AgriLabs' Announces Award Winners at American Association of Beef Practitioners Annual Meeting August 26, 2010 (Albuquerque, NM)…AgriLabs CEO, Steve Schram, presented winners of the AgriLabs Dr. Bruce Wren Continuing Education Awards at the combined annual meetings of the American Association of Beef Practitioners and Academy of Veterinary Consultants.
These annual awards honor Dr. Bruce Wren, a long-time AgriLabs Technical Services veterinarian, in recognition of his lifelong commitment to practical and formal continuing education for veterinarians.
The selection process was managed by a committee headed by Dr. Gatz Riddell, AABP [www.aabp.org], and Dr. David Selner, the National Dairy Shrine [www.dairyshrine.org]. The grants seek to encourage veterinarians working with beef or dairy cattle who have expressed a desire to expand their skills and knowledge to further develop within their field of expertise in veterinary practice.
"AgriLabs expects these awards to facilitate Dr. Wren's efforts to encourage veterinarians to identify and participate in professional-development opportunities that enable them to be the best they can be within their profession and to better serve their clients and industry." Said Mr. Schram at a company meeting in Albuquerque today.
Each $5,000 grant will be used by the winners-- who have earned their veterinary degree within the past 10 years --to make possible the professional continuing education proposals they submitted. Proposals could focus on:
Individual Animal Medicine- to enable practitioners to further his/her knowledge and skills in basic animal medicine, including diagnosis, treatment, surgery, case management, pain management or patient welfare.
Production Medicine- for veterinarians seeking to developing or implement herd protocols that enhance health and profitability, including records analysis, disease prevention, production enhancement, benchmarking, bio-security or food safety.
The recipients were Dr. Luke Schmid, Beef Continuing Education Award winner, and Dr. Conrad Spangler, Dairy Continuing Education Award. Dr. Schmid works with beef cattle at the Washington Veterinary Clinic, a mixed practice in Washington, KS. Dr Spangler works primarily with dairies at Circle H Headquarters, a large animal practice in Dalhart, TX.
ABOUT Agrilabs: AgriLabs (www.agrilabs.com) is an industry leading animal health sales and marketing organization with distribution throughout the United States. The company's partnership structure and philosophy, together with a commitment to expeditious product development, provides a smooth, efficient system for manufacturers to transfer technology from research laboratories to the marketplace. Through technology transfer and cooperative development agreements, AgriLabs has introduced a number of state-of-the-art products to the beef and dairy industries. Wholly-owned subsidiaries include ProLabs, for distribution to companion animal veterinarians, and TradeWinds, for over-the-counter sales and distribution.