Dr. Stephen White has been named the 2020 recipient of the Frank Kral Award presented by the American Academy of Veterinary Dermatology (AAVD). The award is given annually in recognition of outstanding achievements and dedicated service to the veterinary profession and the specialty of veterinary dermatology.
White is a professor in the Department of Medicine & Epidemiology and is service chief of the Dermatology Service in the UC Davis veterinary hospital. He was presented the award by AAVD President Dr. Catherine Outerbridge, who is also a UC Davis professor and dermatology specialist.
The Frank Kral Award is named for one of the founding members of AAVD and its first president. In 1971, Kral was elected the AAVD’s first Life Member and received the first AAVD Dermatology Achievement Award in 1973. That award was later renamed in his honor in 2012.
Selection criteria for the award includes:
• Having an outstanding career in veterinary medicine and the specialty of veterinary dermatology with national and international recognition for one’s contributions. Selection is based on the life career of the nominee rather than on a single activity or incident.
• Sustained (15 or more years) service as a veterinarian in such activities as clinical medical practice, instruction, research and/or public service.
• Production of major published works and/or development of significant diagnostic, therapeutic or control techniques and/or procedures.
• Contributions to veterinary organizations.
Congratulations to Dr. White on this outstanding achievement!
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