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ISU Alum Named Swine Industry Veterinarian of the Year

March 17, 2010

Dr. Reid Philips, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc., ( 816) 236-2737
Ms. Tracy Ann Raef, Veterinary Communications, (515) 294-4602, traef@iastate.edu


Dr. Reid Philips was honored with the 2010 Technical Services/Allied Industry Veterinarian of the Year Award by the American Association of Swine Veterinarians. The award was presented on March 8 during the association’s annual meeting in Omaha, Neb.
Established in 2008, the award recognizes swine industry veterinarians who have demonstrated an unusual degree of proficiency and effectiveness in delivery of veterinary service to their companies and their clients as well as given tirelessly in service to the AASV and the swine industry.
Dr. Philips is the Technical Manager for Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) for Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. In his position, Dr. Philips provides training and technical oversight on PRRS to new technical and sales team members. He also directs the PRRS research grants awards which he implemented six years ago. Committed to solving PRRS in the field, Dr. Philips is always available for consultation to help customers. Dr. Philips also coordinates BIVI’s veterinary liaison team of seven AASV industry leaders and colleagues from Canada and Mexico, hosting biweekly conference calls and biannual technical meetings. 
 Dr. Philips joined the technical team at BIVI in 1997 when BIVI acquired NOBL Laboratories where he worked since 1994.
Following graduation from Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 1981, Dr. Philips practiced at the Audubon Veterinary Clinic in Audubon, Iowa. In 1985 he moved to Columbus, Nebraska, where he practiced until 1994 when he took a position as Technical Service Veterinarian with NOBL Labs in Sioux Center, Iowa.