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From left: Dr. Renee Dewell, Dr. Meredyth Jones and Dr. Christine Navarre. Dewell and Navarre presented Jones with the 2022 AABP Award of Excellence. (Photo by Layla Simmonds-Short)

Jones receives AABP Award of Excellence

Friday, October 7, 2022

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The American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) awarded Dr. Meredyth Jones the AABP Award of Excellence at their annual conference.

Jones is an associate professor of food animal medicine in the veterinary clinical sciences department at the Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

“I have been a member of AABP since I was a first-year veterinary student,” Jones said. “The relationships I have made there have made my life better, both professionally and personally. It feels incredible to hear from people that I admire so much that they think that I have contributed positively to the profession.”

The AABP is an international association of veterinarians serving society as leaders in cattle health, welfare and productivity.

The AABP Award of Excellence recognizes individuals who made contributions to continuing education for bovine practitioners; actively participated in organized veterinary medicine and/or specialty boards; maintained relationships with and contributions to the bovine industry; authored publications that had a significant impact on the practice of bovine medicine; and/or participated in regulatory or legislative activities that enhanced the practice of bovine medicine.

Candidates for the award must be nominated from academia, research, industry and government areas, with a degree in veterinary medicine and membership in AABP.

Jones' friends and colleagues, Drs. Christine Navarre and Renée Dewell, nominated her for the award.

“Dr. Jones is one of the most accomplished veterinarians I have had the pleasure of working with,” Navarre said. “Her medicine and surgery skills are top notch, but she also excels in teaching, research and outreach. Not many academicians can do that.

“She is an especially gifted continuing education speaker. Livestock producers and veterinarians alike from all over the country have benefited from her presentations. She deeply cares about her patients, clients, students and colleagues. She is always available and willing to help and she goes about all of this with grace and humor.”

Putting together the nomination proved to be no small task for Navarre and Dewell, as many offered support of Jones' nomination.

“We were challenged with keeping the nomination concise because there was so much support from practitioners as well as academic colleagues and former students,” Dewell said. “Dr. Jones is an exceptional practitioner, educator and communicator, and she has made a palpable positive impact in the practice of bovine medicine.”

Dr. Rosslyn Biggs, Jones’ colleague at the veterinary college, appreciates the positive impact she has at OSU.

“Dr. Jones is improving the veterinary profession each day,” Biggs said. “She has a steadfast commitment to real-world approaches for problem solving that benefit her students and veterinary practitioners. We are incredibly fortunate to have her here at Oklahoma State University and I am privileged to work alongside her.”

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