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Awards and Accomplishments

Partial List of Clinical Sciences Awards & Accomplishments
2016 Iman Outstanding Teacher AwardDr. Robert Larson
2016 KVMA Distinguished Service AwardDr. James Carpenter
2016 Dr. William and Deanna Pritchard Veterinary Service and Outreach AwardDr. Elizabeth Davis
2016 Pet Tribute Faculty AwardDr. Brad Crauer
2016 Bud Newell Award for outstanding service to the Kansas Horse Council and the Kansas Equine IndustryDr. Chris Blevins
2015 Teaching Excellence in the Third Year AwardDr. Warren Beard
2015 KSU Distinguished Service Award by the KVMA for her work with veterinarians in Kansas, selected by KVMA member practitioners.Dr. Elizabeth Davis
2015 Zoetis Award for Teaching ExcellenceDr. Justin Thomason
2015 Pet Tribute Faculty Award Dr. Sasha Thomason
2015 Stange Alumnus Award from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa StateDr. Kenneth Harkin 
2015 15 Top Exotic Animal Veterinary Professors - Association of Vet Tech CollegesDr. David Eshar
2015 15 Top Exotic Animal Veterinary Professors - Association of Vet Tech CollegesDr. James M. Carpenter
2014 Award for Excellence in Faculty Mentoring Dr. David Biller 
2014 Award for Excellence in Intern MentoringDr.  Jim Carpenter 
2014 Excellence in Teaching Third Year Award      Dr. Justin Thomason
2014 Top 15 Veterinary Dental Professors             Dr. Jennifer Akers
2014 KSU Distinguished Service Award by the KVMA for her work with veterinarians in Kansas, selected by KVMA member practitioners.Dr. Shelie Laflin
2014 Pet Tribute Faculty AwardDr. Justin Thomason
2014 Zoetis Distinguished Teaching AwardDr. Nora Schrag
2014 “Top 15 Large Animal Veterinary Professors” – Association of Veterinary Technical CollegesDr. Mike Apley
2013 Academy of Veterinary Consultants Outstanding Service Award "for dedicating his career to improving animal health and veterinary medicine by sharing his insights and expertise on antibiotic use in livestock"Dr. Mike Apley
2013 Distinguished Outreach AwardDr. Dan Thomson
2013 Recognition by Bovine Veterinarian’s list of the top 20 veterinarians who have had “extraordinary influence” on the beef or dairy industries. Dr. Mike Apley
2013 Recognition by Bovine Veterinarian’s list of the top 20 veterinarians who have had “extraordinary influence” on the beef or dairy industriesDr. Dan Thomson
2013 Iman Outstanding Teacher AwardDr Ken Harkin
2013 Novartis Teaching Excellence AwardDr. Dan Thomson
2013 Award for Excellence in Resident MentoringDr. Warren Beard
2013 Award for Excellence in Resident MentoringDr. Kate Stenske Kukanich
2013 Distinguished Service Award by Kansas State University and the College of Veterinary Medicine at K-StateDr. David S. Hodgson
2013 Pet Tribute AwardDr. Emily Klocke
2013 Norden-Pfizer-Zoetis Animal Health Distinguished Veterinary Teacher AwardDr. Ken Harkin
2013 Academy of Veterinary Consultants Distinguished Service AwardDr. Mike Apley
2013 Wilford Bailey Distinguished Alumni Award by the College of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn UniversityDr. David Biller
2013 Kansas State University Presidential Award for Outstanding Department HeadDr. Bonnie Rush
2012-2013 T.J. Lafeber Avian Practitioner of the YearDr. James Carpenter
2012 Novartis Teaching Excellence AwardDr. Kenneth Harkin
2012 Kansas State University Recognition Award for quality mentoring in research. Developing Scholars ProgramDr. Maria Ferrer
2012 ADVANCE Distinguished Lecture Series AwardeeDr. Kate KuKanich
2012 The Excellence in College and University Teaching in the Food and Agricultural Sciences Award presented by the Association of Public and Land-grant UniversitiesDr. Daniel Thomson
2012 Award for Excellence in Resident MentoringDr. Amy Rankin
2012 Kansas Veterinary Medical Association KSU Distinguished Service AwardDr. Amy Rankin
2012 Pet Tribute AwardDr. Lindsey Blevins
2012 Dr. William and Deanna Pritchard Veterinary Service and Outreach AwardDr. Kenneth Harkin
2011 Award for Excellence in Junior Faculty MentoringDr. Emily Klocke
2011 Award for Excellence in Resident MentoringDr. Heather Towle
2011 NAVC Food Animal Speaker of the Year AwardDr. David Andersen
2011 Novartis Excellence in Teaching Third Year AwardDr. Emily Klocke
2011 International Educator of the Year AwardDr. Walter Renberg
2011 Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award from the Kansas Farm BureauDr. Dan Thomson
2011 Continuing Educator of the YearDr. David Biller
2011 Distinguished Alumnus from the College of Veterinary Medicine at NCSUDr. David Andersen
2011 Mary J. Reed Equine Compassion AwardDr. Chris Blevins      
2011 Pet Tribute AwardDr. Heather Towle
2011 Pfizer Distinguished Teacher AwardDr. Matt Miesner
2010 Avian and Exotics Continuing Educator of the Year - 82nd Annual Western Veterinary ConferenceDr. James Carpenter
2010 Outstanding Master of Public Health Student- Kansas State University Excellence in Public Health awards receptionDr. Jennifer Akers
2010 Mary J. Reed Equine Compassion Award Dr. Elizabeth Davis
2010 Pet Tribute Faculty Fellow AwardDr. Mary Lynn Higginbotham
2010 Distinguished Alumni Award from Texas Tech University for Advanced Degree Graduate of DistinctionDr. Dan Thomson
2010 Novartis Excellence in Teaching AwardDr. Heather Towle
2010 Award for Excellence in Junior Faculty MentoringDr. David Anderson
2010 Award for Excellence in Resident MentoringDr. Diane Mason
2010 Pfizer Distinguished Teacher Award, Kansas State UniversityDr. Meredyth Jones
2009 Distinguished Alumnus, College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State UniversityDr. Bonnie Rush
2009 Distinguished Alumnus, College of Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State UniversityDr. James Carpenter
2009 Mary J. Reed Equine Compassion AwardDr. Laurie Beard
2009 Pet Tribute Faculty AwardDr. Laurie Beard
2009 Kansas State University Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship - Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year AwardDr. Mike Apley
2009 Kansas Veterinary Medical Association KSU Distinguished Service AwardDr. Mike Apley
2009 Who’s Who in Veterinary Medical EducationDr. Dan Thomson
2009 Strathmore’s Who’s Who: A Professional and Executive RegistryDr. Dan Thomson
2009 Novartis Excellence in Teaching AwardDr. Dan Thomson
2009 Award for Excellence in Junior Faculty MentoringDr. David Biller
2009 Award for Excellence in Resident MentoringDr. Rose McMurphy
2009 Pfizer Award for Teaching ExcellenceDr. Emily Klocke
2009 FDAH for Excellence in Clinical Instruction of 4th year studentsDr. Emily Klocke
2009 E. R. Frank AwardDr. David Hodgson
2008 Novartis Teaching Excellence AwardDr. Meredyth Jones
2008 Excellence in Resident MentoringDr. Emily Klocke
2008 Award for Excellence in Faculty MentoringDr. Michael Apley
2008 Award for Excellence in Faculty MentoringDr. Lisa Freeman
2008 Pfizer Award for Teaching ExcellenceDr. Kenneth Harkin
2008 FDAH for Excellence in Clinical Instruction of 4th year studentsDr. Matt Miesner
2008 Mary Reed Award for Compassion in Treating Equine PatientsDr. Laurie Beard
2008 Pet Tribute Faculty AwardDr. Amy Dixon-Jiminez
2007 Who’s Who Among American Teachers, KSU, CVM.Dr. Dan Thomson
2007 Kansas State University Distinguished Service Award Recipient, Kansas Veterinary Medical Association.Dr. Dan Thomson
2007 Excellence in Faculty Mentoring, Department of Clinical SciencesDr. Bonnie Rush
2007 Food Systems Leadership Institute FellowDr. Robert Larson
2007 Excellence in Resident MentoringDr. Walter Renberg
2007 Mary J. Reed Equine Compassion awardDr. Elizabeth Davis
2007 Bayer Teaching Excellence Award for Outstanding Instruction of 2nd Year StudentsDr. Mike Apley
2007 Carl J. PfizerDistinguished Teacher AwardDr. Elizabeth Davis
2007 FDAH Excellence in Teaching during the 4th yearDr. David Anderson
2007 KSU Distinguished Service Award by the KVMA for his work with veterinarians in Kansas. This is great recognition as the award was selected by KVMA member practitioners.Dr. Dan Thomson
Jarvis Chair in Small Animal Internal Medicine - 2001 to presentDr. Greg Grauer
2007 “One of the 6 most influential veterinarians in the cattle feeding industry” Academy of Veterinary ConsultantsDr. Mike Apley
2007 Doughman Professorship in Small Animal Surgery 2004-2010Dr. Jim Roush
2006 Kansas Veterinary Medical Association, KSU Distinguished ServiceDr. Kenneth R Harkin
2006 Jones ProfessorshipDr. Dan Thomson
2006 Coleman Chair in Food Animal/Production MedicineDr. Bob Larson
2006 to present Upham ProfessorshipDr. David Biller
2006 Pet Trust ProfessorshipDr. Sue Nelson
2006 Teaching Excellence Award for Outstanding Instruction of Clinical Medicine of the 4th Year StudentsDr. Emily Klocke
2006 Novartis Teaching Excellence Award for Outstanding Instruction of 3rd Year StudentsDr. Hans Coetzee
2006 Board of Regents ACVSDr. David Anderson
2006 Carl J. Pfizer Distinguished Teacher AwardDr. Thomas Schermerhorn
2005 Kansas State University Clinical Teaching AwardDr. Barret Bulmer
2005 Novartis Excellence in Teaching AwardDr. Dan Thomson
2004 Emil Dolensek Award for appreciation for exceptional contributions to the conservation, care and understanding of zoo and free-ranging wildlifeDr. James Carpenter
2004 Outstanding Woman Veterinarian of the Year, Association for Woman VeterinariansDr. Bonnie Rush
2004 Carl J. Pfizer Distinguished Teacher AwardDr. Ruthanne Chun
2003 Dr. Rush received the PfizerDistinguished Teacher AwardDr. Bonnie Rush
2001 Pfizer Distinguished Teaching Award given to Dr. Kenneth HarkinDr. Kenneth Harkin
2001 Pet Trust Faculty Fellow Award given to Dr. Ruthanne ChunDr. Ruthanne Chun
2001 Dr. Jerome Vestweber has been awarded the E.R. Frank Award. He will be recognized for his meritorious service to the college and the veterinary profession.Dr. Jerome Vestweber
2001 Installed as the President of the KVMA in January 2001Dr. Alan Brightman
2001 Elected Board of Directors of the Western Veterinary Conference on February 15, 2001Dr. William Fortney
2000 Kansas Veterinary Medical Association KSU Distinguished Service AwardDr. Ruthanne Chun
2000 Dr. James Carpenter Named Exotics DVM of the Year: 2000 at the International Conference on Exotic AnimalsDr. James Carpenter
2000 Elected to the International Scientific Committee for the XXI World Buiatics Congress in December 2000Dr. Peter Chenoweth
Dr. James Carpenter received a Service Award from the Morris Animal Foundation for his "Contribution to Animal Health" as a Member and Chair of the Wildlife Scientific Advisory Board, 1997-2001 in Denver Co.Dr. James Carpenter