Dr. Michelle Barton, director of clinical academic affairs, Fuller E. Callaway Endowed Chair, and Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor of Large Animal Internal Medicine, was named the 2021 recipient of the Lee and Inge Pyle Service Award. This award is presented annually to an American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Diplomate in recognition of outstanding and dedicated volunteer service to the ACVIM for 10 or more years.
At the CVM, Dr. Barton oversees the DVM program for students during their third and fourth years in clinical practice, teaches her own classes, and provides service to patients at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Dr. Barton has served the ACVIM as the specialty president for Large Animal Internal Medicine and as their first ombudsman. She has also served on numerous ACVIM committees and task forces.
Dr. Barton received her DVM from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 1985 and completed an internship in large animal medicine at North Carolina State University. She then completed a four-year residency and PhD program in Physiology at UGA.
A video honoring Dr. Barton can be viewed here.
This article was adapted from a press release by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine published June 15, 2021.