Virginia Tech Presents Annual Teaching Hospital Awards

The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine recently recognized the accomplishments of its Veterinary Teaching Hospital faculty and staff.


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The Veterinary Teaching Hospital’s oncology service received the 2014 Director’s Award for Exemplary Service as a Unit. Pictured: Dr. Paulo Vilar Saavedra, oncology resident; Dr. Erin Fagan, oncology resident; Stefanie Olsen, licensed veterinary technician; Dr. Nick Dervisis, assistant professor of oncology; Dr. F. William Pierson, Veterinary Teaching Hospital Virginia Tech Presents Annual Teaching Hospital Awardsdirector; and Dr. Shawna Klahn, assistant professor of oncology.

The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech

The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech recognized the accomplishments of its Veterinary Teaching Hospital faculty and staff during an awards ceremony in late June.

Among the winners:

  • Dr. Hollie Schramm, clinical assistant professor of production management medicine in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, and Dr. Tom Cecere, assistant professor of anatomic pathology in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, received the 2014 Director’s Faculty Service Award.
  • Dr. Sarah Holland, production management medicine resident, and Dr. Julia Coutin, surgery resident in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, received the 2014 Director’s House Officer Service Award.
  • Samantha Suroski, hospital admissions supervisor, and Sharon Dunn, office services specialist, received the 2014 Director’s Staff Service Award.
  • The hospital’s oncology service received the 2014 Director’s Award for Exemplary Service as a Unit. Award winners include Dr. Shawna Klahn, assistant professor of oncology; Dr. Nick Dervisis, assistant professor of oncology; Dr. Paulo Vilar Saavedra, oncology resident; Dr. Erin Fagan, oncology resident; Stefanie Olsen, licensed veterinary technician; and Lauren Scaletta, licensed veterinary technician.

Several faculty and staff members also earned Lifetime Service Awards for their long-term service to the teaching hospital. These included Dr. Phil Sponenberg, professor of pathology and genetics; Dr. Greg Troy, the Dr. and Mrs. Dorsey Taylor Mahin Endowed Professor of Internal Medicine; Dr. Dee Whittier, professor of production management medicine; Becky Wade, large animal hospital staff supervisor; Judy Hutchison, communications supervisor; and Lynn Brammer, small animal internal medicine technician.

The college also awarded internship and residency certificates during the ceremony.

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