Overland Park Veterinarian to Receive
K-State Alumni Recognition Award
Manhattan, Kansas. -- A graduate of Kansas State
University's College of Veterinary Medicine is being recognized by
K-State's Veterinary Medical Alumni Association.
Dr. John H. Teeter will receive the Alumni Recognition Award
at the K-State College of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Reception during
the Central Veterinary Conference on August 25 in Kansas City, Mo. The
veterinarian is being recognized for time and effort devoted to
advancing the profession of veterinary medicine and for being an
exemplary role model for future alumni of the College of Veterinary
Medicine at Kansas State University.
Dr. Teeter grew up in Hutchinson, Kansas. and earned both a
bachelor's and doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Kansas State
University in 1977 and 1981, respectively. After graduation he worked
for two years in the Kansas City Stockyards and for a veterinary
hospital in Kansas City, Kansas. Since 1983 he has been practicing at Nall Hills Animal Hospital in Overland Park, Kansas.
Professional memberships include the Kansas City Veterinary
Medical Association, the Kansas Veterinary Medical Association and the
American Veterinary Medical Association. He has served on various
committees in these associations and is a past president of the KCVMA.
Dr. Teeter has devoted a tremendous amount of time and energy
to helping young
people pursue their interests. As a participant in the Shawnee Mission
Shadow Student Program and the Meet the Mentor Program, he has served
as a role model to many young people interested in the sciences and
veterinary medicine. He enjoys introducing aspiring veterinarians to
the field by employing local high school students at his practice and
has had several of those students go on to veterinary school. Dr.
Teeter has also been actively involved with the Boy Scouts of America
for many years, both as a Cub Master and currently as a Scout Master.
He received the National Scout Master Award in 1999.
For the past five years Dr. Teeter has participated in
a foreign exchange program with a veterinary college in Germany.
Typically, two German senior veterinary students live in his home with
his family for three months. During this time, the students intern at
his animal hospital and also have the opportunity to visit and work in
a specialty clinic and at the College of Veterinary Medicine at
Throughout the years, Dr. Teeter has remained involved with
his alma mater. He has been a board member of the Pet Trust, a
memorial fund for companion animals, since the board's inception in
the early 1990s. He also served a four-year term on the Dean's
Advisory Committee for the College of Veterinary Medicine.