Awards

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.

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.

HOW TO APPLY

Letters of recommendation from two veterinary mentors are requested.

AWARD REQUIREMENTS

- 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.

 

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Register for an account starting August 31, 2022, and complete the application form.

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Provide your resume and a brief description of your current veterinary activities.

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Describe your specific area(s) of interest in food animal medicine and production.

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Describe your career goals and objectives. How might this award help you achieve your plans?

2022 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!
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Krista Keller,
DVM, DACZM
 
AVIAN & EXOTICS

Elizabeth Santschi (1)

Elizabeth Santschi,
DVM, MS, DACVS (Lameness & Surgery)
 
EQUINE

tim holt

Tim Holt,
DVM, CVA
FOOD ANIMAL

Mark Epstein-1

Mark Epstein,
DVM, CVPP, DABVP (Canine & Feline)
SMALL ANIMAL

Kenneth Bruecker

Kenneth Bruecker,
DVM, MS, DACVS, DACVSMR

HANDS-ON (Oquendo Campus)

Angela Rathmann-1

Angela J. Rathmann,
AAS, CVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM)
VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

Louise Dunn

Lousie Dunn,
PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

Emma Scott

Emma Scott,
DVM

MODERATOR OF THE YEAR

Terry Beebe

Terry Beebe,
DVM

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.

Bianca E. Camacho-Lopez

Blanca E. Camacho-Lopez, DVM

North Carolina State University-College of Veterinary Medicine

Hannah Varnell

Hannah Varnell, DVM

Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

Emily Egolf, VMD

Emily Egolf, VMD

Kansas State University

Laura-May

Laura May, DVM

Oklahoma State University

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Kathryn W. Kesler, DVM

Michigan State University

IMPORTANT DATES

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

If you have any questions please contact Rebecca Ricksecker | RebeccaR@viticusgroup.org | call direct at 702.675.7810

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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.

Meet the 2022 Bootcamp Recipients