WVC Announces Award Winners
Western Veterinary Conference (WVC) announced the 2018 recipients of the Dr. Jack Walther Leadership Award and the Dr. W. Bruce Wren Food Animal Incentive Award. Both prizes honor aspiring leaders in the veterinary profession and are awarded annually to eligible students and recent graduates, respectively.
Honoring those who portray leadership and wish to devote lifelong service to the veterinary profession, the Dr. Jack Walther Leadership Award was given to 35 veterinary students and two veterinary technicians.
The Dr. W. Bruce Wren Food Animal Incentive Award aims to support and promote future leaders in food animal medicine. The 2018 Award recognized five recent veterinary graduates for their excellence in the field of food animal education and research.
“As a partner to veterinary professionals throughout their career, WVC developed these Awards to recognize and support leadership within the profession,” said WVC CEO David Little. “This year is especially poignant with the passing of Dr. Walther, who founded the Leadership Award in 2002, and was dedicated to supporting the next generation of leaders.”
Recipients for both Awards receive $1,000, and complimentary registration, lodging, airfare and a daily stipend to attend WVC’s 90th Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, on March 4-8, 2018. Winners also receive a 12-month subscription to the WVC Learning Library, a $199 value.
For more information and to view the full list of winners, visit wvc.org/wvc-awards.