Pfizer Animal Health has announced to showcase the first winners of the 10 under 40 swine veterinarian award programme.
This biennial programme is designed to recognise ten veterinarians under the age of 40 who are making significant contributions to swine medicine.
An independent panel of judges selected ten veterinarians out of nearly 60 nominees. The award was open to AASV veterinarians under 40 years of age, residing in the United States, in practice, academic or consulting capacities. Nominees were to devote a minimum of 60% of their time to swine medicine.
The winners include:
• Tara Donovan, DVM - Donovan serves as vice president of health management at The Hanor Family of Companies, Spring Green, Wis.
• Jason Hocker, DVM, M.S. - As a partner at AMVC and managing partner of AMVC Production in Audubon, Iowa, Hocker was also the lead organiser of the Iowa State University/AMVC Swine Medicine Education Center.
• Marlin Hoogland, DVM, M.S. - In Algona, Iowa, Hoogland acts as the Midwest lead finishing veterinarian at Murphy-Brown Western Operations.
• Dr Darin Madson, DVM - Madson is an assistant professor in the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.
• Jeremy Pittman, DVM - Pittman serves as staff veterinarian at Murphy-Brown North Division in Waverly, Va. He is also an adjunct faculty member at North Carolina State University.
• Sarah Probst Miller, DVM - Probst Miller recently started her own business, AgCreate Solutions. She is based in Monticello, Ill.
• Chris Rademacher, DVM - Rademacher is the director of production improvement at Murphy-Brown Western Operations in Ames, Iowa.
• Cameron Schmitt, DVM, M.S. - In Independence, Iowa, Schmitt is one of the owners and veterinarians at Pipestone Veterinary Clinic of Iowa.
• Matthew Turner, DVM - Turner serves as staff veterinarian at Prestage Farms in Clinton, N.C. and also is as an adjunct professor at North Carolina State University.
• Dr Amy Vincent, DVM, M.S., - Vincent is a veterinary medical officer at the United States Department of Agriculture Agriculture Research Service. She works at the National Animal Disease Center in Ames, Iowa.
Winners received a trip to the Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 17-20, 2011 in St Paul, MN. The selected individuals were honoured at the conference and are being featured in communications about the programme.
Steve Sornsen, the company’s senior director, pork technical services, said: "We believe in showcasing and assisting the animal health care leaders of tomorrow by supporting veterinarians through industry-leading training and education, research and development and investing in the future of the profession with programs such as this."
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