Dr. David Twedt, Jr., a Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences, was named the 2006 recipient of the Stange Award for Meritorious Service. The award is the highest honor given to alumni of Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. It was presented during special ceremonies held by the university and the college on Oct. 20.
Dr. Twedt was recognized for his professional contributions in veterinary clinical education. Dr. Twedt has been involved in the post-graduate clinical training of more than 140 interns and residents at CSU and served as an advisor to more than 40 graduates. He has played a role in the education of over 3,500 veterinarians who have graduated from CSU. In recognition of his dedication, Dr. Twedt received the 2005 Distinguished Contemporary Faculty Award, the 2004 Norden-Pfizer Distinguished Teacher Award and the Innovative Instructional Methodology Award. In 1999, he was named Outstanding Faculty Award by the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association.
He is a recognized expert in gastroenterology and hepatic diseases of small animals, providing over 400 continuing education programs to graduate veterinarians in the United States and around the world. He has published 180 refereed articles, book chapters and abstracts. In 2000, he was selected as the North American Veterinary Conference Small Animal Program Speaker of the Year. Dr. Twedt graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1972. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
The Stange Award for Meritorious Service in Veterinary Medicine is named in memory of a long-time alumnus in recognition of outstanding professional achievements in veterinary education, research, government service, or private practice.