Elanco’s Young Leaders at AVC Play video

Elanco Animal Health hosted 21 veterinary students at their Young Leaders leadership program ahead of the Academy of Veterinary Consultants summer meeting in August. Elanco’s Dave McClary, DVM, MS, explains what the program is all about. FULL STORY »

Society is a drama junkie

BSE. Pink slime. Antibiotic resistance. All of these have been in the news during the last 20 years. But much of what has appeared in consumer media has been over-hyped and largely incorrect, but the media loves fanning the flames and the drama junkie that society has become just eats it up. "The media is changing faster than we think," says Colleen Church McDowall, vice president of Osborn Barr, a public relations agency serving many entities in agriculture. FULL STORY »

AVC refines messages with media training Play video

At the August 2012 meeting of the Academy of Veterinary Consultants in Kansas City, the AVC board of directors underwent media training provided by Osborn Barr of Kansas City and St. Louis, Mo., with assistance from Bovine Veterinarian magazine. FULL STORY »

AVC sizzles in Kansas City

While the temperatures outside soared, the Academy of Veterinary Consultants (AVC) also turned up the heat on educating members at its summer meeting last week in Kansas City. AVC President Dave Sjeklocha, DVM, Sublette, Kan., says the summer AVC meeting was a tremendous success. “The meeting had a lot of great content and an excellent attendance by members with about 270 veterinarians present.” FULL STORY »

Talk, teach, touch

During the last several days at the Academy of Veterinary Consultants summer meeting in Kansas City, one of the main themes seemed to be communication – to both producers and consumers. To start off with, the AVC board of directors had an excellent media training session by Osborn & Barr public relations and marketing agency which Bovine Veterinarian was able to assist with. FULL STORY »

Less than a month left to vote for CPV Hall of Fame

There's just over three weeks left to vote for one beef and one dairy veterinarian to be honored for the 2012 Cattle Production Veterinarian Hall of Fame. FULL STORY »

Ten reasons to attend summer AVC

The Academy of Veterinary Consultants will hold its summer meeting Aug. 2-4, at the airport Embassy Suites in Kansas City, Mo.Program chairman Larry Moczygemba, DVM, notes that this meeting will lean more heavily toward cow-calf topics and will feature excellent speakers. FULL STORY »

Understanding Guidance 209 and 213 Play video

At the AVC’s April meeting in Washington, D.C., Mike Apley, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVCP, Kansas State University, explains what FDA’s rulings on Guidance 209 and 213 will mean for producers and cattle veterinarians. FULL STORY »

Cattle welfare starts at the top

The training of employees who work with cattle on feedlots and farms is done to protect and enhance animal health and welfare. “We need to move this from an industry issue to an operational issue to an individual issue,” explained Dan Thomson, DVM, PhD, at the April Academy of Veterinary Consultants spring meeting. “Animal welfare, assessment and training is not just checking a box,” he said. “It’s a culture, and it has to start at the top.” FULL STORY »

Hal Rinker honored by AVC

The Academy of Veterinary Consultants posthumously honors founding member Hal Rinker, DVM, with its Outstanding Service Award at its spring meeting in Washington, D.C. Rinker spent a lifetime committed to his career and community. FULL STORY »

Beef 101 educates congressional staffers Play video

Guy Loneragan, BVSc, PhD and feedlot owner Anne Burkholder educate congressional staffers on the beef industry, the inputs used and the care producers take of their cattle. FULL STORY »

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