Dipl. ABVP, won
the 2013 Oxbow
Health Award. Oxbow Animal Health
of Murdock, Neb.,
presents the award
each year to an animal health professional who advances the field of
exotic mammal medicine and care.
Dr. Lennox owns Avian and Exotic
Animal Clinic in Indianapolis.
✱ Wei Ying, a second-year
doctoral student in Texas A&M
University’s veterinary physiology
and pharmacology department,
won a two-year, $50,000 award
from the American Heart Association. Ying is researching the
chronic health conditions that
often accompany obesity.
✱ Susan Little, DVM, Dipl.
ABVP, received the International
Society of Feline Medicine/Hill’s
Pet Nutrition Award for outstanding contributions to feline medicine. Dr. Little, who practices at
Bytown Cat Hospital in Ottawa,
Ontario, Canada, is a former president of Winn Feline Foundation
and serves as a board member.
✱ Kurt Weingand, DVM, Ph.D.,
Dipl. ACVP, was
appointed professor and associate
dean for research
and postgraduate education at
Midwestern University College of
Veterinary Medicine. The Glendale,
Ariz., college is scheduled to welcome its first class in 2014.
✱ The Pennsylvania Medical
Association presented Veterinarian of the Year Award to Mark
Meyerhoff, DVM. Dr. Meyerhoff was recognized for saving
the life of Zeke, a Harrisburg,
Pa., police dog who was shot in
the neck while on duty, and for
creating the Animal Emergency
Fund, which helps pet owners
who cannot afford emergency
✱ Waithaka Mwangi, Ph.D.,
an assistant professor in Texas
A&M University’s department
of veterinary pathobiology, was
named a Montague Center for
Teaching Excellence Scholar. The
award is presented annually to
a tenure-track faculty member
from each Texas A&M college
and includes a $6,500 grant.
✱ Mark Kunde was named
national accounts manager at
Vets Plus Inc. The Menomonie,
Wis., company produces health
and nutritional supplements for
food and companion animals.
✱ Ellen Tobias was named
vice president of technical operations at generic drug maker
Putney Inc. of Portland, Maine.
Tobias formerly served as a vice
president at Elanco
✱ Winn Feline
Foundation and the
the winner of the 2013 Excellence
in Feline Research Award. Dr. Mur-
phy was recognized for his work on
feline comparative and conserva-
tion genomics. He is an associate
professor of genetics at the Texas
A&M University veterinary college.
✱ Ontario Veterinary College professor emeritus Donald A.
Barnum, DVSc, DVPH, died Aug. 30 at age 95. Dr. Barnum, a
World War II veteran, served as chairman of the college’s department of veterinary microbiology and immunology from 1962 to
1977. Among his research interests were bovine mastitis and the
role of pathogenic bacteria in veterinary medicine.