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 Dr. L. Garry Adams awarded 2017 AVMA Award for Contributions to Advancement of Organized Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Garry Adams(INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana)—The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has named Dr. L. Garry Adams recipient of its 2017 AVMA Award. Adams, who received the award during AVMA Convention 2017 in Indianapolis, is recognized for his leadership and significant contributions to the advancement of organized veterinary medicine.

"Throughout his career, Dr. Adams has played a significant role in supporting and strengthening many veterinary and medical organizations," said Dr. Tom Meyer, AVMA president. "His consistent participation and outstanding leadership have been instrumental in building stronger state and national organizations. I congratulate Dr. Adams on receiving this well-deserved award and I thank him for his tireless efforts and invaluable influence in the advancement of organized veterinary medicine."

For more than 30 years, Dr. Adams has lent his leadership to a wide array of medical associations and professional societies, including among others, the Texas Veterinary Medical Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the International Academy of Pathology, and serving as a Lifetime Member of the AVMA. He has also contributed expertise to a variety of committees and boards, including the AVMA's Council on Research, Council on Education, Committee on International Veterinary Affairs, and the Global Food Security Summit organizing committee. He has been the recipient of many industry awards, including the AVMF/AVMA Lifetime Excellence in Research Award in 2012 and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges’ (AAVMC) 2015 Senator John Melcher, DVM Leadership in Public Policy Award. Dr. Adams received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree and Ph.D., in Veterinary Pathology from Texas A&M University. He also holds Diplomate status from the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. He currently serves as Senior Professor in the Department of Veterinary Pathology at Texas A&M University.

Visit for more details on the AVMA's Veterinary Excellence Awards program.​

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