AASV names new leaders, award winners

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Orlando, Fla. - The American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) installed DVMs Daryl Olsen and Rodney Baker as the organization's new president and vice president, respectively, at its annual meeting.

ORLANDO, FLA. — The American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) installed DVMs Daryl Olsen and Rodney Baker as the organization's new president and vice president, respectively, at its annual meeting.

A swine practitioner at Audubon-Manning Veterinary Clinic in Iowa, Olsen says he is excited about the opportunity to address future challenges in the industry and profession. "Providing leadership to our association to meet these challenges is both an honor and a responsibility that I take seriously," Olsen says.

Bernie Curran, DVM and former AASV president, was named 2007 Swine Practitioner of the Year. He has 26 years' experience in the industry.

Sue Schulteis, DVM and AASV associate director, received the Meritorious Service Award for time and effort given to the organization. Besides managing the association's office, Schulteis plans and coordinates the annual meeting, which serves as the primary continuing-education source for swine veterinarians.

The Howard Dunne Memorial Award was presented to Stephen Ernest Sanford, DVM, for his contributions and service to AASV and for his roles as director of the Ontario Pork Industry Council, president of the International Pig Veterinary Society for the Canadian Association of Swine Veterinarians and co-chair of the Ontario Animal Research (swine) Subcommittee.

AASV also awarded 15 veterinary students scholarships totaling $25,000. The grants, given to selected student presenters at the meeting, were sponsorsed by Alpharma Animal Health and the Eli Lilly and Co. Foundation, on behalf of Elanco Animal Health.

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