Andrea Moore, the manager of the Intensive Care Unit in the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine's Veterinary Teaching Hospital, was recently recognized for her contributions to the hospital during the 2008 Veterinary Teaching Hospital Awards Ceremony in the College Center.

After opening remarks by Dr. Bill Pierson, hospital director, and presentation of certificates of completion for outgoing residents and interns, Rick Hiller, hospital administrator, announced the nominations for the hospital’s 2008 Staff Recognition Award.

Individuals are nominated for this award by their peers based upon criteria that include a professional attitude, excellent skills and performance, a willingness to help and cooperate with coworkers, and superior efficiency and organization. The faculty, staff, and students working in the hospital then vote on the nominees to determine the winner.

According to many of her co-workers, Moore was an obvious choice.

“Andrea is extremely deserving of recognition for going above and beyond in her job duties,” wrote one in her nomination letter.

Another colleague wrote, “She has taken the role of manager in stride and made a seamless transition from co-worker to manager.”

Moore received a plaque and monetary award in appreciation of her outstanding dedication to the hospital and to the college.

The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine is a two-state, three-campus professional school operated by the land-grant universities of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg and the University of Maryland at College Park. Its flagship facilities, based at Virginia Tech, include the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, which treats more than 40,000 animals annually. Other campuses include the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Va., and the Avrum Gudelsky Veterinary Center at College Park, home of the Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine. The college annually enrolls approximately 500 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and graduate students, is a leading biomedical and clinical research center, and provides professional continuing education services for veterinarians practicing throughout the two states. Virginia Tech, the most comprehensive university in Virginia, is dedicated to quality, innovation, and results to the commonwealth, the nation, and the world.


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