Dr. Perryman F. Mobley, III received the El Toro Award for Excellence in Food Animal Medicine for his dedicated and significant body of work in the food animal practice.
The Shorterville, Ala., resident was presented the award during the college’s 109th Annual Conference.
Dr. Mobley earned his doctorate in veterinary medicine at Auburn University in 1974. Following graduation, he worked as a solo practitioner at a mixed-animal practice until 1998, and, since then, has worked as a solo practitioner in a large animal practice. Dr. Mobley has been a veterinarian for the Dothan Livestock Company since 1975, with a focus on cow and calf herd management, maintenance, disease prevention and reproduction.
Dr. Mobley is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Alabama Veterinary Medical Association, the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association, and the Alabama Farmers Federation.
Dr. Mobley has participated in veterinary mission trips for 16 years, where he has treated more than 2,000 sheep and goats and about 200 horses that are a part of the Navajo Nation.
In 1998, Dr. Mobley was recognized as Outstanding Ag Businessman of the Year. In 2016, he was honored by Dothan Livestock Company for 40 years of service and also has been honored by Extension Services and 4H for steer and heifer show projects.
The El Toro Award for Excellence in Food Animal Medicine was established in 1994 and has been awarded annually through the generosity of Dr. James G. Floyd, Jr. in memory of his father, J.G. Floyd.
The award recognizes a veterinarian, who through his or her contributions to food animal practice, organized veterinary medicine, high ideals and dedication to the production of food animals, serves as a role model for veterinary students. A major focus of the award is to provide opportunity for interaction between veterinary students and the recipient to increase veterinary students’ interest in food animal medicine.
Dr. Mobley and his wife, Charlotte, have two children and five grandchildren.