The Science in Practice Award presented during Iowa State University’s Swine Disease Conference for Swine Practitioners was awarded to Paul Yeske, DVM, partner in the Swine Vet Center at St. Peter, MN.

The honor was bestowed during the 21st annual conference held in Ames, IA, in mid-November.

Yeske is a 1985 graduate of Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, the same year he joined the Nicollet-New Ulm (MN) veterinary clinic, which became the Swine Vet Center in 1990.

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In 1996, he gave the Howard Dunne Memorial Lecture at the annual meeting of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians.

In 1998, Yeske was named the American Association of Swine Veterinarians swine practitioner of the year.

In 2012, Yeske was named one of National Hog Farmer’s Masters of the Pork Industry.

He received his master’s degree in 1998, studying  personality profiles of swine farm managers.

He also completed the Executive Veterinary Program at the University of Illinois in 2009 focusing on personality profiles of producers.

Yeske grew up on a small cattle and pig operation at Vollasca, IA.

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