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Dr. Beverley Sturges honored with 2014 Faculty Clinical Excellence Award

October 2, 2014

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Dr. Beverley Sturges honored with 2014 SVM Faculty Clinical Excellence Award

Dr. Beverley Sturges receives the 2014 School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) Faculty Clinical Excellence Award in recognition of her exceptional commitment to patient care, outstanding clinical instruction for DVM and residency training, and her expertise and achievement in research to advance the discipline of clinical neurology and neurosurgery.

Dr. Sturges earned her BS and MS degrees from Andrews University and her DVM from Oregon State University. She pursued private practice in the USA for five years followed by four years in Sydney, Australia. Dr. Sturges returned to Davis to complete her residency in neurology and neurosurgery in 1998, became board certified in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in Neurology and joined the School’s faculty team. 

Dr. Sturges is currently a Professor of Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, which involves a significant clinical commitment to one of the busiest clinical services at the teaching hospital. Faculty colleagues, students, and residents have described Dr. Sturges as creative in the operating room, with amazing skills and accuracy.  She is recognized not only for her expertise, but for her investment in teaching veterinary students and young specialists to excel in their chosen fields of professional interest.  As a teacher and mentor she expects her students to be focused, work hard and be dedicated to providing outstanding patient care services. Dr. Sturges is also viewed as compassionate and “very in-tune with the concerns of her owners.”

Dr. Sturges has pursued the advancement of clinical research with specific interest in intracranial and spinal neurosurgery and stem cell therapy for brain and spinal cord injury. She is extremely well respected at the state, national and international level for her expertise in clinical neurology and neurosurgery, and has been described as one of the premier neurosurgeons in veterinary medicine. 

The SVM Faculty Award for Clinical Excellence was established in 2014 in order to honor professorial or staff veterinarians in the SVM who demonstrate exceptional, sustained, and significant achievements in patient care, clinical instruction, and advancing clinical veterinary medicine. This award recognizes faculty whose ability, dedication, character, and leadership contribute significantly to the reputation of the School’s clinical programs.