Dr. John Harvey honored with 2010 Mark L. Morris, Sr. Lifetime Achievement Award

  • From left to right, Dr. Daniel Aja, Director of professional affairs at Hill's, and Dr. John Harvey

TOPEKA, Kan. (Jan. 16, 2010) - Because of his outstanding contributions to veterinary medicine, Hill’s Pet Nutrition

Inc. has announced John W. Harvey, D.V.M., Ph.D., Professor and Executive Associate Dean and award-winning professor at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, has received the prestigious 2010 Mark L. Morris, Sr. Lifetime Achievement Award. This distinguished award is presented annually at the Opening Ceremony of the North American Veterinary Conference to a veterinarian who has made significant contributions to the welfare of companion animals through a lifetime of professional work. Dr. Harvey received the award for his lifelong work in clinical pathology and physiology with his expertise in hematology.

“This year we had many outstanding nominees for this prestigious award. Dr. Harvey is a highly dedicated and world renowned educator, and his accomplishments make him very deserving of this Lifetime Achievement Award”, said Daniel Aja, D.V.M., Director of Professional Affairs at Hill’s.

Dr. Harvey has many scholastic accomplishments which include 113 refereed papers in both veterinary and human medicine journals (many describing syndromes not previously recognized), three books, 46 book chapters, 56 proceedings papers, 65 abstracts and 31 research grants. He is an accomplished lecturer both nationally and internationally with more than 250 major seminar engagements throughout the world.

A member of numerous veterinary associations, Dr. Harvey has served in many leadership roles, including President and Board Member of the American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology and President and Treasurer of the International Society for Animal Clinical Pathology. Dr. Harvey is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (Clinical Pathology) and has served as a member of their examination committee. His other memberships include the American Veterinary Medical Association, Florida Veterinary Medical Association and the American Society of Hematology.

Previous awards for Dr. Harvey include the Norden Distinguished Teaching Award, the American Association of Feline Practitioners Research Award and the Alumni Recognition Award from Kansas State University. In 2007, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology.

In recognition of Dr. Harvey’s lifetime of service, Hill’s will donate $20,000 to the Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) in his name. MAF, founded in 1948, is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of companion animals and wildlife by funding humane health studies and disseminating information about these studies.

Hill’s Pet Nutrition Inc. manufactures Hill’s® Prescription Diet® brand pet foods, therapeutic pet foods available only through veterinarians, and Hill’s® Science Diet® brand pet foods sold through veterinarians and finer pet specialty stores. Founded more than 60 years ago with a unique commitment to pet nutrition and well-being, Hill’s is committed to its mission to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets. Hill’s produces high-quality, great-tasting pet foods owners can trust and give to their canine and feline companions as part of a veterinary health care team recommendation. This ultimately improves patient health and the health of the practice. For more information about Hill’s Pet Nutrition Inc. and Hill’s Evidence-Based Clinical NutritionTM visit HillsVet.com.


CONTACT: Jason Eberly / Marc Vasquez
Geoff Howe Marketing Communications for Hill’s Pet Nutrition Inc.
816-842-8656 or jeberly@geoffhowe.us / mvasquez@geoffhowe.us