An overcast sky and comfortable temperatures provided enjoyable conditions for the 11 teams of golfers who participated in the 2016 AASV Foundation Golf Outing. The event was held August 25 at the Veenker Memorial Golf Course in Ames, Iowa. Top honors in the best-ball tournament went to the Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica team of Keith Bretey, Jeff OKones, Justin Rustvold, and Matt Sexton, with a score of 61. The second- and third-place teams were only three strokes behind, with matching team scores of 64. The Zoetis team, composed of AMVC veterinarians Josh Ellingson, Steve Schmitz, Paul Thomas, and Nick Weiss, took second place, while the Hog Slat foursome of Jim Crane, Chad Grouwinkel, Ryan Pudenz, and Fritz Richards secured third place overall.
The fundraising event benefited from the strong support of sponsors. Lunch was provided by APC, while Pharmgate Animal Health hosted the beverage cart to keep participants hydrated. Throughout the course, golfers enjoyed a variety of contests and giveaways offered by golf-hole sponsors Huvepharma, Insight Wealth Group, Merck Animal Health, Norbrook, NPPC, Phibro Animal Health, and Zoetis. To conclude the event, golfers enjoyed a smoked pork-loin dinner sponsored by Boehringer Ingleheim Vetmedica, while event coordinator Josh Ellingson recognized the following team and individual contest winners.
First place team hosted by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica (score of 61): Keith Bretey, Jeff OKones, Justin Rustvold, Matt Sexton
Second place team hosted by Zoetis (score of 64): Josh Ellingson, Steve Schmitz, Paul Thomas, Nick Weiss
Third place team hosted by Hog Slat (score of 64): Jim Crane, Chad Grouwinkel, Ryan Pudenz, Fritz Richards
First place team hosted by Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (score of 68): Eric Burrough, Franco Matias Ferreyra, Adam Krull, Drew Magstadt
Second place team hosted by Fast Genetics (score of 68): Darrell Neuberger, Kent Schwartz, Steve Sornsen, Jeff Zimmerman
Third place team hosted by NPPC (score of 71): Jack Bair, Steph Carlson, Pete Houska, Greg Thornton
First place team hosted by Phibro Animal Health (score of 71): Grant Weaver, Mark Weaver, Doug Weiss
Second place team hosted by Topigs Norsvin (score of 71): Mitch Christensen, Chelcee Hindman, Randy Leete, Adam Uittenbogaard
Third place team hosted by Merck Animal Health (score of 73): Jack Creel, Rick Sibbel, Michelle Sprague, Steve Sprague
Hole #3, Longest putt: Dan Rosener
Hole #5, Closest to the pin, 2nd shot: Mark Weaver
Hole #8, Closest to the pin: Chad Grouwinkel
Hole #9, Longest drive: Steph Carlson
Hole #12, Longest putt: Mitch Christensen
Hole #15, Closest to the pin, 2nd shot: Matt Sexton
Hole #17, Closest to the pin: Matt Sexton
Hole #18, Longest drive in fairway: Josh Ellingson
AASV Foundation Auction Committee
Butch Baker, chairMatt Anderson Laura Bruner Joe Connor Jack Creel Scanlon Daniels Tara Donovan Peggy Anne Hawkins Daryl Olsen Sarah Probst Miller Nathan Schaefer Cameron Schmitt John Waddell
Aim for the Sky in the Mile High – Give generously in Denver!
What better place than Denver to support the AASV Foundation? Denver’s beginnings were all about gold. In 1858, a small group of prospectors from Georgia discovered gold at the base of the Rocky Mountains. The gold rush that followed brought both prospectors and speculators to the area, and “Denver City” was born. After the Civil War, the discovery of silver brought a second onslaught of fortune seekers. With that history in mind, bring your own sacks of gold and silver to Denver and support the AASV Foundation! The AASV Foundation Auction Committee invites you to relax and enjoy the mountain scenery and vibrant way of life so evident in the Mile High City.
Please be generous investing in the future of the AASV. Our success depends on you, the membership, so help us put together another fun-filled auction night at our annual meeting. We are confident of our endeavor and the commitment of AASV members.
Donate auction item(s) by December 1
The committee is currently working on putting together donations, so make your commitments as soon as possible. If you have questions or just want to discuss possibilities, please contact any of the committee members. Download the donation form at https://www.aasv.org/foundation/2017/Donationform.pdf and submit a description and image of your item(s) by December 1. Your contribution will be recognized in the printed auction catalog as well as on the auction Web site, and your name will appear in the JSHAP full-page spread recognizing all of our auction-item donors. If that’s not enough, there’s a good chance Dr Harry Snelson will say something witty about your donation in the AASV e-Letter, too!
The AASV Foundation is committed to ensuring the future of the swine veterinary profession. Proceeds from the auction enable funding for AASV Foundation programs, including
Administering endowments for the Howard Dunne and Alex Hogg Memorial Lectures
Administering the Hogg Scholarship for a swine veterinarian pursuing an MS or PhD
Administering funding for Veterinary Student Scholarships
Scholarships for veterinarians pursuing board certification in the American College of Animal Welfare
Co-sponsoring travel stipends for veterinary students attending the AASV Annual Meeting
Providing swine externship grants to veterinary students
Funding swine research with direct application to the profession
Providing support for Heritage Videos
Providing tuition support for out-of-state veterinary students to attend the Swine Medicine Education Center.
$5000 scholarships available to sophomore and junior veterinary students
The AASV Foundation is pleased to announce that Merck Animal Health has renewed its support for the $25,000 AASVF-Merck Veterinary Student Scholarship Program. Now in its second year, the program seeks to identify and assist future swine veterinarians with their educational expenses. Applications are due December 31, 2016, for scholarships that will be awarded in early 2017.
Second- and third-year veterinary students enrolled in AVMA-accredited or -recognized colleges of veterinary medicine in the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, or the Caribbean Islands are eligible to apply for one of five $5000 scholarships. All applicants must be current (2016-2017) student members of AASV. To apply, students must submit a resume and the name of a faculty member or AASV member to serve as a reference, along with written answers to four essay questions. The application and instructions are available at https://www.aasv.org/foundation/2017/ AASVF-MerckScholarships.php.
The selection process will be conducted by a committee of four, which includes two AASV Foundation Board members and two AASV members-at-large. On the basis of the submitted materials, the student applicants will be scored and ranked on their past and current activities, level of interest in swine veterinary medicine, future career plans, and financial need. The five scholarship recipients will be announced during the 2017 AASV Annual Meeting in Denver, and the scholarship funds will be disbursed in March, after the conference.
The AASVF-Merck Veterinary Student Scholarship Program provides yet another opportunity for the AASV Foundation to fulfill its mission of “supporting the development and scholarship of students and veterinarians interested in the swine industry.” For more information on scholarships and other AASV Foundation programs, see www.aasv.org/foundation.
Research proposals sought for funding in 2017
As part of its mission to fund research with direct application to the profession, the American Association of Swine Veterinarians Foundation seeks research proposals for funding in 2017. Proposals are due January 16, 2017, and may request a maximum of $30,000 (US$) per project. A maximum of $60,000 will be awarded across two or more projects. The announcement of projects selected for funding will take place at the AASV Foundation Luncheon in Denver, Colorado, on Sunday, February 26, 2017 (awardees will be notified in advance).
Proposed research should fit one of the five action areas stated in the AASV Foundation Mission Statement (see sidebar).
Swine veterinarians invited to apply for Hogg Scholarship
The American Association of Swine Veterinarians Foundation is pleased to offer the Hogg Scholarship, established to honor the memory of longtime AASV member and swine industry leader Dr Alex Hogg. Applications for the $10,000 scholarship will be accepted until February 1, 2017, and the scholarship recipient will be announced on Sunday, February 26, during the Foundation Luncheon at the AASV 2017 Annual Meeting in Denver.
The intent of the scholarship is to assist a swine veterinarian in his or her efforts to return to school for graduate education (resulting in a master’s degree or higher) in an academic field of study related to swine health and production.
Dr Alex Hogg’s career serves as the ideal model for successful applicants. After 20 years in mixed-animal practice, Dr Hogg pursued a master’s degree in veterinary pathology. He subsequently became Nebraska swine extension veterinarian and professor at the University of Nebraska. Upon “retirement,” Dr Hogg capped off his career with his work for MVP Laboratories. Always an enthusiastic learner, at age 75 he graduated from the Executive Veterinary Program offered at the University of Illinois.