(PHOTO) Dr. Bob Glock Inducted into the Cattle Production Veterinarian Hall of Fame (Beef).
Johnson, Glock Inducted into the
Cattle Production Veterinarian Hall of Fame
These two dairy and beef veterinarians are recognizedfor
serving the cattle industry for decades.
ST. LOUIS, MO., September 15, 2019 – At the 201952nd American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) AnnualConference in St. Louis, Mo., two outstanding and long-time cattle veterinarianswere inducted into the Cattle Production Veterinarian Hall of Fame (CPVHOF) infront of hundreds of their veterinary peers. Dairy veterinarian Dr. AndyJohnson, Green Bay, Wis., and beef cattle veterinarian and diagnostician Dr.Robert Glock, Marana, Ariz., were recognized for their dedication to the healthand well-being of cattle.
“The beef and dairy industries have been fortunate tohave had the wisdom, vision and determination provided by the 2019 inducteesinto the Cattle Production Veterinarian Hall of Fame,” says Dr. Brent Meyer,cattle technical services for Merck Animal Health. “Drs. Andy Johnson andRobert Glock changed the landscape of production medicine in both the beef anddairy industries. Their influence has impacted many colleagues, students,and producers. Their legacies will last generations.”
Established in 2011, the CPVHOFhonors the traditions of production veterinary medicine and the individuals whohave made a lasting impact on the profession. Through early mornings, latenights and harsh weather conditions, veterinarians are a steadfast andessential part of cattle production. The CPVHOF celebrates the rich traditionsof cattle production veterinary medicine by honoring the exceptionalveterinarians who have made lasting contributions to their profession. The Hallof Fame is sponsored by Merck Animal Health, the American Association of BovinePractitioners, the Academy of Veterinary Consultants and Bovine VeterinarianMagazine.
Dr. Andy Johnson – Dairy Inductee
Dr. Andy Johnson, graduated with his DVM from the Universityof Minnesota in 1976. Known as “The Udder Doctor”, he currently resides inGreen Bay, Wis. and is employed by Grande Cheese Company as their herd healthand wellness veterinarian He also does private consulting worldwide on milkquality. For over 35 years he operated his consulting business, TotalHerd Management Services, Inc.
Johnson has consulted in 32countries and 46 U.S. states. He has consulted on dairies ranging from 20 toover 20,000 dairy cows. His specialties are quality milk production, new parlordesign and performance, and cow comfort. He chaired the NMC subcommittee onmilking machine evaluation and developed the new airflow protocols that havebecome the U.S. standards.
Johnson served on the Board ofDirectors of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP), waspresident of the National Mastitis Council (NMC) and resident of the WisconsinVeterinary Medical Association. He lectures at many state, national, andinternational meetings. He organizes and teaches the popular AABP milk qualitypreconference seminar. His articles are frequently seen in most of the dairypublications as well as scientific journals.
Johnson was named WisconsinVeterinarian of the Year (1994), received the AABP award for Excellence inPreventative Dairy Medicine (1989), was awarded AABP’s highest honor – Practitionerof the Year (1998), and was named “Quality Veterinarian of the Year” at AABP(2003). In September 2013, he was named one of the 20 most influentialveterinarians in the North America by Bovine Veterinarian Magazine. InJanuary 2019, Johnson received the NMC Award of Excellence for Contributions inMastitis Prevention and Control, the highest award given to an individualinternationally for improving milk quality. This award has been given eighttimes in NMC’s 58-year history.
Dr. Robert Glock – Beef Inductee
Dr. Robert Glock received hisDVM from Iowa State University in 1961, and his PhD from Iowa State in 1971. Hebecame a diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Pathology in 1974. Hewas employed at a practice in Jewell, Iowa, prior to graduation, then was avirologist from 1961-1963 for the U.S. Army in Fort Detrick, Md. Glockpracticed in Edgerton, Wis., until 1967, he then joined the Iowa StateDepartment of Pathology where he taught and remained until 1981.
From there, Glock served with Central Arizona Veterinary, Casa Grande, Ariz.,as a lab director through 1987. He then joined Colorado State Universitythrough 1998, then returned back to Arizona, this time the University ofArizona where he was a research scientist and pathologist until 2016.
Glock has been active with the Salmonellosis Committee of the United StatesAnimal Health Association, the Foreign Animal Disease Committee of the AmericanAssociation of Swine Veterinarians, the Arizona Cattlemen's Association BQACommittee and the AVMA Council on Research.
Glock has been a member of numerous organizations such as the AmericanAssociation of Bovine Practitioners, Academy of Veterinary Consultants,American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of SwineVeterinarians (president 1976-1977), Comparative Gastroenterology Society,American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, ArizonaVeterinary Medical Association and more.
He received theAASV Howard Dunne Memorial Award (1995), the Iowa State University College ofVeterinary Medicine Stange Award for Meritorious Service (2003) and the AAVLDLife Membership (2005) Academy of Veterinary Consultants Outstanding ServiceAward (2011).
Glock has also been published in over 90 scientific and outreach publications.