The Missouri Veterinary Medical Foundation recognized University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine Dean Carolyn J. Henry with her induction into the organization’s Honor Roll. The Veterinary Honor Roll recognizes veterinarians who are nominated for inclusion by those whose lives they have touched, or who have touched the lives of others. Their names and photographs are presented in a display within the foundation’s museum at the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA) offices in Jefferson City.
Henry, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology) was welcomed into the Honor Roll Jan. 25, 2020, during the MVMA’s annual convention.
MVMA President-elect Marcy Hammerle, DVM, a member of the MU CVM Class of 2003, nominated Henry for the honor, which was announced during the MVMA Academy luncheon.
“There were a lot of reasons that I nominated her,” Hammerle said. “In school she was just such a huge mentor and provided great support to the students.
“And as dean of the vet school she’s done so much,” Hammerle continued. “Her transparency and her advocacy for veterinary students ─ I’m just so proud of her ─ and she’s someone who I really admire.”
Henry thanked the members of the audience. “Thank you of giving me that honor of serving not just this college, but also the state of Missouri and representing all the great people here at this convention and all those out there working,” she said.
She also took a moment to introduce and thank her mother, Billie Henry, who accompanied her to the luncheon. “I owe it all to her,” Henry said. “She is 90 years old, full of stories, and all of the ones about me are untrue,” she joked.
The Missouri Veterinary Medical Foundation supports the charitable and educational activities of the MVMA. The foundation focuses on public education and animal welfare issues to further the health of animals in Missouri.