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Veterinary Graduate Receives Award

March 1, 2007

Dr. McVey (left) with Dr. Brace
Dr. McVey (left) with Dr. Brace

KNOXVILLE – Dr. Scott McVey has received the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine’s 2007 Distinguished Alumni Award. McVey, a 1980 graduate of the college, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Microbiology and faculty supervisor for bacteriology/parasitology at the Veterinary Diagnostic Center, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, University of Nebraska, Lincoln. McVey, who received his Ph.D. from Texas A&M in Veterinary Microbiology, has worked in private practice, industry and academia. From 2003-2004, he served on the President of the United States’ Blue Ribbon Panel on Counter Measures for Terrorist Threats to Agriculture. McVey is also a diplomat and past president of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists.

McVey contributes to veterinary medicine through research, education and the industry. His research has been extensively published, and he has presented over 50 seminars and continuing education conferences. McVey, a member of the veterinary college’s second graduating class, says his success is the result of associating with good people over many years. "I have been fortunate enough to travel the world and participate in many areas of veterinary medicine, but the quality at the University of Tennessee, especially in terms of passion, is unique. I think that passion has influenced a lot of people." He advises students to use the opportunities they receive at veterinary college to broaden their experiences. "My experiences in college helped me develop a broad interest in infectious diseases. I’ve been fortunate to work on several global projects involving many different species of animals."

McVey, who grew up in Rogersville, Tennessee, currently lives in Beatrice, Nebraska with his wife, Diane. They are the proud parents of four sons and two grandsons.

One of 28 veterinary colleges in the United States, the UT College of Veterinary Medicine educates students in the art and science of veterinary medicine and related biomedical sciences, promotes scientific research and enhances human and animal well-being. The college is the winner of the 2006 Commitment Award from the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence.

Sandra Harbison
Media Relations
UT College of Veterinary Medicine

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