“Dr. Herrick was ahead of his time in the profession and an early advocate for pre-conditioning cattle,” says Dr. Corah. “He was an excellent veterinarian, and everyone respected him personally and professionally.”
During his career, Dr. Herrick spent time in more than 40 organizations nationally and internationally, eight of which he was a founding member. He was a past president of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Iowa Veterinary Medical Association and the American Association of Extension Veterinarians. Until his death in 2007, Dr. Herrick spent his retirement years as an animal-health consultant in Paradise Valley, Ariz.
Jim Jarrett, D.V.M.
2012 Dairy Inductee
Dr. Jarrett was a widely-known expert in milk quality, dairy nutrition and reproductive management. He co-founded the AABP Quality Milk Pre-conference Seminar and was active in many organizations during his career.
A Georgia native, Dr. Jarrett earned his bachelor’s degree from Berry College in Rome, Ga., and his veterinary medical degree from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia. After practicing for five years, he worked for the state of Georgia, developing one of the first milk-quality programs in the nation.
In 1967, Dr. Jarrett returned to private practice and established a dairy-production consulting business serving Georgia and the surrounding states. Not long after he started, Dr. Jarrett’s expertise and talents were being sought across the country and around the world.
When the call for nominations was announced, Dr. Keith Sterner, former colleague and retired D.V.M., from Ionia, Mich., immediately thought of Dr. Jarrett as a candidate.
“Dr. Jarrett left a very large footprint in the industry through his promotion of veterinarians and contributions to dairy production medicine,” says Dr. Sterner. “He was an excellent role model and an example for the industry.”
Dr. Jarrett’s leadership spanned several organizations including the World Buiatrics Association, American Veterinary Medical Association and AABP. He served as AABP president, as well as its executive vice president for more than 15 years. Dr. Jarrett received many awards, including AABP Practitioner of the Year, the Amstutz-Williams Award (AABP’s highest honor) and Georgia Veterinary Medical Association Veterinarian of the Year.