The American Association of Swine Veterinarians recognized three members for contributions to the association and to the swine industry.
Dr. Bernie Curran (ISU '74), Eldridge, Iowa, is the 2007 Swine Practitioner of the Year. The association's highest honor recognizes swine practitioners who demonstrate exceptional service to their veterinary clients. Dr. Curran is a partner at Scott County Animal Hospital, a four-veterinarian mixed practice. For 26 years, he was partners with a veterinarian brother. He is a past president of the AASV, and he was active in the effort to eradicate pseudorabies in Iowa. He was a consultant to the Food and Drug Administration's Veterinary Medicine Advisory Committee.
Dr. Stephen E. Sanford (ONT '71), London, Ontario, received the Howard Dunne Memorial Award for outstanding service to the association and the swine industry. Dr. Sanford is a swine specialist for Boehringer Ingelheim Canada. He has served industry through research and a multitude of leadership positions. Previously, he was a veterinary pathologist at the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food. He served as a veterinary officer for Guyana's Ministry of Agriculture for three years.
Dr. Sue Schulteis (KSU '82), Perry, Iowa, received the Meritorious Service Award for the time and effort she has given to the AASV. She is the associate director of the association, where she has worked since 1997. Her most visible responsibility is the coordination of the annual meeting. Previously, Dr. Schulteis assisted her husband, Dr. Lee Schulteis, with his mixed practice while raising their children. She also has practiced small animal medicine and managed a farrowing barn.
Dr. Dennis Timothy Crowe Jr. (ISU '72) was inducted as a fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine. Created in 1988, the college is part of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and provides the society with a consultative body possessing recognized expertise in the practice of critical care. The designation of fellow of the society honors practitioners, researchers, administrators, and educators who have made outstanding contributions to the collaborative field of critical care.
Dr. Crowe is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. He currently serves as president of Veterinary Surgery and Emergency-Critical Care Consulting.
Dr. G. Marvin Beeman (COL '57) was awarded the 2007 Meritorious Service Award from the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, which provides forums for building consensus and advancing solutions for animal agriculture, and continuing education and communication links to animal agriculture professionals.
Dr. Beeman, who operates the Littleton Large Animal Clinic in Colorado, was recognized for his years of participation in NIAA and especially for his leadership role in creating and establishing the association's Equine Committee and resulting equine programs.
Dr. Beeman is a past president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners and the Colorado VMA. He is a former trustee of the AVMA PLIT.
Also of note, the NIAA presented the President's Award to Dr. Karen R. Jordan (NCU '86), a veterinarian and dairy, beef, and horse farmer and producer. She was honored for her leadership as chair of the NIAA Cattle Health Committee.
Dr. Jordan is involved in numerous other animal agriculture organizations nationally and in North Carolina, where she resides. She and her husband, Norman, operate a 60-head Brown Swiss dairy herd and raise Percheron horses.