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|2011 ASVCP Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient: Dr. Victor Edwin Oswald (Ted) Valli|
2011 ASVCP Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient: Dr. Victor Edwin Oswald (Ted) Valli
Dr. Ted Valli is a "giant on whose shoulders many of us have stood" and this is our opportunity to say thank you. Below are just a few excerpts from the letters of support the ASVCP received for Dr. Valli's nomination.
Dr. Valli has been an extraordinary contributor to our knowledge in veterinary clinical pathology and specifically veterinary hematology for 45 years and is still going strong. Few, if any, of our colleagues have actively contributed so much and with such high quality to the profession for so long. Dr. V. E. O. (Ted) Valli has made the advancement of clinical pathology his "life's work" and has earned the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award.
While Dr Valli's contribution to veterinary clinical pathology in the research arena is incredible, his teaching contributions are equally so. For nearly thirty years, Ted taught hematology, cytology and urinalysis to veterinary students. Many veterinarians in Canada learnt their clinical pathology from Dr Valli. Almost more important than the knowledge they gained from Dr. Valli was the infectious enthusiasm and passion for veterinary pathology in particular, and science in general, that he radiated. That passion lit fires in them and spurred them on to be the best veterinarians that they could be.
Early in his career, he studied the kinetics of hematopoiesis in the calf – this seminal work continues to be studied by students interested in animal hematology…Ted is a prolific writer and has a work ethic that is rarely observed. He has published hundreds of research articles and has contributed to or written some of the most significant texts in recent years in veterinary hematopathology. Most notable has been his amazing leadership and strong influence in the veterinary world for the classification of lymphomas in animal species.