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Student Recipient of Dr. Jack Walther Leadership Award

Rob Loose, a third-year student at NC State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, is a recipient of the 2014 Dr. Jack Walther Leadership Award presented by the Western Veterinary Conference.

The honor, which recognizes North American veterinary students who exhibit leadership skills in their program activities, includes a $1,000 award and complimentary registration, lodging, airfare, and daily stipend to attend the 2014 Western Veterinary Conference (WVC) in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 16–20, 2014.

Nevada veterinarian Jack Walther has served the WVC for nearly 50 years in various offices including committee chairman, board member, and president. He was also active in the Nevada Veterinary Medical Association and in 1992 was selected as Nevada’s delegate to the American Veterinary Medical Association, eventually serving as vice president and then president of the AVMA.

In 2002 Dr. Walther introduced the WVC Veterinary Student Scholarship Program, which last year was renamed the Jack Walther Leadership Award. Since its inception, the program has presented nearly $1 million in awards to students from every accredited veterinary school in the United States and Canada. Dr. Walther currently serves as WVC’s Clinical Proficiency Examination (CPE) Coordinator.

Oct. 24, 2013