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Celebrate Veterinarians! Award Winners

DSA Award Recipients

Cornelius Thibeault, DVM (1974)​
MVMA President in 1942
Cornelius Thibeault Equine Clinic, Tufts (Namesake)
Died in 1988

C. Lawrence Blakely, DVM (1975)​
MVMA President in 1958

Alden H. Russell, DVM (1976)​
Graduated from Cornell University in 1920
MVMA President in 1947
Concord Animal Hospital (Founder)
Died in 1987


Frank W. Zak, DVM (1977)​
Graduated from Middlesex University in 1942
MVMA President in 1974
Zak Animal Hospital, now Lynn Animal Clinic (Owner)
Died in 2012

George W. Abbott, DVM (1978)​
Graduated from Cornell University in 1945
MVMA President in 1964
Grafton Animal Hospital (Owner) & Abbott Animal Hospital (Co-Owner)
Died in 2009

Gus W. Thornton, DVM (1980)​
Graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1957
MSPCA-Angell (Former President)
Died in 2010

James C. DeWitt, DVM (1981)​
Graduated from Middlesex University
MVMA President in 1975
DeWitt Animal Hospital (Founder)
Died in 1996

Edgar "Brud" Tucker, DVM (1982)​
Graduated from Cornell University in 1941
MVMA President in 1960
Died 1994

Todd O. Munson, VMD (1983)​
Graduated from University of Pennsylvania in 1931
Angell Animal Medical Center
Died in 1998

Morton Wolf, DVM (1984)​
Graduated from Michigan State University in 1946
MVMA President in 1965
Dr. Wolf's Animal Hospital (Founder)

C. Peter Nelson, DVM (1985)​
Graduated from Cornell University in 1961
MVMA President in 1981
Marlboro Animal Hospital

Richard J. Sheehan, DVM (1986)​
Graduated from Cornell University in 1963
MVMA President in 1980
Sheehan & Sheehan (Owner)

Richard M. Roberts, DVM (1987)​
Graduated from Colorado State University in 1958

Carol A. Cookingham, DVM (1988)​
Graduated from Cornell University in 1979
Linwood Animal Hospital (Founder)

Hugh W. Edmonds, VMD (1989)​
Graduated from University of Pennsylvania
MVMA President in 1982
Northampton Veterinary Clinic (Founder)
Died in 1990

Raymond Russo, DVM (1990)​
Graduated from Middlesex University in 1944
MVMA President in 1984
Kingston Animal Hospital (Founder)

Joseph M. Stoyak, VMD (1991)​
Graduated from University of Pennsylvania in 1952
MVMA President in 1979
VCA Wickaboag Animal Hospital
Died in 2011

Franklin M. Loew, DVM, PhD (1992)​
Graduated from Cornell University in 1965
Becker College (President) Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine (Second Dean)
Died in 2003

Richard A. Heller, DVM (1993)​
Graduated from Auburn University in 1969
MVMA President 1991
Milford Animal Hospital (Owner)

Edward A. Zullo, DVM (1994)​
Graduated from Middlesex University in 1944
MVMA President in 1966

Richard D. Lindsay, DVM (1995)​
Graduated from Michigan State University in 1954
MVMA President in 1978
Andover Animal Hospital (Founder)

Leonard C. Marcus, VMD, MD (1996)​
Graduated from University of Pennsylvania in 1962

James N. Ross, Jr., DVM, PhD (1997)​
Graduated from The Ohio State University in 1965
MVMA President in 2005
Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine (Professor of Clinical Sciences)

Joseph G. Merriam, Jr., DVM, MS (1998)​
Graduated from Kansas State University in 1969
MVMA President in 1993
Massachusetts Equine Clinic

Susan M. Rabaut, DVM (1999)​
Graduated from Michigan State University in 1968
MVMA President in 1995
Framingham Animal Hospital (Owner)

Henry E. Childers, DVM (2000)​
Graduated from Auburn University in 1954
Cranston Animal Hospital (Owner)

Robert A. Labdon, Jr., DVM (2001)​
Graduated from University of Missouri in 1969
MVMA President in 1996
Veterinary Associates of Cape Cod (Founder)

Peter Theran, VMD (2002)​
Graduated from University of Pennsylvania in 1961
MVMA President in 1992
MSPCA

Elizabeth S. Sinnigen, VMD, MS (2003)​
Graduated from University of Pennsylvania in 1985
VCA Rotherwood Animal Hospital

Wendy E. Emerson, DVM (2004)​
Graduated from Tufts University in 1985
MVMA President from 1999-2001
Putnam Veterinary Clinic (Founder)

James Q. Knight, DVM (2005)​
Graduated from Michigan State University in 1973
MVMA President in 2002
Becker College (Director, Animal Studies Programs)

John H. de Jong, DVM (2006)​
Graduated from Tufts University in 1985
MVMA President in 2003
Newton Animal Clinic (Founder)

Tristram C. Carpenter, DVM (2007)​
Graduated from Michigan State University in 1967
MVMA President in 2004
Norwood Animal Hospital (Founder)

Gail Hartman, DVM (2008)​
Graduated from Tufts University in 1984

Richard Rodger, DVM (2009)​
Graduated from National University of Mexico in 1978
Richard F. Rodger, DVM (Owner)

Seymour Bigman, DVM (2010)​
Graduated from Middlesex University in 1946
Kindness Animal Hospital
Died in 2016

David Schwarz, DVM (2011)​
Graduated from Cornell University in 1976
MVMA President from 2007-2009
Ashland Animal Hospital (Owner)

Adam Arzt, VMD (2012)​
Graduated from University of Pennsylvania in 1989
MVMA President from 2015-2017
Metrowest Veterinary Associates, Inc. (Founder)

Cheryl Blaze, BVSc, PhD, MBA, DACVAA, DVA, MRCVS  (2013)​ 

Graduated from University of Queensland in 1974

Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine (Assistant Professor of Anesthesia)

 

Mary Labato, DVM, DACVIM (2014)​

Graduated from Tufts University in 1983
MVMA President from 2009-2011

Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

 

 

Kathy Reilly, DVM (2015)

Graduated from University of Wisconsin in 1991

MVMA President from 2011-2013

Park Place Veterinary Hospital, PLLC

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