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Dr. John Teeter

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 K-State.

    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.

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