May 15, 2014


 Students confer awards on teachers

​Posted April 30, 2014

The Student AVMA House of Delegates presented awards during its annual session March 20-21 at Colorado State University.

Dr. William E. Hornbuckle (OKL ’67), an emeritus professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, received the Teaching Excellence Award. Dr. Hornbuckle is also coordinator of the community practice service rotation for veterinary clinical students. 

Dr. William E. Hornbuckle

Based at Ithaca’s Southside Community Center since 1996, the clinic allows first- and second-year veterinary students to hone skills that are used during typical wellness visits on pets that may not otherwise have access to veterinary care. Dr. Hornbuckle is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.  

The Community Outreach Excellence Award went to Dr. Eric W. Davis (CAL ’77), director of the International Animal Welfare Training Institute, a program of the University of California-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. He’s also director of the Rural Veterinary Experience Teaching and Service, which mentors veterinary students interested in rural practice by going to underserved communities of the western U.S., Mexico, and Nicaragua. Dr. Davis founded Rural Area Veterinary Services, a program of the Humane Society of the United States, in 1995. He is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and American College of Veterinary Surgeons.