaser: Dr. David Zeman

Donated by: The Athens and Tifton Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories

Description: For quick viewing!

Don't miss the action while you're fumbling to focus! Bushnell 10x50 PermaFocus Auto Focus binoculars feature focus-free operation

for convenient viewing. Just aim, and your subject comes into clear view! The 10x50 PermaFocus offers a wide, 393-foot field view - wider t

han that in most 10X binos - allowing you to see more of your subject. Quality optics are fully coated for bright, crisp images, and ergonomic,

rubber armoring provides durability and a slip-resistant grip, even for gloved hands. Ideal for spectator sports and wildlife observation,

Bushnell 10x50 PermaFocus binoculars offer the ultimate in value and convenience.

Note: Focus-Free binoculars are designed for viewing distant subjects. The close-focus limit is subjective and dependent

on the user's eyesight.


·         Eye relief - 14mm

·         Field of view - 393 feet

·         Focus mechanism - fixed

·         Weight - 2 lbs.

About Bushnell

For over 50 years, Bushnell® has been the industry leader in high-performance sports optics and outdoor accessories. Bushnell's dedication to emerging technologies, leading edge design, and

performance innovation is what makes it one of the most reputable and recognized companies in the world. Bushnell boasts leading market share in all of the sports optics categories, and their

products have consistently won design and performance awards from prestigious organizations.

What's Included:

Binoculars, Carry case, Neck Strap, Objective Lens Caps, Eyepiece Caps-Shipping Restrictions: Available for shipment to the USA and Canada only.

Dimensions & Specifications

Weight 31.0 oz., Size Full Size Binoculars, Eye Relief 14mm, Waterproof No, Features Focus Free, Magnification 10x, Brand Bushnell, Dimensions (in) 6.7 x 7.5, Series Bird Binoculars,

Objective Lens Diameter 50mm, Field of View @ 1000 Yards 393 ft., Angular Field of View 7.5 Degrees, Exit Pupil 5mm, Focus Type AutoFocus, Tripod Adaptable Yes,

Binoculars Series Bushnell Permafocus Binoculars, Lens Coating Fully Coated, Prism Type Porro Prism Binoculars, Prism Glass BK-7, Eyecups Fold Down.


altName of item: Ladies horsehair watch from the King Ranch.

     2012 Purchaser: Dr. Bruce Akey

Donated by: Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory


Description: Genuine leather band is covered with braided horsehair and hand-finished with a sterling silver buckle.

Water resistant up to 80ft. Each piece is hand-designed, hand-cut, and hand-stamped by the artist therefore no two will be exactly alike.




2012 Purchaser: Dr. David Zeman and Dr. Marilyn Simunich

Name of Item: 3 x Kansas City Steak Gift Certificate

Donated by: Dr. Gary Anderson, Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.

Description: www.kansascitysteak.com

Gift Certificates or Gift Cards from the Kansas City Steak Company™ are ideal for any occasion any time of the year. Whether it's our new Gift Card sent through the mail or our virtual E-Gift Certificate sent the very same day through email, you can trust that the recipient will be exceptionally pleased!  Check Gift Certificate or Gift Card Balance


altName of Item: North Carolina Moonshine "Troy & Sons

                 2012 Purchaser: Dr. Chad Cecil

Donated by: The North Carolina Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory System

Description: Authentic North Carolina moonshine made by Troy & Sons distillery in Asheville where they honor the tradition of

fine spirit makers from the mountains of Appalachia. Touted as the "finest shine", it has gamered a Silver medal at the 2011

New York International Spirits Competition and was featured nationally on CBS "This Morning" and in Southern Living magazine.

More information about the product can be found at    http://www.troyandsons.com.



altName of Item: Wood Mantel Clock

2012 Purchaser: Dr. Barb Powers

Donated by: Michael Martin, Clemson Livestock Poultry Health,

Description: This beautiful hand made wood mantel clock with weather station includes a hand inlaid AAVLD logo.

It is solid Afromosia with maple, walnut and purple heart details in the inlay (technically marquetry).

Hand made by Michael Martin, one of it's kind.


altName of Items: "His and Hers" Nike gear bags with accessories. 

       2012 Purchaser: Dr. Bruce Akey

Donated by: Oregon State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

Description: From one of Oregon's more famous athletic apparel companies, two gear bags (his and hers), with the expected "Swoosh"

emblazoned on the sides, accompanied by accessories.  While likely manufactured at one of their overseas sites, you can take comfort

in knowing they were very likely designed and/or approved at Nike’s Beaverton, OR headquarters.


altName of Item: Mississippi Pecans: Sweet & Salty Gourmet Gift Basket

                2012 Purchaser: Dr. John Clifford

Donated by: Roy Thompson, Mississippi State University

Description: Mississippi home grown and home served: Delta Pecan

Sweet & Salty Gourmet Gift Basket for Men tickles their taste buds with chocolate, sweet, salted and spicy. This great combination includes

Milk Chocolate Pecans, Dark Chocolate Pecans, Praline Pecans, Roasted Salted Pecans and Honey Chipotle Pecans.

Welcome to Delta Pecan Orchard established over 50 years ago in the Mississippi Delta. They take pride in their gourmet pecans and roast

each day so you and your gift recipients receive quality pecans with every bite. In 2001 they opened their "gourmet kitchen" offering quality

gourmet products direct from the grower. They invite you to try our products and then send them out as "Gifts with Good Taste" to your

friends and associates. Mississippi pecans – nothing better.

Thank you for this opportunity to introduce our products to you and happy eating.

Suzanne & Mike - [email protected] Follow our Blog at http://cookingisfornuts.blogspot.com/



                                                                     2012 Purchaser: Dr. Pat Blanchard

Name of Item: Painting: Camouflage Owl

Donated by: Diagnostic Center for Population & Animal Health, Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Description: An original Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen painting from the book, Adopted by an Owl, 15 x 18 inches,

matted and framed. Gijsbert is a numerously published artist. He has illustrated the four “Great Lakes Regions” series of books,

including The Mammals, The Ancient Life, The Reptiles and Amphibians, and The Insects of the Great Lakes Regions. You can find

his work in Owls of North America and The Best of Wildlife Art and The Island Within Us. He is also one of five illustrators for

The Birds of Michigan. He has painted murals that can be found in schools, museums, zoos, bookstores, libraries and state and federal

parks including exhibits at Fort Mackinac on Mackinac Island and Fort Michilimackinac in Mackinaw City, Michigan. Read more

Meet the Author and Illustrator of Adopted by an Owl



altName of Item:-Show Me Farms Beef gift Certificate

             2012 Purchaser: Dr. Rodger Main

Donated by:  The University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine

Description: -Shipping on dry ice anywhere in the contiguous 48 states is free. -Show Me Farms Beef is tender and great tasting beef

unlike anything you'll ever get in the grocery store. Steers are raised on grass pastures and are alsofed corn, oats, all natural protein

and ground flax seed. Ground flax seed in the diet produces a 600 percent increase in the Omega 3 fatty acid content in the meat.
-You order the exact cuts you want from Jerome by phone (573-449-4250) and they will be sent out the following Tuesday.

A full listing of products can be found at  www.borntenderbeef.com  so that you can plan your order.

click here for more detail...


altName of Item: Original blown glass vase by Jon Offutt.

                         2012 Purchaser: Dr. Jessie Trujillo

Donated by: North Dakota Veterinary Diagnostic Lab

Description: Jon Offutt is a nationally recognized visual artist who specializes in blown glass. He heats raw materials to temperatures

over 2,000 degrees in his Fargo studio, the House of Mulciber. For over 20 years, he has been creating blown glass inspirations, which

have been described as "symphonies of color, shape and energy. Jon has done nearly 50 public glassblowing demonstrations, including

appearances at the Glass Art Society International conference in Asheville, N.C. and the St. Louis Art Fair in Missouri. He has

participated in group exhibitions as far away as Denton, Texas, and Louisville, Ky., and presented solo exhibitions throughout the region.

Jon's art also can be found in museum collections from Fargo to Lakeland, Fla.

He earned a bachelor's degree in studio art from Minnesota State University Moorhead and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the glass

program within the College of Art and Design at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.


altName of Item: Take apart child's rocking chair

          2012 Purchaser: Dr. Richard Breitmeyer

Donated by: Indiana/Purdue Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory

Description: It is made from solid Indiana Wild Cherry wood, can be taken apart for travel



                                         2012 Purchaser: Dr. Barbara J. Kamicker

Name of Item: Package consisting of Webster City Custom Meats &  Iowa Pork & Beef

 Donated by: The Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

Description: Webster City Custom Meats, Inc. specializes in custom meat processing of smoked ham, smoked bacon, smoked turkeys,

fresh sausage products, boneless ham roasts, and smoked pork loins. Located in Webster City, Iowa, they have been marketing private

label pork products to hotels, restaurants and institutions since 1973. Recently they have expanded to producing their own private label

brand of fresh, high quality smoked pork products available to the consumer.
All products are USDA Grade 1, processed in Central Iowa and are federally inspected to ensure they meet strict quality standards.

Each product is vacuum-packed to capture freshness, wholesomeness, and flavor to assure quality products delivered fresh

to the consumer.

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                      2012 Purchaser: Dr. Taha Muneer

Name of Item: Pewter maple leaf necklace


Donated by: University of Guelph, Animal Health Lab

Description: Pewter maple leaf necklace, drop earrings, brooch, and zipper pull.

From Amos Pewter in Nova Scotia, Canada http://www.amospewter.com/


altName of Item: 2 magnums (1.5L each) of Amador County wine from Borjon

2012 Purchaser: Dr. Donald Hilein

Donated by:  University of California, Davis Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory System

Description: A premium Zinfandel-based blend; and a quarter wheel of dry jack cheese from Vella Cheese Co in Sonoma, CA



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                             2012 Purchaser: Dr. Jessie Trujillo

Name of Item: 6 bottles of Washington Premium Red wine from Walla Walla Valley

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Description: 6 bottles of Washington Premium Red wine from Walla Walla Valley, 2 Tin of world renowned WSU Cougar Gold Cheese



                  2012 Purchaser: Dr. Jewell Plumley

Name of Item:Milwaukee 18 Volt M18 Lithium-Ion 2-Tool Combo Kit with Case

Donated by: Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory


Kit includes 18V Cordless M18 1/4-in Hex High Performance Impact Driver (2650-20) and the 18V Cordless M18 High Performace Drill/Driver (2601-20).


·         18V Cordless M18 1/4-in Hex High Performance Impact Driver - 2650-20

·         18V Lithium-Ion battery delivers longer life and run-time

·         Patented gear-protecting clutch extends the life of the tool

·         1/4-in Hex Quick Change Chuck allows for easy bit changes

·         Battery fuel gauge displays remaining run-time

·         Variable speed trigger

·         18V Cordless M18 High Performance Drill/Driver - 2601-20

·         Milwaukee 4-pole frameless motor maximizes tool efficiency to increase run-time

·         1/2-in single-sleeve ratcheting metal chuck with carbide jaws

·         On-board battery fuel gauge displays remaining run-time

·         Built-in LED light illuminates work surface

·         Variable speed trigger


·         18V Cordless M18 1/4-in Hex High Performance Impact Driver - 2650-20

·         18V Cordless M18 High Performace Drill/Driver - 2601-20

·         (2) Lith-Ion Batteries - 48-11-1815

·         18V Charger - 48-59-1801

·         Hard Carrying Case

altName of Item: Holiday Founders' Favorites Gift Box with Wine

2012 Purchaser: Dr. Jessie Trujillo

Donated by: University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory


Our founders, Harry and David, knew they shouldn't play favorites with the gourmet treats they sold. But they did.

They couldn't help it. Each of them had a snack drawer where they kept an ample supply of their favorite treats for

late night work sessions. They never let on which goodies they loved best. But we're ready to let you in on the secret.

And we've even added an organic Riesling from Pacific Rim and a Traditions Merlot from Millbrandt Vineyards.

And both pair perfectly with these goodies. The Riesling showcases ripe fruits with a zingy acidity, which makes

it an ideal choice for mild cheeses and juicy pears. The Merlot is smooth and round, brimming with flavors of

cherry and tobacco. It has a savory edge, which adds to the depth and open textured freshness.


altName of Item: Gift Basket

2012 Purchaser: Dr. Lee Myers

Donated by:  The Virginia Animal Health Laboratory System

Description: Gift basket of items, including Virginia peanuts, a bottle of wine, a bottle of single malt whiskey,

and a variety of other similar products.


altName of Item: Inlaid wood box and gold dipped aspen leaf earings and necklace.

          2012 Purchaser: Dr. Tim Baszler

Donated by: Colorado State University

Description: Inlaid wood box and gold dipped aspen leaf earings and necklace.



      2012 Purchaser: Dr. Barbara Porter Spalding

Name of Item:Vallagret cheese and Edam cheese

Donated by: Mississippi Veterinary Research & Diagnostic Laboratory


 The 2-pound Vallagret wheel is a Norwegian style of Swiss cheese and has a buttery, mild, and slightly sweet-nutty taste.

With its combination of sweet-nutty and cheesy flavors, the Vallagret is a treat in any language.

Edam cheese:

 Celebrate a Mississippi State tradition with Edam cheese! The tradition dates back to 1938 when Professor F.H. Herzer

ordered ten teakwood hoops (molds) from Holland, and the Dairy Science Department began producing Edam cheese

using fresh milk from MSU's own dairy herds. This pale yellow cheese is both savory and mellow and is sure to be a

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altName of Item: Necklace/pendant

2012 Purchaser: Dr. Francisco A. Uzal

Donated by: Animal Health Diagnostic Center at Cornell University

Description: This necklace and pendant is made from sterling silver with a beautiful multi-hued Eudialyte gemstone with large purple

inclusions. The chain, also sterling silver is approximately 15” long. 

This jewelry was hand made by Lise Bouvet (www.lisebouvet.com), an artist and designer from Ithaca NY.


 Lise Bouvet



altName of Item: Beautiful Quilt

        2012 Purchaser: Francois Elvinger

Donated by: USAHA Executive Committee

Description: A hand pieced, high quality quilt.  This beautiful quilt represents the best in form and function,

and is sure to be a conversation piece for your guests and keep you warm on those cold winter nights.



                                              2012 Purchaser: Dr. Barbara Porter-Spalding

Name of Item: Condo rental in Arlington, VA

Donated by: Brad Mollet of Fleet Street Group

Description: (essentially in Washington DC)

Annapolis is the state capital of Maryland. It also served as the nation's capital from 1783-1784. The house in Annapolis

is located two blocks from the Capitol. In the heart of downtown, this 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath is walking distance to the

United States Naval Academy and the Chesapeake Bay. From the front door you can see the world famous ego alley. 

House includes a beautiful back patio, a large bbq, linens, and wifi. Owner will provide free parking passes for the winner.

House is available for 5 days. House is not available January 13-20, Memorial Day week, July 4th week,

and the first two weeks in October.


Name of Item: Teepee Canyon Agate Necklace

2012 Purchaser: Dr. Craig Carter

Donated by:  SDSU ADRDL Foundation Donation

Description: Sterling Silver chain and setting Handmade One-of-a-kind Jewelry from The Black Hills of South Dakota


  Name of Item: Pendant from Ames Silversmithing

    2012 Purchaser: Dr. Doreene Hyatt

Donated by:   Barbara M. Martin


This beautiful one-of-a-kind pendant was designed and created by Scott Sorem, one of the artists at Ames Silversmithing. 

Completely hand-wrought in sterling silver, this lovely pendant centers on a slice of the Gibeon meteorite from Namibia,

Africa and is highlight with a fine quality blue sapphire.  The pendant is finished with an 18” sterling silver snake chain

from the sliver factories of Italy.               


 Name of Item: “Ride ‘Em Cowboy”  Horse Print Carry On Roller

                   2012 Purchaser: Dr. Jessie Trujillo

Donated by: Donated by GlobalVetLINK

Description: Travel in modern Western style with this carry-on roller bag, printed all over with horses and horseshoes.

Durable synthetic leather has tooled trim and crystal and stud accents. Features a padded laptop sleeve and two outer

zippered compartments. Retractable handle with 360 ° rotating wheels. Two padded carry handles. 14"W x 18"H x 9"D.


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 (Basket of Columbus)

2012 Purchaser: Dr. John Clifford

Donated by: The Virgina Animal Health Laboratory System

Description: This gift basket includes Virginia peanuts, a bottle of wine, a bottle of single malt whiskey, and a variety of other similar products.


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