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New veterinarians receive honors during 2017 commencement

New veterinarians receive honors during 2017 commencement

By Rachel Timmons

Dr. Christine Olver with students

Dr. Christine Olver, associate professor of clinical pathology, received the 2017 Zoetis Distinguished Veterinary Teaching Award.

The CSU Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program celebrated the accomplishments of 137 graduates during commencement on May 12, ushering the class of 2017 into veterinary careers. A number of new veterinarians received special honors during Colorado State’s DVM Hooding Ceremony, held the evening before commencement.

Also during the Hooding Ceremony in the Lory Student Center Ballroom, Dr. Becca Timmons delivered remarks to her classmates summarizing their time in veterinary school. Dr. Christine Olver, an associate professor of clinical pathology, was selected by veterinary graduates to receive the 2017 Zoetis Distinguished Veterinary Teaching Award.

Student award recipients (photographs were not available for all students):

  • SCAVMA Outstanding Senior Award: Karyn Wesley
  • ACVIM Certificate of Clinical Excellence, awarded to a senior who excels in internal medicine and outstanding didactic and clinical expertise in internal medicine: Logan Wood, large animal; Raymond Vincent, small animal; Vihaney Graves, small animal
  • Professional Excellence Award, awarded to a senior who provides excellent customer service, is an outstanding team player, models professionalism and a positive attitude, and acts as a role model for others: Lindsey Humphries, Katy Roybal, Eliza Stout
  • American College of Veterinary Anesthesiology Award, for a senior student who excels in the anesthesia field: Kate Smith, Janasia Rapp
  • DVM/Ph.D. award, presented for completion of the combined degree program that trains veterinary researchers: Genevieve Forster, Katy Swancutt, Jennifer Higgins
  • American College of Veterinary Radiology Award, awarded to a senior who excels in clinical radiology: Max Gluck
  • American Association of Feline Practitioners Award, awarded to a senior who shows outstanding proficiency in feline medicine and surgery: Emily Rhodes
Colorado State University Veterinary student Ray Vincent and University of Colorado medical student Mandi Ellgen share ideas on working in rural communities, April 5, 2017 during an inaugural meeting of a partnership with the CU School of Medicine Rural Track Program and CSU's USDA Veterinary Services Grant Program. The students discussed One Health, rural medicine, and future collaborative exchanges between the DVM and MD programs.

Raymond Vincent received an ACVIM Certificate of Clinical Excellence.

Logan Wood, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, April 28, 2016

Logan Wood received an ACVIM Certificate of Clinical Excellence and the Dairy Field Service Clinical Proficiency Award.

Colorado State University Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences FGT predoctoral Genevieve Forster weighs dog food samples in Elizabeth Ryan's lab, January 6, 2015.

Genevieve Forster earned a combined DVM/Ph.D. degree.

  • American Animal Hospital Association Award, awarded to a senior demonstrating outstanding clinical proficiency in delivering primary care: Diego Matek
  • The Center for Companion Animal Studies Award, for a senior who has shown exceptional ability in performance of clinical research: Kyle Martin
  • American College of Veterinary Surgeons Student Surgical Proficiency Awards, for a senior who has demonstrated academic and clinical proficiency in small-animal surgery: Brian Petrovsky
  • Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society Award, for proficiency in veterinary emergency and critical care medicine, awarded to a senior who has demonstrated a special interest and ability in the field: Philip Jensen
  • Gentle Doctor Awards in large animal medicine and small animal medicine, for two seniors who demonstrate knowledge, competency, extraordinary compassion, a gentle manner, and special abilities relating to clients and patients: Belle Belden, large animal; Katie MacMillan, small animal
  • American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners Award, for a senior with clinical proficiency in caring for sheep, goats, and llamas: Hallie Sloan
  • Livestock Medicine and Surgery Clinical Proficiency Award, for a senior demonstrating talent in livestock medicine: Chelsea Uffelman
  • Dairy Field Service Clinical Proficiency Award, for a senior demonstrating noteworthy skill in dairy ambulatory medicine: Logan Wood
  • Beef Clinical Proficiency Award, for a student displaying talent in veterinary medicine for beef cattle: Amanda Blasingame
DVM/PhD student Katy Swancutt works with Dr. Susan LaRue on cancer research. May 12, 2015

Katy Swancutt earned a combined DVM/Ph.D. degree.

Diego Matek, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, April 28, 2016

Diego Matek received the American Animal Hospital Association Award.

Philip Jensen, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, April 28, 2016

Philip Jensen earned the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society Award.

Dr. Tim Holt, Professor of Clinical Sciences, with Veterinary Intern Dr. Blanca Camacho and 4th Year DVM student Katie Gazo, Rush Scholar/4th Year DVM Student, assists Stock Show veterinarians with animal care at the 2017 National Western Stock Show in Denver. January 11, 2017

Katie Gazo received a Sophie Award for Relationship-Centered Care.

  • Equine Services Clinical Proficiency Awards, for seniors demonstrating outstanding clinical performance in equine veterinary medicine: Margo Hennet, equine reproduction; Meredith Herdrich, equine surgery; Mary Emily Eubank, equine medicine; Shelby Arrieta, ambulatory service; Brianne Taylor, equine emergency medicine
  • American College of Veterinary Surgeons Student Surgical Proficiency Awards, for a senior displaying academic and clinical proficiency in large animal surgery, and an interest in a surgical career: Emily Johnson
  • Ophthalmology Service Award, for a senior demonstrating clinical and academic proficiency and a career interest in ophthalmology: Allie Wolfel
  • Excellence in Dermatology Award, for a senior with excellent knowledge, initiative, client communication, and clinical skills in dermatology: Karyn Wesley
  • The Sophie Award for Relationship-Centered Care, for seniors demonstrating excellent communication skills, strong relationships with clients and colleagues, and respect for the human-animal bond: Kaitlyn Sholder, Kristin Walker, John Day, Katie Gazo
  • Clinical Oncology Student Award, for seniors with outstanding dedication and commitment to the field of veterinary oncology: Alex Puyen, Jacqueline Murphy
  • The American College of Veterinary Pathologists Student Award, awarded to an outstanding senior who has demonstrated exceptional proficiency and interest in anatomic and/or clinical pathology: Brianne Taylor
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