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Dr. Bev Sturges Wins Faculty Clinical Excellence Award

December 15, 2014

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Dr. Bev Sturges accepts the 2014 Faculty Clinical Excellence Award from VMTH Director Dr. David Wilson.

Dr. Bev Sturges was recently named the winner of the 2014 Faculty Clinical Excellence Award in recognition of her exceptional commitment to patient care and client service, outstanding clinical instruction and training of DVM students and residents, her clinical expertise and her achievements in advancing the discipline of neurology and neurosurgery. Dr. Sturges’ significant clinical commitment has made the Neurology and Neurosurgery Service one of the busiest services at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical 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. Dr. Sturges is also viewed as compassionate and very much in-tune with the client concerns.

Dr. Sturges’ clinical research in intracranial and spinal neurosurgery and stem cell therapy for brain and spinal cord injuries has not only advanced the care of animals but is also contributing to advances in human medicine. 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.

Dr. Sturges is the inaugural winner of the Faculty Award for Clinical Excellence. The award was established to honor professorial or staff veterinarians at the VMTH who demonstrate exceptional, sustained, and significant achievements in patient care, clinical instruction, and advancing clinical veterinary medicine. It recognizes veterinarians whose ability, dedication, character, and leadership contribute significantly to the excellent reputation of VMTH clinical programs.

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Rob Warren
VMTH Communications & Marketing Officer