Dr. Rich Bednarski was chosen as the recipient of the 2013 AAVC Clinical Faculty Achievement Award. All member institutions of the American College of Veterinary Clinicians (AAVC) are allowed to nominate one faculty member annually for this award. The Clinical Faculty Achievement Award is given to a member of the AAVC who, for at least five years, has achieved recognition for his or her efforts on behalf of veterinary medicine. Dr. Bednarski, professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, serves as the Head of the Anesthesiology and Pain Management Service. He previously served as the Director of the Ohio State Veterinary Medical Center from 1993-2006.
The Clinical Faculty Achievement Award is given to a member of the AAVC who, for at least five years, has achieved recognition for his or her efforts on behalf of veterinary medicine. The correspondence accompanying the award states "Dr. Bednarski was selected because of his excellence in academic practice, teaching, research and administration. The award was presented to Dr. Bednarski for his outstanding record of service and contributions to the veterinary professional both nationally and internationally, for which his colleagues will be forever grateful." The award includes a plaque and a $2,500 check. For more information on the AAVC and the award, please visit www.aavcvet.org.
I would like to thank Dr. Kate Hayes-Ozello for helping to prepare the nomination package, and Drs. Turi Aarnes and Jon Dyce for writing letters of support for the nomination. Please join me in congratulating Dr. Bednarski on this well-deserved recognition and achievement!