Student, intern honored at veterinary conference

Geoff Landau

Geoff Landau

A student at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine and a former student who is now an intern with the Food Animal Reproduction and Medicine service were honored during the Western Veterinary Conference, held Feb. 15-19 in Las Vegas.

Geoffrey Landau, a third-year UF veterinary student, received the Dr. Jack Walther Leadership Award. This award recognizes veterinary student leaders and promotes lifelong veterinary service. Third-year veterinary students attending North American veterinary colleges are eligible for the award and only one award for each college is given. The winners received $1,000, complimentary registration, lodging, airfare and a daily stipend to attend the conference.

Each recipient is also entitled to one additional complimentary registration to a future annual conference to be utilized within five years following graduation from veterinary school.

Dr. Judd Sims

Dr. Judd Sims

Dr. Judd Sims, a FARMS intern and a member of the college’s Class of 2012, received the WVC’s Food Animal Incentive Award. In that capacity, he attended the conference’s food animal lectures and assisted with various events, including receptions and banquets.

“I benefited greatly from the experience,” he said. “The lectures were some of the best I’ve been to, plus there were lots of opportunities to socialize and network with colleagues and leaders in the profession.”



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