Gordon D. Spronk, D.V.M., adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, will receive the Allen D. Leman Science in Practice Award from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and Pfizer Animal Health.

Spronk is being honored for his outstanding contributions to the creation and dissemination of new knowledge for the betterment of the swine industry. A staff veterinarian and partner at Pipestone Veterinary Clinic in Pipestone, Minn., for 30 years, he has served as a consultant in swine health in more than 10 states and 10 countries. He also serves on the advisory board of the Swine Disease Eradication Center at the University of Minnesota.

Established by the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994, the Allen D. Leman Science in Practice Award is recognized as one of the most prestigious in the swine industry. Presented annually at the Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, it honors individuals whose achievements contribute significantly to the body of knowledge related to swine health and management.