Harvey named to clinical pathology group’s Hall of Fame

Dr. John Harvey with award

Dr. John Harvey with his most recent award.

Dr. John W. Harvey, executive associate dean and a professor of hematology at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, has been named to the European Society of Veterinary Clinical Pathology’s Hall of Fame.

The award was established last year and was presented at the society’s 14th annual conference, held in Slovenia July 3-7. Harvey gave four talks, including an invited plenary lecture titled “Erythrocyte Enzyme Deficiencies in Domestic Animals.”

Criteria for the award include having practiced clinical pathology for 25 years or more and having made substantial contributions to the profession.

A board-certified veterinary clinical pathologist, Harvey is a recognized expert in comparative hematology, having published more than 160 journal articles and book chapters. He is the author of “Veterinary Hematology: A Diagnostic Guide and Color Atlas” and is coeditor of “Clinical Biochemistry of Domestic Animals.” He is an accomplished lecturer both nationally and internationally, having given more than 260 talks throughout the world.

Harvey is a past president and treasurer of the International Society for Animal Clinical Pathology, which awarded him the Heiner Sommer Prize in 2010 for his lifetime contributions to the field. He also has held numerous leadership roles in other organizations, including the American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology, of which he is a past president and board member. He served on the examination committee of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and has been a member of several other national and state veterinary associations.

Other notable awards Harvey has received include the Mark L. Morris Sr. Lifetime Achievement Award, the Norden Distinguished Teaching Award, the American Association of Feline Practitioners Research Award, the Alumni Recognition Award from Kansas State University, and the American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Harvey has been a member of the UF veterinary college faculty since 1974.


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