Congratulations to Dr. Christian Steenholdt the 2011 Quality Veterinarian of the Year. Steenholdt was awarded the title at the 44th Annual Conference of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners.
Dr. Christian Steenholdt was recognized for his participation in the Dairy Quality Center’s Verified Premium Plus Program during Merial’s Dessert Reception.
“Dr. Steenholdt’s dedication and loyalty to his dairy clients includes the verification process to review various activities on the dairies,” states Keith R. Carlson, Executive Director of the Dairy Quality Center. “Premiums are offered from a local packing plant for cows qualifying when they participate in the VPP Program.”
Merial, a world-leading animal health company, Duluth, GA, and the Dairy Quality Center (DQC), Stratford, IA, co-sponsor this annual award, designed to recognize veterinarians who help dairy producers implement quality management practices within their operation.
Dr. Steenholdt joins a long line of distinguished bovine practitioners to receive the Quality Veterinarian of the Year award. Fellow colleagues receiving Merial’s Veterinarian of the Year award over the last thirteen years includes: Dr. Jeff Dietrich, Dr. James Warling, Dr. Robert Schell, Dr. Brian Mitchell, Dr. Andy Johnson, Dr. Jim Reynolds, Dr. James Jarrett, Dr. DonGardner, Dr. Jill Hollingsworth, Dr. Craig Schank, Dr. Larry Taylor, and Dr. Joe Gillespie.