El Blanco Award

The School of Veterinary Medicine's El Blanco Award recognizes significant contributions that animal owners and other benefactors have made to clinical veterinary medicine. The award will be presented to an individual whose contributions have led directly to important advances in animal health and well-being.  The school's Honors and Awards Committee will evaluate each nominee and submit a recommendation to the Dean.  The award is presented in the form of a plaque to the recipient annually at the Spring Showcase.  There is also a permanent display at the veterinary hospital with all El Blanco Award recipients.

2016 El Blanco Award Recipients - Bob and Colleen Haas

 Image: Dean Lairmore with Colleen and Robert Haas

Bob and Colleen Haas, pictured above with Dean Michael Lairmore, are the 2016 El Blanco award recipients in recognition of the program changing support they have provided that will have a lasting impact on the School's ability to advance veterinary medicine, as well as their committment to seeing the veterinary profession become more diverse with a recruitment scholarship to attract underserved students in the profession.