Aug. 30 2017 02:32 PM

Texas dairy cattle veterinarian plans to obtain certificate in Veterinary Preventive Medicine

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Dairy cattle veterinarian Dr. Sarah Giebel, Canyon, Texas, will be presented the prestigious $5,000 Dr. Bruce Wren Continuing Education Award from AgriLabs at the 2017 American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) Annual Conference, Sept. 14-16, in Omaha, Neb.

This award honors Dr. Bruce Wren, a long-time AgriLabs technical services veterinarian, and recognizes his lifelong commitment to practical and formal continuing education for veterinarians. Each year one beef and one dairy practitioner who have been out of veterinary school 10 or fewer years is selected to receive this award. These grants seek to encourage veterinarians who have expressed a desire to expand their skills and knowledge to further develop skills through continuing education. Giebel was selected to receive the dairy award.

“Because we encourage continued education for veterinarians, it’s an honor to present this award to Dr. Giebel, an individual who will participate in programs that will allow her to better serve her clients and the dairy industry,” said Steve Schram, AgriLabs President and Chief Executive Officer.

Giebel plans to use this award to obtain a graduate certificate in Veterinary Preventive Medicine through Iowa State University. Through this course, she hopes to better serve her clients.

“This certificate program would give me the skills needed to provide more thorough and accurate epidemiological and statistical analysis,” states Giebel. “Through records analysis and on farm visits, I will be able to use what I learn to address animal welfare and food safety, as well as work with clients on the most up-to-date evidenced-based medicine for disease prevention and treatment strategies customized to their cattle, people and facilities.”

Joining Giebel, the Dr. Bruce Wren Continuing Education award for beef goes to Dr. Holt Tripp, Okotoks, Alberta, Canada.

Aside from being a young practitioner, applicants must specifically outline the type of continuing education they are seeking, its approximate costs, and the benefits it will provide to the applicant, his/her practice and the practice’s clients. The selection process is undertaken by an awards committee from AABP. For more information, visit


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