The Richard Wescott Clinical Teaching Awards are presented to outstanding Licensed Veterinary Technicians (LVTs) for excellence in teaching during the fourth year of the veterinary curriculum. Technicians began being included in the Wescott awards in 2015. These individuals are selected by the senior class each spring before graduation. Veterinary Technicians in the VTH play an important role in teaching 4th year students and are frequently the ones standing next to them on the clinic floor. Many of them invest a significant amount of time and effort in the veterinary student training. To be eligible for this award an individual must be:
- A licensed veterinary technician
- Work at WSU within the College of Veterinary Medicine
- Be directly involved in the teaching of 4th year veterinary students
- Have not won the award in the previous 2 years
Up to 3 veterinary technicians can be nominated by each 4th year student. We encourage students to nominate technicians who they believe demonstrate excellence in teaching or an overall excellent dedication to teaching veterinary students. Including supporting comments is encouraged.
Technicians received 3 points for each #1 vote, 2 points for each #2 vote, and 1 point for each #3 vote. The three technicians with the highest point tallies receive this recognition. If there is a tie in the top three scores additional awards may be given to accommodate the tie.