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WVC Honors Aspiring Leaders in Veterinary Profession


January 4, 2018

WVC announced the 2018 recipients of the Dr. Jack Walther Leadership Award and the Dr. W. Bruce Wren Food Animal Incentive Award. Both awards honor aspiring leaders in the veterinary profession and are awarded annually for eligible students and recent graduates, respectively.

Portraying leadership and promoting a lifelong service to the profession, the following 35 veterinary students and two veterinary technicians are honored as 2018 recipients of the Dr. Jack Walther Leadership Award:

 

1.       Camille Roemhild

 

Auburn University

 

20.    Branden Nettles Texas A&M University
2.       Claire Tucker

 

Colorado State University

 

21.    Lauren Ungar Tufts University
3.       Jeremy Eule

 

Cornell University

 

22.    Aaron Judson Tuskegee University
4.       Holly Salzbrenner

 

Iowa State University

 

23.    Paige Livingston University of CA-Davis
5.       Brett A. Montague

 

Kansas State University

 

24.    Christina M. Jeffries University of Florida
6.       Ashley Rose     Kotran

 

Lincoln Memorial University

 

25.    Matthew C. Tanner University of Georgia
7.       Joseph Kamper

 

Louisiana State University

 

26.    Darcy Stephenson University of Illinois
8.       Katelynn Youatt

 

Michigan State University

 

27.    Kristen E. Capen University of Minnesota
9.       Katherine H. Larson

 

Mississippi State University

 

28.    Emily C. Brookshire University of Missouri
10.    Eba Kim

 

The Ohio State University

 

29.    Linnea M. Tracy University of Pennsylvania
11.    Erin Beasley

 

North Carolina State University

 

30.    Alisha Pederson University of Tennessee
12.    Jesse Caitlin Alexis Jenny

 

Oklahoma State University

 

31.    Rachel O’Leary University of Wisconsin
13.    Emily Mangan

 

Oregon State University

 

32.    Kelly C. Freudenberger  Catanzaro VA/MD Reg. College of Vet Med
14.    Mary Jordan

 

Purdue University

 

33.    Drew Asher Fleischman Washington State University
15.    Kimberly Reid

 

Ross University

 

34.    Tolulope Olagbaju Western University
16.    Meagan E. Bilotta

 

St. George’s University

 

35.    Kenny May University of Saskatchewan
17.    Jolene Ann Vermeulen

 

University of Prince Edward Island

 

36.    Clair A. Sauer Harcum College-Veterinary Technology Program
18.    Laura Hartman

 

University of Guelph

 

37.    Marie Gabriella Madaras Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology Vet Tech Program
19.    Rachel Gauvin

 

Universite de Montreal

 

 

The Dr. W. Bruce Wren Food Animal Incentive Award aims to support and promote future leaders in food animal medicine. The following recent graduates are recognized in 2018 for their excellence in the field of food animal education and research:

 

1.       Dr. Michael E. Pesato University of Pennsylvania
2.       Dr. Taika Von Königslöw University of Guelph
3.       Dr. Celeste Morris VA/MD Regional College of Vet Med
4.       Dr. Jessica B. Rush Auburn University
5.       Dr. Shari M. Kennedy Kansas State University

 

“As a partner to veterinary professionals throughout their career, WVC developed these awards to recognize and support leadership within the profession,” WVC CEO David Little said. “This year is especially poignant with the passing of Dr. Walther, who founded the Leadership Award in 2002 and was dedicated to supporting the next generation of leaders.”

Recipients for both awards receive $1,000 and complimentary registration, lodging, airfare and a daily stipend to attend WVC’s 90th Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, on March 4-8, 2018. Winners also receive a 12-month subscription to the WVC Learning Library, a $199 value.

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