About the Dr. W. Bruce Wren Food Animal Incentive 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 95th WVC Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, in February 2023.
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.
HOW TO APPLY
Letters of recommendation from two veterinary mentors are requested.
- Graduation from an AVMA-accredited veterinary college.
- Currently enrolled in an advanced training program from an AVMA-accredited school (internship, residency, or related graduate program) directly involving food or fiber production related to beef, dairy or small ruminant.
- Award criteria emphasizes applied knowledge to further food animal veterinary medicine in the following order: 1. Clinical practice 2. Clinical skills educational instruction 3. Clinical & applied research.
- Recipients must be able to attend the 95th WVC Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, to receive the award.
Register for an account starting August 31, 2022, and complete the application form.
Provide your resume and a brief description of your current veterinary activities.
Describe your specific area(s) of interest in food animal medicine and production.
Describe your career goals and objectives. How might this award help you achieve your plans?
2022 Continuing Educators and Moderators of the Year
AVIAN & EXOTICS
DVM, MS, DACVS (Lameness & Surgery)
DVM, CVPP, DABVP (Canine & Feline)
DVM, MS, DACVS, DACVSMR
HANDS-ON (Oquendo Campus)
Angela J. Rathmann,
AAS, CVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM)
MODERATOR OF THE YEAR
MODERATOR OF THE YEAR
VITICUS GROUP IS PROUD TO PRESENT THE DR. W. BRUCE WREN FOOD ANIMAL INCENTIVE AWARD
RECOGNIZING FIVE RECENT GRADUATES IN VETERINARY MEDICINE
Congrats 2022 Award Recipients
Five postgraduates were honored with the Dr. W. Bruce Wren Food Animal Incentive Award, named for longtime WVC food animal program manager and industry leader W. Bruce Wren, DVM.
The recipients have demonstrated excellence in this practice area.
Blanca E. Camacho-Lopez, DVM
North Carolina State University-College of Veterinary Medicine
Hannah Varnell, DVM
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
Emily Egolf, VMD
Kansas State University
Laura May, DVM
Oklahoma State University
Kathryn W. Kesler, DVM
Michigan State University
Online application begins
SEPTEMBER 1, 2022
Recipients will be announced
NOVEMBER 14, 2022
Applications are Due
OCTOBER 12, 2022
WVC Annual Conference
FEBRUARY 19 - 22, 2023
FEBRUARY 19-22, 2023
2022 Dr. Jack Walther Bootcamp
Thank you to everyone who participated in the inaugural Dr. Jack Walther Recent Graduate Bootcamp on June 24-26, 2022! 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.