Kansas State University has honored Steven C. Henry, DVM, as its 2010 Alumni Fellow in the College of Veterinary Medicine. Henry’s selection recognizes his veterinary and leadership qualities in swine medicine and production with the Abilene Animal Hospital veterinary group in Abilene, KS.

“This is a great honor and I am delighted to have been chosen as one of this year’s group of Fellows,” Henry says. “Veterinary practice, with care for individual animals and populations, is my avocation and passion. “Our college of veterinary medicine pushes us out the door at graduation with the tools and the stimulus necessary to make a difference for our clients and patients. And the support of our college is there for us throughout our careers if we will only access it.”

“Dr. Henry has a tremendous reputation in the swine industry as well as in the veterinary ranks,” says Ralph Richardson, DVM, dean of the college of veterinary medicine. “He is a highly sought expert and practitioner, yet has managed to maintain a strong, valued relationship with our college.”

Henry is a native of Longford, KS, and received both bachelor’s (1970) and doctor of veterinary medicine (1972) degrees from Kansas State.

Following graduation, he practiced in Illinois before returning to Kansas in 1976. Henry is currently president and partner with the Abilene Animal Hospital and is also an adjunct professor in the department of diagnostic medicine/pathobiology at Kansas State.

Henry is a former president of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians, was named practitioner of the year, winner of the Howard Dunne Memorial Award, Allen Leman Science in Practice Award and Kansas State’s distinguished alumnus award.