Allen W Hahn Lifetime Achievement in Veterinary Informatics Award
2019Dr. Craig Carter, DVM, Ph.D, Dipl. ACVPM
The Association for Veterinary Informatics congratulates Dr. Craig Carter on receiving the inaugural Allen W Hahn Lifetime Achievement in Veterinary Informatics Award. We were pleased to be able to present Dr. Carter with this award at the annual Talbot Veterinary Informatics Symposium at Fetch dvm360 Kansas City, on August 28, 2019.
From left to right: Duane Steward (Chair Al Hahn Award Committee), Dennis Ballance (AVI Treasurer), Julie Green (Hahn Award Committee), Eli Larson (AVI Education Chair), Rachael Kreisler (AVI President-Elect), Wayde Shipman (Hahn Award Committee), Craig Carter (2019 inaugural Hahn Award recipient), Jonathan Lustgarten (AVI President), Kerri Marshall (Interoperability Committee), Michael Martin (member and speaker), Sonnya Dennis (AVI Immediate Past President), Pamela Okerholm (AVI Secretary)
Dr. Lustgarten, AVI President, presenting Dr. Carter with the Allen W. Hahn Lifetime Achievement Award in Veterinary Informatics.
For Immediate release
Dr. Craig Carter Receives Inaugural Allen W. Hahn Lifetime Achievement Award
The Association for Veterinary Informatics announced Dr. Craig Carter as the winner of the inaugural Allen W. Hahn Lifetime Achievement Award in Veterinary Informatics
Kansas City, MO – 8/24/2019 – Dr. Craig Carter has been named the winner of the inaugural Allen W. Hahn Lifetime Achievement Award in Veterinary Informatics, honoring individuals who have dedicated their careers to being a leader, educator, and innovator in the field of veterinary informatics. The Association for Veterinary Informatics (AVI) presented the award to Dr. Carter at the 2019 Talbot Symposium at Fetch DVM360 in Kansas City (https://www.fetchdvm360.com/fetch-dvm360-veterinary-conference-kansas-city/).
Dr. Carter’s career started in technology before ever setting foot in veterinary school. He is a retired full colonel from the United States Air Force (USAF) where he worked on large scale main-frame systems. He was deployed to Vietnam 1968 to 1969, where he was awarded several medals and a commendation. He worked as a reserve officer in the USAF until 1991 and then as a US Army Reserve Officer from 1997 to 2009. After the Vietnam war, Dr. Carter received his Bachelor, Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, Master’s in Epidemiology, and a Doctorate in Veterinary Public Health from Texas A&M University. He is also a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine and a Distinguished Scholar of the National Academies of Practice. During his years of employment, he has been a leader in more than eight organizations serving as president in four of them, including the American Veterinary Computer Society, which would become the AVI. He has published over 70 papers and chapters, over 120 presentations, and led more than 15 committees for master’s and doctoral theses for students.
The Allen W. Hahn Lifetime Achievement Award in Veterinary Informatics is the only informatics award dedicated to those who have chosen to apply their knowledge to the veterinary field. The award is named after pioneer Dr. Allen W. Hahn who represented these ideals and has been an inspiration to many. Those nominated must be supported by those in veterinary medicine as an innovator, leader, educator, and they must have been inspirational to others. These individuals do not need to have retired from the field to be nominated. Once nominated, they are reviewed by a committee following a publicly-available rubric.
More information on the Allen W. Hahn Lifetime Achievement Award in Veterinary Informatics can be found at https://avinformatics.org/Hahn-Award.
The Association for Veterinary Informatics (www.avinformatics.org) is an interdisciplinary 501(c)(3) organization focused on biomedical informatics research, design, implementation, education and advocacy within the domain of veterinary medicine. AVI was founded by a group of about 20 veterinarians, meeting in St. Louis for the 1981 American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) convention, AVI operated under the name American Veterinary Computer Society (AVCS) until 1995. In 1998, AVI started the Talbot Informatics Symposium, in memory of Dr. Richard Talbot, a pioneer in veterinary informatics. AVI has grown to over 200 members across 17 countries who work with, advocate for, or work in the field of veterinary informatics. See http://avinformatics.org for more information and how to become a member.