Steiner Receives German Small Animal Veterinary Science Award

Steiner receiving his award on stage
Dr. Jörg Steiner (right) receiving his award

Dr. Jörg Steiner, a University Distinguished Professor and Regents Professor at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS), was honored with the Richard-Voelker Medallie by the German Veterinary Science Association’s Small Animal Division.

The award was established in 1974 and is given to up to two veterinarians each year who have distinguished themselves in small animal medicine, both in science and practice, in a special way.

Steiner, who also serves as the director of the Gastrointestinal Laboratory (GI Lab) and the Dr. Mark Morris Chair in Small Animal Gastroenterology & Nutrition at Texas A&M, is one of a few winners in the award’s history to work outside Germany.

Steiner came to Texas A&M in 1997 as a graduate research assistant and earned his Ph.D. in veterinary pathobiology in 2000. He then joined the VMBS faculty and went onto become director of the GI Lab in 2005.

Steiner’s scientific contributions as a small animal and comparative gastroenterologist, and the GI Lab’s testing and professional consulting, have positively impacted the health of hundreds of thousands of animals each year.

Among his most notable accomplishments was the development of the pancreatic lipase immunoreactivity (PLI) test, a highly sensitive and specific tool used for the diagnosis of pancreatitis in both dogs and cats.

Steiner received his award on Oct. 13 at the German Veterinary Science Association’s annual conference in Berlin.


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