STILLWATER, Okla.—Oklahoma State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine continues its 60 year old tradition of excellence since opening its doors in 1948. To do this in part, it relies on a team of top-notch faculty to train the next generation of veterinarians. At the College’s Annual Awards Banquet held recently, one such faculty member was recognized for his contributions. Dr. Jim Meinkoth received the 2008 Carl J. Norden-Pfizer Distinguished Teacher Award.
“This award is selected by ballot of faculty and students,” explains Dr. Meinkoth. “It’s personally rewarding for me to have my peers and the students recognize my work. It is nice to work in a University where good teaching is valued as much as research, and it is here at OSU.”
Dr. Meinkoth is an associate professor in the Veterinary Pathobiology Department. He has been a faculty member for 15 years and teaches Pathology. He received his DVM, Master’s and Ph.D. degrees from Oklahoma State University and is certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Dr. Meinkoth has received numerous teaching awards including the Norden Teaching Award and the Regents Distinguished Teaching Award.
”Jim’s enthusiasm and love for veterinary clinical pathology are evident in his teaching,” says Dr. Michael Lorenz, professor and dean of the Veterinary College. “We are fortunate to have Dr. Meinkoth on our faculty.”
The Carl J. Norden-Pfizer Distinguished Teaching Award is presented annually to a faculty member at each College of Veterinary Medicine in North America. Oklahoma State is one of 28 such colleges in the United States. The Norden Teaching Award is the most prestigious teaching award in veterinary medicine.
The College of Veterinary Medicine is part of the Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, which also includes the Boren Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital and the Oklahoma Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory. The Veterinary Center is fully accredited by the Council on Education of the American Veterinary Medical Association. For more information, visit http://www.cvhs.okstate.edu.