2016-2017 Superior Accomplishment Award winners named

From left to right: Shannon Pettit, Danny Sanetz, Dr. Tom Vickroy, Jenna Saxton, Samuel Parks, Sebastian Rodriguez-Natali, Timothy Owens, April Childress, Michael Crandall, Maya Hester, Catherine Monger, Rachael Schirmer and Kenneth Robbins. Brandon Ginn, not pictured, was unable to attend.

Eleven employees of the UF College of Veterinary Medicine have received 2017 Superior Accomplishment Awards in the UF Health Science Center’s Division 5 category, which includes all six health-related colleges. Each winner will receive a cash award of $200, a framed certificate and a commemorative coffee mug, and will be considered as nominees for university-level awards, which offer eight $1,000 and six $2,000 cash prizes.

On March 2, an awards banquet was held at the Wyndham Garden Gainesville (formerly the Paramount Plaza Hotel) to honor the winners and to recognize their nominators, supervisors and college deans. And the winners are:

Maya Hester, Administrative Support Assistant 2
Samuel Parks, Fiscal Assistant 2
Jenna Saxton, Veterinary Service Rep
Rachael Schirmer, Call Center Agent 2

April Childress, Laboratory Technician 3
Michael Crandall, Instructional Designer 3
Brandon Ginn, Veterinary Operating Room Surgical Technician 2
Timothy Owens, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Histology Technician 1
Kenneth Robbins, Veterinary Operating Room Surgical Technician 2

Catherine Monger, Veterinary Hospital Manager
Sebastian Rodriguez-Natali, Fiscal Analyst 2


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March-April 2017

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UF small animal surgery service well represented at conference

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Faculty member leads national ophthalmology group

A clinical professor at UF leads national veterinary ophthalmology group.

2016-2017 Superior Accomplishment Award winners named

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College open house will be April 15

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