Dr Scott Dee received the American Association of Swine Veterinarians’ 2016 Howard Dunne Memorial Award during the association’s 47th Annual Meeting February 29 in New Orleans, LA. The award recognizes an AASV member who has made important contributions and provided outstanding service to the association and the swine industry.
Dr Dee was born in Rochester, MN and gained exposure to the research opportunities in veterinary medicine working on the Mayo Clinic research farm. He received a master’s degree in veterinary microbiology in 1985 and his DVM in 1987, both from the University of Minnesota. Following graduation, Dee practiced for the next twelve years in a swine-specific practice in Morris, MN. While in practice, he earned board certification in veterinary microbiology (1993) and obtained a PhD in veterinary medicine from the University of Minnesota (1996).
Dr Dee left practice in 1999 to join the swine medicine faculty as an Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. While at the university, he conducted research in the areas of PRRSV transmission and biosecurity. He served as a Full Professor in the Department of Veterinary Population Medicine from 2005 until he left the university in 2011 to accept his current position as the Director of Research for Pipestone Veterinary Services in Pipestone, MN. Currently, he oversees the Pipestone Applied Research division, as well as conducting research in the areas of air filtration and PEDV transmission & biosecurity.
Dee has received numerous awards including the AASV Swine Practitioner of the Year award (1996), the AD Leman Science in Practice award (1996), the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine Distinguished Alumnus award (1996), the AVMA Practitioner Research award (1998), University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Incentive Awards (1999 & 2000), University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine Mark of Excellence Award (2005), University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine Pfizer Award for Research Excellence (2007) and the Gustavus Adolphus College Distinguished Alumni Certificate in Veterinary Medicine and Sesquicentennial award (2012). Dr Dee has served on the AASV board of directors and as president of the association in 2006.
When asked what it meant to him to receive the Howard Dunne Memorial Award he responded, “I am both honored and humbled that my peers would consider me for this award. It is also highly motivational and will re-energize me to continue to bring value to the AASV membership and the swine industry. I have a great deal of work left to do.”
Scott, his wife Lisa and their two children, Nicholas and Ellen, live in Alexandria, MN.