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Dr. Hovingh honored by Pennsylvania State Veterinary Medical Association

Posted: August 24, 2012

Dr. Hovingh was awarded the Animal Welfare Advocacy Award by the PVMA. He was recognized for his leadership role in developing effective dairy welfare programs, addressing pain management issues in livestock, and for serving as an instructor for dairy welfare programs both nationally and internationally.
Dr. Ernest Hovingh

Dr. Ernest Hovingh

Ernest P. Hovingh, DVM, PhD a member of the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences was awarded the 2012 Animal Welfare Advocacy Award by the Pennsylvania State Veterinary Medical Association  on August 16th  at the association’s annual meeting in Hershey, PA.  Dr. Hovingh was recognized for his leadership role in the development and promotion of animal welfare programs for livestock, especially dairy cattle.   In dairy cattle his work has focused primarily on  prevention of lameness and the management of painful hoof and orthopedic problems in cattle.  He  has been  an invited presenter on these topics at conferences and workshops in the Mid Atlantic States as well as Canada and Mexico.   Dr. Hovingh was recognized for his practical and  engaging teaching style, for his commitment to ensure programs  are implemented that document improvements in animal welfare, and for his willingness to be a spokesperson for animal welfare programs both for professional and lay audiences.