AFS's John McGlone receives prestigious national AVMA Humane Award
The American Veterinary Medical Association has awarded John McGlone, a professor and institutional official with Texas Tech's Department of Animal and Food Sciences, the 2015 AVMA Humane Award. The honor recognizes a non-veterinarian's achievements in advancing the welfare of animals via leadership, public service, education, research/product development and/or advocacy.
"I'm honored to be selected for this important award," McGlone said. "The Humane Award speaks to the value of humane care of all animals including farm animals, laboratory animals, pets and wildlife. Ethical care of animals can best be provided by using the latest science-based evaluations of animal needs." McGlone received the award during the American Veterinary Medical Foundation Partners & Impact Breakfast on Sunday (July 12) during the AVMA Annual Convention in Boston.
Program officials said the AVMA's intent in bestowing the award is to encourage attention to animal welfare within the context of responsible animal use and to reward thoughtful and science-based animal welfare advocacy. McGlone has published extensive research findings in areas of sow housing, painful practices and transport of pigs. He has pioneered the use of pheromones to improve farm and pet animal health and welfare using natural and sustainable technologies.
"John McGlone has been a pioneer in the field of animal welfare and behavior for more than 30 years," said Michael Orth, professor and chairman of Tech's Department of Animal and Food Science. "His impact can be seen in the high quality of students he has mentored, his service to national associations and Texas Tech and his collaborations with industry partners. He is truly deserving of this award."
McGlone received his bachelor's and master's degrees in animal science from Washington State University. His doctorate degree in animal science, emphasis in ethology and neuroscience, is from the University of Illinois-Urbana. He is a member of the American Society of Animal Science and the Society for Neuroscience.
McGlone has been involved with Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International, the gold standard of laboratory animal care, for more than 30 years. In addition, he has been a champion of collaborations between veterinarians and animal scientists among professional societies and in government and industry.
Founded in 1863, the AVMA is one of the oldest and largest veterinary medical organizations in the world, with more than 86,500 member veterinarians worldwide engaged in a wide variety of professional activities and dedicated to the art and science of veterinary medicine.
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