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August 30, 2010
Dr. Wayne McIlwraith, Colorado State University Distinguished Professor and director or the Orthopaedic Research Center, recently traveled to England to receive an honorary doctorate -- DVet Med honoris causa -- from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London, on July 20. The Royal Veterinary College is one of the world's leading specialist veterinary institutions. It is the largest and oldest independent veterinary school in the UK.
When Dr. McIlwraith accepted the conferment he expressed that he was very surprised by the award. Professor Quintin McKellar, principal of the RVC, noted that the award is conferred on individuals of exceptional academic merit, who have also helped or been associated with the college in one way or another.
“Clearly you fall into both categories and were therefore considered an outstanding candidate,” said Professor McKellar.
McIlwraith has received honorary doctorates from the University of Vienna in 1995, Purdue University in 2001, Massey University in New Zealand in 2003 and also from the University of Turin, Italy, in 2004.
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