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Arizona vet inducted into the Cattle Production Veterinarian Hall of Fame

Published on 17 September 2019

At the 2019 52nd American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) annual conference in St. Louis, Missouri, two outstanding and long-time cattle veterinarians were inducted into the Cattle Production Veterinarian Hall of Fame (CPVHOF) in front of hundreds of their veterinary peers.

Dairy veterinarian Dr. Andy Johnson, Green Bay, Wisconsin, and beef cattle veterinarian and diagnostician Dr. Robert Glock, Marana, Arizona, were recognized for their dedication to the health and well-being of cattle. 

“The beef and dairy industries have been fortunate to have had the wisdom, vision and determination provided by the 2019 inductees into the Cattle Production Veterinarian Hall of Fame,” said Dr. Brent Meyer, cattle technical services for Merck Animal Health. “Doctors Andy Johnson and Robert Glock changed the landscape of production medicine in both the beef and dairy industries. Their influence has impacted many colleagues, students and producers. Their legacies will last generations.” 

Established in 2011, the CPVHOF honors the traditions of production veterinary medicine and the individuals who have made a lasting impact on the profession. Through early mornings, late nights and harsh weather conditions, veterinarians are a steadfast and essential part of cattle production. The CPVHOF celebrates the rich traditions of cattle production veterinary medicine by honoring the exceptional veterinarians who have made lasting contributions to their profession. The Hall of Fame is sponsored by Merck Animal Health, AABP, the Academy of Veterinary Consultants and Bovine Veterinarian magazine.

About Robert Glock – beef inductee

Glock received his DVM from Iowa State University in 1961 and his Ph.D. from Iowa State in 1971. He became a diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Pathology in 1974. He was employed at a practice in Jewell, Iowa, prior to graduation, then was a virologist from 1961-63 for the U.S. Army in Fort Detrick, Maryland. Glock practiced in Edgerton, Wisconsin, until 1967, he then joined the Iowa State Department of Pathology where he taught and remained until 1981. 

From there, Glock served with Central Arizona Veterinary, Casa Grande, Arizona, as a lab director through 1987. He then joined Colorado State University through 1998, then returned back to Arizona, this time the University of Arizona, where he was a research scientist and pathologist until 2016.

Glock has been active with the Salmonellosis Committee of the U.S. Animal Health Association, the Foreign Animal Disease Committee of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians, the Arizona Cattlemen's Association BQA Committee and the AVMA Council on Research. 

Glock has been a member of numerous organizations such as the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, Academy of Veterinary Consultants, American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Swine Veterinarians (president 1976-77), Comparative Gastroenterology Society, American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Arizona Veterinary Medical Association and more. 

He received the AASV Howard Dunne Memorial Award (1995), the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine Stange Award for Meritorious Service (2003), AAVLD Life Membership Award (2005) and the Academy of Veterinary Consultants Outstanding Service Award (2011). 

Glock has also been published in over 90 scientific and outreach publications.  end mark

From an American Association of Bovine Practitioners news release

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