Jenks S. Britt, DVM, is this year’s dairy inductee to the Cattle Production Veterinarian Hall of Fame. Each year, the Hall inducts one beef veterinarian and one dairy veterinarian who have made lasting impacts on the profession.
Britt graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1970. Shortly after graduating, he joined the Logan County Animal Clinic where he was a partner until 1993. Simultaneously, he and his partners established Bov Eq Embryo Transfer Service, and Animal Health Management. In 1993, after a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, Britt joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin College of Veterinary Medicine until 1998. He then returned to Western Kentucky University and became a professor of the Department of Agriculture, serving as chair until 2004 and then professor until his retirement in 2008. He has continued to work as a private consultant to many dairy farms throughout the United States and Mexico.
The Hall of Fame is sponsored by Merck Animal Health, the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, the Academy of Veterinary Consultants, Bovine Veterinarian magazine and Osborn Barr.
View a video interview with Dr. Britt at the induction ceremony.
Read more about the Hall of Fame and this year’s inductees.