November 21, 2018
Ames, Iowa – David Schmitt, DVM, received the Science with Practice Award from Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. The award, presented at the ISU James D. McKean Swine Disease Conference in Ames, Iowa, Nov. 3, recognizes exemplary integration of science and the art of veterinary practice to benefit swine productivity and welfare.
Schmitt is the Iowa State Veterinarian with Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship. After one year in private practice in Roseville, Minnesota, Dr. Schmitt moved to Stuart, Iowa, in 1974 and practiced veterinary medicine in a group mixed animal practice there until 1999. He began his duties in the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship as the Assistant State Veterinarian in 1999 and was appointed State Veterinarian in 2008. Dr. Schmitt is a past President of the United States Animal Health Association.
“Dr. Schmitt has a long and distinguished career as both a private practitioner as well as one of the most highly respected State Veterinarians who has ever served the State of Iowa,” said Chris Rademacher, DVM, ISU swine extension veterinarian and chair of the conference committee. “His humble nature has endeared him to both practitioners and veterinarians alike. He has been instrumental in assisting the state of Iowa through many animal health emergencies over the years and is tireless in his efforts.”
Schmitt graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1973.