Voting for the 3rd annual Cattle Production Veterinarian Hall of Fame has begun. The award honors one beef and one dairy veterinarian who have made a significant impact on and contributions to their industry.

Following the 2012 awards when Drs. Jim Jarrett and John Herrick were honored, this year six individuals, representing more than 200 years of service in cattle production medicine, have been selected by their peers as nominees for this Cattle Production Veterinarian Hall of Fame.   

The six beef and dairy veterinarian nominees who will be voted on by their peers are:

  • Beef – Dr. Robert Bohlender, Dr. Robert Pierson and Dr. Don Williams
  • Dairy – Dr. David Morrow, III, Dr. H. Fred Troutt and Dr.  Elmer Woelffer

AVC members can vote in person at the April 11-13 AVC meeting in Norman, Okla., or AVC’s Aug. 1-3 meeting in Colorado Springs, Colo., or online at

AVC members can view the biographies here.

AABP members can vote online at Voting will remain open through August 5th. Each veterinarian can vote for one beef and one dairy veterinarian from the nominees. View the biographies in the members section of AABP here.

The Cattle Production Veterinarian Hall of Fame was established in 2011 to celebrate the rich traditions of production veterinary medicine by honoring the exceptional men and women who have made lasting contributions to the veterinary profession.

Five organizations sponsor the hall of fame including the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, the Academy of Veterinary Consultants, Bovine Veterinarian, Merck Animal Health and Osborn Barr, an agricultural marketing and communications company.