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Congratulations to 103 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine graduates as they enter careers to improve the health of animals, people and the environment.

Commencement 2001

The School of Veterinary Medicine takes great pride in announcing the Class of 2001 at graduation on Friday, June 15 at noon. The ceremony took place in the Recreation Hall on the Davis campus. School officials awarded 103 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degrees, 22 Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine (MPVM) degrees, six Bachelor of Science degrees and 32 certificates of residency from the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital.

Scheduled to speak at the event was Dr. Richard LeCouteur, professor of neurology and neurosurgery and chair of the department of surgical and radiological sciences (VSR).

Karl Anderson and Cathy Roncskevitz, candidates for DVM degrees, made presentations as the student speakers.

Dean Bennie I. Osburn states, “We are proud of the remarkable accomplishments of our graduates and look forward to the amazing contributions that they will make to our profession.”

Alumni achievement and distinguished service recognized

Grad season is also the time that the school recognizes its most accomplished alumni and friends who have contributed distinguished service.

A pathologist, an endocrinologist and a leader in international animal health have been chosen to receive the 2001 Alumni Achievement Award, the highest honor bestowed by the school.

James C. DeMartini, professor of pathology at the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, is being recognized for distinguished contributions to ruminant infectious disease research, the field of veterinary pathology, and veterinary medical education.

Edward C. Feldman, professor of small animal internal medicine at UC Davis, is being recognized for outstanding accomplishments and commitment to research and teaching in the fields of canine and feline endocrinology and reproduction.

Peter N. Quesenberry, veterinarian and administrator of World Concern, an international charitable organization, is being recognized for his impact on the lives of humans and animals through teaching and training in epidemiology, agriculture and public health.

The Distinguished Service Award, presented during the Dean’s Spring Reception, honors individuals or organizations whose exemplary service as volunteers, professionals or advocates has enriched the school’s programs and enhanced its teaching, research or service missions.

Joseph Harper, president and general manager of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, is the 2001 recipient of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine’s Distinguished Service Award. Harper has donated hundreds of hours of volunteer leadership to the Center for Equine Health (CEH) and other units of the School of Veterinary Medicine. He is a charter member and current chair of the Center’s advisory board.


Lynn Narlesky
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