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October 15, 2021

American College of Theriogenologists

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Annual meeting, July 21-24, Omaha, Nebraska


Dr. Althouse
Dr. Gary Althouse

Theriogenologist of the Year
Dr. Gary Althouse (Iowa State ‘94), New London, Pennsylvania. Dr. Althouse is a professor of reproduction and swine health, chair in animal reproduction, and associate dean of sustainable agriculture and veterinary practices at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. He is also the founder and director of Penn Vet’s Reference Andrology Laboratory, which provides critical research and clinical services in food animal production. A diplomate of the ACT, Dr. Althouse is a past president of the college and the Society for Theriogenology.


The college celebrated its 50th anniversary and recognized charter diplomates and diplomates from the first 10 years, welcoming Dr. William Brown, Delta, Colorado, the only charter diplomate in attendance. Dr. John Kastelic, Calgary, Alberta, a former president of the college, gave a plenary presentation on the history of the ACT and SFT. The college expressed support for the Theriogenology Foundation’s work in offering Nandi Scholarships to outstanding veterinary students and in continuing to offer residencies in companion animal theriogenology in collaboration with the American Kennel Club and AKC Canine Health Foundation.

New diplomate

Jennine Lection, University Park, Pennsylvania


Dr. Dascanio
Dr. John Dascanio

Drs. John Dascanio, Amarillo, Texas, president; Sherrie Clark-Deener, Blacksburg, Virginia, president-elect; Leonardo Brito, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, vice president; Kara Kolster, Glen Allen, Virginia, secretary; Cheryl Lopate, Aurora, Oregon, treasurer; Dirk Vanderwall, Logan, Utah, immediate past president; and director—Dr. Aime Johnson, Auburn, Alabama