A Swine Vet Center veterinarian was awarded a debt-relief scholarship by the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) Foundation during its recent virtual annual meeting. The foundation awarded a $5,000 scholarship to Henry Johnson, DVM, with Swine Vet Center, St. Peter, Minnesota.
The AASV Foundation awarded three $5,000 scholarships to early-career swine practitioners through the “Dr. Conrad and Judy Schmidt Family Student Debt Relief Endowment.” The purpose of the scholarships is to help relieve the student debt of recent veterinary graduates engaged in swine practice who still have significant debt burden. Qualified applicants must have been engaged in private practice with at least 50% of their time devoted to swine, providing on-farm service directly to independent pork producers.
Johnson is a 2017 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. He works with various sized family farms to better the health and production of their animals to ensure a safe and reliable food product for consumers. He strives to teach production staff how important they are in maximizing day-1 piglet care and identifying sick animals. He enjoys supporting students, providing the same mentorship he received through AASV, and fostering the next generation of swine veterinarians.