Honors and Awards
2009 Award recognition for contribution to resident education, School of Veterinary Medicine, Founder of largest phacoemulsification training course in US
2008 One of eight winning seed grant projects on Engineering of the Wound Bed awarded by the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery (WID).
2007 Commencement speaker of the Class of 2007, School of Veterinary Medicine, UW-Madison.
2007 H. Talmage Dobbs Lectureship. Emory Eye Center 2007.
2006 Pfizer Animal Health Research Excellence Award. School of Veterinary Medicine, UW-Madison.
2004 Horus Award for best presentation. Annual meeting of the Midwest Veterinary Ophthalmology Society.
2003 Career Achievement Award in Research, American Veterinary Medical Foundation and the AKC.
2001 Hills distinguished Lecturer. Cornell University. Presented a series of 3 lectures based on research and clinical accomplishments.
1999 11th Oscar Schalm Lectureship. An endowed lectureship recognizing contributions to comparative ophthalmology. Irvine, CA.
1999 Cello Lectureship. An endowed lectureship recognizing contributions to the practice of veterinary ophthalmology. Davis, CA.
1992 Distinguished Lecturer, IV Annual Research Symposium. Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
1986 Outstanding Presentation, House Officer
Seminar day, Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital,
University of California, Davis
1986 National Eye Institute ARVO travel fellowship
1983 Senior Honor Day Awards New York State College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University
NYS Veterinary Medical Society Prize for best senior seminar
Grant Sherman Hopkins Prize in Anatomy
Wild Bird Research and Rehabilitation Award
1982-1983 Arthur G. Hall Scholarship, New York State College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University
1981-1982 Bertha Hamilton Scholarship, New York State College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University
1979-1980 EFN Scholarship, New York State College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University
1979 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant award for section of physiology, Cornell University