WVC
Awarding Education Excellence

Above & Beyond

Recognizing Veterinary Accomplishments

Continuing Educator of the Year

2018 CONTINUING EDUCATOR 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.


Avian & Exotics

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


Equine

Vanessa Cook
VETMB, DACVS, DACVECC, PhD


Food Animal

Meredyth Jones
DVM, MS, DACVIM (LAIM)


Practice Management

Peter A. Weinstein
DVM, MBA


Small Animal

Elizabeth Giuliano
DVM, MS, DACVO


Veterinary Technician

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

2018 MODERATOR OF THE YEAR


Moderator

Stuart Galbraith
RVT

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

Details

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 37 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. Contact Ms. Dawn Casagrande-Terry at 866.800.7326 with questions.

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.

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.

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

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

  • Graduation 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.

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

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

2018 Honorees

Congratulations to the five highly qualified recipients of The Dr. Bruce Wren Food Animal Incentive Awards 2018. We celebrate your commitment to Food Animal practice.


Dr. Michael E. Pesato
University of Pennsylvania


Dr. Taika von Königslöw
University of Guelph


Dr. Celeste Morris
VA/MD Regional College of Vet Med


Dr. Jessica B. Rush
Auburn University


Dr. Shari M. Kennedy
Kansas State University

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 U.S. and global veterinary medicine.

James Peddie

DVM

Charles Vail

BS, DVM