Mark Hilton, DVM, Dipl. ABVP
Mark Hilton, DVM, Dipl. ABVP

W. Mark Hilton, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (beef), Purdue University, was elected last week to the board of directors for the Western Veterinary Conference (WVC), one of the largest veterinary conferences in the world.

Largely a small-animal conference, the WVC still attracts hundreds of food animal veterinarians, including dairy, cow-calf, stocker, feedlot and small ruminant. Hilton’s addition to the board will continue to maintain WVC’s commitment to food animal veterinarians.

Hilton is a clinical associate professor at Purdue University’s School of Veterinary Medicine with an emphasis on the third- and fourth-year students teaching courses such as Cattle Production Medicine and Achieving Success in Private Practice, and taking students on food animal ambulatory visits, among other activities.

He has been involved with numerous associations including the Iowa and Indiana Veterinary Medical Associations, American Association of Bovine Practitioners, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, American Veterinary Medical Association, Academy of Rural Veterinarians and the Academy of Veterinary Consultants. Hilton is also the state coordinator of the Indiana Beef Integrated Resource management Program.

Hilton has received numerous teaching awards, including the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association National Teacher of the year in 2000, and the 2009 Western Veterinary Conference Continuing Educator of the Year in the Food Animal category.