Clinical Sciences

Awards and Accomplishments

Partial List of Clinical Sciences Awards & Accomplishments

2021

2021 Zoetis Distinguished Veterinary Teacher Award

Dr. Justin Thomason

2021 Pet Tribute Faculty Award
Dr. Sara Gardhouse

2020
2020 Teaching Excellence in the Third Year Award
Dr. Ken Harkin
2020 International Collaboration Incentive Recognition
Dr. Raghavendra Amachawadi
2020 SAVMA Faculty Community Outreach Award
Dr. Kate KuKanich
2020 Zoetis Distinguished Veterinary Teacher Award
Dr. Tom Schermerhorn
2020 Award for Excellence in Resident Mentoring
Dr. Nicky Cassel
2020 Award for Excellence in Resident Mentoring
Dr. David Eshar
2020 Award for Excellence in Junior Faculty Mentoring
Dr. Walter Renberg
2020 Pet Tribute Faculty Award
Dr. Marjory Artzer
2020 Dr. William and Deanna Pritchard Veterinary Service and Outreach Award
Dr. Sue Nelson
2019
2019 Oxbow Quest Award in Recognition of Excellence in Exotic Mammal Medicine
Dr. James Carpenter
2019 American Academy of Veterinary Pharmacology & Therapeutics Distinguished Fellow
Dr. Mike Apley
2019 Award of Excellence in Junior Faculty Mentoring
Dr. Matt Miesner
2019 Award of Excellence in Resident Mentoring
Dr. Tom Schermerhorn
2019 Pet Tribute Faculty Award
Dr. Kara Berke
2018
2018 Teaching Excellence in the First Year Award
Dr. Ryane Englar
2018 Teaching Excellence in the Third Year Award
Dr. Emily Klocke
2018 Teaching Excellence in the Third Year Award
Dr. Justin Thomason
2018 Zoetis Distinguished Teacher Award
Dr. Manuel Chamorro
2018 Dr. William and Deanna Pritchard Veterinary Service and Outreach Award
Dr. Chris Blevins
2018 Award of Excellence in Junior Faculty Mentoring
Dr. Sue Nelson
2018 Pet Tribute Faculty Award
Dr. Emily Klocke
2017
2017 KVMA Distinguished Service Award
Dr. Emily Klocke
2017 Teaching Excellence in the First Year Award
Dr. Bob Larson
2017 Teaching Excellence in the Third Year Award
Dr. Emily Reppert
2017 Award of Excellence in Resident Mentoring
Dr. David Biller
2017 Zoetis Distinguished Teacher Award
Dr. Kenneth Harkin
2017 Dr. William and Deanna Pritchard Veterinary Service and Outreach Award
Dr. David Biller
2017 Kansas State University Mentoring Fellowship Award
Dr. Jessica Meekins
2017 Pet Tribute Faculty Award
Dr. Neala Boyer
2017 Excellence and Engagement Award
Dr. Brad Crauer
2016
2016 Teaching Excellence in the Third Year Award
Dr. Kenneth Harkin
2016 Iman Outstanding Teacher Award
Dr. Robert Larson
2016 KVMA Distinguished Service Award
Dr. James Carpenter
2016 Dr. William and Deanna Pritchard Veterinary Service and Outreach Award
Dr. Elizabeth Davis
2016 Kansas State University Mentoring Fellowship Award
Dr. David Eshar
2016 Pet Tribute Faculty Award
Dr. Brad Crauer

2016 Bud Newell Award for outstanding service
Kansas Horse Council and the Kansas Equine Industry
Dr. Chris Blevins

2015
2015 Teaching Excellence in the Third Year Award
Dr. 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 Excellence
Dr. Justin Thomason
2015 Pet Tribute Faculty Award
Dr. Sasha Thomason
2015 Stange Alumnus Award
College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State
Dr. Kenneth Harkin
2015 15 Top Exotic Animal Veterinary Professors
Association of Veterinary Technical Colleges
Dr. David Eshar
2015 15 Top Exotic Animal Veterinary Professors
Association of Veterinary Technical Colleges
Dr. James M. Carpenter
2014 Award for Excellence in Faculty Mentoring
Dr. David Biller
2014 Award for Excellence in Intern Mentoring
Dr. 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 Award
Dr. Justin Thomason
2014 Zoetis Distinguished Teaching Award
Dr. Nora Schrag
2014 “Top 15 Large Animal Veterinary Professors”
Association of Veterinary Technical Colleges
Dr. 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 Award
Dr. Dan Thomson
2013 Bovine Veterinarian’s list of the top 20 veterinarians who have had “extraordinary influence” on the beef or dairy industries.
Dr. Mike Apley
2013 Bovine Veterinarian’s list of the top 20 veterinarians who have had “extraordinary influence” on the beef or dairy industries
Dr. Dan Thomson
2013 Iman Outstanding Teacher Award
Dr Ken Harkin
2013 Novartis Teaching Excellence Award
Dr. Dan Thomson
2013 Award for Excellence in Resident Mentoring
Dr. Warren Beard
2013 Award for Excellence in Resident Mentoring
Dr. Kate Stenske Kukanich
2013 Distinguished Service Award
Dr. David S. Hodgson
2013 Pet Tribute Award
Dr. Emily Klocke
2013 Norden-Pfizer-Zoetis Animal Health Distinguished Veterinary Teacher Award
Dr. Ken Harkin
2013 Academy of Veterinary Consultants Distinguished Service Award
Dr. Mike Apley
2013 Wilford Bailey Distinguished Alumni Award
College of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University
Dr. David Biller
2013 Kansas State University Presidential Award for Outstanding Department Head
Dr. Bonnie Rush
2012-2013 T.J. Lafeber Avian Practitioner of the Year
Dr. James Carpenter
2012 Novartis Teaching Excellence Award
Dr. Kenneth Harkin
2012 Kansas State University Recognition Award for quality mentoring in research
Developing Scholars Program
Dr. Maria Ferrer
2012 ADVANCE Distinguished Lecture Series Awardee
Dr. Kate KuKanich

2012 Excellence in College & University Teaching in the Food and Agricultural Sciences Award
Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
Dr. Daniel Thomson

2012 Award for Excellence in Resident Mentoring
Dr. Amy Rankin
2012 Kansas Veterinary Medical Association KSU Distinguished Service Award
Dr. Amy Rankin
2012 Pet Tribute Award
Dr. Lindsey Blevins
2012 Dr. William and Deanna Pritchard Veterinary Service and Outreach Award
Dr. Kenneth Harkin
2011 Award for Excellence in Junior Faculty Mentoring
Dr. Emily Klocke
2011 Award for Excellence in Resident Mentoring
Dr. Heather Towle
2011 NAVC Food Animal Speaker of the Year Award
Dr. David Anderson
2011 Novartis Excellence in Teaching Third Year Award
Dr. Emily Klocke
2011 International Educator of the Year Award
Dr. Walter Renberg
2011 Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award from the Kansas Farm Bureau
Dr. Dan Thomson
2011 Continuing Educator of the Year
Dr. David Biller
2011 Distinguished Alumnus from the College of Veterinary Medicine at NCSU
Dr. David Anderson
2011 Mary J. Reed Equine Compassion Award
Dr. Chris Blevins
2011 Pet Tribute Award
Dr. Heather Towle
2011 Pfizer Distinguished Teacher Award
Dr. Matt Miesner
2010 Avian and Exotics Continuing Educator of the Year
82nd Annual Western Veterinary Conference
Dr. James Carpenter
2010 Outstanding Master of Public Health Student- Kansas State University Excellence in Public Health awards reception
Dr. Jennifer Akers
2010 Mary J. Reed Equine Compassion Award
Dr. Elizabeth Davis
2010 Pet Tribute Faculty Fellow Award
Dr. Mary Lynn Higginbotham
2010 Distinguished Alumni Award from Texas Tech University for Advanced Degree Graduate of Distinction
Dr. Dan Thomson
2010 Novartis Excellence in Teaching Award
Dr. Heather Towle
2010 Award for Excellence in Junior Faculty Mentoring
Dr. David Anderson
2010 Award for Excellence in Resident Mentoring
Dr. Diane Mason
2010 Pfizer Distinguished Teacher Award, Kansas State University
Dr. Meredyth Jones
2009 Distinguished Alumnus, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Bonnie Rush
2009 Distinguished Alumnus, College of Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State University
Dr. James Carpenter
2009 Mary J. Reed Equine Compassion Award
Dr. Laurie Beard
2009 Pet Tribute Faculty Award
Dr. Laurie Beard
2009 Kansas State University Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship
Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Dr. Mike Apley
2009 KSU Distinguished Service Award by the KVMA
Dr. Mike Apley
2009 Who’s Who in Veterinary Medical Education Dr. Dan Thomson
2009 Strathmore’s Who’s Who: A Professional and Executive Registry
Dr. Dan Thomson
2009 Novartis Excellence in Teaching Award
Dr. Dan Thomson
2009 Award for Excellence in Junior Faculty Mentoring
Dr. David Biller
2009 Award for Excellence in Resident Mentoring
Dr. Rose McMurphy
2009 Pfizer Award for Teaching Excellence
Dr. Emily Klocke
2009 FDAH for Excellence in Clinical Instruction of 4th year students
Dr. Emily Klocke
2009 E. R. Frank Award
Dr. David Hodgson
2008 Novartis Teaching Excellence Award
Dr. Meredyth Jones
2008 Excellence in Resident Mentoring
Dr. Emily Klocke
2008 Award for Excellence in Faculty Mentoring
Dr. Michael Apley
2008 Award for Excellence in Faculty Mentoring
Dr. Lisa Freeman
2008 Pfizer Award for Teaching Excellence
Dr. Kenneth Harkin
2008 FDAH for Excellence in Clinical Instruction of 4th year students
Dr. Matt Miesner
2008 Mary Reed Award for Compassion in Treating Equine Patients
Dr. Laurie Beard
2008 Pet Tribute Faculty Award
Dr. 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 Sciences
Dr. Bonnie Rush
2007 Food Systems Leadership Institute Fellow
Dr. Robert Larson
2007 Excellence in Resident Mentoring
Dr. Walter Renberg
2007 Mary J. Reed Equine Compassion award
Dr. Elizabeth Davis
2007 Bayer Teaching Excellence Award for Outstanding Instruction of 2nd Year Students
Dr. Mike Apley
2007 Carl J. PfizerDistinguished Teacher Award
Dr. Elizabeth Davis
2007 FDAH Excellence in Teaching during the 4th year
Dr. 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 present
Dr. Greg Grauer
2007 “One of the 6 most influential veterinarians in the cattle feeding industry”
Academy of Veterinary Consultants
Dr. Mike Apley
2007 Doughman Professorship in Small Animal Surgery 2004-2010
Dr. Jim Roush
2006 Kansas Veterinary Medical Association, KSU Distinguished Service
Dr. Kenneth R Harkin
2006 Jones Professorship
Dr. Dan Thomson
2006 Coleman Chair in Food Animal/Production Medicine
Dr. Bob Larson
2006 to present Upham Professorship
Dr. David Biller
2006 Pet Trust Professorship
Dr. Sue Nelson
2006 Teaching Excellence Award for Outstanding Instruction of Clinical Medicine of the 4th Year Students
Dr. Emily Klocke
2006 Novartis Teaching Excellence Award for Outstanding Instruction of 3rd Year Students
Dr. Hans Coetzee
2006 Board of Regents ACVS
Dr. David Anderson
2006 Carl J. Pfizer Distinguished Teacher Award
Dr. Thomas Schermerhorn
2005 Kansas State University Clinical Teaching Award
Dr. Barret Bulmer
2005 Novartis Excellence in Teaching Award
Dr. Dan Thomson

2004 Emil Dolensek Award
(for appreciation for exceptional contributions to the conservation, care and understanding of zoo and free-ranging wildlife)
Dr. James Carpenter

2004 Outstanding Woman Veterinarian of the Year
Association for Woman Veterinarians
Dr. Bonnie Rush

2004 Carl J. Pfizer Distinguished Teacher Award
Dr. Ruthanne Chun
2003 PfizerDistinguished Teacher Award
Dr. Bonnie Rush
2001 Pfizer Distinguished Teaching Award
Dr. Kenneth Harkin
2001 Pet Trust Faculty Fellow Award
Dr. Ruthanne Chun

200 E.R. Frank Award

Dr. Jerome Vestweber

2001 Installed as the President of the KVMA in January 2001
Dr. Alan Brightman
2001 Elected Board of Directors of the Western Veterinary Conference on February 15, 2001
Dr. William Fortney
2000 Kansas Veterinary Medical Association KSU Distinguished Service Award
Dr. Ruthanne Chun

2000 Dr. James Carpenter Named Exotics DVM of the Year
International Conference on Exotic Animals
Dr. James Carpenter

2000 Elected to the International Scientific Committee for the XXI World Buiatics Congress (December 2000)
Dr. Peter Chenoweth
Morris Animal Foundation Service Award
For "Contributions to Animal Health" as a Member and Chair of the Wildlife Scientific Advisory Board, 1997-2001 in Denver Co.
Dr. James Carpenter