(May 5, 2009 Stillwater, OK) – The Oklahoma State University (OSU) Center for Veterinary Health Sciences recently held its Annual Awards Banquet. Among those honored was Lacey Sullivan of Tulsa, Okla. Sullivan received the Dean Clarence McElroy Award—the highest award an OSU veterinary student can achieve.
The McElroy Award recipient is selected by a vote of class members and faculty on the basis of scholarship, character and professional ability. Sullivan receives a plaque and $3,000 and her name will be added to a plaque displayed in the veterinary college lobby.
Sullivan attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas, where she earned a BS degree in Forensic Science graduating Magna Cum Laude. During her four years at OSU’s veterinary center she was a member of Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honor Society, the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Christian Veterinary Fellowship, the American Animal Hospital Association and she served as an Ambassador Representative for the veterinary center.
In addition to the McElroy Award, Sullivan received a $1,000 Robert G. and Karen F. Beach Scholarship for her proficiency in small animal medicine and surgery with an emphasis on feline veterinary care. Following graduation, she and Brian Loveless, DVM, OSU Class of 2007, will be married. She plans to join a small animal private practice in the north Ft. Worth, Texas, area. Sullivan is the daughter of Joy and Chuck Sullivan also of Tulsa.
The Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences is one of 28 veterinary colleges in the United States and is fully accredited by the Council on Education of the American Veterinary Medical Association. The center’s Boren Veterinary Medial Teaching Hospital is open to the public and provides routine and specialized care for small and large animals. It also offers 24 hour emergency care and is certified by the American Animal Hospital Association. For more information, visit www.cvhs.okstate.edu or call (405) 744-7000.