Engle Receives ISU Award

Mark J. Engle, DVM, MS, received the Science with Practice Award from Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. The award, presented at the 16th Annual Swine Diseases Conference on Nov. 6, recognizes exemplary integration of science and the art of veterinary practice to benefit swine productivity and welfare. The name of the award, Science with Practice, is from the language of the university seal which emphasizes infusing science into the practice of all university disciplines.

"An important characteristic of Mark's history from practice in Audubon, Iowa, to his current position at PIC has been the application of scientific facts and principles to problem-solving and business decisions," said Jim McKean, DVM, PhD, conference chair and ISU extension veterinarian. "Researching scientific information and applying it to the benefit of swine production, veterinary medicine and swine welfare are desired characteristics found in Mark's work. These are the type of individuals we wish to honor with this award."

Dr. Engle is the director of health and transportation for PIC North America. He is responsible for the health management program for PIC-NA's multiplication and gene transfer system and the delivery of its live animal sales. Prior to joining PIC in 2004, Dr. Engle served as director of swine health programs for the National Pork Board. From 1999 to 2001, Dr. Engle served as chief operating officer for Newsham Hybrids where he was responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the company with focus on strategic, tactical and short-term operations management. Prior to that, Dr. Engle was a senior partner at the Audubon-Manning (Iowa) Veterinary Clinic and AMVC Management Services for 19 years.

Dr. Engle is an active member of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians. He served on the association's board of directors from 1995 to 1999 and has been a member of the AASV Foundation board since 1999. Since 1995, he has been a reviewer for the Journal of Swine Health and Production.

He received his veterinary degree in 1980 from Iowa State University. In 2004 he received a master's degree in population medicine from the University of Minnesota.

Please join all of us at AASV in congratulating Dr. Engle on this well-deserved award.