April 15, 2013



Posted April 3, 2013

American Association of Swine Veterinarians  

 Dr. Barry R. Kerkaert  Dr. Craig J. Rowles  Dr. Jeffrey J. Zimmerman  Dr. Amber Stricker  Dr. Brad Thacker

Five veterinarians received awards March 4 at the annual meeting of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians. The recipients were as follows: Swine Practitioner of the Year Award: Dr. Barry R. Kerkaert, Pipestone, Minn., who has lectured, visited, or consulted on farms in and beyond the U.S.; Meritorious Service Award: Dr. Craig J. Rowles, Carroll, Iowa, who has represented the AASV, helped students and staff at Iowa State University, and made his farm available to press, regulators, and foreign visitors; Howard Dunne Memorial Award: Dr. Jeffrey J. Zimmerman, Ames, Iowa, a researcher, mentor, and author who has served on professional, academic, and industrial committees; Young Swine Veterinarian of the Year Award: Dr. Amber Stricker, Albert Lea, Minn., who is a partner in a seven-veterinarian practice and member of the Minnesota Pork Board research committee; and Technical Services/Allied Industry Veterinarian of the Year Award: Dr. Brad Thacker, DeSoto, Kan., who is an author, conference speaker, mentor, and farm employee educator.