The Utah Veterinary Medical Association recently honored Lawrence D. McGill, DVM, PhD, DACVP, with the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for his perseverance and resilience in working towards positive promotion and development of veterinary medicine.
Throughout his career, McGill of Cottonwood Heights, Utah, has been extremely active in the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and the UVMA. He is nationally known for his work in pathology and particularly injection site or induced sarcomas in animals. His endeavors to encourage continued vaccination in light of rare adverse reactions has led to others supporting this view.
“I feel so blessed to be part of a special profession which consists of an amazing group of people,” said McGill. “My friends in the profession are innumerable and have taught me a lot.”
Even in retirement, McGill continues his work as a veterinary pathologist and editor-in-chief of Advances in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery. He continues to encourage young veterinarians to be involved in organized veterinary medicine.
McGill earned his DVM degree from Oklahoma State University in 1968. In 2017, he was recognized by OSU’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences as a Distinguished Alumnus.