Dr. Dwight Wolfe Named as Auburn University Distinguished Veterinary Alum
The College of Veterinary Medicine has named three of its graduates as 2012 Wilford S. Bailey Distinguished Alumni in honor of their contributions to animal welfare, the profession, and their communities.
Dwight F. Wolfe, H.B. “Woody” Bartlett of Pike Road, Ala., and William Mack Burriss of Anderson, S.C., are the recipients. The awards were presented May 8 during the college’s graduation ceremony held at the Auburn Arena.
In 2011 Dr. Wolfe, a food animal professor, received the David E. Bartlett Award for his contributions to theriogenology. In 2010 he received the College of Veterinary Medicine Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence and in 2009 the Alabama Veterinary Medical Association presented him their Distinguished Service Award, the association’s highest honor. He was inducted into the Alabama Livestock Hall of Fame in 2006 and named Alabama Veterinarian of the Year in 2004. The D.F. Wolfe Food Animal Barn on the veterinary campus is dedicated in his name.
Dr. Wolfe obtained his doctorate in veterinary medicine from Auburn in 1977 and his M.S. in large animal surgery and medicine in 1982. He became a diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists in 1983. Wolfe is one of only four diplomates who have served as president of both the American College of Theriogenologists and the Society of Theriogenology.