Dr. Jack Walther Leadership Award

2018 Recipients


Name Institution
Camille Roemhild Auburn University
Claire Tucker Colorado State University
Jeremy Eule Cornell University
Holly Salzbrenner Iowa State University
Brett A. Montague Kansas State University
Ashley Rose Kotran Lincoln Memorial University
Joseph Kamper Louisiana State University
Katelynn Youatt Michigan State University
Katherine H. Larson Mississippi State University
Eba Kim The Ohio State University
Erin Beasley North Carolina State University
Jesse Caitlin Alexis Jenny Oklahoma State University
Emily Mangan Oregon State University
Mary Jordan Purdue University
Kimberly Reid Ross University
Meagan E. Bilotta St. George’s University
Brandon Nettles Texas A&M University
Lauren Unger Tufts University
Aaron Judson Tuskegee University
Paige Livingston University of CA-Davis
Christina M. Jeffries University of Florida
Matthew C. Tanner University of Georgia
Darcy Stephenson University of Illinois
Kristen E. Capen University of Minnesota
Emily C. Brookshire University of Missouri
Linnea M. Tracy University of Pennsylvania
Alisha Pedersen University of Tennessee
Rachel O’Leary University of Wisconsin
Kelly C. Freudenberger Cantanzaro VA/MD Reg. College of Vet Med
Drew Asher Fleischman Washington State University
Tolulope Olagbaju Western University
Kenny May University of Saskatchewan
Jolene Ann Vermeulen University of Prince Edward Island
Laura Hartman University of Guelph
Rachel Gauvin Universite de Montreal

2018 Veterinary Technician Recipients

Name Institution
Clair A. Sauer Harcum College-Veterinary Technology Program
Marie Gabriella Madaras Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology Vet Tech Program


WVC is proud to present the Dr. Jack Walther Leadership Award, recognizing veterinary students who portray leadership and promote a lifelong service to the profession. This annual award is bestowed upon 36 DVM Students from accredited veterinary colleges and schools, who are actively involved and show long-term leadership potential. Additionally, two Veterinary Technician students are selected to receive the Award via NAVTA. Please see below for requirements to be considered for this Award. Contact WVC at 866.800.7326 with questions.


  • Applications are accepted from third year veterinary students at all accredited North American AVMA-accredited veterinary schools.
  • Veterinary Technicians are requested to contact NAVTA for details.
  • Students must be able to attend the WVC Annual Conference to receive the award as a third year student.


  • Recipients receive a $1,000 cash award, complimentary registration, lodging, airfare, and a daily stipend to attend the 2018 WVC Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 4-8, 2018.
  • Each award recipient is also entitled to one additional complimentary registration to a future WVC Annual Conference to be utilized within five years following graduation from veterinary school.

Applications are closed for 2018

  • Apply online – September 18, 2017
  • Applications are due – October 31, 2017
  • Recipients will be announced – December 4, 2017
  • WVC Annual Conference – March 4-8, 2018