(SAN ANTONIO, Texas) August 7, 2016—The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) presented its 2016 XIIth International Veterinary Congress Prize to Dr. Craig N. Carter, a recognized authority in international veterinary medicine. Carter received the award at the Global Health Summit Reception held during AVMA Convention 2016 in San Antonio. Carter was recognized for his international contributions to veterinary public health.
“Throughout his career, Dr. Carter has displayed a strong commitment to improving international understanding of veterinary medicine,” said Dr. Joe Kinnarney, AVMA president. “He is a service-oriented individual whose contributions to One Health efforts have had far-reaching effects across the globe. I congratulate him on this award, and thank him for his many years of dedication to international veterinary medicine and tireless efforts to improve public health in the United States and around the world.”
In 2005, Carter joined the University of Kentucky (UK) Department of Veterinary Science as a professor of epidemiology, and in 2007 became director of the UK Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. He also is on faculty at the UK College of Public Health and the new Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine in Harrogate, Tenn. Carter’s military career spanned four decades, starting with active duty and reserves in the U.S. Air Force and later changing over to Army Reserve, retiring from the U.S. Army Reserves as a colonel in 2009. His current research focus is on infectious disease epidemiology and electronic animal health monitoring. Carter received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Texas A&M University, where he also received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in veterinary public health.