Teaching Awards Honor Faculty
Carl J. Norden-Pfizer Distinguished Teacher Award
From 1998 to the present, Dr. Herrgesell, a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology, has taught third- and fourth-year veterinary students the fundamentals of radiology and ultrasound while working with patients in the Small Animal Clinic. He has led both Small Animal and Large Animal Radiology courses, including advanced sections. Dr. Herrgesell contributes to radiology rounds, seminars and continuing education courses. His duties also include evaluation of alternative imaging approaches such as scintigraphy, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging.
School of Veterinary Medicine Faculty Teaching Award
Irwin K.M. Liu, DVM, PhD, a member of the veterinary faculty for more than 25 years, has been recognized by his colleagues as the recipient of the Faculty Teaching Award.
Dr. Liu is described as "an extraordinary teaching asset" in his field of equine reproduction. He works with veterinary students, residents, and graduate academic students seeking their master's or doctoral degrees. Students describe Liu as highly knowledgeable about fertility and subfertility in the mare. Residents remark on his clinical skills, experience, practical approach and personable working relationship.
Dr. Liu teaches equine reproduction courses and participates in several related veterinary courses. In the Equine Reproduction Service, he supervises resident veterinarians while handling breeding and fertility cases. He mentors graduate students in his research laboratory in the Department of Population Health and Reproduction. Dr. Liu has also pioneered a form of contraception used to manage wildlife species such as feral horses, elk and bears. (See related story in the Fall 2005 edition of The Horse Report http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/ceh/hreport.html)
Academic veterinary medicine combines teaching, research and service. The school employs more than 300 veterinary faculty based in six departments. The balance of tasks varies with each faculty member's department and specialty. Faculty members may teach in classrooms, teaching laboratories, research laboratories, the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, the California Animal Health and Food Safety diagnostic laboratories located around the state, the Veterinary Medicine Teaching and Research Center in Tulare, or the UC Veterinary Medical Center - San Diego.
Lynn Narlesky, Office of the Dean, (530) 752-5257