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2021 Student Surgical Proficiency Award Recipients

The ACVS Foundation congratulates the recipients of the 2021 Student Surgical Proficiency Awards. These students have demonstrated exceptional aptitude through initiative, diagnostic skill, dexterity, and perioperative care of animals undergoing surgery.

Camille Arcand
Université de Montréal
Large Animal

Maria Bateson
Oregon State University
Small Animal

Katie Clark
Tufts University
Large Animal

Alexus Counce Hooker
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Small Animal

Katelin Dark
Purdue University
Small Animal

Emma Devereux
University of California, Davis
Small Animal

Raechelle E. Dietsch
University of Missouri
Large Animal

Nathan Louis Earl
Texas A&M University 
Small Animal

Laura E. Edwards
Oklahoma State University
Small Animal

Lindsey Catherine Elster
University of Tennessee
Small Animal

Hannah Gaitan
Ohio State University
Large Animal

Margherita Guerra
University of California, Davis
Large Animal

David Geoffrey Haas
University of Pennsylvania
Small Animal

John Hanlon
Washington State University
Small Animal

Cailin Harro
Michigan State University
Small Animal

Tyler J. Hawbecker
Iowa State University
Small Animal

Seth G. Hiddink
Oklahoma State University
Large Animal

Ariel Hudson
Lincoln Memorial University
Small Animal

Laura Rebecca Kirk
University of Tennessee
Large Animal

Wyatt Krom
Purdue University
Large Animal

Alexandra Nicole Kukorowski
University of Pennsylvania
Large Animal

Nicholas Lani
Washington State University
Large Animal

Fionna Lehmann
Oregon State University
Large Animal

Camille MacDermott
Western University of Health Sciences
Large Animal

Gabriela Manocchio
Western University of Health Science
Small Animal

Marcus Marella
Midwestern University
Small Animal

Annellie Miller
University of Florida
Small Animal

Molly Murphy
University of Prince Edward Isle
Large Animal

Rita A. Neat
Iowa State University
Large Animal

Katharine Newman
Kansas State University
Large Animal

Abby Ostronic
Kansas State University
Small Animal

Tomas Corey Payne
Texas A&M University
Large Animal

Jamie Pearson
University of Prince Edward Isle
Small Animal

Abby Pendergast
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Large Animal

Connor A. Pyne
University of Missouri
Small Animal

Meenakshi Rajeev
University of Georgia
Small Animal

Ryan Reeves
Colorado State University
Large Animal

Ariane Renzo-Gaudet, Jr.
Université de Montréal
Small Animal

Curtis Rheingold
Tufts University
Small Animal

Jenniffer Rodriguez-Diaz
Cornell University
Small Animal

Jacob W. Romeiser
Virginia–Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Small Animal

Meredith Rudnick
University of Florida
Large Animal

Mitch Sadowitz
Ohio State University
Small Animal

Caroline Schlaeppi
North Carolina State
Small Animal

Lindsey Schmeiser
Mississippi State University
Small Animal

Lindsay Annika Seewald
Cornell University
Large Animal

Daniel Shinsako
University of Illinois
Small Animal and Large Animal

Morgan Steiner
Louisiana State University
Large Animal

Christopher Stokes
Midwestern University
Large Animal

Elisabeth Stone
North Carolina State
Large Animal

Brandon Thibodaux
Louisiana State University
Small Animal

Sharnai Thompson
University of Georgia
Large Animal

Tim Vernier
Colorado State University
Small Animal

Shelbe Vollmer
Michigan State University
Large Animal

Caitlin Wenzel
Mississippi State University
Large Animal

Jessica Taylor Williams
Tuskegee University
Small Animal