The American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) has opened voting to members for the Office of Vice President, and also for the 2014 Cattle Production Veterinarian Hall of Fame.

Dr. David Rethorst and Dr. Mark Thomas have been placed on the ballot for the office of AABP Vice President. There will also be the opportunity on the ballot for write-in candidates.

AABP members will be able to vote online or by using a hard-copy ballot. To vote online and/or view candidate bios, visit If you would prefer a hard-copy ballot, please contact the AABP office at 1-800-COW-AABP, fax the AABP office at 334-821-9532, or email and you can receive a ballot by fax, email or mail.

Voting closes June 30, 2014. A description of the duties of AABP Vice President can be found in the AABP bylaws on the AABP website.

Voting also is now open for the 2014 Cattle Production Veterinarian Hall of Fame. The 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.

Candidates for the 2014 award are:


  • Dr. David Bechtol
  • Dr. Dallas Horton
  • Dr. Ed Johnson


  • Dr. John Dahl
  • Dr. Maarten Drost

AABP members can vote for one beef and one dairy nominee. Vote online at by August 4, 2014.

The award is sponsored by the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, the Academy of Veterinary Consultants, Merck Animal Health, Bovine Veterinarian and Osborn|Barr.