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Staff Awards

October 2016: Lindell wins Distinguished Alumna Award from UGA COP

Heather Lindell, the assistant manager of the pharmacy at the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital, was recently honored by her alma mater, the UGA College of Pharmacy, with a Distinguished Alumna Award. Lindell has been on staff at the VTH Pharmacy since 1994. Within the College of Veterinary Medicine, she also provides continuing education courses to faculty, interns and residents. She teaches faculty, staff and veterinary students about drug information resources, drug regulations, pharmaceutical math, and she teaches a portion of the veterinary pharmacology course to second-year vet students.

2015 Staff Appreciation

Photo of the 2015 individual award winners

  • Service Technician Award: Lisa Whittington, Tifton Veterinary Diagnostic and Investigational Laboratory
  • Research Technician Award: Merrilee Thoreson, Regenerative Medicine Service Laboratory
  • Veterinary Teaching Hospital Staff Award: Donna Arrowood, veterinary technician, Oncology Service
  • Support Professionals Award: Amy Thompson, Program Coordinator, Office for Academic Affairs
  • Support Professionals Award: Thel Melton, Animation/Graphic Design/Scientific Illustration, Educational Resources Unit
  • Support Professionals Award: Tanya Eidson, Administrative Manager, Dean's Office

2014 Staff Appreciation

Photo of the 2014 individual award winners

  • Service Technician Award: Mary Ard, Laboratory Coordinator, Electron Microscopy Laboratory
  • Veterinary Teaching Hospital Staff Award:  Tiffany Fallaw, Registered Veterinary Technician, Cardiology
  • Support Professionals Award: Jennifer Leyting, Administrative Associate, Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery
  • Support Professionals Award: Brad Gilleland, Medical Illustrator/Graphic Designer, Educational Resources Unit
  • Support Professionals Award: Kim McCannon, Office Manager, Department of Veterinary Biosciences & Diagnostic Imaging
  • Research Technician Award: Jian Zhang, Research Professional, Department of Pathology

2013 Staff Appreciation

Photo of the 2013 individual award winners

The 2013 Staff Awards were held Friday, May 17. Seven staff members were recognized for their outstanding service to the CVM community. The winners are:

  • Research Technician Award: Londa Berghaus, Research Professional in Large Animal Medicine
  • Service Technician Award: Dana Ambrose, Research Professional in the Department of Infectious Diseases
  • Support Professionals Award: Marti Brick, Director of Alumni Relations
  • Support Professionals Award: Tanya Cooper, Lab Animal Health Technician in the Department of Animal Resources
  • Support Professionals Award: Mary Byrd, Laboratory Manager for the Tifton Diagnostic and Investigational Laboratory, and Michelle Norris, Laboratory Manager for the Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
  • Veterinary Teaching Hospital Staff Award: Michelle Mobley, Lead Operating Room Nurse in Small Animal Surgery

2012 Staff Appreciation

The 2012 Staff Award winners, pictured with Dean Sheila W. Allen

The 2012 Staff Awards, held Thursday, May 17, featured changes to the type and number of awards given to our staff members. There were six awards given, categorized by employee type. The winners are:

  • Administrative Professional Monthly: Janelle Williams-Gaines, Infectious Diseases
  • Administrative Professional Salaried: Virginia Booth, Population Health
  • Research Technician: Lynn Reece, Small Animal Medicine and Surgery
  • Service Technician: Tammie Vann, Clinical Pathology section, Tifton Veterinary Diagnostic and Investigational Laboratory
  • Support Units: Kip Carter, Educational Resources
  • Veterinary Teaching Hospital Staff: Maddie Levesque RVT, radiotherapy and oncology services

July 2011: Gilleland wins prestigious Award of Excellence for Marketing and Promotion

Brad Gilleland of Educational Resources received the prestigious Award of Excellence for Marketing and Promotion from the Association of Medical Illustrators. Brad has been doing amazing illustration and 3D animation work for our faculty since 2003. This award was for his 3D modeling of the upcoming “Glass Dog” in association with Dr. Jim Moore and Dr. Cheri Roberts. The images are on display in Educational Resources.

2011 Staff Appreciation

The Clinical and Non-clinical Staff Appreciation Awards were announced at the Staff Appreciation Luncheon on May 12, 2011.

The Non-clinical Staff Appreciation Award was presented to Renita Anthony, the College Grants Coordinator in the Dean’s Office.

The Clinical Staff Appreciation Award was awarded to Melissa Christian, a registered veterinary technician in the Large Animal Teaching Hospital.

The award winners receive a commemorative plaque and a $500 award.

2010 Staff Appreciation

The Clinical and Non-clinical Staff Appreciation Awards were announced at the Staff Appreciation Luncheon, May 13, 2010.

The Non-clinical Staff Appreciation Award was presented to Mark Chastain, the farm supervisor at Rose Creek Farm, in the Department of Population Health.

The Clinical Staff Appreciation Award was presented to Amanda Pearce, a registered veterinary technician in the Community Practice Clinic.

The award winners receive a commemorative plaque and a $500 award.

2010 Staff Honors and Achievements

• Pamela Currin, a lab technician III in the Athens Diagnostic Lab, and Michelle Duncan, medical technologist in the department of Pathology, graduated from the Foundations of Leadership and Management Program offered thorugh UGA’s Training and Development department.

2009 Staff Honors

• Kip Carter was awarded the Will Shepherd Award of Excellence for Instructional Color Illustration at the 2009 Conference of the Association of Medical Illustrators.

2009 Staff Appreciation

The Clinical and Non-clinical Staff Appreciation Awards were announced at the Staff Appreciation Luncheon, May 7, 2009.

The Non-clinical Staff Appreciation Award was presented to Michelle Knebel, an administrative assistant in the Small Animal Teaching Hospital.

The Clinical Staff Appreciation Award was presented to Abbie Butler, assistant chief histology technician in the Department of Pathology.

The award winners receive a commemorative plaque and a $500 award.

2008 Staff Honors

October 31, 2008: Pathology staff member Mary Ard was named an Amazing Student on uga.edu

2008 Staff Appreciation

The Clinical and Administrative Staff Appreciation Awards were announced at the Staff Appreciation Luncheon, May 8, 2008.

The Administrative Staff Appreciation Award was presented to Amanda R. Crawford, business manager of the Pathology department.

The Clinical Staff Appreciation Award was presented to Paula B. Bartlett, a lab manager in the Athens Diagnostic Laboratory.

2007 Staff Appreciation

The Clinical and Administrative Staff Appreciation Awards were announced at the Staff Appreciation Luncheon, May 10, 2007.

The Administrative Staff Appreciation Award was presented to Natalie Norton, a research professional in large animal medicine.

The Clinical Staff Appreciation Award was presented to Anita Merrill, the chief medical technician in clinical pathology at the Tifton Diagnostic Laboratory.

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