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Hogg Receives AASV Foundation Heritage Award

Dr. Alex Hogg is the first recipient of the Heritage Award given by the American Association of Swine Veterinarians Foundation. The award was recently created by the AASV Foundation and is given in recognition of a lifetime of outstanding achievements in swine veterinary medicine. A life-sized, bronze sculpture of a 19-day-old gilt was presented to Dr. Hogg in Omaha, Nebraska on July 15. The bronze pig was donated by Danbred North America.

"Dr. Hogg exemplifies all that is good about the United States of America, immigrating to this country at a young age, and rising to the top of his chosen profession," said Dr. K.T. Wright, president of the AASV Foundation. While presenting the award, Dr. John Waddell, immediate past-president of AASV, stated "Dr. Hogg epitomizes the ideal of increasing the knowledge of swine veterinarians."

Dr. Hogg is a well-known and respected swine veterinarian whose career has spanned 50 years. A graduate of Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, his career has included private practice in Iowa, Master of Science degree from Iowa State University, Nebraska swine extension veterinarian, faculty at the University of Nebraska, and consultant for MVP Laboratories. Throughout his career, Dr. Hogg has been committed to the education of swine veterinarians and pork producers. In his role as a mentor and advisor, Dr. Hogg has helped many swine veterinarians reach the goals and status that they hold in the swine industry today. His love of education and learning is demonstrated by his completion of the Executive Veterinary Program at the University of Illinois at the age of 75. He served as president of the American Association of Swine Practitioners in 1979. He also served on the Board of Directors representing District 8 and as one of the early AASP secretary-treasurers.

Based in Perry, Iowa, the American Association of Swine Veterinarians Foundation (AASVF) is a charitable, nonprofit organization committed to empowering swine veterinarians to achieve a higher level of personal and professional effectiveness. The AASVF is proud to support and promote excellence in swine veterinary medicine.