|Rhoden Receives National Leadership Award|
(Stillwater, Okla., February 28, 2013) – Heather Rhoden of Bradshaw, Neb., received the 2013 Western Veterinary Conference Dr. Jack Walther Leadership Award for Oklahoma State University. Rhoden is a third year veterinary student at Oklahoma State’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. She has a MS degree in Parasitology and serves as president of both the student American Association of Veterinary Parasitology and the student Zoo, Exotic and Wildlife Club.
Dr. Jean Sander (right), Dean of Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, presents the 2013 Western Veterinary Conference Dr. Jack Walther Leadership Award to Heather Rhoden of Bradshaw, Neb.
Each veterinary college in the nation receives one award. Students submit an essay and a resume. Final selections are based on the student’s leadership skills and current activities. “I am honored that today’s leaders in veterinary medicine chose me for this award,” says Rhoden. “It was a great privilege to represent Oklahoma State University at this conference.”
Dr. Jean Sander, dean of the veterinary center, was on hand to present Heather’s award during a special breakfast held in honor of all recipients.
Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant university. OSU’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences is the only veterinary college in Oklahoma. One of 28 veterinary colleges in the United States, it is fully accredited by the Council on Education of the American Veterinary Medical Association. The center’s Boren Veterinary Medical 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. OSU is preparing students for a brighter future and building a brighter world for all. OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world through integrated, high quality teaching, research and outreach. For more information, visit www.cvhs.okstate.edu or call (405) 744-7000.