Colorado Veterinary Medical Association Service Awards Honor CSU Professor, Dean Emeritus

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The Colorado Veterinary Medical Association this fall honored Dr. Khursheed Mama, professor in Colorado State University’s Department of Clinical Sciences, and Lance Perryman, dean emeritus of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, with Service Awards.

Dr. Perryman, who retired in the summer, received the 2012 Distinguished Service Award for his outstanding service to the advancement of veterinary medicine over the years. He retired after nearly 30 years in the field of veterinary medicine, serving the past 11 years as dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Dr. Mama received CVMA’s 2012 Outstanding Faculty Award, which recognizes a CSU faculty member for his/her teaching capabilities and proficiency, unselfish assistance to practitioners and contributions to continuing education.

“Dr. Mama’s influence reaches far beyond the walls of the university,” said Dr. Mark Stetter, dean of the college. “The college has been lucky to have such passionate people as Drs. Mama and Perryman who have had a positive influence on students and the community.”

Dr. Mama’s parents supported her leaving India to study veterinary medicine at Washington State University. She attributes her success and diverse experiences to her parents’ support and commitment to help those less fortunate. She volunteers in her community and in educational opportunities overseas to improve animal care.

She engages her students in lessons by imitating her animal patients in various states of dysphoria and reenacting the effects of certain drugs on animals. Dr. Mama’s animated and energetic lessons illustrate her passion for her students and dedication to her field of study. Her clinical interests include anesthetic management of different species, anesthesia and cardiovascular disease, and improving patient safety during anesthesia.

CVMA’s mission is to improve animal welfare, promote the human/animal bond, protect public health and foster excellence in veterinary medicine through education, advocacy and outreach. For more information, go to