Friday, October 7, 2022
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The American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) presented Dr. Meredyth Jones with the AABP Achievement Award at its annual conference.
Jones is an Associate Professor of Food Animal Medicine in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
“I’ve been a member of the AABP since I was a freshman vet student,” Jones said. “The relationships I made there have enhanced my life, both professionally and personally. It’s amazing to hear from people I admire so much that they think I’ve contributed positively to the profession.
AABP is an international association of veterinarians serving society as leaders in the health, welfare and productivity of livestock.
The AABP Achievement Award recognizes individuals who have contributed to the continuing education of cattle practitioners; actively participated in organized committees of veterinary medicine and/or specialty; relationships maintained and contributions to the beef industry; publications by authors who have had a significant impact on the practice of bovine medicine; and/or participated in regulatory or legislative activities that have improved the practice of bovine medicine.
Nominees for the award must be from academia, research, industry and government, have a degree in veterinary medicine and be members of the AABP.
Jones’ friends and colleagues, Drs. Christine Navarre and Renée Dewell nominated her for the prize.
“Dr. Jones is one of the most accomplished veterinarians I have had the pleasure of working with,” Navarre said. “Her skills in medicine and surgery are excellent, but she also excels in teaching, research and awareness. Few academics can do that.
“She is a particularly gifted lecturer in continuing education. Livestock producers and veterinarians across the country have benefited from his presentations. She cares deeply about her patients, clients, students and colleagues. She is always available and ready to help and she does it all with grace and humor.
Assembling the nomination proved to be a difficult task for Navarre and Dewell, as many offered their support for Jones’ nomination.
“We were challenged to keep the nomination concise because there was so much support from practitioners as well as academic colleagues and alumni,” Dewell said. “Dr. Jones is an exceptional practitioner, educator and communicator, and has had a palpable positive impact in the practice of bovine medicine.
Dr. Rosslyn Biggs, Jones’ colleague at veterinary college, appreciates the positive impact she is having at OSU.
“Dr. Jones improves the veterinary profession every day,” Biggs said. “She has an unwavering commitment to real-world approaches to problem solving that benefit her students and veterinary practitioners. have here at Oklahoma State University and I have the privilege of working alongside him.