Dr. Bennie Osburn is a Kansas native and received his veterinary degree from Kansas State University. Osburn held positions as associate dean for Research and Graduate Education and director of the Veterinary Medicine Teaching and Research Center in Tulare. He went on to serve as dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine for University of California-Davis. His extensive work in the area of diagnostic test development relating to bluetongue virus led to the first regionalization of the disease and development of testing strategies that are now used across the globe. During Osburn’s term as president of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, a strategic plan was undertaken to address veterinary workforce needs by launching the Veterinary Workforce Expansion Act. He has also served as president of American College of Veterinary Pathologists, American Association of Veterinary Immunologists and Conference of Research Workers in Animal Disease.
The Cattle Production Veterinarian Hall of Fame sponsors include:
Academy of Veterinary Consultants
The Academy of Veterinary Consultants (AVC) is an association of veterinarians involved in beef cattle medicine, herd health programs and consultation. Its mission is to provide continuing education, member support and leadership among various entities of the beef cattle industry. The AVC goal strives for optimum productivity of a safe, high-quality product. For more information, visit www.avc-beef.org.
American Association of Bovine Practitioners
The American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) is an international association of veterinarians organized to enhance the professional lives of its members through relevant continuing education that will improve the well-being of cattle and the economic success of their owners, increase awareness and promote leadership for issues critical to cattle industries, and improve opportunities for careers in bovine medicine. For more information, visit www.aabp.org.
Published by Vance Publishing, Corp., Bovine Veterinarian has served the beef and dairy veterinary markets for nearly two decades. A sister publication to Drovers/Cattle Network and Dairy Herd Management, Bovine Veterinarian offers information on cattle veterinary issues, food safety, beef and milk quality, food safety, client and practice management and more. For more information, visit www.cattlenetwork.com/bovine-vet or www.dairyherd.com/bovine-vet.
Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health
Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health, based in Boxmeer, the Netherlands, is focused on the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of animal health products. The company offers customers one of the broadest, most innovative animal health portfolios, spanning products to support performance and to prevent, treat and control disease in all major farm and companion animal species. Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health; subsidiaries of Merck & Co. Inc., Whitehouse Station NJ, USA. For more information, visit www.intervet.com.