U Of MN College Of Veterinary Medicine Professor Emeritus Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
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Contact: Ann Freeman, Director of Public Relations, College of Veterinary Medicine, 612 624-4752, pager 580-0494
MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (March 15, 2002) -- Victor Perman, D.V.M., professor emeritus, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) received a lifetime achievement award from the American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology in December for his contributions to veterinary clinical pathology and for developing the use of cytology as a rapid and reliable diagnostic technique.
Dr. Perman graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 1955 and received his Ph.D. degree from the CVM in 1962. He began his academic career as an instructor in clinical pathology in 1955. Over the course of his career, he served as professor, department chair, associate dean, and EEO officer. He entered phased retirement in 1995, and currently holds a ten percent appointment in the College as a development associate for Alumni Relations.
Dr. Perman taught DVM students clinical pathology from 1955 through 1998.
His awards include the Norden Distinguished Teacher in Veterinary Medicine,
Gaines "Fido" awards (AAHA and AVMA), and the American Animal Hospital
Association's Distinguished Service Award. In 1999, he was elected Distinguished
Member of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists.
Other major accomplishments include a national and international reputation in the field of Clinical Pathology. He has given hundreds of presentations and workshops and was involved in research projects amounting to over $2.5 million. Dr. Perman has been an active member of several professional organizations and honor societies.
"To be acknowledged by one's peers is really quite an honor," said Dr.