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The American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (ACVAA) Career Achievement Award recognizes a Diplomate for accomplishments throughout a long career of outstanding performance in advancing the art and science of veterinary anesthesia and/or analgesia. The award is made on the basis of accomplishments throughout a career distinguished by sustained, significant contributions to education, research and/or service in veterinary anesthesia and analgesia, including service to the ACVAA. The ACVAA is proud to award the 2019 career achievement award to Dr. Thomas Doherty. Dr. Doherty has demonstrated a lifelong commitment to teaching, research, and service in the field of veterinary anesthesia. He joined the faculty at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine (UTCVM) in 1993 and has been teaching anesthesia to students, residents, and house officers for 25 years. He has authored over eighty publications in the field of veterinary anesthesia with original research, review articles, and clinical commentary and served as editor in the publication of two major textbooks in our field. Congratulations Dr. Doherty!