Beef nominees include: David Bechtol, D.V.M., Canyon, Texas; Dallas Horton, D.V.M., Eaton, Colo.; and Ed Johnson, D.V.M., Parma, Idaho.
The Cattle Production Veterinarian Hall of Fame was created in 2011 to honor exceptional individuals who have made lasting contributions to the veterinary profession throughout their careers in preventive health medicine, agricultural policy, rotational grazing, bovine reproduction and milk quality.
Merck Animal Health coordinates the nomination process. Five organizations founded and sponsor the Hall of Fame – Merck Animal Health, the Academy of Veterinary Consultants (AVC), the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP), Bovine Veterinarian and Osborn Barr.
Voting is currently underway and will remain open until Aug. 5. Members of the AVC and the AABP may vote for one beef and one dairy nominee. AVC members may vote during the organization’s spring and summer conferences or online at www.avc-beef.org/halloffame. AABP members may vote online at www.aabp.org/halloffame.