David Twedt, DVM, DACVIM, a professor of clinical sciences at Colorado State University (CSU) Veterinary Teaching Hospital,
was recently honored with the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) International Award for Scientific Achievement
at the WSAVA conference in Auckland, New Zealand, according to a statement issued by the university. The award recognizes
the work of a veterinarian in advancing the profession's knowledge of companion animal disorders.
Dr. David Twedt is highly regarded as an expert in gastroenterology, endoscopy and hepatic diseases of small animals. He has
shared his wealth of knowledge with more than 140 interns and residents at Colorado State University.
In addition to his role as a professor at CSU, Twedt is also the director of the Veterinary Endoscopy Teaching Center and
has been involved in the postgraduate clinical training of more than 140 interns and residents at the university. He's a past
president of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and the Comparative Gastroenterology Society, as well as
a contributor to Veterinary Medicine magazine and speaker at the CVC veterinary conferences. He is considered an international expert in gastroenterology and
hepatic diseases of small animals and has provided more than 400 continuing education programs to graduate veterinarians in
the United States and abroad. He has also written a number of articles, book chapters and abstracts.
"Dr. Twedt has a long and distinguished career of teaching veterinary students and advancing veterinary medicine. I can think
of no one more deserving of this prestigious award. He is one of the faculty who make CSU great," said Chris Orton, DVM, interim
chair of the Department of Clinical Sciences at the university's College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, in
In addition to the WSAVA International Award for Scientific Achievement, Twedt has received the Distinguished Contemporary
Faculty Award, the Norden-Pfizer Distinguished Teacher Award and the Innovative Instructional Methodology Award. In 1999,
the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association honored him with the Outstanding Faculty Award, and in 2000, he was selected as
the North American Veterinary Conference Small Animal Program Speaker of the Year. He has also been awarded with Iowa State
University's Stange Award for Meritorious Service, the highest honor bestowed upon alumni of ISU's College of Veterinary Medicine.