2006 Theriogenologist of the Year Announced

Edited press release

Terry Blanchard, D.V.M., has been honored with the American College of Theriogenologists (ACT) annual "Theriogenologist of the Year" award for 2006, according to an announcement by Dr. John Steiner, the organization's president.

The award was developed to recognize outstanding achievements in the field of reproductive research and clinical Theriogenology. Blanchard is the eighth recipient since the award was established in 1999. He will be presented with a plaque and honorarium during the Society for Theriogenology (SFT) and ACT conference in August in St. Paul, Minn.

Blanchard was recognized for his contributions to the field as an educator, mentor, clinician and scientist. He has spent most of his professional career as a clinician educating veterinarians in the field of Theriogenology. Following his clinical residency at the University of Pennsylvania, Blanchard held faculty positions at the University of Missouri, Pennsylvania, and Texas A&M. He has authored and co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications, and four textbooks, which he also edited.

In 2005, Blanchard entered private reproductive practice and is currently associated with Hill 'n' Dale Farm near Lexington as a resident veterinarian.

According to a statement issued by Hill 'n' Dale, the farm is "privileged that such an esteemed veterinarian as Terry has joined our staff. His knowledge as a scientist is only outdone by his tremendous work ethic. The American College of Theriogenologists could not have selected a more worthy recipient for this honor."