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Apply for the Dr. Jack Walther Recent Graduate Boot Camp Scholarship

June 24-26, 2020 | Las Vegas, NV

WHO SHOULD APPLY

  • Veterinarians that are 0-5 years out of practice

  • Veterinarians interested in furthering their dermatology, surgery and dentistry knowledge

  • Veterinarians with no previous history of attending the Oquendo Center

ABOUT THE COURSE

The course will focus on the following three topics, providing small-group lectures and hands-on instruction.

  • Dentistry

  • Feline Chronic Pain and Dermatology (Cytology)

  • General Surgery

WINNERS RECEIVE

  • Three-day, no-cost course at the Oquendo Center, including registration, lodging, ground transportation, and meals during the Dr. Jack Walther Recent Graduate Boot Camp Inaugural Program to be held June 24-26, 2020 at Oquendo Center in Las Vegas, NV.
  • Mentorship from WVC Board Members post-symposium over 6 months

 

 

HOW TO ENTER

Submit a video (up to 2 minutes) on why hands-on training is important to you. 24 Lucky recipients will receive a full scholarship to experience the Oquendo Center at a WVC Academy course designed specifically to meet the needs of new graduates.

Apply Here

 

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Congrats 2020 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.

Dr. Zachary Turner 

Dr. Zachary Turner 
University of California Davis Veterinary Hospital

Dr. Samantha Haw

Dr. Samantha Haw
University of Missouri Veterinary Health Center

Dr. Carolyn Chisholm

Dr. Carolyn H. Chisholm
Mississippi State University 

College of Veterinary Medicine

 Dr. Russell Johnson

Dr. Russell L. Johnson, Jr.
Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine

 

Dr. Katelyn Waters

Dr. Katelyn Michelle
Waters

Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine
 

 

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 93rd Annual Conference in Las Vegas, NV on February 14-17,  2021.

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 as regards 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 93rd Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada to receive the award.

How to Apply for the 93rd Annual Conference

  • Register for an account starting September 2020.
  • 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. (250 words maximum)
  • Describe your career goals and objectives. How might this award help you achieve your plans? (250 words maximum)
  • Letters of recommendation from two veterinary mentors are requested.

Important Dates

  • WVC Annual Conference – February 14-17, 2021

If you have any questions please contact Dawn Casagrande-Terry at dawn@viticusgroup.org or call direct at 702.433.9246

Distinguished Service Award...

Congratulations to Dr. Tony L. Watson, this Year's Recipient 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 veterinary medicine.

Dr. Watson began working with WVC while working in Nevada in 1990 as a Chairman. He continued Chairman duties until being voted onto the WVC Board of Directors in 2002. In 2008, Dr. Watson took on a newly formed position as WVC Moderator Facilitator and has since served three terms in this role, and has contributed to annual planning sessions for Annual Conference.

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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

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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

Howard Seim

Howard B. Seim III,
DVM, DACVS

HANDS-ON

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