AAHA recognizes 2017 veterinary students for excellence in primary care

LAKEWOOD, Colorado—The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is proud to announce the 2017 recipients of the AAHA Awards for Proficiency in Primary Care.

AAHA works with the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges’ Primary Care Veterinary Educators to present these awards in recognition of fourth-year AAHA student members who have shown outstanding clinical proficiency in primary care. The program is open to all fourth-year students who attend a veterinary college with an AAHA-accredited teaching hospital.

“Primary care is the heart of every small animal practice. With this award, AAHA is proud to recognize the achievements of the following veterinary students who deliver excellent care for their patients,” said AAHA Chief Executive Officer, Michael Cavanaugh, DVM, DABVP (Emeritus).

  • Gabrielle Brosseau, Université de Montréal
  • Michael Kato, University of California–Davis
  • Daniel Inman, VA–MD College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Jessica Villm, Washington State University
  • Sam Ketcher, Oklahoma State University
  • Bailey Brame, North Carolina State University
  • Cameron Smart, Texas A&M University
  • Ervin Radelt, Michigan State University
  • Miguel Nieves-Maldonado, Tuskegee University
  • Katie Pratt, University of Wisconsin
  • Carolina Garcia, University of Illinois
  • Caitlin Underhill, Mississippi State University
  • Ellen Quigley, The Ohio State University
  • Lauren Krupsky, University of Missouri
  • Diego Matek, Colorado State University
  • Claire Barker, University of Tennessee
  • Katherine Becker, Purdue University
  • Jenna Dean, Tufts University
  • Erika Blanco, Ross University
  • Stephanie Wermuth, Oregon State University
  • Allison Retotar, University of Florida
  • Lauren Beaulieu, University of Saskatchewan
  • Katherine Piper, University of Guelph

“Thank you for providing such awards and support for senior students as we enter into our veterinary careers,” said award recipient and recent graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, Claire Barker, DVM. “After receiving this award, I feel prepared and empowered as I start my first job as an associate veterinarian in a mixed animal hospital.”

With the AAHA Award for Proficiency in Primary Care, recipients receive five years of complimentary AAHA membership, including subscriptions to the online Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association (JAAHA) and Trends magazine, as well as $100 off registration to AAHA’s Veterinary Management School (VMS), formal announcements in AAHA publications, and a personalized plaque. The award is valued at approximately $2,500.

For more information about the American Animal Hospital Association, visit aaha.org.

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