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Theriogenologist of the Year - 2003


Katrin Hinrichs, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACT, of Texas A&M University received the 2003 Theriogenologist of the Year Award at the annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio.  Dr. Hinrichs is recognized for her research in embryo physiology and cloning in horses. 


Dr. Hinrichs is a devoted teacher and leader in the lecture hall, laboratory, and clinics.  Her accomplishments in the research arena are also well known.  Her publication list is expansive and represents both basic and clinical investigations.  She has developed methods for utilizing ovariectomized mares as embryo-transfer recipients, devised techniques for intrafollicular transfer of immature horse oocytes, and advanced the understanding of molecular/cellular events that control equine oocyte maturation. 


Dr. Hinrichs’ current research involves oocyte meiotic competence, IVF, and nuclear transfer in horses.   She conducts this research while teaching in the undergraduate and professional programs, and working with clinical services in Theriogenology. 


She received her DVM from University of California – Davis in 1978, and a PhD from University of Pennsylvania in 1988.  Dr. Hinrichs received her ACT Diplomate status in 1984.  She currently serves as Professor with a joint appointment in the Departments of Large Animal Medicine and Surgery and Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology in the College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University.


Some of Dr. Hinrichs’ honors include, The Richard H. Davis Teaching Award, Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine; Outstanding Faculty Award, Faculty Commencement Speaker, Phi Zeta Honor Society - Alpha Beta Chapter, and SmithKline Beecham Award for Research Excellence while at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine; the Hamilton-Thorne Award, Fifth International Symposium on Equine Reproduction, Deauville, France; Phi Zeta Honor Society - Lambda Chapter,  California Thoroughbred Breeders Scholarship, and the George S. Hart Memorial Scholarship while at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine.

Mission Statement

The mission of the ACT is to promote animal well-being, reproductive health, responsible breeding and genetic practices, and efficient management of breeding-age animals in agriculture, veterinary practice, zoos, preserves, and ecosystems. In particular, the ACT envisions development of focus areas in theriogenology to incorporate the following in theriogenology/reproductive medicine:

1. Population control for domestic and non-domestic animals including feral animals, free-ranging and captive wildlife.

2. Genomics in livestock and companion animal practice.

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