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ACT History

The initial American College of Theriogenologists organizing committee consisted of:
Drs. David Bartlett, C.J. Bierschwal Jr., Lloyd C. Faulkner, John Kendrick, Fayne Oberst, Stephen J. Roberts, Raimunds Zemjanis.

Initial members considered names for the new College. To develop a name for the College, Professor Herbert Howe, Department of Classics, University of Wisconsin was consulted. After much consideration Theriogenology was chosen; therio(=beast or animal) + gen/genesis (=beginning, birth, reproduction)+ology (=study of)

CHARTER MEMBERS                                                                                   

Dr. Bill Adams *
Dr. Les Ball
Dr. CAV Barker *
Dr. David Bartlett-organizing committee *
Dr. Clarence Bierschwal-organizing committee
Dr. Bill Brown
Dr. Cliff Callahan *
Dr. Ed Carroll *
Dr. Bill Cates
Dr. Tracy Clark *
Dr. Lloyd Faulkner-organizing committee *
Dr. John Hughes +
Dr. John Kendrick-organizing committee *
Dr. Don Lamond *
Dr. Les Larson *
Dr. Charles Martin *
Dr. Bill McGee *
Dr. Doug Mitchell
Dr. Dave Morrow *
Dr. Fayne Oberst-organizing committee *
Dr. Steve Roberts-organizing committee *
Dr. Floyd Sager *
Dr. Bill Wagner *
Dr. Donald Walker *
Dr. Bob Wescott 
Dr. John Williams *
Dr. Elmer Woelffer *
Dr. Ray Zemjanis-organizing committee*

* - deceased

ACT Past Presidents

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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P: 334-395-4666
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