The Leo Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year
The Leo Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year Award recognizes the outstanding work of veterinarians in promoting the human-animal bond in practice through a special sensitivity to both clients and patients; in their communities through assuming a leadership role in programs that bring people and animals together; or in education or research on human-animal interactions.
The award was named for the late Dr. Leo K. Bustad, former President of the Delta Society, Dean of the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine, and a pioneer in recognizing the importance of the human-animal bond.
Below are the recipients of this award.
Dr. Ken Gorczyca - 2010
Brian Forsgren, DVM - 2009
Jane Shaw, DVM - 2008
Samuel Costello, DVM - 2007
Richard Meadows, DVM - 2006
H. Marie Suthers-McCabe, DVM - 2005
Kathy Mitchener, DVM - 2004
Brenda Griffin, DVM - 2003
Marty Becker, DVM - 2002
Bonnie Beaver, DVM, MS, DACVB - 2001
Caroline Schaffer, DVM - 2000
Alice Villalobos, DVM - 1999
Patricia Olson, DVM, PhD - 1998
Thomas J. Lane, DVM - 1997
Marvin Samuelson, DVM - 1996
Robert M. Miller, DVM - 1995
Sally Walshaw, MA, VMD - 1994
Erwin Small, DVM, MS - 1993
Lynn J. Anderson, DVM, MSW - 1992
William Kay, DVM - 1991
John New, DVM, MPH - 1990
James Harris, DVM - 1989
Earl Strimple, DVM - 1988
Robert K. Anderson, DVM, MPH - 1987
William F. McCulloch, DVM, MPH - 1986
The award is sponsored by the American Veterinary Medical Association and presented by Pet Partners.