Drs. Scansen and Sherding awarded prestigious AAVC honors

Drs. Brian Scansen and Bob Sherding from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine were chosen as recipients of the 2009 AAVC Residency Award and AAVC Clinical Faculty Achievement Award, respectively. These awards were presented to them at a VCS faculty meeting in front of their peers and colleagues in April.

All member institutions of the American College of Veterinary Clinicians (AAVC) are allowed to nominate one resident and one faculty member annually for the AAVC Residency Award and the AAVC Clinical Faculty Achievement Awards. This year Drs. Scansen and Sherding were nominated from Ohio State for the Residency Award and Clinical Faculty Achievement Award, and both of our nominees were chosen as the recipients of the respective national awards.

Dr. Scansen  was one of the two recipients chosen for the Residency Award, which is based upon level of scholarly productivity and the quality of clinical service and teaching provided at their respective institutions. The correspondence regarding Dr. Scansen's selection states "It is quite apparent from your curriculum vita and recommendations that you are a most deserving selection for this award since it is an award specifically intended to acknowledge residents who have demonstrated outstanding clinical expertise, scholarship, and potential to contribute to the veterinary profession." The award includes a plaque and a $1,000 check. Dr. Scansen is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor in Cardiology and Interventional Medicine and will begin as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in September and he will also serve as the Director of the Cardiac Catheterization and Interventional Medicine Lab.

Dr. Sherding was recognized with the Clinical Faculty Achievement Award, which 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 regarding Dr. Sherding's award states that "Dr. Sherding was selected because of his excellence in academic practice, teaching and research, specifically in small animal internal medicine. The award was presented to Dr. Sherding 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. Dr. Sherding is a Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine and served as the Chair of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences from 1993-2006.

Please join the College of Veterinary Medicine in congratulating both Drs. Scansen and Sherding on their well-deserved recognition and achievement!

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About the College of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State

Founded in 1885, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is ranked fifth in the nation and includes more than 1,000 faculty, staff and students in the Departments of Veterinary Biosciences, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, and Veterinary Preventive Medicine. The Veterinary Medical Center is one of the largest specialty referral centers in the world, with more than 35,000 farm, equine, and companion animal patients each year. A nationally-recognized ambulatory practice and teaching unit in Marysville, Ohio provides farm animal experience to every veterinary student, and the Food Animal Health Research Program in Wooster, OH focuses on detection, control, and prevention of disease. Located on the only campus in the country with a comprehensive medical center offering seven health sciences colleges, we admit up to 162 veterinary students per class, and offer a new comprehensive graduate program in Veterinary and Comparative Medicine as well as a unique Master’s degree in Veterinary Public Health, in partnership with the College of Public Health. http://vet.osu.edu.