Pat Halbur, DVM, is the recipient of the 2003 Pfizer Animal Health Award for Research Excellence.

Halbur is a veterinary pathologist at Iowa State University’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and is the current president of the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association.

His research focuses on diagnosis and spread of infectious diseases of swine. He has conducted extensive work on viral diseases and was part of a team that recently discovered swine hepatitis E virus.