Students honor faculty at UC-Davis, Mizzou

Published on April 26, 2017
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Dr. Jim Clark Dr. Carolyn Henry

The Student AVMA House of Delegates presented awards during its annual session March 16-18 at Texas A&M University.

Dr. Jim Clark (California-Davis ’88), a clinical professor at the University of California-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, has been recognized with the SAVMA Teaching Excellence Award. Students who nominated him noted his ability to engage students and encourage their learning and development of problem-solving skills. He also developed and currently leads “exceptional” communication and business courses at the institution.

Using an interactive, small-group approach, students review and discuss a series of cases that incorporate entry-level business concepts and skills. Each student also completes a Personal Business Plan assignment that includes an industry analysis, salary estimation, personal budget, and personal debt management plan.

Dr. Clark, who also received an MBA from San Diego State College in 2002, has practiced emergency and critical care medicine for about 20 years. He co-founded and is a partner in three emergency-specialty veterinary practices in the northern San Francisco Bay Area. He joined UC-Davis on a part-time basis in 2010.

The SAVMA Community Outreach Excellence Award went to Dr. Carolyn Henry (Auburn ’90), associate dean for research and graduate studies at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Henry has worked to advance collaborations in human and animal medicine at Mizzou. She holds the title of associate director of research at the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center and associate director of the Tom and Betty Scott Endowed Program in Veterinary Oncology. Plus, Dr. Henry is faculty adviser to the Students for One Health Club and sits on the veterinary college’s Graduate/Resident Training, Research, and Diversity committees.

Dr. Henry joined the faculty at Missouri in 1997 after stints in private practice, a residency in veterinary oncology at Auburn, and time on the veterinary faculty at Washington State University. In 2001, she received a dual appointment with the MU School of Medicine and veterinary college as professor of oncology.

She is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Specialty of Oncology.