Dr. Donald L. Piermattei, a Professor Emeritus of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, was honored by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons during the organization’s annual symposium held in Washington, D.C., Oct. 8-10.
Dr. Piermattei received the ACVS Founders’ Award for Career Achievement, particularly for his work as co-author of two of the most famous and well-used books in veterinary surgery, “An Atlas of Surgical Approaches to the Bones of the Dog and Cat” and “Handbook of Small Animal Orthopedics and Fracture Repair.” Dr. Piermattei has lectured at major veterinary meetings and symposia in the United States and throughout the world, including the ACVS Veterinary Symposium, AAHA annual and regional meetings, American and Canadian VMA annual meetings, the World Small Animal Veterinary Congress, and more.
Dr. Piermattei has served on the veterinary faculties of Colorado State University, University of Minnesota, Texas A&M University, and Michigan State University. He has been a Professor Emeritus of Colorado State University since 1993, where he also received the Colorado Veterinary Medical Outstanding Faculty Award in 1992.
In addition to the books he has written, Dr. Piermattei has been the author or co-author of 33 research and scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals and the author of 30 proceedings for scientific and continuing education meetings. He also has contributed chapter material to four textbooks. He has served on numerous professional organizations, and contributed as editor or consulting editor for numerous professional magazines, including Major Problems in Veterinary Surgery and the DVM Newsmagazine.