Get to know our dermatology winner for the 2022 Veterinary Heroes™ Awards
James Noxon, DVM, DACVIM, the 2022 winner of the Veterinary HeroesTM program's dermatology category, sponsored by Phovia, has been an exemplary faculty member at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, being promoted to Morrill professor in 2015 for “outstanding performance in teaching and learning,” according to his nominator. He has served as an inspiration, supporter, and mentor for his veterinary students, both while they are in the classroom and after they have graduated, over his 40-year career at prestigious veterinary schools. His passion for dermatology and his fun approach to teaching has been impactful to his students.
“My biggest accomplishment is my students. I adore my students. They reflect on me, on us, on the profession, [and] on our university. They’re wonderful [individuals], for the most part. What better accomplishment could you ask for? I love to see them out there. I love going to meetings and seeing our graduates and former students of mine just to find out what they’re doing with their lives. I hope they’re successful, but I also hope they’re happy. Being happy is more important than being successful,” Noxon said.
Along with his notable teaching, Noxon is renowned in veterinary dermatology for his expertise in otology and the management of ear diseases. He is a graduate of the 1976 class of College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University. As a past president of the Academy of Veterinary Dermatology (AAVD), Noxon has received an array of noteworthy awards, including being a 2-time winner of the Carl J. Norden Distinguished Teacher Award and receiving the Frank Král Award for Achievements in Veterinary Dermatology from the AAVD in 2015.
View Noxon's interview with dvm360® at the Fetch dvm360® Conference in Kansas City to learn more about the role of dermatology in veterinary practice.