Dr. Bill Swafford, left, is this year's recipient of the Merck AVC Outstanding Service Award.
Dr. Bill Swafford, left, is this year's recipient of the Merck AVC Outstanding Service Award.

During the Academy of Veterinary Consultants (AVC) conference in Dallas March 31, Merck Animal Health and AVC honored AVC Executive Secretary Bill Swafford, DVM, with the 2016 Outstanding Service Award. During his years as executive secretary, Swafford helped grow the academy from a small group of leading beef-cattle veterinarians in 1972 to over 1,000 veterinarian and student members today. The academy focuses largely on continuing education, holding three conferences per year offering 14 to 16 CE credits for participants.

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