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
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
Dr. Ashley Hannah
Dr. Jenifer Gold
Dr. Ahmed Tibary
Dr. Lais Malavasi
Dr. Rance Sellon
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
Jerry Newbrey Teaching Award
Dr. Jerry Newbrey was an exceptional and much beloved professor who taught anatomy and histology at the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine until he died in a tragic mountaineering accident. Jerry was passionate about students and teaching. He was infamous for his creativity in the classroom and unforgettable sense of humor. Jerry left his mark on all who knew him – students, colleagues, and the college. This award was initiated after his untimely death to honor his memory and to recognize an increased number of College of Veterinary Medicine faculty who provide excellent teaching in WSU’s pre-clinical DVM curriculum.