The DVM Class of 2023 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
Wescott Excellence in Clinical Teaching Awards
Dr. Richard Wescott was a highly respected parasitologist, much loved teacher at the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Started in 1994 to honor Dr. Wescott, a goal of the award is to recognize WSU College of Veterinary Medicine clinical faculty who provide outstanding teaching and mentoring during clinical rotations.
Clinical Teaching Staff Recipients
Presented to veterinary technicians or staff at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital who played an important role in teaching in the fourth year.
Excellence in Preclinical Teaching Award
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.