During the Academy of Veterinary Consultants (AVC) Conference this week, the Academy named Carter King, DVM, 2019 Consultant of the Year. Dr. King unfortunately passed away in July 2019. Born in Texas, King was a fourth-generation rancher and earned his DVM degree from Texas A&M University. He practiced in Texas and worked in Colorado for several years before joining Cactus Feeders in Amarillo in 2006. He was an Honorary Director of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, a board member of the Southwestern Exposition & Livestock Show in Ft. Worth, and a past member of the Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners. Zoetis sponsors the prestigious AVC Consultant of the Year Award.