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Outstanding Student Awards

DVM Student Awards

American Animal Hospital Association Award is  presented to a fourth year DVM student and AAHA member in recognition of their outstanding clinical proficiency in small animal medicine and surgery: Alicia Burkett (2011), Leah Ferguson (2010), Nolan Zeide (2009)

 American Association of Feline Practitioners Award is presented to a fourth year DVM student in recognition of special interest and proficiency in feline medicine and surgery: Amanda Bloomberg(2013), Elizabeth Feighner (2011), Jennifer Pierro-Ames (2010), Devin Forden (2009)

American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists Award is presented to a fourth year DVM student who excels in anesthesiology: Alicia Burkett (2011), Nicole Witt (2010), Heidi Greger (2009)

American College of  Veterinary Internal Medicine Awards are presented to fourth year DVM students with interest and proficiency in small animal: Lisa Riggs, Katie Simpson, Amy Nooyen (2013), Katie Delph, Jaylyn Durham, Mike Mallard (2012), Vibha Rajagopalan, Peter Noel (2011), Marian Benitez (2010); cardiology: Heather Fetzner (2010); and large animal: Maria Cooper (2011), Carrie Van Tassel (2010)

American College of Veterinary Radiology Award is presented to a fourth year DVM student who excels in clinical radiology: Thomas Hitzeman (2013), Elizabeth Berndt (2012), Erica Hughes (2011), Carrie Van Tassel (2010), Andrew Manoloff (2009)

American College of Veterinary Surgeons Awards and Ethicon Proficiency in Surgery Awards are presented to fourth year DVM students in recognition of their outstanding academic and clinical proficiency in small animal and large animal surgery. Excellence in small animal surgery: Nicole Van De Leest, Aarie Hoseknecht (2013), Lindsay Flesch, Rose Paddock (2012), Alicia Burkett (2011), Marian Benitez (2010), Cassie Lux (2009); Excellence in large animal surgery: Nicole Dalesandro (2011), Carrie Van Tassel (2010), Martha Ullman (2009)

American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners Award is presented to a fourth year DVM student : Lisa Rodin (2012), Ruth Marchant-Forde (2011), Kristin Hamann (2010)

Amstutz Bovine Award is presented to a fourth year DVM student in recognition of high interest and proficiency in bovine medicine and surgery: Amy Nooyen (2013), Haley Resler (2012), Craig Bowen (2011), Rebecca Olinger (2010), Carie Telgen (2009)

Amstutz International Veterinary Medicine Award is presented to a DVM student for proficiency in international medicine: Kat Sowa (2013), Rayne Johnson (2012), Kelly Castano, Lyndsy Castano (2011), Matt Cantrell (2010)

Anamnesis Editor: Jennifer Rogan

Association for Women Veterinarians Foundation Award:  Kimberly Jen (2012), Briah Tannler (2011), Vanessa Hale (2010)

Auxiliary to the American Veterinary Medical Association Award is presented to a fourth year DVM student who has been outstanding in the prestigious advancement of veterinary medicine at this university campus. Student must be member of the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association: Carrie Spencer (2009)

Bastien Award is presented to a fourth year DVM student exhibiting empathy and practicing exceptional canine care to a small animal patient in the veterinary clinics: Katie Barrowclough (2013), Andrea Bolden (2012), Anita Lovely (2011), Lindsey Roth (2010), Jessica Montgomery (2009)

William W. Carlton Award for Aptitude in Veterinary Pathology is presented to a third year DVM student who has shown interest and aptitude in the student of pathology by virtue of superior academic performance in pathology classes and/or participation in special projects or leaning opportunities outside the normal curricular requirements: Tyler Peat (2013), Calvin Pohl (2012), Elizabeth Berndt (2011), Maria Cooper (2010), Erica Twitchell (2009) 

Central Indiana Veterinary Medical Association (CIVMA) Award is presented to a fourth year DVM student exhibiting outstanding communication skills: Allison Volpe (2013), Justin Heinz (2012), Lindsey Hedges (2011), Christopher Fulkerson (2010), Erin Wendt (2009)

 Comparative Ophthalmology Award is presented to a fourth year DVM student who has shown outstanding performance in comparative ophthalmology: Breanna Brash (2012), Latisha Taylor (2011), David Rowland (2010), Sean Collins (2009) 

 DVM Class of 1983 Award is presented to the fourth year DVM student who has overcome obstacles or persevered despite difficult circumstances in pursuit of the DVM degree: Alyssa Roberts (2013), Catherine Lewis (2011), David Murakowski (2010) 

G. Edward Cummins Compassionate Care Award is presented to a fourth year DVM student who best exemplifies clinical training and compassion for animals and clients: Joshua Taylor (2013), Rayne Johnson (2012), Alicia Burkett (2011), Matt Cantrell (2010), Tara Gunn (2009) 

Allan Hart/IDEXX Award is presented to a fourth year DVM student who has consistently demonstrated a strong understanding of clinical pathology and its practical application to clinical cases. During clinical rotations, the student must have demonstrated the ability to combine clinical laboratory testing with history, physical examination, and ancillary tests to diagnose disease and monitor patient progress: Calvin Pohl (2013), Elizabeth Berndt (2012), Lauren Meltzer (2011), Matt Cantrell (2010), William Siska (2009)

 Hill’s Pet Nutrition “Buddy” Award is presented to a fourth year DVM student who has demonstrated excellent problem solving ability in small animal medicine and surgery and has shown high interest and proficiency in the application of nutrition in clinical practice: Erin Wendt (2009)

Holly Watts Memorial Award  is presented to any student in the professional veterinary degree program who has exhibited exceptional interest and proficiency in disease prevention, treatment and care of non-domesticated animals: Heather Holzhauer (2013), Karen Schachterle (2012), Vanessa Hale (2011), Janet Behm (2010), Christopher Fulkerson (2009)

 Indiana Association of Equine Practitioners Awards are presented to fourth year DVM students who display the highest degree of professionalism in equine practice. Students shall have demonstrated a high level of clinical proficiency, and a keen interest in organized veterinary medicine and continuing education: Ashley Feil, Brady Thompson, Jolee Stegemoller (2013), Leighanne Erickson, Nicole Dalesandro, Bethany Couture (2011), Kate Hepworth, Abigail Reising, Grant Minnemeyer (2010), Amber Boring (2009)

Indiana Horse Council Equine Industry Award is presented to a fourth year DVM student providing the greatest exposure of the equine industry to other students: Jake Jensen (2013), Aarie Houseknecht (2012), Rachel Beetz (2011), Bethany Couture (2010),  Carrie Van Tassel (2009) 

Indiana State Poultry Association Award is presented to a fourth year DVM student for proficiency in avian medicine: Joshua Taylor (2013), Dan Wilson (2012), Monica Jean Scherer (2011), Melissa Hardy (2010)

  IVMA 12th District Award is presented to a third or fourth year DVM student who has shown significant accomplishment in one or more aspects of veterinary preventive medicine. This accomplishment may be demonstrated by achievement in one or more of the following categories: classroom performance in veterinary public health courses; research or original published work in the field of veterinary preventive medicine; public service in veterinary preventive medicine; field experience in the form of an internship, externship, or volunteer work which provides in-depth knowledge of some aspect of veterinary preventive medicine: Catherine Foley (2013), Brandy Cichocki (2012), Rachel Cumberbatch (2011), Rachel Cumberbatch (2010), Jennifer Fife (2009)

IVMA Awards are presented to fourth year DVM students who are proficient in small animal medicine and surgery, large animal medicine and surgery and all species medicine and surgery. Superior proficiency in small animal medicine and surgery: Ashley White, Rose Paddock, Emma Fortenberry (2012), Julie Molitoris (2011), Marian Benitez (2010), Jeffrey Little (2009); Superior proficiency in large animal medicine and surgery: Nicole Dalesandro (2011), Jordan Baker (2010), Nathan Ahlemeyer (2009); Superior overall proficiency in all species medicine and surgery: Jama Souder (2011), Kevin Kirtley (2010), Carrie Spencer (2009) 

IVMA Auxiliary Awards are presented to rising third year DVM students who have shown academic superiority the first two years of the DVM program: Rosemary Paddock (2011), Lauren Meltzer (2010), Marian Benitez and David Rowland (2009) 

International Programs Award is presented to an ECFVG/Ross student who has shown outstanding clinical proficiency, patient care, knowledge of medical principles of disease, and teamwork: Sonya Sia (2013), Marcin Rejniak (2012), Kimberly Schreiber (2011), Samantha Emch (2010), Sean Collins (2009) 

Gerald P. Murphy Prize for Excellence in Comparative Oncology Award is presented to a fourth year DVM student who has shown outstanding interest and dedication to the comparative aspects of veterinary oncology. In particular, this award recognizes students for their future potential to make important contributions to the field of comparative oncology: Ben Olson (2013), Nick Helfrich (2012), Kimberly Schreiber (2011), Jennifer Pierro-Ames (2010), Jeffrey Little and Sara Rudwell (2009) 

Veterinary Cancer Society Student Award for Proficiency in Clinical Oncology is presented to a fourth year DVM student who demonstrates proficiency in the care of veterinary oncology patients and aptitude in the subject of clinical oncology: Stephanie Landrum (2013), Lisa Rodin (2012), Ruth Marchante-Forde 

Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program Award is presented to the fourth year DVM student who exemplifies compassion for shelter pets, excellent interaction with shelter clients and proficiency in shelter medicine: Liz Heltzel (2013), Rebecca Rider (2012), Julie Molitoris (2011)

Merck Awards are presented to fourth year DVM students with 3.50 or higher GPA: Julie Troyer, Jessica Lisak, Jesse Page (2013), Mark Robarge, Rose Paddock, Elizabeth Berndt (2012), Leighanne Erickson, Lauren Meltzer, Kimberly Mordasky (2011), Marian Benitez, David Rowland and Lindsey Roth (2010)

Omicron Chapter, Society of Phi Zeta Award is presented to a first year DVM student for academic superiority: Rachel Heintz (2013), Ana Guimaraes (2012), Jesse Page (2011), Rose Paddock (2010)

Open House Recognition thanks the Co-Chairs of Open House: Anna Jansons, Melissa Dunn (2013), Jesse Page, Natalie Houser, Amanda Hernandez (2012), Claire Walther, Tal Bartlett (2011), Erica Hughes, Michael Mann, and Abby Strong (2010) 

Osborne Award for Clinical Investigation presented at the Omicron Chapter, Society of Phi Zeta: Sarah Colledge (2012)

Pfizer Veterinary Student Scholarship Award is presented to a third year DVM student who through their ability, dedication and character has attained a high level of academic achievement and productivity.  

Pfizer Small Animal Clinical Proficiency Award is presented to a fourth year DVM student who has shown the highest academic proficiency.  

Pfizer Clinical Proficiency Swine Award is presented to a fourth year DVM student who has shown the highest academic proficiency.   

Pfizer Veterinary Specialty Team Award is presented to senior veterinary students who have shown the highest academic and clinical proficiency in one of four areas that include small animal dermatology, dentistry, internal medicine and emergency/critical care.

President of the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association: Christina Blatcher (2013), Ben Olson (2012), Justin Heinz (2011), Lindsey Hedges (2010) 

Purdue Veterinary Alumni Senior Leadership Award is presented to an outstanding senior identified by classmates on the basis of academic performance, activities, and leadership: Briah Tannler (2013), Justin Heinz (2012), Lindsey Hedges (2011), Christopher Hall (2010), Carrie Spencer (2009)  

Simmons & Associates Business Aptitude Award is presented to DVM students who have demonstrated entrepreneurial interest and an aptitude for business matters of a veterinary practice: Rachel Muur (2013), Katie Barrowclaugh (2012), Mike Mallard (2011), Jennifer Rogan (2010), Christopher Hall and Heidi Choy (2009) 

Crystal Thompson Dermatology Award is presented to a fourth year DVM student who has shown exceptional interest in veterinary dermatology. Alicia Dudley (2010), Andrea Thormahlen (2009) 

Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society is awarded in partnership with Abbott Animal Health to a fourth year DVM student who has consistently demonstrated the most outstanding interest and proficiency in small animal emergency medicine and critical care: Sherry Wynn (2013), Kara Mitchell-Flynn (2011)  

Veterinary Learning Award- Veterinary Software Associates/IDEXX Laboratories is presented to a second year DVM student in the 1/3 of the class academically that overtly represents the Veterinary professional code. He/she should be a proven classroom leader that is also active in campus activities geared toward community betterment: Daniel Thomasey (2013), Briah Tannler (2011), S. Rayne Johnson (2010), Lindsey Hedges (2009) 

 World Animal Care Foundation is presented to a fourth year student who has demonstrated an understanding and appreciation for the Human-Animal Relationship through their involvement in human-animal bond activities: Joy Trendelman (2013), Janine Delia (2012), Peter Noel (2011), Jessica Mongomery (2009)

 


 

VT Student Awards  

 

Eber H. Allen Leadership Award/Northeast Indiana Veterinary Medical Auxillary is based on outstanding leadership and professionalism which results in advancing a positive image of the Veterinary Technology program. Recent awardees include: Kristen Jeffrey (2011), Elisa Midle (2011),

Kaitlin Roscoe (2011)Catharine Ambriole (2010), Natalia Browning (2010), Cristin Sheldon (2010); Tami Kearns (2009), Sadie DiFrancia (2009), and Megan Morton (2009)

  Harry & Freida Latshaw Highest Academic Achievement Award is awarded to the graduating second year veterinary technology student with the highest grade point average. Recent awardees include: Tiffany Feagles (2011), Megan Murdock (2010), Tiffany Weisheit (2010), Kimmy Brennan (2009) 

Harry & Freida Latshaw Veterinary Technologist Achievement Award is awarded to a graduating senior Veterinary Technology student for achievment with emphasis on problem solving, writing, speaking, organizational skills, and workplace leadership. Recent awardees include: Megan Murdock (2011), Samantha Snider (2010), Katie Beard (2009)

IVMA Auxillary Award for Academic Achievement & Clinical Proficiency is presented to a veterinary technology student who has shown academic achievement and clinical proficiency. 2009 awardee: Kimberly Brennan


IVTA/WCIVMA Award is awarded to the second year veterinary technology student showing the most outstanding qualities of initiative, effort, and leadership in the Veterinary Technology Program. Recent awardees include: Julia Jones (2011), Cristin Sheldon (2010), Tami Kearns (2009)

  Veterinary Imaging Consultants Highest Technical Proficiency Award is awarded to a second year veterinary technology student who has demonstrated the highest technical proficiency in his/her rotation sites. Recent awardees include: Julia Jones (2011), Kaila Zink (2010), Diana Reyes (2009)

 PVSTA President: Alisha Kish (2011)