Lisa Tokach, DVM, has been named the recipient of the 2013 Allen D. Leman Science in Practice Award. The award was presented by Zoetis at the 2013 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, hosted by the University of Minnesota in St. Paul, Minn.
Tokach is a practicing veterinarian at Abilene Animal Hospital in Abilene, Kan., where she helps producers understand science and research to grow healthy pigs. Dr. Tokach has been honored for her work as the Swine Practitioner of the Year in 2008 by the American Association of Swine Veterinarians. She has served on the American Association of Swine Veterinarians board of directors, including serving as president in 2002, and she recently completed a term as the swine representative to the American Veterinary Medical Association. She currently holds a position on the Pig Welfare Committee for the American Association of Swine Veterinarians.
The 2013 Allen D. Leman Science in Practice Award is named after the former University of Minnesota veterinarian who dedicated his career to improvements in swine production and the education of practicing veterinarians. After his death in 1992, the annual conference that he co-founded was named in his honor.