At the 2019 52nd American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) Annual Conference in St. Louis, Mo., two outstanding and long-time cattle veterinarians were inducted into the Cattle Production Veterinarian Hall of Fame (CPVHOF) in front of hundreds of their veterinary peers. Dairy veterinarian Dr. Andy Johnson, Green Bay, Wis., and beef cattle veterinarian and diagnostician Dr. Robert Glock, Marana, Ariz., were recognized for their dedication to the health and well-being of cattle.
“The beef and dairy industries have been fortunate to have had the wisdom, vision and determination provided by the 2019 inductees into the Cattle Production Veterinarian Hall of Fame,” says Dr. Brent Meyer, cattle technical services for Merck Animal Health. “Drs. Andy Johnson and Robert Glock changed the landscape of production medicine in both the beef and dairy industries. Their influence has impacted many colleagues, students, and producers. Their legacies will last generations.”
Established in 2011, the CPVHOF honors the traditions of production veterinary medicine and the individuals who have made a lasting impact on the profession. Through early mornings, late nights and harsh weather conditions, veterinarians are a steadfast and essential part of cattle production. The CPVHOF celebrates the rich traditions of cattle production veterinary medicine by honoring the exceptional veterinarians who have made lasting contributions to their profession. The Hall of Fame is sponsored by Merck Animal Health, the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, the Academy of Veterinary Consultants and Bovine Veterinarian Magazine.
Dr. Andy Johnson – Dairy Inductee
Dr. Andy Johnson, graduated with his DVM from the University of Minnesota in 1976. Known as “The Udder Doctor”, he currently resides in Green Bay, Wis. and is employed by Grande Cheese Company as their herd health and wellness veterinarian He also does private consulting worldwide on milk quality. For over 35 years he operated his consulting business, Total Herd Management Services, Inc.
Johnson has consulted in 32 countries and 46 U.S. states. He has consulted on dairies ranging from 20 to over 20,000 dairy cows. His specialties are quality milk production, new parlor design and performance, and cow comfort. He chaired the NMC subcommittee on milking machine evaluation and developed the new airflow protocols that have become the U.S. standards.
Johnson served on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP), was president of the National Mastitis Council (NMC) and resident of the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association. He lectures at many state, national, and international meetings. He organizes and teaches the popular AABP milk quality preconference seminar. His articles are frequently seen in most of the dairy publications as well as scientific journals.
Johnson was named Wisconsin Veterinarian of the Year (1994), received the AABP award for Excellence in Preventative Dairy Medicine (1989), was awarded AABP’s highest honor – Practitioner of the Year (1998), and was named “Quality Veterinarian of the Year” at AABP (2003). In September 2013, he was named one of the 20 most influential veterinarians in the North America by Bovine Veterinarian Magazine. In January 2019, Johnson received the NMC Award of Excellence for Contributions in Mastitis Prevention and Control, the highest award given to an individual internationally for improving milk quality. This award has been given eight times in NMC’s 58-year history.
Dr. Robert Glock – Beef Inductee
Dr. Robert Glock received his DVM from Iowa State University in 1961, and his PhD from Iowa State in 1971. He became a diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Pathology in 1974. He was employed at a practice in Jewell, Iowa, prior to graduation, then was a virologist from 1961-1963 for the U.S. Army in Fort Detrick, Md. Glock practiced in Edgerton, Wis., until 1967, he then joined the Iowa State Department of Pathology where he taught and remained until 1981.
From there, Glock served with Central Arizona Veterinary, Casa Grande, Ariz., as a lab director through 1987. He then joined Colorado State University through 1998, then returned back to Arizona, this time the University of Arizona where he was a research scientist and pathologist until 2016.
Glock has been active with the Salmonellosis Committee of the United States Animal Health Association, the Foreign Animal Disease Committee of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians, the Arizona Cattlemen's Association BQA Committee and the AVMA Council on Research.
Glock has been a member of numerous organizations such as the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, Academy of Veterinary Consultants, American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Swine Veterinarians (president 1976-1977), Comparative Gastroenterology Society, American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Arizona Veterinary Medical Association and more.
He received the AASV Howard Dunne Memorial Award (1995), the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine Stange Award for Meritorious Service (2003) and the AAVLD Life Membership (2005) Academy of Veterinary Consultants Outstanding Service Award (2011).
Glock has also been published in over 90 scientific and outreach publications.