Dr. Glen F. Hoffsis, who has served as dean of three veterinary colleges, received the AVMA Meritorious Service Award on July 14 during the keynote presentation at AVMA Convention 2018 in Denver.
The Meritorious Service Award recognizes an AVMA member who has brought honor and distinction to the veterinary profession through personal, professional, or community service activities outside organized veterinary medicine and research.
Dr. Hoffsis (Ohio State '66) was founding dean of Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine in Harrogate, Tennessee, which graduated its first class this past May. He currently is special assistant to the president of LMU.
Previously, he was dean of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine from 2005-13 and dean of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine from 1993-2004.
Dr. Hoffsis is a past president of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges and the American Association of Bovine Practitioners. He has served on AVMA committees and in numerous roles for local and state VMAs.
With a focus on large animal medicine and surgery, he was a faculty member and clinician at The Ohio State University for many years prior to assuming administrative roles, which began as hospital director. He is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and has conducted research, given invited talks, and published approximately 100 scientific articles.
He currently is a member of the board of directors of Live Oak Bank of Wilmington, North Carolina, and a member of the board of trustees of Ross University in St. Kitts, West Indies.