WVC is pleased to announce the naming of its Food Animal Incentive Awards after W. Bruce Wren, DVM, PhD, who has been involved with WVC’s Annual Conference for decades serving as the food animal, equine and exotics program chair, in addition to serving on the Food Animal Incentive Awards Committee.

The Dr. W. Bruce Wren Food Animal Incentive Awards recognize recent graduates in the fields of food animal education and research, with an aim to support veterinarians to enter the food animal practice. Recipients receive expenses-paid travel and registration to the 2016 WVC Annual Conference, March 6-10, as well as a $1,000 stipend.

Dr. Wren, a recipient of the 2013 WVC Distinguished Service Award due to his dedication to veterinary education and medicine, said, “It’s a privilege that WVC has chosen to recognize me as part of their efforts to award the next generation of veterinary professionals. I’ve had the opportunity to work closely with WVC over the years, and I can attest to their commitment to quality continuing education across all sectors of the veterinary community.”

A graduate of Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Wren received a 2003 Alumni Recognition Award given by his alma mater, in appreciation for his devoted efforts to advancing the veterinary medicine profession. Additionally, he was honored in 2011 when AgriLabs and the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) named a continuing education award in his honor.

To learn more about the Dr. W Bruce Wren Food Animal Incentive Awards, visit wvc.org/faia. The deadline to submit an application and other required documents is Friday, Oct. 30.