Highlights from the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) Conference

April 5, 2019



Bovine practitioners gathered at the 51st AABP Annual Conference in Phoenix, Ariz., to award service, support and scholarships.

2018 AgriLabs Dr. Bruce Wren CE Award

Dr. Nick Lemmel, Ogallala, Neb., and Dr. Matt Weeman, Centreville, Md., received the 2018 Dr. Bruce Wren Continuing Education Award, sponsored by AgriLabs, at the AABP Annual Conference.

Dr. Nick Lemmel, Ogallala, Neb., and Dr. Matt Weeman, Centreville, Md., received the 2018 Dr. Bruce Wren Continuing Education Award, sponsored by AgriLabs, at the AABP Annual Conference.

Pictured (L-R): Dr. Nick Lemmel, Dr. Robert Rust (AgriLabs) and Dr. Matt Weeman

2018 AABP Mentor-of-the-Year

University of Wisconsin’s Dr. Sheila McGuirk received the 2018 AABP Mentor-of-the-Year Award, sponsored by Merck Animal Health.

University of Wisconsin's Dr. Sheila McGuirk received the 2018 AABP Mentor-of-the-Year Award, sponsored by Merck Animal Health.

Pictured, Dr. Sheila McGuirk (left) and Dr. Terri Ollivett

2018 AABP James A. Jarrett Award for Young Leaders

Dr. Eric Behlke, Okotoks, Alberta, received the 2018 AABP James A. Jarrett Award for Young Leaders at the 2018 AABP Conference.

Dr. Eric Behlke, Okotoks, Alberta, received the 2018 AABP James A. Jarrett Award for Young Leaders at the 2018 AABP Conference.

Pictured, Dr. Holt Tripp (left) and Dr. Eric Behlke

2018 AABP Distinguished Service Award

Dr. Dan Thomson, Manhattan, Kan., received the 2018 AABP Distinguished Service Award, sponsored by Zoetis.

Dr. Dan Thomson, Manhattan, Kan., received the 2018 AABP Distinguished Service Award, sponsored by Zoetis.

Pictured, Dr. Dan Thomson (left) and Dr. Bob Smith

2018 AABP Award of Excellence

The 2018 AABP Award of Excellence was presented to Dr. Virginia Fajt, College Station, Texas. 

The 2018 AABP Award of Excellence was presented to Dr. Virginia Fajt, College Station, Texas.

Pictured (L-R): Dr. Sarah Wagner, Dr. Virginia Fajt and Dr. Terry Lehenbauer

2018 AABP Bovine Practitioner of the Year

Dr. Rob Tremblay (left) and Dr. Henry Ceelen, Kemptville, Ontario, recipient of the 2018 AABP Bovine Practitioner of the Year Award, sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim.

2018 AABP Bovine Veterinary Student Recognition Award

Eighteen veterinary students were awarded the $5,000 2018 Bovine Veterinary Student Recognition Award sponsored by Merck Animal Health.

• Nate Bos, University of Minnesota

• Sara Davis, University of Minnesota

• Elizabeth Endres, University of Wisconsin

• Mariah Fischer, Lincoln Memorial University

• Emily Griswold, University of Pennsylvania

• Allison Hale, Washington State University

• Andrew Harding, Colorado State University

• Tanner Leon, Oklahoma State University

• Will Lillico, University of Saskatchewan

• Elizabeth Martens, Cornell University

• Michelle Morelli, Texas A&M University

• Michael Rohde, Iowa State University

• Cody Sacquitne, Iowa State University

• Robert Stenger, Mississippi State University

• Kimberly Strait, Iowa State University

• Adam Strebe, University of Wisconsin

• Emily Vermillion, University of Georgia

• Bryan Welly, University of California-Davis

2018 AABP Bovine Veterinary Student Recognition Award

Front Row (L-R): Mariah Fischer, Michael Rhode, Elizabeth Endres, Emily Griswold, Emily Vermillion, Michele Morelli; Back Row (L-R): Andrew Harding, Kimberly Strait, Will Lillico, Elizabeth Martens, Bryan Welly. Adam Strebe, Robert Stenger, Tanner Leon

2018 AABP Foundation-Zoetis Scholarship Recipients

Twelve veterinary students received this $5,000 scholarship.

• Nate Baribault, North Carolina State University

• Brandon Colby, The Ohio State University

• Caelah Doerr, Michigan State University

• Jessica Gaska, University of Wisconsin

• Rebecca Gibbs, Colorado State University

• Michelle Morelli, Texas A&M University

• Danielle Mzyk, North Carolina State University

• Mark Spare, Kansas State University

• Robert Stenger, Mississippi State University

• Emily Vermillion, University of Georgia

• Bryan Welly, University of California-Davis

• Sydney Westbrook, University of California-Davis

2018 AABP Foundation-Zoetis Scholarship Recipients

Front row (L-R): Michelle Morelli, Sydney Westbrook, Danielle Mzyk; Back row (L-R): AABP Foundation Chair Dr. Virginia Fajt, Becca Gibbs, Mark Spare, Robert Stenger, Bryan Welly, Jessica Gaska, Nate Baribault, Brandon Colby, Caelah Doerr, Dr. Roger Saltman (Zoetis)

2018 AABP Amstutz Scholarship Recipients

Eight veterinary students each received $7,500 from AABP’s most prestigious scholarship, the Amstutz Scholarship Fund.

• Wayne Garcia, II, University of Florida

• Emily Griswold, University of Pennsylvania

• Andrew Harding, Colorado State University

• Mary Liebenstein, University of Minnesota

• Elizabeth Martens, Cornell University

• Paxton Parker, University of Tennessee

• Colleen Potter, Michigan State University

• Rachael Wolters, University of Tennessee

2018 AABP Amstutz Scholarship Recipients

(L-R): AABP Amstutz Chair Dr. Callie Willingham, Emily Griswold, Elizabeth Martens, Colleen Potter, Andrew Harding, Paxton Parker, Rachael Wolters, Wayne Garcia, II

Photos courtesy of AABP.

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