AASV Foundation news

Golfers rise to the top

Forty golfers teed off for the AASV Foundation’s Midwest Golf Outing, held August 22 at the Ames (Iowa) Golf and Country Club. While the weather was cooperative in the morning, a deluge of rain in the early afternoon resulted in a soggy last couple of holes, causing the event organizer, Dr John Kolb, to jokingly rename the fundraiser “The Sponge Bob Underwater Open.” In spite of the wet ending, the golfers played their best for the foundation in the four-person team, best-ball contest, and prizes were awarded to the winners as follows:

First place team

Hosted by Elanco Animal Health
Tom Marsteller, Doug Quam, Craig Bolling, Matt Sexton

Second place team

Hosted by Intervet
Dave Iverson, Tom Wetzell, Dave Bomgaars, Brian Roggow

Third place team

Hosted by Boehringer Ingelheim
John Kolb, Jeff Okones, Don Dutler, Al Frischmeyer

Individual contests

Longest drive: Matt Sexton, Eric Weaver

Closest to the pin: Jeff Okones, Jeff Kaisand

Longest putt: Warren Wilson

The event was sponsored by Elanco Animal Health and Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica. Proceeds from the event provide funding for a variety of AASV Foundation programs, including research grants, swine externship grants for veterinary students, and travel stipends for students attending the AASV annual meeting.

Persevering in the warm, humid weather, the team of (L to R) Tom Wetzell, Dave Iverson, Dave Bomgaars, and Brian Roggow came away with second place in the team competition.

Second Place Team


The team of (L to R) Matt Sexton, Tom Marsteller, Craig Bolling, and Doug Quam won first place in the team competition. Sexton also received an individual award for longest drive.

First Place team


Taking the scenic route. In search of a lost ball, (L to R) Steve Hall, Jeff Kaisand, and Ron White explore a less-traveled portion of the golf course.



AASV Foundation requests research proposals

As part of its planned annual schedule, the American Association of Swine Veterinarians Foundation seeks research proposals for funding in 2008. Up to $12,000 will be disbursed, with a maximum of $6000 awarded per project (all currency in $US). Proposals are due January 31, 2008. The selection and announcement of projects for funding will take place in March.

Proposed research must fit into one of the five action areas stated in the AASV Foundation mission (see sidebar).

Proposals must also contain the following:

1. Identification of the issue

2. Background information

3. Description of the project

4. Timeline

5. Budget

6. Plan to apply results for maximum return to swine veterinarians, veterinary students, or both.

No project timeline is to exceed 12 months. A final report will be due within 60 days of stated project completion. For more information, or to submit a proposal, contact:

AASV Foundation
902 1st Avenue
Perry, IA 50220-1703
Tel: 515-465-5255; Fax: 515-465-3832
E-mail: aasv@aasv.org.


AASV Foundation Mission

The mission of the AASV Foundation is to empower swine veterinarians to achieve a higher level of personal and professional effectiveness by:

Enhancing the image of the swine veterinary profession,

Supporting the development and scholarship of students and veterinarians interested in the swine industry,

Addressing long-range issues of the profession,

Supporting faculty and promoting excellence in the teaching of swine health and production, and

Funding research with direct application to the profession.

Auction fever spreading through AASV Foundation

The AASV Foundation Auction Committee needs your help! The committee is already hard at work securing items for next year’s auction to be held during the 2008 AASV Annual Meeting in San Diego, California.

Seizing on the lessons learned from the 2007 annual meeting, the committee has established a “Big Hairy Audacious Goal” of raising $50,000 at the upcoming auction. The funds raised support the foundation’s mission to ensure the future of swine veterinary medicine by funding research, scholarships, and educational programs and materials.

The auction committee needs you to donate items to be auctioned. If you are interested in donating an item or making a contribution, please visit the AASVF website at http://www.aasv.org/foundationto download a donation form to be completed and submitted with the donation. Donations for the auction must be received no later than December 1, 2007, to insure proper recognition to the donor and inclusion in the auction booklet. Any items or financial contributions received after the deadline will be held for the 2009 auction. For additional information, contact the AASV office (515-465-5255; E-mail; aasv@aasv.org).

When considering items to donate, keep in mind that the $50,000 goal can be achieved by auctioning 100 donated items at $500 each. Of course, the AASVF welcomes all donations and contributions. Successful auction items in the past have included hunting trips, handcrafted items, sporting equipment, artwork, and tickets to sporting events and other activities. If you choose to make a financial contribution to this effort, be sure to note that the donation is to be used for the “AASVF Auction.” All items and contributions should be submitted to the AASV Foundation at the address on the donation form. All donations to the foundation are tax deductible.

Please feel free to contact any member of the Auction Committee listed below with any comments, suggestions or donations. Please support your foundation. It’s up to you to make this auction the most successful ever!!

Contact any of these auction committee members with your donation:

Matt Anderson
Butch Baker
John Baker
Joe Connor
Scott Dee
Tom Gillespie
Robert Graybill
Rodney Johnson
Daryl Olsen
Max Rodibaugh
Gordon Spronk
Rick Tubbs
Warren Wilson