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Meadows Earns National Veterinary
Dental Teaching Award

Dr. Richard Meadows, MU College of Veterinary Medicine Curators’ Teaching Professor, has been awarded the 2013 AVDS/Hill’s Award for Teaching Excellence by the American Veterinary Dental Society. The award, which is given annually to one recipient for excellence in either teaching or research, was presented at the 2013 Veterinary Dental Forum on Oct. 3 in New Orleans.

Meadows has been a member of the CVM faculty and the director of the Community Practice Section within the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital since 1999. He is also the director of the veterinary hospital’s Pet-Safe Program.

During his career at MU, Meadows has received numerous teaching awards. He was the recipient of the 2010 National Pfizer Teaching Award, the most prestigious veterinary teaching award given in the United States. He also received the 2010 Pfizer Teaching Award that is presented at the college level. His other honors include the 2002 Carl J. Norden Award for Distinguished Teaching at the CVM, the 2003 Golden Chalk Award, the 2003 and 2010 Golden Aesculapius Teaching Award, the 2005 William T. Kemper Excellence in Teaching Fellowship Award, the 2006 Bustad Companion Animal Practitioner Award, and the 2008 Missouri Governor’s Teaching Excellence Award at MU.

Meadows earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from West Texas State University and a bachelor's degree in veterinary science from Texas A&M University. He completed his veterinary studies at Texas A&M.

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