Zoetis PRCA Veterinarian Of The Year

To be awarded at the 2016 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo

Zoetis Animal HealthThe Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association is pleased to recognize veterinarians involved in the sport rodeo with the annual “Zoetis PRCA Veterinarian of the Year Award” . The recipients will be honored at the PRCA Contract Personnel Awards Banquet in Las Vegas as well as during the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.  The award will go to a veterinarian who exemplifies extraordinary dedication and commitment to the well being of professional rodeo livestock.

“We will honor one veterinarian each year, but it is also recognition of the hundreds of veterinarians who are on-site at PRCA rodeos and who care for livestock in their communities,” said ProRodeo Hall of Famer and Chairman of the PRCA’s Animal Welfare Committee, Doug Corey, DVM.

The award-winning PRCA Livestock Welfare Department is involved in outreach and education, along with implementing rules for the proper care and treatment of livestock.

Download the Zoetis PRCA 2016 Veterinarian Of The Year Application (.pdf)
Deadline for nominations is September 1, 2016

2015 Awards presentation at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo

Zoetis PRCA Veterinarian of the Year Award Winners:

2015 Dr. John Boyington
For the last 25 years, Dr. Boyington has served as the on-site veterinarian for Kansas’ Biggest Rodeo in Phillipsburg, Kan. As a contestant in 1978, Dr. Boyington won the Phillipsburg Rodeo steer wrestling title, only to put his rodeo career on hold to pursue a career in veterinary medicine.
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2014 Dr. J. Fred Rule, Elk City, Okla.
Dr. J. Fred Rule, a PRCA Gold Card member who has been caring for the livestock of the Beutler family of stock contractors for four generations, has been voted the PRCA Veterinarian of the Year for 2014. Click here to read more
Dr. Joseph Coli 2013 Zoetis PRCA Veterinarian Of The Year 2013 - Dr. Joseph Coli, Reno, Nev.
Dr. Joseph Coli, who has overseen the animal welfare effort for the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo since joining the committee in 1983, has been named 2013 PRCA Veterinarian of the Year. Coli will be recognized at the PRCA Awards Banquet Dec. 4 in Las Vegas and in the arena Dec. 6 during the 55th annual Wrangler National Finals Rodeo at the Thomas & Mack Center.
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Jake Wells 2012 Winner 2012 - Dr.Jake Wells, San Antonio, Texas
Dr. Wells began volunteering his time as the official rodeo veterinarian for the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo (S.A.L.E) in 1976 and became a life member in 1982 and a member of the Board of Directors in 1986. He was elected to the Executive Committee in 1995 eventually serving as President from 2002 – 2004
Garth 2011 – Dr. Garth Lamb, Las Vegas, Nevada
Dr.Garth Lamb has served as the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) veterinarian since the event moved to Las Vegas in 1985, and earned the 2011 PRCA Veterinarian of the Year Award, .
William Anderson 2010 – Dr. William Anderson, Haltom City, Texas
Dr. Bill Anderson has been the official veterinarian of the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show in Fort Worth, Texas, for 30 years – ever since he earned his DVM at the University of Missouri in 1980. In December 2010, he was named the PRCA’s first Purina Veterinarian of the Year. Click here to read more (.pdf)
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