Emily Falls and VA-MD Vet Med Interim Dean Greg Daniel
Interim Dean Greg Daniel presents the March 2019 Staff Member of the Month award to Emily Falls.

Emily Falls

Necropsy technician

Veterinary Teaching Hospital

For Emily's nominator, Emily's interest in the field of diagnostic pathology is evident. From asking for involvement in necropsy — a task her nominator described as "not the prettiest job in the hospital" — to enrolling in a course in veterinary forensic pathology and ultimately applying her knowledge to the betterment of occasional incoming legal cases, Emily's contributions are not without admiration.

"Emily does an absolutely amazing job keeping the students (and the doctors and residents!) organized and safe," her nominator said. "Her interactions with clients (be they in-house clinicians, referring veterinarians, or grieving owners) are always professional and sympathetic; she always makes sure the clay paws are done to the highest standard and frequently goes above and beyond in ensuring that the remains of beloved pets are handled respectfully. The icing on the cake: She is wonderful to work with, kind, approachable, smart, and funny. We are truly lucky to have her!"