Most Valuable Technician and Students Named for Recent Rotations

Published: January 29th, 2014

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Congratulations to the the winners of Most Valuable Technician and Student for Rotation P and Q.  Here are some of the things that were said about each winner:

Brittany WallStudent Brittany Wall: “She has a great attitude and brings her sense of humor to every situation. During her time on surgery, she had several difficult cases and handled them with excellent skill and professionalism. She was in charge of a very involved burn case and the care she provided to that cute little puppy was so compassionate, enthusiastic, and capable…I was highly impressed! I’ve worked with Brittany on other rotations and I’ve always enjoyed our time together. She’s really a great student, and will make an excellent veterinarian!”

Melanie PowellCardiology technician Melanie Powell: “Melanie Powell is an invaluable asset to students, faculty, and clients within the small animal hospital. Her brilliant personality and expansive knowledge in veterinary medicine shine through on a daily basis. She is always ready and willing to help in any way possible, despite stresses and demands of personal and professional life. It was an honor and a privilege to work with Melanie, and I aspire to match her devotion and level of patient care as I continue in my veterinary career.”

Helen RudnickStudent Helen Rudnick: “Helen was exceptional in patient care on the ECC rotation, handled multiple inpatients with a smile on her face, and showed compassion when communicating with pet owners. In addition, she went above and beyond asking questions and putting effort into understanding disease processes, treatment options, and prognosis. She will represent the University of Florida well as a future DVM. “

Stacy LopezIntegrative Medicine Technician Stacy Lopez: “I would like to nominate Stacy Lopez in integrative medicine. She is new to UF’s Small Animal Hospital and is a great addition to the integrative medicine department. Stacy always had a smile on her face and was cheerful. She often didn’t have to be asked for help, she was already there and offering her assistance. When asked for help with things she was still unfamiliar with, she said, “we’ll learn it together” and found an answer for us, instead of leaving us to do it on our own. In addition to being such a nice, helpful person, she is very knowledgeable about her field. Stacy and Wendy both helped us ease back into clinics on our first rotation. I would like for Stacy to be recognized and know that she is a great asset to the integrative department and we are so happy to have her as part of the UF team!”