C. Scanlon Daniels to lead AASV
A veterinarian who works in food animal practice and research in Texas is the new president of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians.
Dr. C. Scanlon Daniels of Dalhart, Texas, became president March 6 during the AASV meeting in San Diego. Dr. Nathan Winkelman of Rice, Minnesota, is president-elect, Dr. Jeffrey Harker of Frankfort, Indiana, is vice president, and Dr. Alejandro "Alex" Ramirez of Ames, Iowa, is immediate past president.
Dr. Daniels grew up on a family farm in central Iowa and earned his DVM degree at Iowa State University in 1998, AASV information states. He and his wife, Dr. Angela Daniels, run a food animal veterinary practice, laboratory, and contract research company in Dalhart, Texas
In an AASV profile written when Dr. Daniels was running for AASV vice president, he said insights from his upbringing and work will help him serve members. That profile is available at https://jav.ma/AASVDaniels.
"My experiences growing up on a family farm engaged in hog, cattle, and crop production gave me the perspective of a farmer," he said. "As a veterinarian, working for both a live-hog producer and an integrated food company gave me an appreciation for the inter-relatedness and complexity of hog production, food safety, and disease concerns."
He also wrote in praise of the enthusiasm of AASV members, rewarding growth of student involvement, and recent expansion of member services. He wrote that pork safety, swine well-being, and improved disease control never were more important.