Hill’s Pet Nutrition Inc. has recognized John W. Harvey, DVM, Ph.D., with the 2010 Mark L. Morris Sr. Lifetime Achievement Award, presented Jan. 16 at the opening ceremony of the North American Veterinary Conference in Orlando, Fla. This year, the honor goes to a veterinarian who has contributed to the welfare of companion animals through a lifetime of professional work, according to the Topeka, Kan.-based pet food manufacturer.
Dr. Harvey serves as professor and executive associate dean and award-winning professor at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. His work in clinical pathology and physiology, along with his expertise in hematology, makes him an ideal candidate for the award, Hills said. “Dr. Harvey is a highly dedicated and world-renowned educator, and his accomplishments make him very deserving of this Lifetime Achievement Award,” said Daniel Aja, DVM, director of professional affairs at Hill’s.
Dr. Harvey’s scholastic accomplishments include 113 refereed papers in veterinary and human medicine journals (many describing syndromes not previously recognized), three books, 46 book chapters, 56 proceedings papers, 65 abstracts and 31 research grants. He is an accomplished national and international lecturer with more than 250 major seminar engagements worldwide.
A member of various veterinary associations, Dr. Harvey has served in many leadership roles, including president and board member of the American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology and president and treasurer of the International Society for Animal Clinical Pathology. Dr. Harvey is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (Clinical Pathology) and has been a member of their examination committee.
His other memberships include the American Veterinary Medical Association, Florida Veterinary Medical Association and the American Society of Hematology. Previous awards for Dr. Harvey include the American Association of Feline Practitioners Research Award and the Alumni Recognition Award from Kansas State University.
In 2007, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology. In recognition of Dr. Harvey’s accomplishments, Hill’s plans to donate $20,000 to the Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) in his name.
Founded in 1948, MAF works to improve the health of companion animals and wildlife by funding humane health studies and disseminating information about these studies.