Today’s Veterinary Business Staff
An Ohio State University associate professor has been named the recipient of the 2019 AAVMC Distinguished Veterinary Teacher Award.
Jerome Masty, DVM, MS, Ph.D., will be recognized in early March at the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges’ annual conference and Iverson Bell Symposium in Washington, D.C.
The Distinguished Veterinary Teacher Award, presented by Zoetis, is a prestigious honor in the world of international academic veterinary medicine, according to AAVMC.
Dr. Masty, assigned to the department of veterinary biosciences, teaches first-year gross anatomy, second-year neuroanatomy of the nervous system and three second-year elective classes in surgical anatomy, feline anatomy and neuroanatomy.
“Dr. Masty describes his teaching approach as one that goes beyond passive listening by engaging students through interactive notes and illustrative diagrams that help students to visualize and remember how different parts of the body work together,” AAVMC stated. “He continuously solicits and responds to student feedback and has demonstrated a commitment to teaching excellence as a mentor to numerous instructors and graduate teaching associates across various disciplines.”
Five other veterinary educators will be honored alongside Dr. Masty. They are:
- Peter J. Havel, DVM, Ph.D., of the University of California, Davis, College of Veterinary Medicine (2020 AAVMC Excellence in Research Award).
- Glen Hoffsis, DVM, MS, DACVIM, of the Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine (2020 Sen. John Melcher, DVM, Leadership in Public Policy Award).
- Jaime Gongora, MS, Ph.D., of the University of Sydney School of Veterinary Science, and Sandra San Miguel, DVM, Ph.D., of the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine (2020 Iverson Bell Award).
- Eleanor M. Green, DVM, DACVIM, DABVP, the Carl B. King Dean of Veterinary Medicine at the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, (2020 AAVMC Billy E. Hooper Award for Distinguished Service).
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