AASV Foundation 2010 Fundraising Auction

WOW! The AASV Foundation 2010 Fundraising Auction raised a total of $68,825!

Thank You to ALL who participated in the auction by contributing, bidding, and purchasing items!
The final auction results are listed below.


Cash Contributions

We're grateful to the following corporate sponsors who have made monetary donations to support the AASV Foundation Auction. Please thank them - and all of our item donors - for their generous support!

William Blair & Co. Foundation: $1000 donation

IDEXX Laboratories: $500 donation



Items up for Bid:

Live Auction

The AASV Foundation offered items #1 to #13 for bid during the Live Auction:

Monday, March 8, 2010
Hilton Omaha Hotel


1. Henry "Big Boy" .45 Colt Repeating Rifle with Case

Donated by: Bayer Animal Health
Purchased by: Dr. Bill Hollis- $2100

The Henry Big Boys have the smoothest actions of any centerfire lever action rifle on the market today! This .45 Colt (model H006C) features a 20" octagon barrel, straight grip American walnut stock with brass buttplate and brass barrel band, as well as a fully adjustable Marble semi-buckhorn rear sight with white diamond insert and a brass-beaded front sight. The solid top brass receiver features side ejection, and the magazine packs up to ten rounds. It measures 38 1/2" long and weighs in at 8.68 pounds. To top it off, a locking, airline-approved gun case and additional supplies are included.

Retail value: $1500



2. New York City Getaway for Two

Donated by: Pfizer Animal Health - Swine Business Unit
Purchased by: Susan Wulf/PigCHAMP & Paul Flint/Allflex - $2250

Get away with someone special to see the sights and enjoy the many attractions of New York City, the "Big Apple"! This package for two includes:

  • Roundtrip airfare on Northwest Airlines
  • Hotel accommodations for two nights (single room, double occupancy)
  • Two tickets to a Broadway show or baseball game
  • Dinner for two

Retail value: $2000

Photo © NYC & Company


3. Swarovski 10 x 42 EL Binoculars

Donated by: DeWaay Capital Management
Purchased by: Larry Graham/Boehringer-Ingelheim - $2000

These high quality binoculars, long known as the "Best of the Best" for image clarity and brightness, are extremely lightweight with a housing of magnesium alloy. They feature 10x magnification with large 42mm objective lenses, new "easy to clean" external coatings, and wide-angle eyepieces for an extra-large field of view. This is the third year DeWaay has generously provided a pair of these exceptional binoculars for our auction, so we know how great they are: Last year, we took a peek through them and found we could read the fine print on the posters displayed clear across the exhibit hall! You probably have other things to view with them, but we're sure you'll be amazed at how sharp and clear the image appears!

Retail value: $2110



4. 2-Day Pheasant Hunt for Four in Northwest Iowa

Donated by: Suidae Health & Production
Purchased by: Dr. Steve Sornsen/Pfizer Animal Health - $3100

Come enjoy the camaraderie of an exciting fall pheasant hunt in scenic northern Iowa: crisp blue skies, rustling corn stalks, and cackling roosters bursting from cover under the nose of an expectant lab. We'll provide guide service, lodging, meals, and a hunting experience worthy of a tall tale or two. We may even help you practice your story over an evening cocktail around the fire. Help support the AASV Foundation while having a little fun. Grab your gun! We'll see you next fall.

Retail value: $3000


5. "Pigs in a Blanket" Handmade Quilt by Heidi Kaisand

Donated by: Heidi Kaisand
Purchased by: Dr. Doug Groth - $2700

As you browse through the auction items, you can't help but notice that AASV members are very generous towards the Foundation with their time, talents, and treasure. That generosity is apparent in AASV spouses as well, as evidenced by this auction item. Heidi Kaisand is the wife of AASV member Dr. Jeff Kaisand of Iowa Select Farms. Heidi is a talented quilter, operates Hens and Chicks Quilt Studio, and is sales manager for American Professional Quilting Systems - in addition to mothering a son and twin daughters! On top of all this, she is creating a quilt especially for the AASV Foundation!

So plan to snuggle up with your favorite swine veterinarian under this 84 x 101" quilt, shown at right. You can't tell from the photo, but the dark blue fabric is an adorable farm animal print, with cows and goats and sheep and - of course - pigs! The quilt was machine-pieced by Heidi using 100% cotton fabrics, and the machine quilting was done by Emily Keller. It can easily be washed and dried.

Retail value: $500


6. Four-person 2-day Duck Hunt OR Two-person 4-day Archery Deer Hunt

Donated by: Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica
Purchased by: Rick Pettit - $1500

Ducks or Deer? Take your pick! Habitat Flats, located in north central Missouri, is an ultimate sportsman's destination for waterfowl AND trophy deer. Located in the "golden triangle," this could be the hunt of a lifetime! The number of migrating waterfowl through this area is staggering! The Missouri state record trophy archery deer has been harvested from this property. This 5-star hunting experience includes all meals and lodging at one of the finest hunting lodges in North America. Habitat Flats is partially owned by two brother veterinarians from Missouri.

Choose from a four-person, 2-day duck hunt (2010 season - arrive for dinner the night before your hunt starts and enjoy 2 full days of mallard hunting on flooded crop fields, moist soil marshes, oxbow sloughs, and dry fields) OR the two-person, 4-day archery deer hunt (2010 season - arrive for dinner the night before your four full days of trophy buck hunting through several thousand acres of hardwood timber, wooded draws, agricultural land and CRP).

Retail value: $4800


7. John Deere Z 910 Lawnmower Tractor

Donated by: PIC
Purchased by: Wayne Freese/Newport Laboratories - $10,000

This John Deere Z 910 commercial lawnmower tractor is just what you need to handle the BIG mowing jobs! With its big, 54"-wide mowing deck and zero turn radius, you will cover ground quickly and manuever easily around those obstacles that don't need cutting! "Leave nothing behind but the finest cut possible" with this professional mowing machine!


Easy to Use!

  • With the Brake & Go starting system, the operator simply needs to set the parking brake and turn the key to start the mower. No more worrying about the position of the control sticks.
  • The Height-of-Cut Adjustment allows the operator to quickly and easily select their preferred mowing height by simply turning the dial.
  • Flat-free front caster tires with rounded shoulders to minimize downtime and reduce turf scuffing.
  • Exclusive Comfort & Convenience puts control right at the operator's fingertips. For example, at the push of a button, the operator can raise or lower the deck. Or, the operator can push another button that shuts off the PTO.
  • On-board Diagnostics allow the operator or dealer to quickly diagnose the machine.

Retail value: $9300



8. 18 Holes of Golf for Four at The Pointe at Lookout Mountain Golf Course in Phoenix, 2011 (x2)

Donated by: Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health
Purchased by (one foursome): Dr. Jim Lowe - $1900
Purchased by (one foursome): Phibro Animal Health - $1800

Enjoy the lovely weather and a round of your favorite game with three of your closest friends, family members, or business associates while you're at the AASV 2011 Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona next March. Bid on a round of golf for a foursome at the Pointe at Lookout Mountain Golf Club! The Pointe at Lookout Mountain is the golf course associated with our 2011 meeting hotel, the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort. Here's what Golf Hub has to say about the course:

This beautiful Resort weaves its way through rugged terrain that borders the Phoenix Mountain Preserve and offers spectacular views of both Lookout Mountain and Piestewa Peak. The golf club has received the Golf Digest Four Star Award for eight consecutive years and has also been voted as one of the top 450 courses in the country by the same publication. Lookout Mountain has also received recognition as one of America’s Top Courses from 2005 through 2008 by participants in the Zagat Survey. This is an exciting golf course for players of all skill levels as it presents the finest characteristics from both desert golf and traditional golf layouts.

We will offer TWO of these golf foursomes for bidding. The winning bidder will have the option to purchase one or both foursomes. Tee times may be scheduled up to 90 days in advance. Golf cart and practice balls are included, and golf clubs are available for rent.

Retail value: $550 per foursome


9. "Chroma," a Handmade Quilt by Mary Ann Curran

Donated by: Mary Ann Curran
Purchased by: Dr. Paul Yeske - $4000

Once again, Mary Ann, wife of the late Dr. Bernie Curran (former AASV president and AASV 2007 Swine Practitioner of the Year), is putting her quilting talent to work in support of the AASV Foundation!

This year's quilt, "Chroma," features similar fabrics and the same cute pig with the curly tail that appeared in Mary Ann's first AASV quilt, but the new design incorporates a star pattern in the corners. It measures 43" x 47".

Retail value: $500


10. Minnesota Fishing for Four

Donated by Dr. Rod and Jean Johnson
Purchased by: Dr. Tyler Holck/Boehringer-Ingelheim - $2500

This all-inclusive fishing trip to the Alexandria area of Minnesota includes three nights and two full days of fishing with one professional guide per two people; all bait and tackle provided. Boats are first-class, tournament-style Rangers, very well-equipped with electronics and "creature comforts." You will be guests of Rod and Jean Johnson and have their log home to enjoy, with Jean as your private chef. Take a look below at the lovely view, inside and outside the cabin. And yes, there are big walleye in that lake - you're looking at an 8 pound, 27-inch trophy in the hands of Dr. Jim Dick (below), caught during last summer's excursion! And the rest of the group reeled in their share of nice fish, too! For more information contact Rod Johnson: rodney.johnson@avmaplit.com.

Retail value: $3000


11. "Hogs are Beautiful" Belt Buckle from Dr. Alex Hogg's Collection

Donated by: Mary Lou Hogg
Purchased by: Dr. Dave Baumert - $650

For the past few years, Mary Lou has donated a pig item from the late Dr. Alex Hogg's personal collection. This year, the pig takes the form of a belt buckle! This "Hogs are Beautiful" belt buckle should bring back some memories: it's from Dr. Hogg's personal collection, and was first cast in 1978.



12. Kodiak Island Fishing Trip for 2 people

Donated by: Pipestone Veterinary Clinic
Purchased by: Bob Hoffman/PIC - $8000

Three day fishing /four night lodging trip at Wilderness Beach Lodge in Port Lions, Kodiak Island Alaska. Package includes: Transportation from Kodiak City to the Lodge and back to Kodiak City; Guided fishing trips with our boats; All meals and snacks; Maid service; All bait, tackle, rods and reels; Fish cleaning, Filleting, Vacuum sealing for TWO 50 lb fish boxes. Does not include: Fishing license fees; Alcoholic beverages; Gratuities for guides and lodge staff. Wilderness Beach Lodge is located on the Beach of Kizhuyak Bay. This is a first-class trip with excellent facilities and the lodge’s charter cruisers are among the best in Alaska. Your Hosts: GF & Deb Kennedy.

Retail value: $5000.00


13. Kubota RTV 500

Donated by: Farm Credit Services of America - Agribusiness Finance - Swine Team
Purchased by: Dr. Ruth Loula - $9450

Kubota's heavy-duty, high performance RTV Series utility vehicles give you the power and durability to tackle the toughest tasks on a variety of terrain. You can expect efficient performance from the compact, gas-powered RTV 500. It's equipped with Kubota's 15.8 HP 2-cylinder gasoline engine and Variable Hydro Transmission. The cargo bed will hold up to 441 pounds of dirt, gravel, rocks, hay, or whatever will fit, and the bed manually tilts up to make dumping or unloading your cargo easy.

The RTV's compact frame makes it easy to load onto a full-size pickup truck or trailer, so you can take it wherever you go. It's ideal for camping, hunting, or any rugged outdoor adventure!

For more details about this versatile workhorse, including photos and specifications, see www.kubota.com. The model we're offering is equipped with ATV tires, AND has a roof and a windshield.

Retail value: $9700


Necktie worn by Dr. John Waddell during Live Auction

Donated by: AASV Foundation
Purchased by: Tod Adams/Allflex - $250



Necktie worn by Dr. Max Rodibaugh during Live Auction

Donated by: AASV Foundation
Purchased by: Dr. Larry Rueff - $350



2-Day Pheasant Hunt for Four in Northwest Iowa

Donated by: Suidae Health & Production
Purchased by: Bayer Animal Health - $4000

This item was so popular, it sold twice - once during the auction and again afterwards. Thank you, Suidae, for doubling your contribution!



Silent Auction

Items #14 to #55 were offered during the AASV Foundation Silent Auction



14. Nikon Monarch 8 x 42 Binoculars

Donated by: MVP Laboratories
Purchased by: Dr. Ruth Loula - $285

These are Nikon's best-selling binoculars for hunting and bird watching! The 42mm lens series has been the choice for viewing bright, crisp and clear images from dawn to dusk. The binoculars deliver phase-correction coated prisms and fully multicoated Eco-Glass lenses. They are 100% waterproof and shockproof for dependable service in all weather.

Retail value: $300





15. Sony Reader Touch Edition™

Donated by: Rensselaer Swine Service, PC (Dr. Tom and Denise Gillespie)
Purchased by: Dr. Peggy Anne Hawkins - $325

Thinner, smaller and lighter than most magazines, the Reader Touch Edition™ lets you access up to 350 (or more with memory expansion card slots) of your favorite books from anywhere. The intuitive 6" touchscreen display makes navigation a breeze, letting you turn pages with the swipe of a finger. An included stylus offers freehand highlighting and annotation. With support for multiple file formats including ePub and PDF, you can enjoy books from more places, including the Reader™ Store and over one million free public domain titles from Google Books. Read more about this incredible device here.

Retail value: $300


16. Antique Veterinary Book: Swine Practice by A.T. Kinsley ©1921

Donated by: Dr. Art and Marlene Mueller
Purchased by: Dr. Scanlon Daniels - $250

If you prefer to do your reading the old-fashioned way, have we got something for you! You will enjoy reading about swine practice "back in the day" with this book from Dr. Art Mueller's personal home library. Whether you marvel at how much things have changed in 90 years, or notice how some things never change, this copy of Swine Practice is sure to generate conversation by all who peruse its pages.

Retail value: ?


17. Walnut Pig

Donated by: AVMA-PLIT
Purchased by: Dr. Warren Wilson - $160

This cute little pig is carved of walnut wood, and measures approximately 4 inches tall and 7 1/2 inches long.

Retail value: $15


18. One Year Dean & Deluca Wine Club Membership

Donated by: Pfizer Animal Health - Swine Business Unit
Purchased by: Dr. Jim Lowe - $1200

Welcome to Dean & Deluca's Artisan Exclusives Wine Club! The Artisan Exclusives Club offers hard-to-find wines from the best boutique wineries in California. The winning bidder will receive three selections per month for 12 months. Your first shipment is scheduled to arrive in April 2010!

Retail value: $1200


19. Handknitted Girls/Ladies Small Sweater

Donated by: Dr. Judi Bell
Purchased by: Dr. Ruth Loula - $70

JSHAP Associate Editor Dr. Judi Bell is a talented knitter, and this is the second year she has donated one of her handknitted sweaters to the AASV Foundation! This year's sweater is an Aran-style woman's sweater knit of pale-green, 100% synthetic yarn that is machine washable and dryable. It's sized for a girl or small woman (36" chest measurement, 16" sleeve seam).

Retail value: $50 (cost of yarn, prior to knitting)


20. One "Weekend to Remember" Retreat Gift Certificate and $150 Hotel Gift Certificate

Donated by: Dr. Tom and Pam Wetzell
Purchased by: Dr. John Waddell - $350

Are you ready to strengthen your marriage? Life has a way of overwhelming a marriage. Jobs, kids, activities, errands. Before you know it, checking your e-mail is more important than carving out a date night. Through FamilyLife's Weekend to Remember marriage conference, in just one weekend you will reignite and refocus your marriage. This package includes registration for one couple, and $150 in a lodging gift certificate. Choose from 80 different locations and weekend options. This is a weekend experience for all couples, from engaged to silver-haired, that will enrich your life and marriage!

Retail value: $400


21. Iron Pig Bench

Donated by: Dr. Teddi Wolff
Purchased by: Dr. Nathan Winkelman - $360

This unique pig is practical as well as artistic. Its flat back offers a place to sit, or it could serve as a place to display items for sale at a veterinary clinic. It stands 17" tall at the shoulder, and is just over 36" long.

Retail value: $225


22. "Pig" Personalized Journal

Donated by: Karen Richardson
Purchased by: Dr. Lisa Becton - $25

This 200-page journal is designed and decorated especially for pig-lovers! It features a decoupaged cover and pig stamps and decor thoughout its lined notebook pages.

Retail value: $15



23. Bose Music-to-Go Package

Donated by: Swine Veterinary Services, Greensburg, Indiana (Drs. Larry Rueff, Dennis Villani, and Matt Ackerman)
Purchased by: Dr. Ruth Loula - $410

Drop your I-pod into this portable speaker system and you'll have 10 hours of the best sound anywhere you go! The Music-to-Go package includes one SoundDock® portable digital music system, one extra SoundDock portable battery, and a SoundDock portable travel case.

Retail value: $420


24. Bose QuietComfort® Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones

Donated by: Swine Veterinary Services, Greensburg, Indiana (Drs. Larry Rueff, Dennis Villani, and Matt Ackerman)
Purchased by: Dr. Steve Schmitz - $375

Use these Bose QuietComfort® 15 around-the-ear headphones on the airplane or in the yard. They're designed especially for noise reduction, so all outside sound is blocked, and you hear your music like you never have! The headphones connect easily to personal audio devices, and fold flat for easy storage in the slim carrying case provided.

Retail value: $300


25-29. Hook's Cheddar Cheese: Five 1-pound blocks of 15-year aged cheddar

Donated by: Dr. Warren and Marilyn Wilson

Purchased by (one pound each):
Dr. Eugene Ver Steeg - $55
Dr. Randy Jones - $60
Dr. Tom Wetzell - $55
Dr. Dale Mechler - $60
Dr. Rexanne Struve - $55

This is truly a rare find! Cheddar Cheese fans will appreciate the deep rich cheddar flavor and smooth elegant finish of this 15-year aged cheddar. The Wisconsin State Journal ran a story about this cheese when 1200 pounds of it sold out within one week. This premium cheese is made by Hook's Cheese Company of Mineral Point, Wisconsin. They've won several awards for their artisan cheeses over the years, and are best known for their blue, colby, and aged cheddar cheeses.

We will offer this cheese in one-pound blocks, so five lucky bidders will have the opportunity to enjoy it! The cheese will be shipped directly to the purchasers from the factory at no additional cost.

Retail value: $40 per pound


30. Michael Aram Olive Branch Dish and Serving Platter

Donated by: MVP Laboratories
Purchased by: Dr. Susy Carman - $175


Entertain in style with this matching serving tray and dish! From the Michael Aram Bronzed Botanical collection, taking its inspiration from the intricacies of form and texture found in foliage from around the world. By interpreting plant forms in cast metal, Aram presents work which is evocative of a natural environment transformed and redefined.

With its olive branch accent and masterfully crafted tray, the platter embodies the natural motifs and old-world craftsmanship that distinguish Michael Aram's designs. Cast in bronze, the olive-laden branch has a richly oxidized finish. Artisans delicately hammer the stainless-steel platter, finishing its rippled surface with careful polishing. It measures 14.5" x 10".

The olive branch dish features a hand-hammered stainless steel bowl with oxidized bronze olive branch.
It measures 2" high and 4.5" in diameter.

Retail value: $250


31. Bluegrass Sundown Gift Pack

Donated by: Alltech
Purchased by: Kristen Reynolds - $40

Who knew? Besides being an animal health and nutrition company, Alltech owns a brewing company in Lexington!

Bluegrass Sundown is a full-flavored, hot coffee with a hint of premium Kentucky Bourbon - best enjoyed through a layer of cool cream floated on top. This gift pack includes Bluegrass Sundown and two signature glasses, along with directions for preparing this delicious after-dinner drink.

Retail value: $50


32. Vermilion Bay, Ontario Hosted Fishing Vacation for 3-5 People

Donated by: Phibro Animal Health/Quentin Bottorff
Purchased by: Dr. Joe Connor - $3000

Enjoy a private getaway for up to five people in Vermilion Bay, Ontario, Canada! You'll spend one week (six nights - Sunday to Saturday), at Quentin Bottorff's Canadian Fishing Cabin in Vermilion Bay, Ontario.

All expenses paid, except travel.  Quentin Bottorff will cook, bartend, guide, and clean your fish....and tell bad jokes. Dates to be determined, subject to ownership use. Recommended dates: For a guys trip: Mid-September to mid-October; August for families.

Retail value: $1000 per person




33. G Loomis Walleye Series Travel Rod with Shimano Reel

Donated by: AVMA-PLIT
Purchased by: Dr. Rod Johnson - $400

If you have not experienced this equipment before, you have a great fishing experience in store! This G Loomis travel rod is easy to pack for transport to wherever the fish are. It's paired with the Shimano Stradic 2000 spinning reel. This is high quality fishing equipment that will increase both your success and enjoyment through increased sensitivity!

Retail value: $400


34. Plano Guide Series 7771 Tackle Box

Donated by AVMA-PLIT
Purchased by: Dr. Rod Johnson

This box is perfect for holding the tackle you need for multiple species with the flexibility to change storage boxes. Plano's Guide Series offers an assortment of worm-proof, highly impact-resistant tackle systems that meet the demands of serious anglers. The 7771 measures 21.25" x 12" x 12", and provides great versatility and storage with four 3771 CDS StowAways, 3504 spinnerbait/worm box, removable bait racks and three 2-3500 ProLatch™ boxes. It includes spacious bulk storage with a see-through top, and a huge top access area.

Retail value: $80


35-36. Set of 5 Handmade Cards (x2)

Donated by: Karen Richardson
Purchased by: Carleen Correy - $35 and Tina Smith - $35

It's always interesting to learn about the hobbies and talents of the people you work with! For example, JSHAP managing editor Karen Richardson has a gift for creating handmade cards. She's donating ten cards designed especially for the AASV Foundation - some with "pig" designs and others with pressed flowers. We will offer two sets of cards, containing five cards per set. Each set of cards will include 2 dried flower cards, one baby card, one piggy balloon card, and a hidden message card (not shown).

Retail value: $10 per set of five cards


37. Pig Wall Hanging Quilt

Donated by: 4 Star Veterinary Services, LLC, Chickasaw, Ohio (Drs. Dale Hendrickson, Jim Kober, Duane Long, Bill Minton, Mike Pierdon, and Doug Powers)
Purchased by: Dr. Doug Groth & Dr. Bill Hollis - $650

This quilted pig wall hanging is embroidered with silk thread, and features several breeds of pigs. It measures 48” x 48”.


38. Pink Garden Statue Pig

Donated by: AVMA-PLIT
Purchased by: Dr. Angie Delks - $80

A flying pig is just what every good garden needs! Come prepared to bid on this pink metal pig perfect for anywhere your landscape can use a facelift. This unique garden statue is made of metal and measures approximately 3 feet tall and 2 feet wide.

Retail value: $100


39. Woodblock Print by John Schirmer

Donated by: Dr. Paul & Jan Runnels
Purchased by: Dr. Nathan Winkelman - $65

This poor ole pig, who just got his breakfast interrupted by the rooster on a fence post, is looking for a little help and understanding from you! This 11 x 14" matted, unframed woodblock print (4/300) is hand painted and signed by the artist, John Schirmer of Fairfield, Iowa.

Retail value: $55


40. Omaha Steaks Gift Card - $100

Donated by: MVP Laboratories
Purchased by: Dr. Nathan Winkelman - $115

Omaha, Nebraska is the hometown of MVP Laboratories, so it's only natural that they'd want to give us a "taste of the town" while we're holding the AASV conference in their backyard, so to speak. This Omaha Steaks gift card will do just that - check out the selection of premium pork, steaks, and other gourmet food items you can purchase online and have shipped right to your door!

Retail value: $100


41. Metal Artwork - Whitetail Deer

Donated by Fairmont Veterinary Clinic - Fairmont, Minnesota
Purchased by: Dr. Lisa Becton - $120

Fairmont Vet Clinic found two skilled artisans within their clientele who produce unique works of metal art. This whitetail deer was crafted by Bob Clauser of Slayton, Minnesota.

Retail value: $100



42. Chainsaw-Carved Pig

Donated by: Genetiporc USA
Purchased by: Dr. John Baker - $435

Our chainsaw carved wooden pig was created by a craftsman in Oakford, Illinois. The pig measures 2 feet by 1 foot, and is seven inches high. This is an excellent buy, as this pig requires no feed, is immune to all diseases, never needs water, and is comfortable indoors or outdoors!

Retail value: $350


43. Basket of Fantastic Photo Frames

Donated by: Dr. Peggy Anne Hawkins
Purchased by: Jean Johnson - $68

OK, it's time to get those vacation photos and family portraits out of the box and on display! It will be fun and easy with this varied assortment of photo frames for your desk, walls, and shelves!

Retail value: $50



44. Basket of Decadent Chocolates

Donated by: Dr. Peggy Anne Hawkins
Purchased by: Jean Johnson - $62

Treat yourself or surprise someone else with this wonderful basket full of premium chocolates. Mmmmm.

Retail value: $60



45. Bowl of Bamboo

Donated by: Dr. Peggy Anne Hawkins
Purchased by: Ben Pratte/Alpharma Animal Health - $85

Update your kitchen with this durable and attractive bowl filled with bamboo utensils. Or, are you looking for the perfect wedding or housewarming gift? This could be it!

Retail value: $100



46. Illuminated Onyx Lamp

Donated by: Dr. Joaquin Becerril
Purchased by: Markeeta Knoernschild - $125

Onyx is a translucent, finely crystalline calcite used as a semiprecious stone. This beautiful and unusual lamp was hand-carved in San Antonio Texcala, a small town of onyx craftsmen located close to Tehuacan, Puebla, in Central Mexico.

The lamp measures approximately 6" in diameter and 12" tall.

Retail value: $48


47. Chef Pig Copper Weathervane with garden stand

Donated by: Swine Vet Center (St. Peter, Minnesota)
Purchased by: Dr. Paul Knoernschild - $425

This is the first time we've offered a pig weathervane at the auction - what a great idea! Every swine vet should own one! "Chef Pig" is a unique piece of conversation-worthy art, suitable for your home, garden, or deck (the heavy-duty 3/4" garden stand is included). Of course, it can also be used as an actual weathervane on your roof (but you'll have to supply your own roof-mounting hardware, as it is not included). Dimensions, excluding the stand: 27" L x 26" H.

Retail value: $389


48. Standing Pig Copper Weathervane with garden stand

Donated by: Swine Vet Center (St. Peter, Minnesota)
Purchased by: Dr. Matt Anderson - $490

Here's a more traditional style pig weathervane, but every bit as lovely and functional as "Chef Pig" above. This copper pig with a curly-Q tail is just what you need to adorn your clinic, home, or garden - or roof! The heavy-duty 3/4" garden stand is included, but you'll need to supply your own hardware if you intend to mount it on your roof. Dimensions, excluding the stand: 26" L x 17" H.

Retail value: $389


49. Pig Notecards Plus!

Donated by: Carol Rodibaugh
Purchased by: Dr. John Baker - $245

Carol Rodibaugh, wife of former AASV president Dr. Max Rodibaugh, has graciously supported the AASV Foundation with her artistic ability for many years. In the past, she has created intricate paintings that incorporate both a quilt and a pig motif within the design. This year, she's assembling a collection of items that feature the design from her 2008 artwork, Pigmentation. The collection will include three boxes of notecards printed with the design (each box containing a dozen cards) along with an additional surprise assortment of Carol's artwork.

Retail value: $100


50. Ceramic Pig

Donated by: AVMA-PLIT
Purchased by: Dr. Bill Minton - $140

The finish on this hollow ceramic pig is a unique, glossy marbled gold-brown-bronze. It's about 6 1/2 inches tall and 11 inches long.

Retail value: $20



51. Metal Artwork - Basket Arrangement

Donated by Fairmont Veterinary Clinic - Fairmont, Minnesota
Purchased by: Dr. Teddi Wolff/Alpharma Animal Health - $75

Fairmont Vet Clinic found two skilled artisans within their clientele who produce unique works of metal art. This basket arrangement by Steve Crock of Tipton, Iowa features Iowa's Agricultural Bounty and will make a nice addition to the decor of your home or office.

Retail value: $200



52-55. AASV Etched Glassware

Donated by: Dr. John E. Baker

Once again, Dr. John Baker has commissioned a local artist to engrave quality glassware with the AASV logo to commemorate the annual meeting. These items are always very popular, so bid early and check the bidding sheets often! There will be a separate bid sheet for each item or set of items:

Framed Mirror (30" x 22")
Purchased by: Dr. Paul Ruen - $200

Framed Mirror (30" x 22")
Purchased by: Dr. K.T. Wright - $275

Set of 4 Beer Mugs
Purchased by: Dr. Butch Baker - $100

Set of 4 Beer Mugs
Purchased by: Dr. Tom Gillespie - $100

Set of 4 Beer Mugs
Purchased by: Dr. Brian Roggow - $100

Set of 4 Coffee Cups
Purchased by: Dr. Gordon Spronk - $100

Set of 4 Coffee Cups
Purchased by: Emily Byers - $105

Single Coffee Cup
Purchased by: Jamie Berning - $25

Set of 4 Coasters
Purchased by: Dr. Gordon Spronk - $85

Set of 4 Coasters
Purchased by: Dr. Wayne Freese - $70

Set of 4 Coasters
Purchased by: Dr. Mark Hammer - $75



WOW! The AASV Foundation 2010 Fundraising Auction raised a total of $68,825!

Thank You to ALL who participated in the auction by contributing, bidding, and purchasing items!


Auction Terms and Conditions

  • Documentation will be furnished by the Foundation for support of charitable donations by item donors. Final responsibility, however, in satisfying the Internal Revenue Service concerning amount of deductions lies with the donor.
  • Each item auctioned will be offered without reserve, unless otherwise stated before bidding begins, and sold to the highest bidder.
  • All items are offered by the Foundation on an "as is" basis, free and clear of implied warranties for fitness of use or condition, and with no guarantee of value, as any announced appraised value is personal opinion only and the ultimate responsibility for determination of value lies with the purchaser.
  • All auction items shall be paid for and picked up at the conclusion of the live auction on Monday, March 9, or at the AASV registration desk prior to noon on Tuesday, March 10, unless other arrangements are made. Payment may be made with US check or cash, VISA, MasterCard, or American Express.
  • The AASV Foundation and the AASV assume no responsibility for any physical injury or property loss that may occur to persons attending this auction, nor assume financial responsibility for third parties, purchasers, donors or others.