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Jeff Wilcke receives American Academy of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics Teaching Award


BLACKSBURG, Va., Dec. 7, 2007 – Dr. Jeff Wilcke, the MetCalf Professor of Veterinary Informatics in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology in the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech, was awarded the 2007 American Academy of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics' (AAVPT) Teaching Award during the 15th Biennial AAVPT Symposium held recently in Pacific Grove, Calif.

Wilcke was recognized for over twenty years of devotion to teaching veterinary professional and graduate students and his many contributions to clinical pharmacology.

During his career, Wilcke has participated in developing the Veterinary Antimicrobial Decisions Support (VADS) System and he developed the KinetiClass software program for veterinary students. He has also authored numerous book chapters, reviews, abstracts, and proceedings and has presented numerous CE programs for graduate veterinarians.

In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Wilcke also serves as the director of the Veterinary Medical Informatics laboratory in the veterinary college and as a member of the Content Committee of the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organization.

He received his D.V.M. from Iowa State University and his master’s degree from the University of Illinois.

Before joining the faculty as an assistant professor at Virginia Tech in 1982, Wilcke was a resident in clinical pharmacology at the University of Illinois-Urbana College of Veterinary Medicine. He is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology.

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.