Dr. Carson Receives National Award for Theriogenology
The Sociey for Theriogenology honored Dr. Robert Carson, a food animal professor, with the David E. Bartlett Award for his important contributions to the field of theriogenology. Dr. Carson accepted the award during the 2010 Therio Annual Conference held Sept. 1 in Seattle, Washington.
In the 1970s, Dr. David Bartlett helped create the word “theriogenology,” which denotes the veterinary specialty that deals with animal reproduction, and founded the American College of Theriogenologists.
A 1973 graduate of Auburn’s College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Carson became a diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists in 1979.
As a longtime member of the college’s admissions and curriculum committees, Dr. Carson has had a far reaching impact on the veterinary profession. His classroom instruction in theriogenology and reproductive systems courses has influenced students for over 30 years.
Dr. Carson has served the cattle industry in Alabama and the Southeast in leadership positions and as a participant in the business of raising and marketing beef cattle.
His research involves bovine theriogenology, both male and female, with an interest in equine theriogenology. Other interests include production medicine involving cow/calf herds and dairy herds.