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About the Dr. W. Bruce Wren Food Animal Incentive (FAIA) Awards

The award is designed to promote Viticus Group’s goal of educating new graduates to maintain their interest in food animal clinical practice or other related careers such as food animal clinical skills instruction or applied clinical research while providing the educational enrichment opportunities offered by Viticus Group.

About the Award

Recipients of the Dr. W. Bruce Wren Food Animal Incentive Award receive a $1,000 stipend, complimentary registration, lodging, airfare, meals, and a daily stipend to attend the 96th WVC Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, in February 18-21, 2024.

AWARD PURPOSE

The award is designed to promote Viticus Group's goal of educating new graduates to maintain their interest in food animal clinical practice or other related careers such as food animal clinical skills instruction or applied clinical research while providing the educational enrichment opportunities offered by Viticus Group.

2024 FAIA Award Recipients

Congratulations to this year's recipients of the 2024 FAIA Award. Your dedication toward furthering food animal clinical practice and research is appreciated, and we can't wait to welcome you to the 96th WVC Annual Conference.

Dr. Mark Trautmann
Dr. Alexandra Unis
Dr. Jessica Dee Garcia
Dr. Madison Baker
Dr. Mary Jane Drake

2024 Continuing Educators and Moderators of the Year 

We are thrilled to announce this year's Continuing Educators and Moderators awards! 

Each year, participants select the conference presenters who they feel best deliver information with insight, accuracy, depth, and openness. We’ve tallied up the votes, and your winners are below. Viticus Group thanks all the presenters who made an impact at this year’s conference!

Avian & Exotics: Marcie Logsdon, DVM

Equine: William Gilsenan, DVM, DACVIM (LAIM)

Food Animal: Cooper Hibbard

Food Animal: Signe Balch, DVM, DPHIL

Practice Management: Andrea Crabtree, CVPM, PHR, BS, SPHR, CCFP, FFCP

Small Animal: Fred Wininger, VMD, MS, DACVIM (Neurology)

Veterinary Technician: Denise Rollings, CVT, VTS (Dentistry)

Hands-on Lab: Jennifer Mathis, DVM, CVPP

Moderator of the Year: James Barclay, RVT

Moderator of the Year: Erin Johnson, DVM

 

2024 Dr. Jack Walther Bootcamp Scholarship

Thank you to everyone who participated in the inaugural Dr. Jack Walther Recent Graduate Bootcamp on June 3-5, 2023! We hope you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to seeing you grow over the following 6 months under the mentorship of our Board Members.

The Jack Walther Recent Graduate Boot Camp is an interactive 3-day course for veterinarians who are 0–5 years out of school, featuring topics in feline medicine, dermatology, general surgery, and dentistry.

2024 Jack Walther Bootcamp

2024 Dr. Jack Walther Recent Grads - Group Photo