The University of Edinburgh Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies recently honored Peter Eyre, DVM, Ph.D., with a degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, honoris causa, for his contributions to veterinary medicine.
Dr. Eyre, who served as the second dean of the college, is currently a professor and dean emeritus of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.
Eyre was also invited to sign the University of Edinburgh’s Sponsio Academica registry, joining a small number of individuals who received similar distinctions since the university’s founding more than 400 years ago.
“It is humbling to be honored among such noted individuals, especially at my alma mater – 50 years after I received my first veterinary degree there,” Eyre said.
Among Eyre’s accomplishments: leading a series of initiatives that consolidated the operating partnership between Virginia and Maryland, serving on the board of directors and as president of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, receiving the American Veterinary Medical Association President’s Award and acquiring and completing more than $1.2 million in sponsored grants and contracts as a biomedical researcher.