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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: Maggie Placer (2014), Amanda Bloomberg (2013), Elizabeth Feighner (2011), Jennifer Pierro-Ames (2010), Devin Forden (2009)

American College of Theriogenologists presents an award for clinical proficiency. Recent awardees include: Kyle Yarde (2014)

American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists Award is presented to a fourth year DVM student who excels in anesthesiology:  Philip DeShield (2014), 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: Meghan Komorek (2014), Rachel Muur (2014), 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: Mallorie Theurer (2014), 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: Jeremy Cartagena (2014), 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: Jeremy Cartagena (2014), 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: Abigail Velting (2014), Nicole Dalesandro (2011), Carrie Van Tassel (2010), Martha Ullman (2009)

American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners Award is presented to a student who exemplifies interest and potential in laboratory animal medicine. Recent Awardees include: Kimberly Jen (2014), 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: Kyle Yarde (2014), 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)

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: Maggie Placer (2014), Katie Barrowclough (2013), Andrea Bolden (2012), Anita Lovely (2011), Lindsey Roth (2010), Jessica Montgomery (2009)

Bayer Excellence in Communications Award is for fourth-year students selected by review of client communications submitted through video. Recent awardees include: Tiffany Premo (2014)

Central Indiana Veterinary Medical Association (CIVMA) Award is presented to a fourth year DVM student exhibiting outstanding communication skills:  Ashley Clemens (2014), 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) 

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) 

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: Sarah Lance (2014), Joshua Taylor (2013), Rayne Johnson (2012), Alicia Burkett (2011), Matt Cantrell (2010), Tara Gunn (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: Philip DeShield (2014), Alyssa Roberts (2013), Catherine Lewis (2011), David Murakowski (2010)

Dr. Ann L. Johnson and Dr. Walter E. Hoffman Resident Teaching Award is given to outstanding residents based on excellent teaching abilities. Recent awardees include: Dr. Chris Fulkerson (2014)

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: Stephen Zgrabik (2014), 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: Meghan Komorek (2014), 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: Mariann Lempert (2014), Heather Holzhauer (2013), Karen Schachterle (2012), Vanessa Hale (2011), Janet Behm (2010), Christopher Fulkerson (2009)

Indiana Animal Health Foundation Award is given for academic superiority in the first two years of a professional program. Recent awardees are: Rachel Heintz (2014)

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: High Proficiency: Jake Jensen (2014), Exceptional Proficiency: Lindsey Pence (2014), Abigail Velting (2014); 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: Andrew McClain (2014), 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: Geoffrey Lossie (2014), 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: Amber Kerk (2014), 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: Jeremy Cartagena (2014),  Ashley White, Rose Paddock, Emma Fortenberry (2012), Julie Molitoris (2011), Marian Benitez (2010), Jeffrey Little (2009); Superior proficiency in large animal medicine and surgery: Brandon Miller (2014), Nicole Dalesandro (2011), Jordan Baker (2010), Nathan Ahlemeyer (2009); Superior overall proficiency in all species medicine and surgery: Tyler Peat (2014), 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: Nick Silverman (2014) , 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:  Mario Sola (2014), Ben Olson (2013), Nick Helfrich (2012), Kimberly Schreiber (2011), Jennifer Pierro-Ames (2010), Jeffrey Little and Sara Rudwell (2009)

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: Emily Rudman (2014), Liz Heltzel (2013), Rebecca Rider (2012), Julie Molitoris (2011)

Katie McCallister Award is an award for an intern or resident who demonstrates extraordinary compassion and empathy toward both patients and their families. Recent awardees include: Dr. Sarah Cooper (2014)

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: Alyssa Brooker (2014), Rachel Heintz (2013), Ana Guimaraes (2012), Jesse Page (2011), Rose Paddock (2010)

Open House Recognition thanks the Co-Chairs of Open House: Ashley Bernacchi, Katie Bennett (2014), Anna Jansons, Melissa Dunn (2013), Jesse Page, Natalie Houser, Amanda Hernandez (2012), Claire Walther, Tal Bartlett (2011), Erica Hughes, Michael Mann, Abby Strong (2010)

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

President of the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association: Daniel Thomasey (2014), 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: Christina Blatcher (2014), 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: David Zimmer (2014), Rachel Muur (2013), Katie Barrowclaugh (2012), Mike Mallard (2011), Jennifer Rogan (2010), Christopher Hall and Heidi Choy (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: Ruth Marchante-Forde, Sarah Lance (2014), Stephanie Landrum (2013), Lisa Rodin (2012)

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: Katie McClain (2014), 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: Chris Brahos (2014), Daniel Thomasey (2013), Briah Tannler (2011), S. Rayne Johnson (2010), Lindsey Hedges (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: Bret Moore (2014), Tyler Peat (2013), Calvin Pohl (2012), Elizabeth Berndt (2011), Maria Cooper (2010), Erica Twitchell (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: Emily Rudman (2014), 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: Hannah Byers (2014), Emily Kennedy (2014), Abbey Taylor (2014), Kristen Jeffrey (2011), Elisa Midle (2011), Kaitlin Roscoe (2011), Catharine Ambriole (2010), Natalia Browning (2010), Cristin Sheldon (2010); Tami Kearns (2009), Sadie DiFrancia (2009), 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: Lauren Rainier (2014), 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 achievement with emphasis on problem solving, writing, speaking, organizational skills, and workplace leadership. Recent awardees include: Andi Doll (2014), 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)

Outstanding Veterinary Technologist Award is awarded to a fourth-year veterinary technology student who exhibits excellent academics and very strong clinical skills. Recent awardees include: Maggie De Witte (2014)

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)

Veterinary Technology Highest Technical Proficiency Award
Andi Doll (2014)

PVSTA President: Alisha Kish (2011), Hannah Byers (2014)