The American Veterinary Medical Association announced July 17 that Dr. James P. Reynolds received the Animal Welfare Award for his efforts to advance animal well-being, dedication to animal care, and contributions to the community and society. Announcing awards that recognized 10 honorees in several areas of service, 2006-2007 AVMA President Roger K. Mahr said, "They are excellent examples of 'one world, one health, one medicine' in action and certainly illustrate that the one-health concept is not new."
Dr. James P. Reynolds (DVM '82, MPVM ) is chief of Clinical Services, Dairy Production Medicine, at the Veterinary Medicine Teaching and Research Center in Tulare.
Dr. Reynolds is vice chair and chair-elect of the AVMA Animal Welfare Committee. He is also immediate past chair of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners' Animal Welfare Committee and a founder and secretary of the Professional Animal Auditors Certification Organization.
He practiced dairy medicine in California for 15 years before joining the faculty in Tulare. He promotes efficient and humane production medicine techniques for livestock farming through his teaching of veterinary students and service to local dairies. He conducts fieldwork in disease control and epidemiologic research addressing problems of food animals. His goals include working on disease control on a herd or area basis and helping provide livestock health management systems to developing countries for food production. During the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak of 2001, he spent several weeks in the field in the UK and consulted on dairy projects in Madagascar, Tunisia, Lithuania, Mexico, Armenia, and England.