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"Absolute inspirational professor. He gave me entrepreneurial, moral and life experience conversation during large animal ambulatory rotation that were instrumental to me in making decisions after graduation. He transcended the typical student and teacher relationship and saw who the student is and we spent one month in his truck riding to different locations and instead of driving large animal medicine into a student that was 110% dedicated to small animal medicine he took the time to figure out who I was and what I would accomplish in my career and gave me life lessons that I have given to my students. I don’t think that I would be the Director of the Vet Student Leadership Summit and part of the Admissions committee for the University of Florida Veterinary school without acting on the lessons that Dr. Hammerquist gave me."
"Decades of enthusiastic and enthusiastically combative diagnostic pathology guidance, teaching and training students and residents, and generally flying high the flag of a atomic pathology."
"While being an interdisciplinary clinician, lecturer and researcher, Dr. McCobb still always found time to connect one on one with students and to be a mentor. As one of her previous students, I had the chance to learn from her dedication and commitment to high-quality, evidence-based medicine and practices. When shelter medicine was not fully established in most veterinary curricula across the nation, Dr. McCobb took it upon herself to provide that exposure and experience to the small handful of students who were eager to learn more about the discipline. She helped me navigate my veterinary education and eventually my career into shelter medicine and, it is because of her support, that I am now an ABVP board certified shelter medicine specialist. Her accomplishments within shelter medicine, anesthesiology and the Center for Animals and Public Policy are innumerable and invaluable. She truly leads by example. She led me to where I am today and I know she has led many other students similarly. I consider myself beyond fortunate for having her as my mentor."
"Stefano has dedicated almost 20 years to the Cummings School teaching both students and house officers in all departments of the hospital. He has positively impacted the education and careers of those in the basic sciences, the clinical sciences (large and small animal hospital), as well as the wildlife clinic. Stefano is a prime example of what we should all aspire to be. He is so dedicated to acquiring new knowledge, asking questions and pushing the limits of what we know as veterinarians that he has inspired countless Tufts Graduates to go further then they thought was possible. In addition to his amazing academic performance and incredible breadth of knowledge he is fundamentally one of the most caring and compassionate individuals I have ever met. He always goes out of his way to help students, patients, owners and the community. The school as a whole is so much better thanks to his long time contribution. I can personally speak to how much of a positive impact he has had on both my personal life and career. In my opinion, no one deserves to be honored more than Dr. Stefano Pizzirani."
"Extraordinary instructor in the emergency and critical care department."