Monday, August 13, 2012

National teaching award for Manatee alum

Heather Wamsley recently added to an already impressive list of accomplishments.
An assistant professor of clinical pathology at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, the 1990 Manatee High School alum received the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association’s National Teaching Excellence Award at the AVMA conference in San Diego.
The college’s sophomore veterinary class nominated Wamsley, who was selected out of a host of faculty nominees from veterinary colleges around the nation.
A board-certified clinical pathologist, Wamsley’s academic record is considerable:
1995-2000 — She received her undergraduate degree and her doctor of veterinary medicine degree, both with honors, from the University of Wisconsin.
2000-1 — She performed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Animal Medical Center in New York.
2001-4 — She completed a residency in clinical pathology at the UF College of Veterinary Medicine.
2009 — She continued her studies at UF after her residency and received her Ph.D. in the college’s department of infectious diseases and pathology.
Wamsley has received numerous Teacher of the Year awards from various classes of veterinary students and last year was named Teacher of the Year and Pfizer Distinguished Teacher of the Year for the entire
As a new faculty member in 2010, she received the prestigious C.E. Cornelius Young Investigator Award in recognition of her research contributions.

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