Veterinary Faculty Receive Distinguished National Honors

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In a historic year for the College of Veterinary Medicine, as it celebrates its fiftieth anniversary, the college has also set a new record. Three of its members have received career-level national honors for their contributions to their discipline and the veterinary profession from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Earlier this year, India Lane, associate dean for academic and student affairs received the Billy E. Hooper Award for Distinguished Service from the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges.

David Anderson, professor and associate dean for research and graduate programs, received the 2024 AVMA Lifetime Excellence in Research Award. His research has focused on bone regeneration, antibiotic delivery devices, and biomaterials in soft tissues.

Karen Tobias, distinguished professor of small animal surgery, was recognized with the 2024 AVMA Clinical Research Award. Her innovative research in veterinary surgery has set new standards in animal healthcare.

Zenithson Ng, clinical assistant professor of community practice, received the 2023 Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year Award. His research and teaching interests span all aspects of the human-animal bond.