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Leaders Among Us

At the recent annual convention for the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP), several Cornellians were recognized for their leadership in the profession.

Dr. Chuck Guard received the Alpharma AABP Award of Excellence, in recognition of professional activities that have had a consistent and direct influence on daily activities of veterinarians in bovine practice.

Dr. Michael Capel DVM '00 received the James A. Jarrett Award for Young Leaders. He is a managing partner in the Perry Veterinary Clinic, a frequent participant in College teaching and research programs, and has been active in the AABP organization.

Dr. Bruce Hull DVM '45 received the Intervet Mentor of the Year Award and recognized his mentors Dr. Francis Fox, professor emeritus, and Dr. Bob Hillman, senior clinician emeritus.

Dr. Paula Ospina, PhD student, and Dr. Terri Ollivett, large animal medicine resident, received first and third place, respectively, in the graduate student research presentation contest. Both work with Dr. Daryl Nydam, assistant professor in the Ambulatory and Production Medicine Clinic.

Suzanne Stachnik DVM '10, and Andrew (AJ) Chambers '10 received an Amstutz Scholarship.

The AABP is an international association of veterinarians organized to enhance the professional lives of its members through relevant continuing education that will improve the well-being of cattle and the economic success of their owners, increase awareness and promote leadership for issues critical to cattle industries, and improve opportunities for careers in bovine medicine. Cornell alumni are active leaders of the organization

as well: Mark Thomas DVM '97 represents District 1 on the AABP board of directors.


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