Dr. Renee Dewell, a Research Associate in the Department of Clinical Sciences, has been selected to receive the first James A. Jarrett Award for Young Leaders by the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP). The award was established in 2005 to recognize AABP members who are contributing to the future of the organization early in their career. The award was presented at the 39th Annual Convention of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, Sept. 21-23, in Saint Paul, Minn.
Dr. Dewell joined AABP upon concentrating full time on bovine medicine at the Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center in Clay Center, Neb. Since that time, she has been actively involved with the organization. Dr. Dewell had two research abstracts accepted for an oral presentation at the annual AABP conferences, is a member of the Animal Welfare Committee, is AABP’s liaison to the National Institute of Animal Agriculture (NIAA), and chairs the Biological Risk Management and Preparedness Committee, established under the direction of Dr. Dewell. While at Clay Center, Dr. Dewell also gave many presentations at area high school career fairs to encourage young men and women to consider agriculture veterinary practice.
The James A. Jarrett Award is limited to deserving AABP members who have graduated within the previous 10 years from veterinary school. Recipients have given extraordinary service to the AABP in a manner that significantly enhances the mission of the organization.