AAVMC to Present Award for Distinguished Service to Academic Veterinary Medicine During Annual Conference

Susan Leigh or Jeanne Johnson
Phone: 202/371-9195, x144
Email: sleigh@aavmc.org or jjohnson@aavmc.org


Darryl Buss, Professor Emeritus

WASHINGTON, D.C, March 1, 2022 – The American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) will award the association’s 2022 AAVMC Billy E. Hooper Award for Distinguished Service to Dr. Daryl D. Buss during the AAVMC’s 2022 annual conference, March 3-5.

The award is presented by the AAVMC to an individual whose leadership and vision has made a significant contribution to academic veterinary medicine and the veterinary profession.

“The AAVMC is proud to recognize outstanding individuals like Dr. Buss,” said AAVMC Chief Executive Officer Dr. Andrew T. Maccabe. “Their contributions inspire colleagues, provide a model for future generations of veterinarians and elevate the overall excellence of our member institutions. We look forward to honoring them during our 2022 annual conference.”

Dr. Buss’ more than 50-year career has included clinical practice, teaching, leadership of academic institutions and the AAVMC, and ultimately, Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of the AAVMC’S Journal of Veterinary Medical Education (JVME).

He served for 17 years as the dean of the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine, where he was also a faculty member in the Department of Comparative Biosciences and continued to teach cardiovascular physiology, his specialty, to veterinary medical students.

Dr. Buss authored or co-authored 74 publications that substantially contributed to the body of knowledge in cardiology, and his research was funded by the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association. In addition to his many notable contributions to academia, he also served in various veterinary medicine professional organizations. 

Under his leadership as EIC, JVME expanded in scope and international outreach and made the transition from a purely print journal to a print/digital hybrid model.

The AAVMC’s Catalyze 2022 confererence will be held in Washington, D.C., at the Watergate Hotel.

Download a photo of Dr. Buss here.

About the AAVMC:

The member institutions of the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) promote and protect the health and wellbeing of people, animals and the environment by advancing the profession of veterinary medicine and preparing new generations of veterinarians to meet the evolving needs of a changing world. Founded in 1966, the AAVMC represents more than 40,000 faculty, staff and students across the global academic veterinary medical community. Our member institutions include Council on Education (COE) accredited veterinary medical colleges and schools in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand as well as departments of veterinary science and departments of comparative medicine in the U.S.

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