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Dr. Kevin Washburn, associate professor in food animal internal
medicine at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine &
Biomedical Sciences (CVM), was awarded the 2010 "Continuing
Educator of the Year" award in the Food Animal category from the
Western Veterinary Conference (WVC).
The WVC is an annual continuing education conference held in Las
Vegas, Nevada that has been providing education efforts for almost
83 years. As one of the largest meetings of veterinary
practitioners around the world, the conference focuses on six
topics: small animal, avian and exotics, food animal, practice
management, education for technicians, and equine. A winner is
selected from each category by the attendees of the conference each
year and is awarded the coveted "Continuing Educator of the Year"
About 60 other professionals were asked to speak by the WVC
committee in the food animal division. Washburn's topic was on
small ruminant medicine, and he gave four different speeches during
the 2010 conference.
"I am humbled and honored to have been chosen as the lead
educator of the food animal section," explained Washburn. "This
award came as a complete surprise to me. It is very special to me
because it was chosen by my peers."
Washburn joined the CVM faculty in 2005. He received his DVM in
1993 from Oklahoma State University. Washburn holds numerous
leadership positions in several organizations. He is a program
committee chair for the Southwest Veterinarian Symposium as well as
the interactive laboratory coordinator. He is also very active in
the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine for which he
has served as food animal program chair.
Washburn will be recognized for this award at the Western
Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada in February
"I have been asked to be a speaker at the Western Veterinary
Conference in 2012," said Washburn. "I am excited to return because
this year I had such a great experience. I saw a lot of former
students, colleagues, and other professionals that I enjoyed
connecting with. This conference holds a lot of tradition, and I am
happy and proud to be a part of it."
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