Scott Dee, DVM, professor in the Swine Disease Eradication Center at the University of Minnesota, was installed as the president of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) at the group’s annual meeting in Kansas City.
Dee replaces Tom Gillespie, DVM, Rensselaer, IN, who becomes immediate past president.
Daryl Olsen, DVM, Audubon, IA, was selected president-elect, and Kerry Keffaber, DVM, North Manchester, IN, vice president.
“I am confident that our association will serve as the model for all veterinary species-oriented associations in regard to how veterinarians work with industry to solve economically significant problems related to food animals,” says Dee.
“Specifically, my focus will be to build an industry-wide team dedicated to the long-term goal of eliminating the porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus from the North American pig population,” he adds.