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AASV Recognizes 2023 Young Swine Veterinarian of the Year

The American Association of Swine Veterinarians’ (AASV) Young Swine Veterinarian of the Year award was presented to Jessica Davenport during the 54th AASV annual meeting in Aurora, Colo. The award is given annually to an AASV member five or less years post veterinary graduation who has demonstrated the ideals of exemplary service and proficiency early in their career. 

A Charleston, S.C. native, Davenport received her bachelor's degree from Clemson University and DVM from the University of Georgia. She first became interested in swine during a swine production internship while at Clemson. She further solidified her interest in swine through a veterinary internship with Smithfield, an internship with the Swine Medicine Education Center, and several swine veterinary rotations and preceptorships during her clinical year at the University of Georgia. Davenport was recognized for her dedication to swine medicine with the Food Animal Production Medicine Clinical Proficiency Award.

Davenport is currently a staff veterinarian for JBS Live Pork where she is responsible for the health of more than 60,000 sows, gilt multiplication, and nursery and grow-finish. Additionally, she oversees specialty health management programs and disease management strategies for her region.

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