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Excellent Alumni and College Corridor of Famers Acknowledged – Information Middle at Cummings College of Veterinary Drugs at Tufts College


Medical Affiliation Professor Greg Wolfus receives his College Corridor of Fame plaque from Cummings College Dean Alastair Cribb.

The Tufts College Veterinary Alumni Affiliation (TUVAA) inducted two members to its College Corridor of Fame and acknowledged a pair of Excellent Alumni Award recipients at a ceremony held in Could, in the course of the Alumni Reunion and Springfest celebration at Cummings College of Veterinary Drugs.

College Corridor of Fame inductee and Excellent Alumni Award recipient Robert McCarthy

Retiring Clinical Associate Professor Rob McCarthy receives his Faculty Hall of Fame plaque from Cummings School Dean Alastair Cribb.

Retiring Medical Affiliate Professor Rob McCarthy receives his College Corridor of Fame plaque from Cummings College Dean Alastair Cribb.

Robert McCarthy, V83, scientific affiliate professor, Division of Medical Sciences, acquired the 2022 Excellent Alumni Award and was acknowledged because the 2021 inductee into the College Corridor of Fame.

A member of Cummings College’s first graduating class, he served on the school of Louisiana State College and earned a grasp’s diploma from the College of Minnesota earlier than becoming a member of the varsity’s college in 1993. He retired this yr after practically three many years of service to the varsity and served as one among two college members chosen to hood the graduates at this yr’s Graduation ceremony.

A veterinary surgeon specializing in each orthopedic and delicate tissue surgical procedure, McCarthy labored primarily with small companion animals, and carried out surgical procedure on unique, wildlife, and zoo animals as nicely.

McCarthy was nominated for the Corridor of Fame by Laurence Sawyer, V99, scientific director of Angell at Nashoba [veterinary clinic] in Westford, Massachusetts. “He has had some of the important and lasting impacts on Cummings College vet college students in addition to veterinarians in Massachusetts,” says Sawyer.

“By each instructing and practising he provides college students a broad, well-rounded, and life like perspective on all kinds of surgical circumstances. He places college students comfortable and helps them see that surgical procedure is one thing that may be enjoyable and really rewarding quite than intimidating.”

man standing with 2 women who are donning their tatoos

Retiring Medical Affiliate Professor Rob McCarthy was honored by Assistant Professors Emily Karlin and Becca Reader, who donned a short lived tattoo created from a composite of Rob’s 1983 class picture.

McCarthy talked about that he was honored to hitch the extremely influential College Corridor of Fame inductees who got here earlier than him and happy that he had the chance to get to know all of them.

In her nomination letter of McCarthy for the Excellent Alumni Award, Emily Karlin, V08, assistant professor, Division of Medical Sciences, famous, “Dr. McCarthy has mentored a whole lot, if not 1000’s of scholars, home officers, and colleagues over a protracted profitable profession. He’s at all times keen to tackle challenges and to attempt new issues to assist all animals in want.”

On the ceremony, Karlin and Rebecca Reader, V13, assistant professor, Division of Medical Sciences, shared tales and phrases of reward on behalf of various college who’ve labored with McCarthy all through his profession.

McCarthy was humbled by the corporate he joined by incomes this recognition. “I’m extremely honored to even be thought of with the group of others which have acquired these awards,” he confessed. Amongst these he talked about have been:

  • Sue Cotter, a pioneering researcher of feline leukemia and human AIDs;
  • Larry Kleine, “who may diagnose virtually every thing off a plain x ray earlier than the appearance of CT, MRI and ultrasound,” in response to McCarthy;
  • Lisa Freeman, J86, V91, NG96, an knowledgeable on diet;
  • Jim Ross, a pioneer of veterinary cardiology; and
  • John Rush, one of many world’s consultants on trans-catheter interventions.

2021 Excellent Alumni Award recipient Jennifer Lofgren

Jennifer Lofgren, V07, VG07, acquired the 2021 TUVAA Excellent Alumni Award. The worldwide head of animal welfare and analysis compliance at Novartis Prescribed drugs in Cambridge Massachusetts, her distinguished profession has included work within the Division of Comparative Drugs at MIT and repair as a scientific veterinarian on the College of Michigan.

Nominated by Robert Marini, V84, (and others) he applauded Lofgren’s promotion of animal welfare for all species utilized in biomedical analysis, and famous “she embodies these virtues to which a Cummings College graduate aspires: she is engaged, impactful, principled, dedicated, and visionary.”

Unable to attend the ceremony, in a gracious letter of thanks, Lofgren wrote “I by no means would have achieved something in laboratory animal welfare with out my household, mentors, and colleagues that impressed, empowered, and guided me … with this award you may have jogged my memory that it isn’t the species you assist or the place you assist them that issues, however quite the assistance that you simply give.”

Awarded yearly since 2005, the Excellent Alumni Award honors alumni for the nice title they convey to Cummings College, the veterinary career, and the group by their distinguished accomplishments.

2022 TUVAA College Corridor of Fame inductee Gregory Wolfus

Gregory Wolfus, V98, is the 2022 inductee to the TUVAA College Corridor of Fame. After graduating from Cummings College, he labored for 13 years at a neighborhood small animal hospital earlier than becoming a member of the varsity’s college to direct Tufts at Tech Neighborhood Veterinary Clinic, which lately celebrated its tenth anniversary.

Cummings college, college students and clinic employees pose for a gaggle picture at Tufts at Tech

A scientific affiliate professor within the Division of Medical Sciences, at Tufts at Tech Wolfus leads a group of veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and fourth-year veterinary college students to offer backed veterinary care to underserved native populations. Situated at Worcester Technical Excessive College (WTHS), college students within the college’s veterinary assistant program help with operation of the clinic whereas studying from its employees.

Nominated for the award by Mariah Lancaster, V17, Wolfus was counseled for “making the scientific yr vastly extra instructional by the Tufts at Tech program and being an all-around wonderful man.”

Grateful for the popularity, Wolfus shared, “I’m extremely humbled and honored to be inducted into a gaggle of my veterinary heroes.”

Cummings College’s College Corridor of Fame acknowledges college members for his or her excellent dedication to excellence in instructing. Since 2005, a number of college members have been inducted yearly to acknowledge, encourage, and preserve the distinctive instructing on the college.



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