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Confer earns Leave the Ladder Down Award

Friday, December 16 2016

two men and posing together, one holding a glass award plaque

Congratulations to Anthony Confer, DVM, MS, PhD, class of 1972, on receiving the “Leave the Ladder Down” award. This award recognizes individuals for their mentorship. Confer is a Regents Professor and Walter Sitlington Endowed Chair in Food Animal Research in the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology at OSU’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences.

In addition to a stellar career in teaching, for which he has earned many awards, Confer is also well known for his research in bovine respiratory diseases, especially related to pneumonia, the greatest cause of production loss and death in cattle.

Confer has been teaching at OSU since 1981 and has touched countless lives as he shares his love of pathology with veterinary students, graduate students and fellow researchers.


Contact: Derinda Blakeney, APR | OSU Center for Veterinary Health Sciences | 405-744-6740 | derinda@okstate.edu