Marc Caldwell, D.V.M., a resident at Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, is one of five veterinary postgraduates presented the 2010 Dr. Jeffrey W. Tyler Food Animal Incentive Award. Noted for his commitment to food animal practice, Dr. Caldwell received the award at the 82nd Annual Western Veterinary Conference, held February 14-18 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
An alumnus of Auburn University, Dr. Caldwell earned an undergraduate degree in zoology and his doctorate of veterinary medicine in 2006. After working in a mixed animal veterinary practice in Georgia, he returned to Auburn to pursue a Ph.D. under the direction of Kenny Brock, D.V.M., Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Pathobiology. Dr. Caldwell began his residency in food animal medicine in January 2009.
Dr. Caldwell’s research focuses on post-exposure treatment of horses against anthrax. Anthrax is a bacterial disease caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis. The bacterium can survive for years in the soil in the form of spores. The disease often occurs in cattle, sheep, horses, and goats.
The Western Veterinary Conference attracted more than 13,000 attendees. Other recipients of the Dr. Jeffrey W. Tyler Food Animal Incentive Award are Dr. Kathryn Cass, Oklahoma State University; Dr. Craig Easley, Mississippi State University; Dr. Brandon D. McBride, Kansas State University; and Dr. Isaiah J. Smith, University of Georgia.