Other Distinguished Faculty Awards
F. McElwain, associate director and professor, Paul G. Allen School
for Global Animal Health, and executive director, Washington Animal Disease
Diagnostic Laboratory has been promoted to regents professor. The
promotion honors the highest level of international distinction in the
discipline that raises university standards through teaching, scholarship
and public service.
H. Palmer, Regents professor and founding director of the Paul G.
Allen School for Global Animal Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, will
receive the 2013 Eminent Faculty Award from Washington State University
during the Celebrating Excellence Recognition Banquet on March 29, part of
WSU’s annual Showcase celebration of faculty, staff and student excellence.
Richard DeBowes and Kathy Ruby received the 2012 Best Educational
Innovation Award for Veterinary Leadership Experience at the Banfield
Industry Summit in Portland. Rick DeBowes, DVM, MS, DACVS, is the director
of the Professional Life Skills Development Program and teaches veterinary
students about leadership and communication.
Dr. Guy Palmer, director of the Paul G. Allen School
for Global Animal Health, was named president of the 186-member Washington
State Academy of Sciences (WSAS). WSAS provides expert scientific and
engineering analysis to inform public policy making and works to increase
the role andvisibility of science in the state.
Leathers was presented with the Harold W. Casey Award
at the CL Davis Foundation reception on December 3 in Seattle. The Charles
L. Davis Foundation is a publicly-supported foundation that is dedicated to
the formal and informal study, and the teaching and practice of veterinary
and comparative pathology. Each year the CL Davis Foundation honors one
veterinary pathologist with its Harold W. Casey Award for Excellence in the
Teaching of Veterinary and Comparative Pathology.
to receive a
2012 VEGA Alliance Service Award.
Dr. Mustaq Memon was recruited in June
2010 for a short term volunteer
assignment through ACDI/VOCA's Farmer to
Farmer program to train host
organizations on general farm veterinary
practices and their beneficiaries on
general livestock veterinary issues. Dr.
Memon assisted Lebanon University in
improving and expanding their existing
small veterinary curriculum, and
provided guidance on future veterinary
program development. His recommendations
included securing funding to expand the
teaching and research center, and
allowing for greater practical
experience for the students.
Knowles will be inducted in December into the Agricultural Research
Service (of USDA) Science Hall of Fame. Don was selected "For innovative
scientific leadership and research to solve serious problems in infectious
animal diseases, creation of sustained research partnerships, and training
of future agricultural scientists."
Julie Stanton, School of Molecular Bioscience, is 1 of 20 exemplary
biologists chosen to participate in the
Research Residency of
the American Society of Microbiology (ASM) Biology Scholars Program funded
by the National Science Foundation. The program seeks to improve
undergraduate biology education based on evidence of student learning.
Dale Hancock receives the The Calvin W. Schwabe Award in Veterinary
Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine. The Calvin W. Schwabe Award is
presented annually by the AVEPM to honor lifetime achievement in veterinary
epidemiology and preventive medicine.
During his tenure at WSU, Dr.
Hancock developed and led a pioneering research program in the field of
pre-harvest food safety, especially focusing on Escherichia coli O157:H7.
This research program defined many of the key epidemiologic features of that
agent in diverse animal populations. His research has been guided by a
healthy skepticism of ‘magic bullets’ and a firm belief that the most useful
interventions are based on logical modifications of management practices.
His research, funded by >$12 million in grants as principal investigator,
plus >$1.2 million as co-investigator, has thus far resulted in over 150
Dr. Guy Palmer,
Regents professor and director of the
Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal
Health at Washington State University,
was awarded an honorary doctorate from
the University of Bern, Switzerland, on
Besser, professor of veterinary microbiology and pathology, and
Dr. Nancy Magnuson, professor of molecular biosciences,
Ahmed Tibary has been awarded Theriogenologist of the Year for 2011
by the American College of Theriogenology at the combined Society for
Theriogenology/ACT annual conference.
At their recent national meeting in Ithaca, NY, Dr. Leslie Sprunger
was recently named as President-Elect of the American Association of
Dr Sprunger has
previously served two terms as AAVA's membership secretary and treasurer.
Dr. Gary Brown recognized by the AAC&U
The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) has announced the appointment of Gary R. Brown, long time CVM partner, as senior fellow in the Office of Quality, Curriculum and Assessment. Gary is an assessment consultant at WSU, working with colleges and academic departments on focused assessment projects, including the College of Veterinary Medicine. He was recognized by the AAC&U for his “pioneering work at WSU” in the area of outcomes assessments. For more please see WSU Today
Croft, Head of the Animal
Health Library, has been recognized by
the Medical Library Association (MLA)
with the Daniel T. Richards Prize. The
award is presented annually to an
individual who has authored a work
related to collections development in
the health sciences. Vicki was selected
due to her co-authorship of a paper
list of veterinary medical serials,
third edition: using a decision matrix
to update the core list of veterinary
journals." Journal of the Medical
Library Association. 2010 Oct 98(4),
282-292. Authors: Ugaz AG, Boyd CT,
Croft VF, Carrigan E, & Anderson KM.
The MLA is a nonprofit, educational
organization with more than 4,000 health
sciences information professional
members and partners worldwide. For
more on the MLA and D.T. Richards Prize
Three CVM faculty members and a former Dean of the CVM were
elected from WSU as new Fellows of the
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in
2010. Nationally, only 503 scientists received this award last year. The
new AAAS Fellows are (left to right) Terry
McElwain, Raymond Reeves, Michael Smerdon and Provost Warwick Bayly.
H. Nilson was awarded one of 11
Laureate Awards from the Endocrine
Moore was presented with the
Alpharma AABP Award of Excellence in service to the profession by the
American Association of Bovine Practitioners.
This award, established in 1989, is given annually. It consists of an
appropriate ring and a commemorative plaque. Candidates for the award must
be nominated from teaching, research, industry, and government areas. The
nominees' professional activities must have had a consistent and direct
influence on daily activities of veterinarians in bovine practice.
Chair and professor in the Department of Veterinary Microbiology
and Pathology received the 2010 Distinguished Alumnus Award from Michigan
State University (MSU/CVM '66). The award was presented by Dean Christopher
M. Brown of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University
at the MSU CVM Commencement ceremonies on May 7, 2010.
Memon, an associate professor in WSU’s Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Department and the Paul G. Allen Center for Global Animal Health, is the
first veterinarian to be selected as a Fulbright ambassador.
Srikumaran (Sri) Subramaniam of the Department of
Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology (VMP) was recognized at the Wild Sheep
Foundation Convention on March 3 in Reno, and presented with the
"Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award" by WSF Director of Operations
Regents Professor James M. Krueger
will receive the 2010 Eminent Faculty Award from Washington State
University. A neuroscience professor in Veterinary and Comparative Anatomy,
Pharmacology and Physiology, he will be honored during the annual Showcase
celebration March 26.
Guy H. Palmer, Washington State University Regent’s Professor of
pathology and director of WSU's School for Global Animal Health, has been
awarded $3.4 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The funding comes in the form of a highly competitive MERIT (Method to
Extend Research in Time) Award through the NIH’s Division of Microbiology
and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious
Douglas R. Call, associate professor in WSU's Veterinary
Microbiology and Pathology department, is the first recipient of the
Engle Distinguished Professor in Research on Infectious Diseases. Dr.
Call's distinguished professorship will span four years.
"It's always an honor when colleagues recognize the value of our work," says
Dr. Call, a molecular epidemiologist who specializes in antibiotic
resistance research. "Our lab will use the awarded funds to conduct pilot
studies and to support graduate education and recruitment."
Dr. Call is a nationally recognized scholar who, in addition to his work on
antibiotic resistance, has an active research program in food and
water-borne diseases and salmonid aquaculture. more
Terry McElwain, a professor of
Pathology and Infectious Diseases in the
Washington State University College of
Veterinary Medicine has been elected to
membership in the National Academy of
Science's Institute of Medicine (IOM).
Election to this prestigious body is one
of the highest honors for those in
biomedical research and human health
Richard M. DeBowes (DVM Illinois '79, MS WSU '82) was presented
Dr. Erwin Small Distinguished Alumni Award on September 10,
2009. Dr. Richard DeBowes, professor and associate dean of veterinary
development and external relations at Washington State University, received
the Dr. Erwin Small Distinguished Alumni Award for his dedicated to
promoting leadership in the veterinary profession. Dr. DeBowes envisioned,
developed and delivered, the Veterinary Leadership Experience (VLE),
a national program to promote leadership development in hundreds of
veterinary students and faculty from across North America, Australia, the UK
and Europe. He has also led the development of pilot programs on leadership
in veterinary medicine in both Australia and Western Europe and has
presented these programs to practice groups to advance the practice of team
drive and relationship-centered care.
Dr. Debora Sellon, professor of equine
medicine, and associate dean of the Graduate School at WSU, has been named
to the board of the American Association of Equine Practitioners.
Dr. David Prieur Receives the Dean's Team Player Award
posted May 4, 2009
DEAN'S TEAM PLAYER AWARD is "given to an individual who has worked
tirelessly to help colleagues to become more productive." This year I chose
one of our three department chairs -- by far the longest serving department
chair -- to receive this award; David Prieur, Chairman of
the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology. This is a very
successful department, and that success is in no small part due to Dr.
Prieur's steady hand and advocacy all these years in making sure the
departments needs were well met and that the faculty, staff, and students
had the resources and systems in place to help them succeed. He has also
tirelessly put forward his faculty and staff to make sure they receive the
awards and recognition they deserve. Presented at the second annual
Celebration of Excellence. See
Dean's Blog for more details.
Dr. Rick DeBowes receives the
Veterinary Specialists in Private Practice
(VSIPP) Spirit of Excellence Award for
Dr. Singh Dhillon receives the Pacific Ag and Poultry
Association of the Pacific Northwest Poultry Scientist of the Year.
Dr. Bob Schneider receives the Johnson &
Johnson Elastikon Award for Research from the Grayson Jockey Club
Instructors Earning Diplomate Status in 2009
Dr. Stacey Byers - ACVIM, Large Animal
Dr. Pilar LaFuente - ACVS, Small Animal
Dr. Goeff Orbell - ACVP
Dr. Mitch Powers - ACVS, Small Animal
Dr. Erick Spencer - ACVIM, Small Animal
Dr. Kathy Seino - ACVIM, Large Animal
Dr. Sarah Sampson - ACVS, Large Animal
Dr. Pilar LaFuente - ACVS, Small Animal
The Washington State University Office of Undergraduate Education (OUE)
celebrated the excellence of faculty, staff, and students at its 2008-9
awards ceremony April 9 at the Lewis Alumni Centre. The Honors College
Faculty Thesis Advisor of the Year Award was presented to:
Czaja, assistant professor in IPN who was nominated by Honors
student Bo Herzog
Craft, professor in psychology &
neuroscience graduate faculty member who was
nominated by Honors student Brittany Navarre
Palmer, director of the School for Global
Animal Health, and Regents Professor, who was
nominated by Honors student Matt Grimes
The WSU Libraries Public Relations & Marketing Working Group is excited
to announce the 2009 winner of the Library Excellence Award: Dr.
Steven Hines of Professor of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology.
Nominated by Vicki Croft, Dr. Hines is a very strong supporter of the
libraries between his collaborative participation with the Diagnostic
Challenges program and the Animal Health Library and leadership roles within
the AHL (formerly HSL). He has been active in participation with journal
cancellation projects and to use Vicki's words: "Dr. Hines has contributed
significantly to the Libraries by encouraging and promoting student library
use and involvement in the library, and in making it a more pleasant and
conducive place for veterinary and pharmacy students to study, collaborate
and use library resources, both print and online." The Library Excellence
Award ceremony will be Monday, April 27th from 2:30 - 4pm in the Terrell
Wendy C. Brown
, professor in veterinary microbiology and
pathology, has been awarded the honor of delivering the Distinguished
Faculty Address for 2009.
On the faculty since 1995, she and collaborators have developed the
scientific basis for the eventual production of rationally designed and
effective vaccines against diseases caused by protozoal and rickettsial
infectious agents and have laid the foundation for extrapolation of
these approaches to similar diseases of humans.
In 2007, Brown was named an American Association for the Advancement of
Science fellow for her distinguished contributions to understanding
T-lymphocyte responses to obligate intracellular tick-borne protozoal
and rickettsial pathogens yielding vaccine candidates and novel
mechanisms used to modulate host immunity.
Terry F. McElwain, professor, veterinary microbiology and pathology
and School for Global Animal Health, has received the 2008-09 Sahlin Faculty
Excellence Award for Outreach and Engagement. On WSU faculty since 1989,
McElwain became director of the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic
Laboratory (WADDL) in 1993. He played a vital role in the formation of the
National Animal Health Laboratory Network and has reached out to
international audiences, in part as the U.S. representative to the World
Animal Health Organization.
, professor, veterinary and comparative anatomy,
pharmacology and physiology, has received the 2008-09 Sahlin Faculty
Excellence Award for Research, Scholarship and Arts.
A part of the WSU faculty since 1974, she is working on research
important to the understanding of several aspects of human health,
including obesity and diabetes.
She has received grant funding from the National Institutes of Health
for 31 of her 34 years at WSU, including a U56 grant.
Dr. Clive Gay, professor emeritus of veterinary clinical
sciences, has received the 2009 Washington State University Emeritus Society
Excellence Award for outstanding contributions while in retirement to
academia, the university, the community and mankind.
Two CVM faculty members were among
six elected from WSU as new Fellows of the American
Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2008.
Nationally, only 486 scientists received this award last year. The new AAAS
Fellows are Guy Palmer and Bryan Slinker.
Dr. Clive Gay former Director of WSU Field Disease
Investigation until 2005, has been honored for his outstanding achievements
in the field of veterinary epidemiology and preventative medicine. Dr Clive
Gay was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate in Veterinary Science at the
annual graduation ceremony held at the University of Melbourne's Parkville
campus in early December 2008.
Dr. John Gay Receives the Dean's Team Player Award
posted May 28, 2008
award is given to an individual who has worked tirelessly to help colleagues
to become more productive.
The award was presented at the Celebration of Excellence on May 16, 2008.
Dr. Clive C. Gay receives the The Calvin W.
Schwabe Award in Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
The Calvin W. Schwabe Award is presented
annually by the AVEPM to honor lifetime achievement in veterinary
epidemiology and preventive medicine. This years honoree is: Dr. Clive C.
behalf of the
Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (AVEPM)
, I am pleased to
announce that Dr. Clive Gay, Professor Emeritus from Washington State
University, has been selected as the 2007 recipient of the Calvin W. Schwabe
Award for Lifetime Achievement in Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive
Medicine. This award is presented annually by the AVEPM, and previous
recipients include Drs. Calvin W. Schwabe, Robert K. Anderson, James H.
Steele, and S. Wayne Martin. This award was presented on December 2, 2007
at the Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases (CRWAD) at a
special symposium featuring a keynote address delivered by Dr. Gay in
addition to presentations from colleagues and protgs.
Dr. Clive C. Gay served on the faculty at Washington
State University from 1979 until 2005, and was the division head for
population medicine, theriogenology, and food animal medicine and surgery
within the Department of Clinical Sciences from 1988 through 2005. Dr. Gay
received DVM and MVSc degrees from the University of Guelph, and later
became a Fellow of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists. Before
joining the faculty at WSU, he served as a Lecturer at the University of
Glasgow and the University of Melbourne.
In 1983, Dr. Gay led in the development of the Field
Disease Investigation Unit (FDIU) at WSU, a much-admired service unit in
applied veterinary epidemiology. The FDIU quickly established an excellent
reputation with livestock producers for responding meaningfully to their
problems, with research faculty for integrating field research with bench
science, and with the academic veterinary community for raising the standard
and image of field-based epidemiological service and research. Emulation of
this integrative model has been attempted by veterinary institutions from
around the world, but none have superseded the original, which is
undoubtedly due in large part to the spirit infused by Clive Gay.
Dr. Gays unique blend of clinical skills, self-effacing
demeanor, practical knowledge, and scientific ability are hallmarks of his
interaction with producers, students, veterinarians, researchers, and
decision-makers at the local, national, and international level. The
hallmark of his research activity has been its applicability to practical
issues faced by livestock producers. He is a dedicated and effective
teacher, having contributed to the education of veterinary students for more
than 40 years, particularly in the art and skill of physical diagnosis.
Dr. Gay was also an advisor, invaluable mentor, and
committee member for 29 PhD and MS students during his career. He is an
author on more than 90 peer-reviewed journal publications, in addition to
publishing numerous book chapters, including several for the Merck
Veterinary Manual. To some, he may be best known for his contribution to one
of the most influential veterinary textbooks ever published, Veterinary
Medicine - A Textbook of the Diseases of Cattle, Horses, Sheep, Pigs and
Goats. Dr. Gay was a contributing author to the 5th, 6th, and 7th editions,
and was a co-editor for the 8th, 9th, and most recently, the 10th edition
which was published in 2007. With his broad expertise and unequalled
knowledge of pertinent literature, it is not surprising that he was also a
co-author of the 3rd edition of Saunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionar.
Dr. Cheryl Dhein is presented with the 2007 Shirley Davis Award for
Excellence in Synchronous Distance Learning.
University Telecommunications Network (NUTN) 2007 Shirley Davis Award for
Excellence in Synchronous Distance Learning competition recognizes the work
of individuals, organizations and institutions in providing synchronous
distance learning (via web- or video-conferencing) of a superior nature. The
award was presented at the NUTN annual meeting in Philadelphia on June 12.
Dr. Ahmed Tibary, D.V.M., Department of Clinical
Sciences, has received the Veterinary Achievement Award from the Alpaca
Dr. Tibary is honored for his generosity in
presenting the Annual ARF Lecture. The Mission of the Alpaca Research
Foundation is to encourage and support scientific research which benefits
the North American alpaca industry primarily in the areas of alpaca health
and husbandry, genetics and fiber.
Drs. Wendy Brown & David Prieur Elected as
American Association for Advancement of Science Fellows
Election as a Fellow of AAAS is an honor bestowed
upon members by their peers. Fellows are recognized for meritorious efforts
to advance science or its applications.
Dr Brown is a faculty member of the Department of
Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology. She has made
distinguished contributions to understanding
T-lymphocyte responses to obligate intracellular
tick-borne protozoal and rickettsial pathogens yielding
vaccine candidates and novel mechanisms used to modulate
Dr Prieur is the chair of the Department of
Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology and has made
significant contributions to identification and
characterization of animal genetic diseases as models of
human diseases and leadership in developing an acclaimed
Department of Veterinary Pathology .
Dr John Gorham is awarded the Lifetime Excellence in Research Award by
the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. John R. Gorham (WSU '46) received the Lifetime
Excellence in Research Award. Accepting the award was
Dr. Warwick Bayly. Dr. Gorham is a professor of
veterinary microbiology and pathology at Washington
State University. He retired from the Department of
Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service in 1995. Dr.
Gorham traveled to veterinary laboratories throughout
the world as a cooperating scientist and lecturer. In
1974, he led the first U.S. veterinary delegation to the
Dr. Gorham is one of the few veterinarians with
expertise in fur animal diseases and developed a spray
vaccine that has been used worldwide to immunize mink
against distemper. He and Dr. Donald Cordy discovered
the rickettsia that causes salmon poisoning. Dr. Gorham
is a charter member of the American College of
Laboratory Animal Medicine and American College of
Veterinary Microbiologists, an honorary diplomate of the
American College of Veterinary Pathologists, and a
member of the National Academies of Practice.
Professor Emeritus, Robert B. Wilson, was
inducted by the House of Delegates of the American Veterinary Medical
Association as an Honor Roll Member
, at the AVMA convention in
Washington, D.C. in the summer of 2007. Bob is a former Professor in VMP,
former Professor in WWAMI, former Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine
and former Chair of the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and
Pathology. Bob still resides in Pullman. Posted September 200.
Guy Palmer was honored as the 2007 Annual WWAMI Science
in Medicine Lecturer
at the University of Washington Medical School. His
lecture was entitled, Antigenic Variation as a Driver
for Pathogen Emergence and Disease Outbreak.
Dr. Timothy Baszler
has been awarded the 2006
American Association of Veterinary Diagnosticians Award for Best Manuscript
in the Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation. He was the lead
author of a multi-institute comparison of two automated immuno-histochemical
procedures for the diagnosis of scrapie in domestic sheep and chronic
wasting disease found in North American white-tailed deer and mule deer.
Dr. Guy Palmer is elected to Institute of Medicine
posted Oct 2006
Guy Palmer, a veterinary pathologist at Washington State
University's College of Veterinary Medicine, has been elected to
membership in the National Academy of Science's Institute of
Medicine (IOM). Election to this prestigious body is one of the
highest honors for those in biomedical research and human health
Dr. James Krueger is presented with the 2006
Distinguished Scientist Award at the Sleep Research Society
Krueger, Ph.D., a professor of neuroscience at Washington State
University (College of Veterinary Medicine, Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience)
was presented with the 2006 Distinguished Scientist Award at the
Sleep Research Society's June 2006 annual meeting in Salt Lake City,
Utah. The Distinguished Scientist Award is the highest award
presented by the society. Given annually since 1898, it is presented
for significant, original, and sustained contributions of basic,
clinical or theoretical nature.
R. Call was named the Caroline Engle Faculty
This is a three-year award that recognizes Doug Calls research
Dr. Henk Granzier is awarded a Helmholtz Humboldt Award
This is a joint award from the Helmholtz and Humboldt
Foundations to "internationally acknowledged" scientists from abroad
and requires integration of work into a German research university.
Ragle, an equine surgeon was presented with the 2006
Distinguished Service Award by the American
Association of Equine Practitioners. To be honored, an individual must
provide exemplary service to the benefit of horses, the horse industry, or
the profession of veterinary medicine.
posted Oct 2006
Dr. Terry McElwain awarded the Outstanding
Alumnus Award by the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State
Terry McElwain was recently awarded the Outstanding Alumnus Award by the
College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University. The award was
presented to Terry by Dean Ralph Richardson of KSU at the Western States
James Krueger, professor of Veterinary and Comparative Anatomy,
Pharmacology and Physiology, recently received an honorary M.D.
degree from the University of Szeged, Hungary. He has had a
longstanding collaborative relationship with Ference Obal (recently
deceased) at the University of Szeged. They worked together in the
area of sleep research.
Dr. Travis Maguire Inducted into the Equine Research Hall of Fame
Dr. Travis Maguire, an immunologist at Washington
State University has been inducted into the Equine
Research Hall of Fame from the University of
Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Foundation. He was
honored on October 10 at the Keeneland Race Course
in Lexington, Kentucky.
Dr. Maguire is known for his studies in the equine
immune system and the host's immune response to
Dr. Robert Schneider is the recipient of the McEachern Distinguished
Professorship in Equine Medicine summer 2005
Professor Robert K. Schneider, an internationally
known equine orthopedic surgeon at Washington State
University's College of Veterinary Medicine, is the
current recipient of the four-year Robert B.
McEachern Distinguished Professorship in Equine
Dr. Schneider is the immediate past president of the
American College of Veterinary Surgeons. He is also
a previous recipient of the WSU Faculty Member of
the Year Award from the Washington State Veterinary
Medical Association. Dr. Schneider's specialty is
surgery on bones and joints of horses, especially
equine athletes, performance and show horses, and
valuable breeding stock.
The professorship was established with a private
gift from Robert B. and Margaret McEachern in 1995.
The intent of the couple's gift was "to make WSU's
educational program in equine medicine even stronger
and to further the college's reputation for quality
research in this field."
Complete story in equine News, Summer 2005
Dr. Harmon Rogers who recently received the prestigious
IVD Award from the American Association of Animal Hospitals
(posted April 18, 2005)
The INNOVATIVE VETERINARY DIETS AWARD (FORMERLY the
CYCLE AWARD) is traditionally presented to an AAHA
member who has made extensive contributions to the
practice of veterinary medicine and surgery and in
particular, small animal veterinary medicine or
This award is presented by Innovative Veterinary
Diets, a brand in the veterinary division of Royal
Canin USA, and consists of a "Golden Fido" statue
and an honorarium from Royal Canin. A permanent
in-house plaque engraved with the winner's name is
displayed at the AAHA headquarters building.
The Award specifically stipulates that:...
... "The recipient should have been in the forefront
of the veterinary profession during the last five
years by giving of this individual's self and
knowledge to the betterment of the veterinary
F. McElwain, Washington State University veterinary
professor and executive director of the
Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (WADDL),
recently received the 2003 E.P. Pope Award from the American
Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD).
The award is the highest honor given by the association. It was
presented to McElwain, also director of the WSU Animal Health
Research Center, for his contributions to the association and
for his extensive work in veterinary diagnostic laboratory
Dr. Larry Fox Receives Merial Award
posted June 4 2003
Savoy, Ill., - The American Dairy Science Association is
proud to announce Dr. Lawrence K. Fox, professor, Washington
State University, as the recipient of the 2003 Merial Dairy
Management Research Award. This award, sponsored by Merial,
will be presented on Tuesday, June 25, 2003 during the
awards ceremony at the ADSA Annual Meeting in Phoenix.
Fox earned his B.S. in Animal Science at Cornell
University in 1977, his M.S. at Virginia Tech in 1980, and
his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin in 1983. After a
2-year period as Extension Dairy Specialist at the
University of Hawaii, Fox joined the faculty at Washington
State University in 1985. During his tenure, important
decision strategies have been developed and applied to
minimize the economic impact of contagious mastitis on dairy
His research has progressed from microbiology and
pathology of clinical mastitis toward an increasing
management emphasis to reduce its economic impact on farms.
Fox has been an active member and leader of the National
Mastitis Council and other ADSA and USDA committees. He has
authored or coauthored 70 peer-reviewed publications and
numerous other publications and has spoken at many national
and international conferences. Fox received the ADSA West
Agro Mastitis Award in 1991.
Dr. Robert C. Speth Receives the WSU
Science Libraries' Service Award posted June 2003
On Monday, June 16th the WSU Science Libraries' Service
Award was presented to Robert C. Speth, Veterinary and
Comparative Anatomy, Pharmacology and Physiology Department.
Since 1984 Speth has been both a strong advocate for the
WSU science libraries and an active member of numerous
university library committees, as well as a frequent library
user. In July he will assume the position of Chair of the
Department of Pharmacology, University of Mississippi.
The Science Libraries Service Award is awarded to a WSU
faculty or staff member who has made outstanding, long-term
contributions to the Science Libraries.
Clinical Environmental Enrichment Award
posted Jan. 03
From the students: "To show our appreciation for all of
the wonderful "little things" that people do to enhance the
clinical year at WSU, a student-generated award was founded.
Although this award was announced at the holiday party, the
nominees and winners have so greatly enhanced the lives of
4th year students that they deserve many congratulations and
thank yous. What better way to start off 2003 than by
recognizing some of the people that are constantly giving to
students and helping us reach our dreams.
Fourth year students were asked to pick an individual
from large animal medicine and one from small animal
medicine that has made their clinical experience more
enjoyable. The individuals with the most nominees from each
category received a check from Hill's."
Small Animal Nominees:
James NcNaughton, Dr. Kiklevich, Dr. Finch, Dr. Lincoln, Dr.
McEwen, Jayme Jones, and Megan (technician). Dr. Lincoln
received the most nominations in this category.
Large Animal Nominees:
Dr. Parish, Dr. Barrington, Dr. Christina Hewes, Devin
Clinton, Shirley Sandoval, Dr. Tibary, and Molly
(technician). Dr. Tibary received the most nominations in