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Dr. Donald Thrall (R) receives the prestigious ACVR Bernstein Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2011 ACVR Annual Meeting in Albuquerque, NM. from ACVR President, Dr. Val Samii (L).

“As one can see from his 70 page CV, Don Thrall meets and goes well beyond the criteria set forth for the Bernstein Lifetime Achievement Award. His accomplishments in Research, Teaching, and Service are outstanding. I cannot think of a more deserving person for this award.”

“Dr. Thrall was the driving force in establishing the Specialty of Radiation Oncology. His commitment to Veterinary Radiology in combination with his attention to detail and demand for excellence has made the Journal what it is today – the premier journal in veterinary imaging.”

“He has been without a doubt one of the most significant contributers to veterinary radiology and veterinary radiation oncology to date.”

“An icon for the discipline of veterinary radiography.”

Contributions to the ACVR

  • ACVR Treasurer, 1976-1977
  • ACVR Examination Committee, 1977-1980 and 2000-2005
  • ACVR Examination Committee Chair, 1981 and 2004-2005
  • ACVR President-Elect, 1978
  • ACVR President, 1979
  • Associate Editor, Veterinary Radiology, November 1979-May 1981
  • Editor-In-Chief, Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound, June 1981-present
  • ACVR – Radiation Oncology President, 1994-1996
  • ACVR Residency Standards Committee – Radiation Oncology, 1998-2002

Other Noteworthy Contributions

  • Trained 53 residents
  • Major Professor for 6 PhD candidates
  • Extensive, on-going research
  • 234 publications
  • 27 book chapters
  • 165 national and international CE presentations
  • Textbook of Veterinary Diagnostic Radiology (editor and major contributor)
  • Atlas of Normal Radiographic Anatomy and Anatomic Variants in the Dog and Cat

Dr. Robert E. Thrall’s Letters of Support