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STEVE M. STRUBBERG, DVM, HONORED WITH ROBERT E. HERTZOG VETERINARY LEADERSHIP AWARD.
(February 6, 2023) – Steve M. Strubberg, DVM, Missouri State Veterinarian, New Haven, Mo. was honored as the recipient of the Robert E. Hertzog Veterinary Leadership Award at the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association’s annual convention held January 26-29 in Columbia, Mo. Dr. Ronald Cott, presented the award to Dr. Strubberg at the ceremony.
Dr. Strubberg grew up in Union, Missouri, with the intentions of becoming a physician. Driven by his love for science, the outdoors and animals, he soon discovered his passion lie in a different field. In 1989, he received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Missouri. Following graduation, he assumed ownership and operated Hermann Veterinary Clinic, a mixed animal practice in Hermann, Missouri, for nearly 30 years.
He was named the State Veterinarian of Missouri in April 2019. In this position his vision is to continue to advance animal agriculture within the state and provide health and care for each individual animal.
Dr. Strubberg currently resides on a beef cattle operation in Gasconade County and has a stepdaughter and two grandchildren.
The award is presented for outstanding vision, leadership and personal sacrifice for the betterment of the veterinary profession in Missouri..
The Missouri Veterinary Medical Association is the society for veterinarians in the state, dedicated to maintaining the highest standards for professionalism and ethics in animal health care in Missouri. The association was founded to help the veterinarian better serve the welfare of animals and their owners.
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Dr. Strubberg (center) with Dr. Ronald Cott (left) and the award’s namesake, Dr. Robert Hertzog.