Dr. Guillermo Couto was chosen as the recipient of the 2012 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.
The correspondence accompanying the award states, "Dr. Couto was selected because of his excellence in academic practice, teaching, research and administration. The award was presented to Dr. Couto 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.
Dr. Couto is a Professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences and serves as the Director of the Animal Blood Bank and Founder and Director of the Greyhound Health and Wellness Program. His clinical and research interests include hematology, transfusion medicine, oncology, and greyhound medicine.
Drs. Kate Hayes-Ozello, John Bonagura, and Steve DiBartola prepared the nomination package. We congratulate Dr. Couto on his well-deserved recognition and achievement!
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.