Each year, the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association (WSVMA) honor individuals whose service has contributed significantly to the veterinary profession in Washington State. Our WSU Faculty have received numerous awards including the "WSVMA Veterinarian of the Year" award, the "Distinguished Achievement" award, and the "WSU Faculty Member of the Year" award.
WSVMA Veterinarian of the Year: The "WSVMA Veterinarian of the Year" Award is given annually to the association member recognized for an outstanding career in veterinary medicine. The recipient must have shown remarkable achievement in professional service, community service, and fields other than veterinary medicine.
Distinguished Achievement Award: The "Distinguished Achievement" award is given in recognition of a singular outstanding achievement in veterinary medicine, public service, or other field of endeavor which reflects honor to the veterinary profession. Recipients do not need to be veterinarians, but veterinary recipients must be WSVMA members.
WSU Faculty Member of the Year: The "WSU Faculty Member of the Year" award is presented to recognize a WSU Faculty member who has served members of the WSVMA with distinction.
Humane Animal Welfare Award: The “Humane Animal Welfare” award is presented to a non-veterinarian who has advanced animal welfare through extraordinary service.
Distinguished Veterinary Staff Award: The “Distinguished Veterinary Staff ” award is presented to an individual who has gone above and beyond the expected responsibilities of the practice to provide outstanding client and patient service.
WSVMA Awards 2010
WSU Faculty Member of the Year
Janean Fidel BS, MS, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Medical Oncology) & ACVR (Radiation Oncology) Assistant Professor Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Distinguished Achievement Award
Dr. James Evermann, Washington Animal Disease
Washington State Veterinary Medical Association Awards Mr. Doug Blake with the 2010 WSVMA Distinguished Veterinary Staff Award
Mr. Blake is the lead PSR at the WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) Reception desk and manages, under the supervision of Dr. Harmon Rogers, the Veterinary Business area and reception desks that interface with the public by phone and in... person. Mr. Blake supervises staff, conducts continued training of his staff and strives to see that clients and patients referred to WSU's VTH receive the best possible care and communication possible. With a staff of over 100 in the VTH, 45 faculty and 26 interns and residents, there are a great number of pressures and needs with which Doug must interface on a daily basis. The range of expectations from the Faculty to the State of Washington to most importantly, the students, clients and referring veterinarians is broad and considerable. Mr. Blake labors away with a positive attitude and is committed to continuous improvement in our service. Mr. Blake works with a great deal of pride and principle to make the program work more effectively, day in and day out.