AVC rocks the Rockies

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ARV-AVCGeni WrenARV President Dr. Dean Christianson (left) presents AVC President Dr. Dave Sjeklocha a plaque recognizing AVC's 40 years of serving the beef cattle veterinary industry. The Academy of Veterinary Consultants’ winter meeting set a record of more than 300 veterinarians in attendance last week in Denver. Now in its 40th year, the AVC is group made up of primarily feedlot and cow-calf veterinarians.

One of three meetings held each year, the focus of this program was on feedlot topics including nutrition, trace minerals, the National Residue Program, Salmonella, the NAHMS Feedlot Study 2011, pharmacology, cattle markets, BRD and more.  

Highlights of the Denver meeting included the AVC Consultant of the Year award sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health which was given to Kip Lukasiewicz, DVM, St. Paul, Neb.

Special guests at this meeting included Dr. Kathy Simmons, chief veterinarian for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association; Dr. George Dyck, vice president of the Western Veterinary Conference; and Dr. Patty Bennett of the USDA FSIS.

Special guest Dr. Dean Christianson, president of the Academy of Rural Veterinarians (ARV) which met in conjunction with the AVC, presented AVC President Dr. Dave Sjeklocha with a plaque recognizing the AVC’s 40 years of service to the beef cattle veterinary industry.

Officer elections were held, and Jessica Laurin, DVM, Marion, Kan., was voted incoming vice president beginning with the April 2013 meeting which will be held in Norman, Okla.

Find out more about the AVC here.

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