Veterinary Faculty Member Receives International Award
December 14, 2006
KNOXVILLE - A professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine (UTCVM), recognized internationally for his expertise in canine physical rehabilitation, has received the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA)-Iams Paatsama Award.
Dr. Darryl Millis (left), section chief of small animal surgery at UTCVM, was recognized for his outstanding clinical and scientific achievements in elevating the profile of both orthopedic surgery and patient rehabilitation. According to the WSAVA, his prospective studies have been of crucial importance in veterinary orthopedics and are acknowledged as important examples of evidence–based surgery and physical rehabilitation. The award acknowledged Dr. Millis’ as an outstanding role model and mentor to others, inspiring many veterinarians in clinical research.
The award is presented annually by the WSAVA in conjunction with The Iams Company to recognize excellence and scientific achievement by a clinical researcher in the field of orthopedic medicine and surgery, including clinical nutrition, skeletal growth and development, and preventative medicine, etiology, pathogenesis and epidemiology of musculoskeletal conditions.
Dr. Millis is co-editor of the textbooks Essential Facts of Physiotherapy in Dogs and Cats, Rehabilitation and Pain Management, and the Textbook of Small Animal Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, and is a primary faculty member of the University of Tennessee Certificate Program in Canine Rehabilitation, which received the Outstanding Non-Credit Program Award from the Association for Continuing Higher Education. He received his BS and DVM from Cornell University, MS from the University of Florida, and completed an internship and surgery residency at Michigan State University. Dr. Millis is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.
Dr. Darryl Millis received the award at the association’s annual Congress held in Prague, Czech Republic.
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