May 01, 2014

 

 AASV honors five for proficiency, contributions

Posted April 16, 2014









Dr. Matthew B. Turner Dr. Aaron Lower Dr. Darrell L. Neuberger
Dr. Locke A. Karriker Dr. Harry O. Snelson

​Dr. Matthew B. Turner (NCU ‘00) of Faison, N.C., received the 2014 Swine Practitioner of the Year Award during the annual meeting in March of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians. Dr. Turner was honored for proficiency and effectiveness in delivering veterinary services to clients. In addition to work as a practitioner, he serves as adjunct faculty and as a mentor at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Aaron Lower (IL ‘09) of White Heath, Ill., received the Young Swine Veterinarian of the Year Award. He was honored for demonstrating the ideals of exemplary service and proficiency early in his career. Dr. Lower provides health, diagnostic, production, and research support to clients in three states.

Dr. Darrell L. Neuberger (ISU ‘77) of Garner, Iowa, received the Technical Services/Allied Industry Veterinarian of the Year Award. He was honored for proficiency and effectiveness in delivering veterinary services and for service to the AASV and swine industry. Dr. Neuberger gives technical expertise to his company’s sales force and mentors veterinary students and recent graduates.

Dr. Locke A. Karriker (MIS ‘99) of Ames, Iowa, received the Howard Dunne Memorial Award. He was honored for contributions and service to the AASV and the swine industry. He is director of the Swine Medicine Education Center at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, an associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine, a researcher, and a mentor.

Dr. Harry O. Snelson (NCU ‘90) of Burgaw, N.C., received the Meritorious Service Award. He was honored for service to the AASV, where he has worked as communications director since 2005. He served on the AASV board of directors from 1999-2004 and has worked on AASV councils and committees, which included chairing the Foreign Animal Disease Committee.