Recognition Awards

Zoetis (formerly Carl Norden) Distinguished Teacher Award

 

Details

This award is sponsored by Zoetis and recognizes outstanding teachers who have contributed significantly to the advancement of the profession through their teaching abilities. The recipient of this award is selected by the fourth year class.

How the award works:

Each spring, the graduating 4th year students are tasked as follows:

The Zoetis Distinguished Teaching Award goes to a teacher who you feel, through his or her ability, dedication, character and leadership, has contributed significantly to the veterinary profession, as well as to the education of you and your classmates.

Who made the biggest and most important impact on you and your Class?

It’s very important that you consider ALL of your teachers – think back to first, second, and third year as well as your clinical experience when casting your vote.

The recipient will receive an engraved plaque and a $1,000 check from Zoetis. Each college winner is then eligible to be nominated by the college for the national award.

  • Eligibility:  Nominees must be full-time members of the faculty of the College of Veterinary Medicine and engaged primarily in teaching.
  • Previous recipients do not become eligible for consideration again until the fourth year after receiving the award.

Faculty from all WIMU campuses (Pullman, Logan, and Bozeman) are eligible.

At least 50% of the graduating class MUST vote for the award to be validated.

Zoetis Distinguished Teacher Award 2019


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Dr. Pamela Lee

DVM, DACVIM (Cardiolog), Assistant Professor – Small Animal Cardiology, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

Dr. Lee is an extremely dedicated and passionate teacher.  She goes ‘above and beyond’ to put student learning first, despite the requirements of maintaining a demanding cardiology referral service.  Her efforts have been rewarded by her receipt of the Jerry Newbrey Teaching Scholar Award for excellence in teaching in 2016, which rewards teaching excellence in first 3 years of the core curriculum and a Richard Wescott Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching in 2014, which honors teaching excellence in the 4th (clinical) year. Dr. Lee is an active member of the WSU VTH Teaching Academy and actively participates in the CVM TA’s Clinical Teaching Interest Group. She brings energy, passion, and a scholarly approach to her instruction. Dr. Lee’s research focuses on platelet aggregation and pharmacologic manipulation of platelet function to reduce blood clotting in individual patients.

Some select comments from Dr. Lee’s Teaching Evaluations:

  • Dr. Lee has a great grasp of what we need to know as general practitioners, and I appreciate that she presented multiple options to work through cases so that we would know how to work them up in private practice. I also really enjoyed the amount of communication practice I got on this rotation - and Dr. Lee was key in helping me simplify the medical explanations into pieces that owners could understand without being patronizing
  • I really enjoyed Dr. Lee this last year, and I learned a ton from her. She brings a special kind of joy to teaching that makes it a lot of fun to be a student in her class. Covering EKGs with her helped solidify my understanding of them, and how to read them in practice

  • Dr. Lee is the only professor who has every made cardiology make sense! She does a great job of breaking down big concepts into manageable chunks. She was always patient when we asked the same question over and over again.  We as a class are better off because Dr. Lee taught us.

  • Dr. Lee is the only professor who has every made cardiology make sense! She does a great job of breaking down big concepts into manageable chunks. She was always patient when we asked the same question over and over again.  We as a class are better off because Dr. Lee taught us.


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