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Congrats 2019 Award Recipients ...

Five postgraduates were honored with the Dr. W. Bruce Wren Food Animal Incentive Award, named for longtime WVC food animal program manager and industry leader W. Bruce Wren, DVM.

The recipients have demonstrated excellence in this practice area.

Adkins 

Dr. Morgan Adkins 
University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine

Copeland

Dr. Adam Copeland
Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine

Jumper

Dr. William Jumper
Mississippi State University 

College of Veterinary Medicine

 Stevens

Dr.  Robin Stevens
Western College of Veterinary Medicine

 

Waltzer

Dr. Lauren Waltzer
Michigan State University
 

 

Dr. W. Bruce Wren Food Animal Incentive Award ...

The Award is Designed to

  • Promote WVC’s goal of educating new graduates to maintain their interest in food animal clinical practice or other related careers, such as food animal clinical skills instruction or applied clinical research.
  • Showcase the educational enrichment opportunities offered by WVC.

Award

  • Recipients receive a $1,000 stipend, complimentary registration, lodging, airfare, meals, and a $525 travel allowance to attend the WVC 92nd Annual Conference in Las Vegas, NV on February 16-19, 2020.

Requirements

  • Graduate from an AVMA-accredited veterinary college.
  • Currently enrolled in an advanced training program from an AVMA-accredited school (internship, residency or related graduate program) directly related to food or fiber production related to beef, dairy or small ruminant.
  • Award criteria emphasizes applied knowledge to further food animal veterinary medicine in the following order.
- Clinical Practice
- Clinical Skills Educational Instruction
- Clinical & Applied Research
  • Recipients must be able to attend the WVC 92nd Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada to receive the award.

How to Apply

  • Register for an account starting September 2, 2019
  • Complete the application form
  • Provide resume and a brief description of your current veterinary activities
  • Describe your specific area(s) of interest in food animal medicine and production. (500 words maximum)
  • Describe your career goals and objectives. How might this award help you achieve your plans? (500 words maximum)
  • Letters of recommendation from two veterinary mentors are requested

NOTE - The link to apply will be provided two weeks before account registration opens.

Important Dates

  • Begin Applying online – September 2, 2019
  • Applications are due – October 14, 2019
  • Recipients to be announced – November 12, 2019
  • WVC Annual Conference – February 16-19, 2020

If you have any questions please contact Ms. Dawn Casagrande-Terry at dct@wvc.org or call direct at 702.443.9246.

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Take a moment to browse through our Dr. W. Bruce Wren Food Animal Incentive Award reception photos from Annual Conference

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Congratulations to this Year's Recipients...

The Dr. Jack Walther Leadership Awards commemorated 37 third-year DVM Students and two Veterinary Technician students for their leadership skills and service to the veterinary profession. Chosen by their college/university for the prestigious honor, awardees hailed from the following accredited institutions:

  • Jonathan Tubbs, Auburn University
  • Nick Dannemiller, Colorado State
  • Olivia Lenz, Cornell University
  • Zoe Frankel, Foothill College (Veterinary Technician)
  • Rachel Ostrem, Iowa State
  • Sara Wilkes, Kansas State
  • Jennifer Starvetsky, Lincoln Memorial University
  • Morgan Richard, Louisiana State
  • Chelsea Woodcock, Michigan State
  • Grady Gary, Midwestern University
  • Nancy Gavron, Mississippi State
  • Hannah Varnell, North Carolina State University
  • Nerisa Riedl, Ohio State University
  • Marianne Caron, Oklahoma State
  • Stormy Scharzenberger, Oregon State University
  • Christina Zaccardi, Pensacola State College (Veterinary Technician)
  • Chad Van Koot, Purdue University
  • Jazmeen Suleman, Ross University
  • Atalie Delgado, St. George's
  • Anna Marie Pratas, Texas A&M
  • Tatyana Kalani, Tufts University
  • Laurie Mangeli, Tuskegee University
  • Jaime Lemus, University of California - Davis
  • Brenna Sakatch, University of Calgary
  • Jonathan Smith, University of Florida
  • Madision Bajc, University of Georgia
  • Julie Calvert, University of Guelph
  • Shiloh Landskov, University of Illinois
  • Emily Pope, University of Minnesota
  • Pia Gomez, University of Missouri
  • Éloïse Johnson, Universite de Montreal
  • Souci Louis, University of Pennsylvania
  • Jessica D'Amico, University of Prince Edward Island
  • Gracyn Johnson, University of Saskatchewan
  • Elizabeth  Jones, University of Tennessee
  • Kyle Karlen, University of Wisconsin
  • Angela Ives, VA/MD Reg. College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Jacqueline Alford, Washington State
  • Trusten Moore, Western University

 

2019 awards

Take a moment to browse through our Dr. Jack Walther Leadership Award reception photos from Annual Conference

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If you have any questions please contact Ms. Dawn Casagrande-Terry at dct@wvc.org or call direct at 702.443.9246.

Distinguished Service Award...

Congratulations to the honoree of the WVC Distinguished Service Award!

Given for exceptional service over time, unselfish dedication to veterinary education and advancement of veterinary knowledge, and significant contributions to WVC and to the U.S. and global veterinary medicine.

Waldron 

Don Waldron, DVM, DACVS

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2019 Continuing Educators of the Year ...

Each year participants select the Conference presenters who they feel are superior in their ability to deliver information with insight, accuracy, depth, and openness. We’ve tallied up the votes and the winners are below. WVC would like to thank all the presenters who made an impact at this year’s event.

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Brenna Fitzgerald,
DVM, DABVP
 

AVIAN & EXOTICS

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Jamie Kopper,
DVM, PhD,
S, DACVIM (LAIM) 

EQUINE

Homerosky-Elizabeth

Elizabeth Homerosky,
DVM, MSc

FOOD ANIMAL

 Andy Roark

Andy Roark,  
DVM, MS

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

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Sue Ettinger,
DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)

SMALL ANIMAL

 Brashear-Megan

Megan Brashear,
CVT, VTS (ECC)

VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

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Michael Pedersen,
DVM, BS

MODERATOR

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Todd Tams,
DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)

HANDS-ON

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