Bob Smith, DVM, is one of 12 distinguished Kansas State University alumni honored as 2016 Alumni Fellows. Smith is an Alumni Fellow for the College of Veterinary Medicine and will be on campus to present guest lectures April 6-8.

Alumni Fellows return to campus to discuss current trends and to meet informally with students and faculty. The Fellows were chosen based on their high levels of professional accomplishment and distinguished service in their respective careers.

Smith, Stillwater, Oklahoma, is a veterinarian with Veterinary Research and Consulting Services, a seven-veterinarian practice group that provides service to feedlot clients in nine states. The practice overseas health care for feedlots that have a combined one-time capacity of more than 1 million cattle. For 25 years, he was on clinical faculty at Oklahoma State University, where he held the McCasland Chair in Beef Health and Production.

Smith has served as president of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, the Academy of Veterinary Consultants and the Western Veterinary Conference, and has edited both the Bovine Practitioner and the Veterinary Clinics of North America Food Animal Practice since 1999. He and his wife, Gerri, have four children and 10 grandchildren.

Smith earned a bachelor’s degree in animal sciences and industry in 1968, a master’s degree in animal science in 1970 and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from K-State in 1976.

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