Top Swine Vets
A pair of College of Veterinary Medicine alumni were recognized by the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) during the association’s 49th annual meeting in San Diego. Dr. Mary Battrell (’95) was named the 2018 Swine Practitioner of the Year. She is currently the staff veterinarian for the East Central Region of Smithfield Hog Production and is responsible for the health and well-being of 140,000 sows. Fellow Iowa State alumna, Dr. Elizabeth Wagstrom (’99) was named the 2018 recipient of the AASV’s Meritorious Service Award. She is the chief veterinarian with the National Pork Producers Council.