Do you know an AASV member whose dedication to the association and the swine industry is worthy of recognition? The AASV Awards Committee requests nominations for the following five awards to be presented at the upcoming AASV Annual Meeting in Denver.
Howard Dunne Memorial Award – Given annually to an AASV member who has made a significant contribution and rendered outstanding service to the AASV and the swine industry.
Meritorious Service Award – Given annually to an individual who has consistently given time and effort to the association in the area of service to the AASV members, AASV officers, and the AASV staff.
Swine Practitioner of the Year – Given annually to the swine practitioner (AASV member) who has demonstrated an unusual degree of proficiency in the delivery of veterinary service to his or her clients.
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 the delivery of veterinary service to his or her company and its clients, as well as given tirelessly in service to the AASV and the swine industry.
Young Swine Veterinarian of the Year – Given annually to a swine veterinarian who is an AASV member, 5 years or less post graduation, who has demonstrated the ideals of exemplary service and proficiency early in his or her career.
Nominations are due December 15. The nomination letter should specify the award and cite the qualifications of the candidate for the award. Submit to AASV, 830 26th Street, Perry, IA 50220-2328, Fax: 515-465-3832, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
VFD Frequently Asked Questions
As you know by now, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently revised the regulations governing the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD). The revised regulations went into effect in 2015, and all medically important feed-grade antibiotics will transition to VFD status by January 1, 2017. This transition has raised a lot of questions from stakeholders, which FDA has been attempting to answer. Unfortunately, the responses to these questions are found in a number of different places, including the FDA Web site, stakeholder Web sites, and academic Web sites, among others. The AASV has attempted to compile these responses into a “Frequently Asked Questions” page on our Web site for your convenience (https://www.aasv.org/documents/vfdfaq.php). We will continue to update this page as FDA makes additional responses available. You can also pose additional questions to FDA at AskCVM@fda.hhs.gov to receive an official answer.