Dale Grotelueschen, DVM ’74, MS, was named Veterinarian of the Year by the Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA).
Grotelueschen, a professor and director of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center, received the award at the NVMA annual convention, held this year in La Vista, Nebraska, a suburb of Omaha.
“The NVMA fills a very important role for veterinary medicine in Nebraska. I have been able to serve and learn from so many talented NVMA members during my career and I’m honored to receive this award,” Grotelueschen said.
The Veterinarian of the Year award is presented annually to an NVMA member who has contributed to the advancement of veterinary medicine in the state of Nebraska. Service to the state association and profession; service to community; service to family and other responsibilities.
Before being named as GPVEC director in 2013, Grotelueschen worked for 13 years as a technical services veterinarian for Pfizer Animal Health/Zoetis. Prior to his industry position, Grotelueschen worked in private veterinary practice before serving for 16 years as a professor of veterinary extension diagnostics at Nebraska and director of the Panhandle Veterinary Diagnostic Lab in Scottsbluff.