by Lynne Haley, senior director of development
We congratulate our alumni Steven Weisbroth (’64 DVM, right) and John Middleton (’93 DVM, left) who each received the 2017 Distinguished Veterinary Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research. They were honored on April 14, 2018, during a reception and dinner in Pullman.
Steven Weisbroth is now retired but continues with several institutions as a consultant in laboratory animal medicine. Earlier, he served as director of animal care facilities for several major universities where he also pursued a research career in diseases of laboratory animals. Dr. Weisbroth initiated the series of texts sponsored by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine, of which the first was The Biology of the Laboratory Rabbit, widely recognized as an authoritative text on the subject and served as editor or contributor to several others in the series.
John Middleton is a professor and assistant director of the Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of Missouri’s College of Veterinary Medicine where he has clinical, teaching, research, administrative, and service responsibilities. His research is primarily focused on the epidemiology, control, and treatment of bovine mastitis as well as other infectious diseases important to veterinary and public health. As an educator, he combines teaching and hands-on learning for students in the classroom and the clinic.