Technical Services/Allied Industry Veterinarian of the Year

Given annually to the technical services or allied industry veterinarian who has demonstrated an unusual degree of proficiency and effectiveness in delivery of veterinary service to his/her company and its clients as well as given tirelessly in service to the AASV and the swine industry.

Dr Thomas Wetzell received the 2017 Technical Services/Allied Industry Veterinarian of the Year Award.

Dr Wetzell was recognized for his years in technical service at Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica. Wetzell joined BI in 2008 as part of their US swine professional services team and works with swine veterinary practices and production companies in the Upper Midwest. He graduated with his DVM from the University of Minnesota in 1977, and practiced with his father in Wells, Minnesota prior to joining BI. Dr Wetzell, AASV's 2004 Swine Practitioner of the Year, served as president of both South Central Veterinary Associates and South Central Ag Products.

When asked to comment on what the award meant to him, Dr Wetzell said, "It is an honor yet very humbling to receive this award in a field that has so many deserving veterinarians." Dr Wetzell and his wife, Pam, reside in Cleveland, Minnesota.

Technical Services/Allied Industry Veterinarian of the Year Award recipients:

2008   Robert Desrosiers
2009   Alan Scheidt
2010   Reid Philips
2011   Dale Polson
2012   Brad Gramm
2013   Brad Thacker
2014   Darrell Neuberger
2015   Kerry Keffaber
2016   Bob Thompson
2017   Thomas Wetzell