Kansas State University veterinary intern receives national food animal incentive award
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
MANHATTAN — A livestock services intern with Kansas State University's Veterinary Health Center is a recipient of the 2017 Dr. W. Bruce Wren Food Animal Incentive Award from the Western Veterinary Conference.
Lacey Robinson, Olsburg, is one of the five recipients of the honor, which includes expense-paid travel to the Western Veterinary Conference, an annual event in Las Vegas, and a stipend of $1,000.
Award winners are selected for leadership and must be postgraduate students from an accredited college or school of veterinary medicine. They also must also be an intern or first-year resident in theriogenology, production medicine or food animal medicine/surgery. The respective training program must by recognized by American Association of Veterinary Clinicians.
Named for the longtime food animal program manager of the Western Veterinary Conference, the award honors W. Bruce Wren, who earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1958, a master's degree in veterinary pathology in 1962 and a doctorate in veterinary pathology in 1965, all from Kansas State University. Wren also served as an instructor at the College of veterinary medicine before leaving to work in private industry during the rest of his career.
Robinson received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University in 2016.
"Ultimately, my mission as a food animal practitioner is to serve as a valued resource for producers in reaching their production and animal health goals," Robinson said. "I am extremely excited to have the opportunity to provide farmers and ranchers in this region with cutting-edge services and solutions as part of the progressive team here at Kansas State University."