Today’s Veterinary Business Staff
The American Association of Bovine Practitioners’ top honor, Bovine Practitioner of the Year, has been bestowed on Canadian veterinarian Henry Ceelen, DVM.
Dr. Ceelen, who practices at Rideau-St. Lawrence Veterinary Services in eastern Ontario, was recognized for his contributions to bovine medicine and his involvement in organized veterinary medicine.
The award was handed out in Phoenix during AABP’s 51st annual conference, which attracted more than 1,600 people. The event was held jointly with the American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners.
Among the other honorees were:
- Virginia Fajt, DVM, Ph.D., DACVCP, of College Station, Texas (AABP Award of Excellence)
- Dan Thomson, DVM, Ph.D., of Manhattan, Kansas (Zoetis Distinguished Service Award)
- Sheila McGuirk, DVM, MS, Ph.D., DACVIM, of Dodgeville, Wisconsin (Merck Animal Health Mentor of the Year Award)
- Ben Shelton, DVM, of Olin, North Carolina (Boehringer Ingelheim Excellence in Preventive Medicine Awards — Dairy)
- John Crews, DVM, of Fort Meade, Florida (Boehringer Ingelheim Excellence in Preventive Medicine Awards — Beef)
- Eric Behlke, DVM, Ph.D., of Okotoks, Alberta, Canada (Dr. James A. Jarrett Award for Young Leaders)
- Iowa State University (AABP Student Chapter Award)
- Derek Foster, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM, of North Carolina State University (Faculty Advisor Award)
In other conference news:
- The late Leland Allenstein, DVM, of Whitewater, Wisconsin, and Del Miles, DVM, MS, of Greeley, Colorado, were inducted into the Cattle Production Veterinarian Hall of Fame.
- AABP student members received $331,000 worth of scholarships and travel stipends.
- Glenn Rogers of Aledo, Texas, was welcomed as AABP’s new president.
- The 5K Stampede Fun Run and a dinner and auctions raised $80,000 for the Amstutz Scholarship Fund.