Alex Hogg, DVM, Ft. Calhoun, NE, is the first recipient of the Heritage Award from the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) for lifetime achievements in swine veterinary medicine.

On July 15, Hogg was presented a life-sized, bronze sculpture of a 19-day-old gilt in Omaha, NE, donated by Danbred North America.

Hogg's career spans 50 years, and includes private practice in Iowa, Nebraska swine Extension veterinarian, University of Nebraska faculty and consultant for MVP Laboratories, Ralston, NE. He was AASV president in 1979.