DVM Class of 2021 Zoetis, Wescott, Pre-Clinical Teaching, and Newbrey award recipients

The DVM Class of 2021 voted for the recipients of the Zoetis Distinguished Teaching Award, the Wescott Awards for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, the Pre-Clinical Teaching Awards, and the Jerry Newbrey Teaching Awards.

Zoetis Distinguished Teacher Award

Dr. Sarah Guess

Assistant Professor
Internal Medicine, Veterinary Teaching Hospital

The award goes to a teacher who, through their ability, dedication, character, and leadership, has contributed significantly to the advancement of the veterinary profession, as well as to student education. Award recipients from each veterinary college in the United States can be nominated for the national Zoetis Distinguished Veterinary Teaching Award.


Richard Wescott Clinical Teaching Award

Started in 1994 to honor Dr. Richard Wescott, a much-loved teacher and former associate dean of the college, the Wescott Awards recognize those who provide outstanding teaching and mentoring during clinical rotations.

This year’s faculty recipients

Dr. Sarah Guess

Internal Medicine, Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Dr. Ashley Hannah

Diagnostic Imaging, Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Dr. Jenifer Gold

Equine Services, Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Dr. Ahmed Tibary

Theriogenology
Agricultural Animal & Equine
Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Dr. Lais Malavasi

Anesthesiology, Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Dr. Rance Sellon

Oncology
Small Animal Internal Medicine
Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Veterinary technicians

Connie Fraser

Neurology, Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Eva Downs

Float Supervisor, Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Marsha Ginther

Agricultural Animal, Veterinary Teaching Hospital


Excellence in Pre-clinical Teaching

The Excellence in Pre-Clinical Teaching Awards recognize instructors before clinical rotations begin. This year’s recipients are Dr. Steve Lampa (WSU), Dr. Becky Mattix (Montana State University), and Dr. Heloisa Rutigliano (Utah State University).

Dr. Steve Lampa

Associate Professor, WSU
Integrative Physiology & Neuroscience


Jerry Newbrey Teaching Award

This year’s faculty recipients

Dr. Andy Allen

Associate Professor
Veterinary Medicine Extension

Dr. Gary Haldorson

Associate Professor
Veterinary Microbiology & Pathology

Dr. Steve Lampa

Associate Professor
Integrative Physiology & Neuroscience

Dr. Pete Meighan

Associate Professor
Integrative Physiology & Neuroscience

Dr. Thomas Wilkinson

Associate Professor
Diagnostic Imaging, Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Dr. Annie Chen-Allen

Associate Professor
Neurology, Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Dr. Ashley Hanna

Assistant Professor
Diagnostic Imaging, Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Dr. Lais Malavasi

Assistant Professor
Anesthesiology, Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Dr. Leslie Sprunger

Associate Dean for Professional Programs
Integrative Physiology & Neuroscience

Dr. Sarah Guess

Assistant Professor
Internal Medicine, Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Dr. Steve Hines

Professor Emeritus
Veterinary Microbiology & Pathology

Dr. John Mattoon

Professor
Diagnostic Imaging, Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Dr. Kyle Taylor

Associate Professor; Pathologist
Veterinary Microbiology & Pathology

Outstanding House Officer of the Year

Based on excellence in teaching, mentoring, and demonstrating compassion for clients and patients, the DVM Class of 2021 selected Dr. Carlos Valerio Lopez as the Outstanding House Officer of the Year.