Dr. Stephen Withrow, Director of the Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University, recently has received two recognitions for his outstanding work in the veterinary medical field: the John E. McCoy Award from Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, and the Bourgelat Award from the British Small Animal Veterinary Association.
Dr. Withrow was recognized for his work in surgical limb-sparing, where cancerous bones in the limbs of cats and dogs are removed and replaced with healthy donor bone. The procedure has been adopted by cancer treatment centers across the nation and has been an effective alternative to amputations in children diagnosed with osteosarcoma.
The John E. McCoy Award is granted to a recipient who shows outstanding work in the veterinary medical field. The award was enacted to remember Washington State University veterinarian John E. McCoy and his contributions to internal animal medicine. Dr. McCoy taught at the university for 23 years and served as the Chair of the WSU Veterinary Clinic and Dean of the veterinary school.
The Bourgelat Award is presented annually by BSAVA as the primary recognition for outstanding international contributions to the field of small animal practice. The award was established in 1965 and is awarded to international veterinary surgeons.
Dr. Withrow has been with the Colorado State Veterinary Teaching Hospital since 1978. He was recently named the Director of the CSU Cancer Supercluster and the chief scientific officer of NeoTrex, the enterprise arm of the Supercluster. He is a Colorado State University Distinguished Professor and the only veterinarian admitted as a member of the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society. He also recently was the Jacque Jenny Key Note lecturer at the Veterinary Orthopaedic Society’s annual meeting in Breckenridge, Colo.