AU Vet Student Receives Dr. Jack Walther Leadership Award
Jonathan Tubbs, of Oakman, Alabama, and a member of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2020, is a recipient this year of the Dr. Jack Walther Leadership Award, presented during the 91st Western Veterinary Conference, or WVC, in Las Vegas.
The WVC is a flagship event that brings together more than 15,000 veterinary professionals and students for four days of education, innovation and collaboration.
The Dr. Jack Walther Leadership Award recognizes veterinary students who display leadership values at their school. This award is given to 37 CVM students who attend American Veterinary Medical Association-accredited universities and are actively involved and show leadership potential at their veterinary college or school.
Tubbs served as chapter past-president of Auburn’s Student American Veterinary Medical Association, or SAVMA, as well as past president of the Auburn student chapter of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians. He also serves on the SAVMA National Executive Board.
“I am honored and humbled to be selected as Auburn’s College of Veterinary Medicine recipient of the Dr. Jack Walther Leadership Award,” Tubbs said. “This program was a once in lifetime opportunity to represent Auburn veterinary medicine and to network with the award winners from other colleges of veterinary medicine.”
The award includes a $1,000 stipend and covers Tubbs’ participation and travel to the conference.
“This is a great honor and benefit that supports me in my veterinary education career,” Tubbs added. “I owe a tremendous thank you to all involved in the selection process.”
“Jonathan has provided valuable leadership in service to veterinary students at Auburn University,” said Dr. Dan Givens, associate dean for Academic Affairs. “I sincerely congratulate him on this recognition of his dedicated service to the college and profession.”