Awarding Education Excellence

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Dr. Jack Walther Leadership Award ...

The Award is Designed to

WVC is proud to present the Dr. Jack Walther Leadership Award, recognizing veterinary students who display leadership values at their school. This award is bestowed upon 38 DVM students attending AVMA-accredited universities who are actively involved and show long term leadership potential at their veterinary college or school.

Additionally, two Veterinary Technician students are selected to receive the Award via NAVTA. Please see below for requirements to be considered for this Award.

Award

  • Recipients receive a $1000 stipend, complimentary registration, lodging, airfare, meal vouchers, and $250 travel allowance to attend the WVC 91st Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 17-20, 2019.
  • Recipients are entitled to one additional complimentary registration to a future WVC Annual Conference to be utilized within five years following graduation from veterinary school.
  • Recipients receive a complimentary one-year subscription to the WVC Learning Library including Annual Conference Notes (2010-2018), hundreds of streaming videos, audio recordings, and podcast episodes.

Requirements

  • 3rd year veterinary students are eligible for the award.
  • Students must be able to attend the WVC 91st Annual Conference February 17-20, 2019 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV to receive the award.

How to Apply

Please contact Ms. Dawn Casagrande-Terry at dct@wvc.org

Important Dates

  • WVC recipients to be announced - November 12, 2018
  • WVC Annual Conference - February 17-20, 2019

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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.

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Congratulations to this year's recipients!...

The Dr. Jack Walther Leadership Awards commemorated 38 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, Foothills 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
  • Jessica D'Amcio, University of Prince Edward Island
  • Gracyn Johnson, University of Saskatchewan
  • Elizabeth Hart 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
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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 and include:

  1. Dr. Morgan Adkins, University of Georgia
  2. Dr. Adam Copeland, Iowa State University
  3. Dr. William Jumper, Mississippi State University
  4. Dr.  Robin Stevens, Western College of Veterinary Medicine
  5. 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 91st Annual Conference in Las Vegas, NV on February 17-20, 2019.
  • Each award recipient is also entitled to a one-year subscription to the WVC Learning Library including Annual Conference Notes (2010-2018), hundreds of streaming videos, audio recordings, and podcast episodes.

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 91st Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada to receive the award.

How to Apply

  • Account registration begins September 3, 2018.
  • 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.

Important Dates

  • Begin applying online – September 3, 2018
  • Applications are due – October 17, 2018
  • Recipients will be announced – November 12, 2018
  • WVC Annual Conference – February 17-20, 2019

Distinguished Service Award...

Congratulations to the honorees 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 U.S. and global veterinary medicine.

James-Peddie 

James Peddie, DVM

Vail,Charles


Charles Vail, DVM, MS

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2018 Continuing Educator of the Year Awards

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.

MayerJ

Joerg Mayer, DVM, MS, DABVP (ECM), DECZ (Small Mammal), DACZM

AVIAN & EXOTICS

CookV

Vanessa Cook, VETMB, DACVS, DACVECC, PhD

EQUINE

JonesM

Meredyth Jones, DVM, MS, DACVIM (LAIM)

FOOD ANIMAL

WeinsteinP

Peter A. Weinstein, DVM, MBA

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

GiulianoE

Elizabeth Giuliano, DVM, MS, DACVO

SMALL ANIMAL

DurhamH

H. Edward Durham, Jr., CVT, LATG, VTS (Cardiology)

VETERINARY TECHNICIAN