VMBS Faculty Awards

Dean’s Impact Award

  • 2016 | Kenita Rogers

VMBS Honors & Awards Ceremony

Bridges Teaching & Service Awards

Presented to faculty or staff who have displayed exceptional teaching and/or exemplary service to the college

  • 2024 | Jill Hiney
  • 2024 | Raquel Rech
  • 2024 | Mady Zachgo
  • 2022 | Dusty Nagy
  • 2022 | Ramesh Vemulapalli
  • 2021 | Sara Lawhon
  • 2019 | Susan Eades
  • 2018 | Roger Smith
  • 2013 | Ann Kier
  • 2013 | Karen Snowden
  • 2013 | Murl Bailey
  • 2012 | Sharon Kerwin
  • 2012 | Jim Herman
  • 2011 | Time Cudd
  • 2011 | Ashley Saunders
  • 2011 | Lynn Ruoff

John Paul Delaplane Award

  • 2022 | Emily Bencosme Cuevas
  • 2021 | Mohammad Al-Mahmood
  • 2020 | Liao Yifei
  • 2019 | Paulina Escandon
  • 2018 | Martha Hensel
  • 2017 | Shakirat Adetunji
  • 2014 | Thad Deiss
  • 2012 | Bonita Burnham
  • 2012 | Sara Mashoof

John H. Milliff Award for Teaching

Recognizes a faculty member in honor of Dr. Milliff’s compassion, scholarly abilities, and characteristics exhibited during his tenure as a professor

  • 2024 | Dustin Major
  • 2022 | Bridget Savitske
  • 2020 | Johanna Heseltine
  • 2017 | John H. Miliff
  • 2017 | Brian Porter
  • 2012 | Karen Snowden
  • 2003 | Brad Weeks

Juan Carlos Robles Emanuelli Teaching Award

Honors an early-career faculty for their outstanding teaching skills, commendable use of technology, and passion for student-centered learning

  • 2024 | Yvonne Wikander
  • 2023 | Dominique Wiener
  • 2022 | Laura Bryan
  • 2022 | Luc Vallone
  • 2021 | Kelley Thieman
  • 2020 | Justin Heinz
  • 2019 | Andra Voges
  • 2018 | Johanna Heseltine
  • 2018 | Cristobal Navas de Solis
  • 2016 | Jayanth Ramadoss

Outstanding Graduate Student & Postdoc Mentor Award

Presented to a faculty member who serves as an outstanding mentor to graduate students and/or postdocs

  • 2024 | Scott Dindot
  • 2023 | Angela Arenas
  • 2019 | Sarah Hamer
  • 2018 | Sara Lawhon
  • 2017 | Michael Criscitiello
  • 2016 | Gregory Johnson
  • 2014 | Gregory Johnson

Outstanding Research Achievement Award

Outstanding Research Leader Award

Presented to a faculty member with an exceptional record of extramural funding and publications within their field

  • 2024 | Weston Porter
  • 2022 | Paul Morley
  • 2019 | Bill Murphy
  • 2018 | Morgan Scott
  • 2015 | David Threadgill
  • 2013 | Tom Ficht

Outstanding Research Support Award

  • 2023 | Eleni Vonda
  • 2022 | Gus Wright

Outstanding Scientific Achievement Awards

Presented to faculty members who have outstanding scientific achievement, a notable publication, or an extramural grant or patent this past year

  • 2024 | Michael Golding
  • 2024 | Sarah Hamer
  • 2024 | Zhilong Yang
  • 2023 | Scott Dindot
  • 2023 | Jianrong Li
  • 2022 | Heather Wilson-Robles
  • 2022 | Kate Creevy
  • 2021 | Chris Seabury
  • 2019 | Scott Dindot
  • 2018 | Michael Criscitiello
  • 2017 | Blanca Lupiani
  • 2017 | Sonya Gordon
  • 2017 | Qinglei Li
  • 2017 | Sanjay Reddy
  • 2016 | Sakhila Banu
  • 2016 | Weston Porter
  • 2015 | Morgan Scott
  • 2014 | Jianrong Li
  • 2013 | Scott Dindot
  • 2012 | James Womack

Outstanding Young Faculty Research Award

Presented to a tenure-track assistant professor who has joined the college within the past three years and has a proven record of excellence in research, publications, and funding

  • 2024 | Robert Valeris-Chacin
  • 2023 | Lindsay Dawson
  • 2022 | Jessica Galloway-Pena
  • 2022 | Matthew Scott
  • 2019 | Keri Norman
  • 2016 | Jayanth Ramadoss
  • 2015 | Angela Arenas
  • 2014 | Sarah Hamer
  • 2013 | Chris Seabury

Pfizer Animal Health – Distinguished Veterinary Teacher Award

  • 2012 | Brian Porter

Pfizer Animal Health – Research Excellence

  • 2008 | George Stoica
  • 2007 | Bill Murphy
  • 2000 | Thomas Ficht

Richard H. Davis Teaching Award

Recognizes a faculty member who exhibits enthusiasm, superior teaching skills, and a supportive learning environment

  • 2024 | Yatta Boakari
  • 2023 | Guilherme Verocai
  • 2022 | Becky McKay
  • 2021 | Dana Knesse
  • 2017 | Sarah Hamer
  • 2017 | Michelle Pine
  • 2015 | Sara Lawhon
  • 2012 | Gwen Levine
  • 2011 | Tamy Frank-Cannon

Schubot Directors Award

  • 2019 | Paulina Escandon
  • 2019 | Jeann Leal De Araujo

Texas Veterinary Medical Association Research Award

Honors and recognizes exceptional faculty achievements in research

  • 2024 | Ashley Saunders
  • 2022 | Paul Morley
  • 2021 | Canaan Whitfield-Cargile
  • 2020 | Michelle Coleman
  • 2019 | Sonya Gordon
  • 2018 | Kate Creevy
  • 2017 | Brian Saunders
  • 2016 | Heather Wilson-Robles
  • 2015 | Noah Cohen
  • 2014 | Kevin Washburn
  • 2013 | Katrina Hinrichs
  • 2012 | Shannon Wilson
  • 2011 | Dickson Varner
  • 2010 | Virginia Fajt

Texas Veterinary Medical Association Teaching Award

Honors and recognizes a faculty member who has made significant contributions to teaching

  • 2024 | Tamy Frank-Cannon
  • 2023 | Courtney Baetge
  • 2022 | Benjamin Newcomer
  • 2021 | Beth Scallan
  • 2020 | Joanne Hardy
  • 2019 | Adam Patterson
  • 2018 | Cleet Griffin
  • 2017 | Christine Budke
  • 2016 | Jay Griffin
  • 2015 | Stacy Eckman
  • 2014 | Roger Smith
  • 2013 | Leslie Easterwood
  • 2012 | John August
  • 2011 | Glennon Mays
  • 2010 | Peter Rakestraw

Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation – Johnson Memorial Award

  • 2022 | Katie Brock
  • 2016 | Kati Glass
  • 2015 | Kati Glass

Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital Clinical Service Awards

Recognize faculty members who demonstrate excellent clinical service, compassion for patients, and good communication with colleagues, referring veterinarians, and staff

  • 2024 | Courtney Baetge
  • 2024 | Jessica Hokamp
  • 2024 | Shannon Reed
  • 2024 | Lauren Stranahan
  • 2024 | Sonya Wesselowski
  • 2023 | Genna Atiee
  • 2023 | Mark Johnson
  • 2022 | Mauricio Lépiz
  • 2022 | Guilherme Verocai
  • 2020 | Kate Barnes
  • 2020 | Laura Bryan
  • 2019 | Cleet Griffin
  • 2019 | Justin Heinz
  • 2019 | Donimique Wiener
  • 2018 | Unity Jeffery
  • 2017 | Mary Nabity
  • 2016 | Raquel Rech
  • 2015 | Aline Rodrigues Hoffman
  • 2014 | Joanne Mansell
  • 2013 | Roy Pool
  • 2012 | Shuping Zhang
  • 2011 | Wayne Corapi
  • 2010 | Sara Lawhon
  • 2009 | Brian Porter
  • 2007 | Mark Johnson
  • 2006 | John Edwards
  • 2005 | John August

Western Veterinary Conference- Continuing Educator of the Year (Food Animal)

Zoetis Award for Proficiency in Emergency & Critical Care

  • 2016 | Glennon Mays

Zoetis Award for Veterinary Research Excellence

Honors a faculty member who has made notable contributions to veterinary research

  • 2024 | Jonathan Lidbury
  • 2022 | Kate Creevy
  • 2021 | Sarah Hamer
  • 2019 | Sara Lawhon
  • 2019 | H. Morgan Scott
  • 2017 | Guan Zhu
  • 2016 | Jan Suchodolski
  • 2015 | Noah Cohen
  • 2014 | Sanjay Reddy
  • 2013 | Michael Golding
  • 2012 | Joe Arosh
  • 2011 | Jörg Steiner

Zoetis Distinguished Veterinary Teaching Award

Recognizes an educator who demonstrates character, leadership, and outstanding teaching skills

  • 2024 | Audrey Cook
  • 2023 | Kate Aicher
  • 2022 | Carolyn Arnold
  • 2021 | Cheryl Herman
  • 2020 | Mark Johnson
  • 2016 | Glennon Mays
  • 2015 | Jeffrey Musser
  • 2012 | Brian Porter