Tom Burkgren, DVM, Exec. Dir., American Association of Swine Veterinarians, sure seems to love his job. In the middle of an annual meeting with about 1,200 people attending and over 160 speakers you’d think the stress would be showing. But nooo. He’s smiling and tonight he’ll be one of the auctioneers at the AASV Foundation live fundraiser.
So even with the Nola distractions this is a serious educational meeting. Besides all the seminars there is a huge room with 85 company “technical tables” at which attending veterinarians can visit with representatives to discuss their products and services.
There are 150 students attending this year of which 55 submitted posters of their research abstracts into a competition. They have their own schedule of presentations and I’ll have more on them in an upcoming interview.
You can listen to my interview with Tom here: Interview with Tom Burkgren, DVM, AASV
Watch for further coverage of the AASV meeting, sponsored by BIVI, here and on Animal.AgWired.com.