AUSTIN—Sulphur Springs veterinarian Robert Sherman, DVM, received the Food Animal Practitioner of the Year Award at the Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) Annual Conference on February 28. This award is given to the veterinarian who has displayed outstanding professional performance as a food animal practitioner in the past year, as nominated by TVMA members and selected by the TVMA Awards Committee.
A 2000 graduate of the Oklahoma State University School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Sherman has practiced at Hopkins County Veterinary Clinic for 15 years and became a partner in the clinic in 2003. Dr. Sherman serves dairies in Texas and Oklahoma and helps farms improve their reproductive performance, milk quality, replacement heifer production and fresh cow health programs. He also has consulted with farms on the expansion of biosecurity programs and vaccination programs to control contagious disease.
“I feel that Dr. Sherman is leading the change of the modern dairy industry in Texas,” said Hopkins County Veterinary Clinic owner Mac Glaess, DVM, a TVMA member and recipient of the 1998 TVMA General Practitioner of the Year Award. “Basically, anything that can be done on a cow, Dr. Sherman does.”
The life Dr. Sherman leads is evidence of his generous spirit and love for teaching. He often mentors veterinary students on dairy production medicine and is the Sunday school director of his Bible study class at First Baptist Church. “He is an excellent teacher and is very patient,” Dr. Glaess said. “Dr. Sherman is remarkably gifted, and we were lucky enough to hire him.”
Each year, the members of the Texas Veterinary Medical Association gather at the Annual Conference to participate in veterinary continuing education and to recognize those in the veterinary field who have excelled throughout the year. These awards, for categories such as Equine Practitioner of the Year and Veterinary Technician of the Year, recognize and encourage outstanding practice and exemplary service in the field of veterinary medicine.
About The Texas Veterinary Medical Association
Founded in 1903, the Texas Veterinary Medical Association is a professional association composed of more than 3,700 veterinarians committed to protecting public health, promoting high educational, ethical and moral standards within the veterinary profession and educating the public about animal health and its relationship to human health. For more information, call 512/452-4224 or visit www.tvma.org.