Veterinary Students Honored at Clinical Awards Ceremony

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The College of Veterinary Medicine recently recognized fourth-year veterinary students with Clinical Awards for their performance during clinical rotations to signify excellence in academics, student government, service, and clinical medicine.

A total of 32 awards were distributed in February at the completion of the student’s year of clinical education, which provides student hands-on animal healthcare education under the supervision of faculty across the college.

“The 116 students in the class of 2016 are at an exciting stage of their professional development.  As they embark on their eight-week preceptorship prior to graduating, all are deserving of commendation,” said Dr. Dan Givens, the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the college. “Our students have diligently labored and learned, practiced and prepared to enter this entrusted profession.  Many have excelled in various areas.  We are pleased to be entrusted with the resources to recognize some of our outstanding students.”

The student, hometown and awards are:

    • Tommy Poole, Kennesaw, Ga. – Student Government Association Outstanding Student Award, President’s Award, Boehringer Ingelheim Cardiology Proficiency Award, and the Dr. Dougie MacIntire Memorial Scholarship
    • Maggie Canning, New Wilmington, Pa. – The Dean’s Award
    • Tina Hoggarth, Petersburg, W.Va. – SCAVMA Outstanding Senior Award
    • Ashley Barnett, Florence, Ky. – American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia Award
    • Kayla Waler, Plantation, Fla. – American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology Award
    • Kayla Banks, Papillion, Nev. – Ophthalmology Clinical Proficiency Award, Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society Award and the Gentle Doctor Award
    • Kyle Restle, Crestview Hills, Ky. – American College of Veterinary Radiology Award, American College of Veterinary Surgery Small Animal Proficiency Award
    • Jon Hornback, Shepherdsville, Ky. – American College of Veterinary Surgery Large Animal Proficiency Award and the Avary Equine Award
    • Peter Canning, Darion, Conn. – American College of Veterinary Pathologists Proficiency Award and the American Academy of Veterinary Dermatology Award
    • Carissa Norquest, Raleigh, N.C. – J.E. Bartels Radiology Award
    • Kathleen Morriss, Junction, Texas – Walter J. Gibbons Memorial Award
    • Daniella Cobiella, Atlanta, Ga. – Bayer Dermatology Award
    • Sarah Champion, Headland, Ala. – G.J. Cottier Scholarship
    • Sydney Hughes, Lexington, Ky. – Excellence in Equine Theriogenology
    • Ali Emmert, Tompkinsville, Ky. – Deborah Harrington Memorial Award
    • Kevin Pettit, Crab Orchard, Ky. – Allen M. Heath Memorial Award and the Bayer Excellence in Communication Award
    • Leanne Shutt, Roswell, Ga. – Charles Knecht Neurology Award
    • Kendall Foley, Lexington, Ky. – Small Animal Medical Proficiency Award and the Veterinary Cancer Society Award
    • Drew Hestad, Lexington, Ky. – Society for Theriogenology Award
    • Garrett Denney, Vinemont, Ala. – Don Walker – Food Animal Excellence Award
    • Ben Clemmett, Indian Spring, Ala. – Zu-Preem Award of Excellence for Exotic Animal Care
    • Lauren Scruggs, Auburn, Ala. – Dr. Robert Beaty, Jr. Scholarship

To view more photos from the awards ceremony, visit our Flickr album.