Rodibaugh presented with AASV Foundation's Heritage Award

Dr Max Rodibaugh received the AASV Foundation's Heritage Award
calendar icon 22 April 2022
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Dr Max Rodibaugh received the American Association of Swine Veterinarians Foundation's Heritage Award during his retirement ceremony from AMVC Swine Health Services in Indiana on April 19, 2022.

Dr Rodibaugh received his DVM from Purdue University in 1977. He has been recognized as a distinguished alumnus of both the Purdue School of Agriculture and Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine.

With a lifetime of service to the AASV, Dr. Rodibaugh has served on multiple committees, on the Board of Directors, and as the association’s president in 1995. In 2001, he was recognized as the AASV Swine Practitioner of the Year. He presented the Howard Dunne Memorial Lecture at the 2001 AASV Annual Meeting. His personal and inspirational story, Life upside down: Is it possible to be prepared for a personal crisis?, received the top prize during the practice tip session at the 2021 AASV Annual Meeting. His service to the swine industry has truly been selfless.

Dr Rodibaugh is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Indiana Veterinary Medical Association, and Indiana Pork Producers. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Many colleagues from across the country nominated Dr Rodibaugh for the award, citing his dedication to the swine industry, care for pigs and people, and genuine personality. While Dr Rodibaugh certainly loves working with pigs, it is the people who raise them – his clients – who matter the most to him.

Max and his wife, Carol, have three children and seven grandchildren. He enjoys volunteering through his church, county chamber of commerce, and United Way.

Dr Rodibaugh becomes only the sixth recipient of the Heritage Award, which recognizes individuals who have lifelong outstanding achievements in swine veterinary medicine. The award is made on an irregular basis and only when a deserving individual has been nominated and selected. Awardees have demonstrated their eligibility through their membership in the AASV, service to the AASV, and service to the North American swine industry.

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