Quality Veterinarian of the Year Awards

Each year Merial and the Dairy Quality Center raise the public’s awareness of the importance of bovine practitioners by honoring one as the Quality Veterinarian of the Year.

 

This has been an annual event since 1999.  Herd veterinarians are the backbone of the prescription pharmaceutical system.  In addition, the community and indeed the country, depends upon the veterinarian’s integrity to manage brucellosis, tuberculosis, foot and mouth disease, and other animal and human health programs.  Recently our terrorism preparedness plans have been built around the educational and licensing system that supports the herd veterinarian.

 

YEAR

VETERINARIAN NAME

CITY

STATE

1999

Jeff Dietrich

Edgerton

MN

2000

James Warling

St. James

MN

2001

Robert Schell

Altura

MN

2002

Brian Mitchell

Marshfield

WI

2003

Andy Johnson

Clintonville

WI

2004

Jim Reynolds

U of Cal-Davis

CA

2005

James Jarrett

Rome

GA

2006

Don Gardner

Huddleston

VA

2007

Jill Hollingsworth

Arlington

VA

2008

Craig Schank

Fallon

NV

2009

Larry Taylor

Wytheville

VA

2010

Joe Gillespie

McCook

NE

2011

Christian Steenholdt

Clovis

NM

2012

Stephen Wadsworth

St. Albans

VT

2013

Tom Strause

Darien

WI

2014

Angela Daniels

Dalhart

TX

2015

Sam Evans

Sandersville

GA

2016

Drexel Wheeler

Cornwall

VT