The winner of the 2016 Susie Buttrick Award was the Necropsy Department. With this grant, the Necropsy Department will purchase a series of navy blue scrub top and bottom sets, embroidered with their team division for the purposes of:
  1. Creating an important barrier between our live patients we are caring for at our facility and deceased marine animal we examine in our lab or in the field.
  2. Maintaining professionalism of post-mortem examinations that are accessible to the public eye.
By creating a distinction between Necropsy team members and the veterinarian team, we can reduce the risk of cross-contamination between live and deceased animals and create an easy distinction between staff in the field.