Bill Swafford, DVM, who has served as Executive Director of the Academy of Veterinary Consultants (AVC) for the past 10 years, officially retired from the position with the conclusion of last week’s AVC winter conference in Denver. During the conference, AVC recognized Swafford for his outstanding service, which helped expand the academy from a few hundred veterinarian members to over 1,000 today.

Formed in 1972, AVC is an association of veterinarians involved in beef cattle medicine, herd health programs and consultation. The academy focuses largely on continuing education, holding three conferences per year offering 14 to 16 CE credits for participants.

Dr. Gerald Poppy, of Colorado, now takes over as AVC Executive Director. Poppy has shared AVC responsibilities with Swafford since August, to help assure a smooth transition. Read more about Poppy from

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