BLACKSBURG, Va., Nov. 30, 2007 – Dr. Otto Lanz, an associate professor of surgery in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences in the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech, recently received the Bayer Animal Health Faculty Recognition Award from the Class of 2008 during the college's 24th annual awards program.
The award is presented by the fourth year class to a faculty member participating in the third-year instructional program in recognition of faculty commitment to teaching and the impact good teachers have on the career of the veterinarians they train.
Lanz received his D.V.M. in 1992 from Auburn University. Prior to joining Virginia Tech in 1998 as an assistant professor, he was a resident in small animal surgery at the University of Florida. He has also been in private practice. Dr. Lanz is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.
The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (VMRCVM) is a two-state, three-campus professional school operated by the land-grant universities of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg and the University of Maryland at College Park. Its flagship facilities, based at Virginia Tech, include the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, which treats more than 40,000 animals annually. Other campuses include the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Va., and the Avrum Gudelsky Veterinary Center at College Park, home of the Center for Government and Corporate Veterinary Medicine. The VMRCVM annually enrolls approximately 500 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and graduate students, is a leading biomedical and clinical research center, and provides professional continuing education services for veterinarians practicing throughout the two states. Virginia Tech, the most comprehensive university in Virginia, is dedicated to quality, innovation, and results to the commonwealth, the nation, and the world.