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Swine Vets Invited to Apply for Hogg Scholarship

07 January 2009

US - The American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) Foundation is to offer the Hogg Scholarship, established to honour the memory of longtime AASV member and swine industry leader, Dr Alex Hogg.

Applications for the $10,000 scholarship will be accepted until February 2, 2009, and the scholarship recipient will be announced on March 8 during the Foundation Luncheon at the AASV 2009 Annual Meeting in Dallas.

The intent of the scholarship is to assist a swine veterinarian in his or her efforts to return to school for graduate education (resulting in a Master's degree or higher) in an academic field of study related to swine health and production.

Dr Alex Hogg's career serves as the ideal model for successful applicants. After twenty years in mixed animal practice, Dr Hogg pursued a master's degree in veterinary pathology. He subsequently became Nebraska swine extension veterinarian and professor at the University of Nebraska. Upon 'retirement', Dr Hogg capped off his career with his work for MVP Laboratories. Always an enthusiastic learner, at age 75 he graduated from the Executive Veterinary Program offered at the University of Illinois.

The scholarship application requirements are outlined below, and on the AASV website.

Hogg Scholarship Application Requirements

Applicants for the Hogg Scholarship shall have:
  • Five or more years of experience as a swine veterinarian, either in a private practice or in an integrated production setting
  • Five or more years of continuous membership in the American Association of Swine Veterinarians.
Applicants are required to submit the following for consideration as a Hogg Scholar:
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Letter of intent detailing his or her plans for graduate education and future plans for participation and employment within the swine industry
  • Two letters of reference from AASV members attesting to the applicant's qualifications to be a Hogg Scholar

Applications and requests for information may be addressed to AASV Foundation, 902 1st Avenue, Perry, Iowa 50220, or e-mail (

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