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MU CVM Alumnus Receives
Ag Honor

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Ag Alumni Association presented its 2011 Alumni of the Year Award to Robert “Bud” Hertzog, MU CVM ’56, during CAFNR’s Celebration of Excellence program April 7. The recognition event was held in the Clinton Club Room at Mizzou Arena and the Reynolds Alumni Center.

Hertzog graduated from Lee’s Summit High School in 1948. After receiving a Bachelor of Science in agriculture at Mizzou in 1952, he went to earn on a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1956. He then returned home to found one of the most extensive veterinary practices in the Midwest. He is a partner in the Lee's Summit Animal Hospital, has been the official veterinarian for both the Kansas City Zoo and the Kansas City American Royal, is a past president of the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association and past executive chairman of the American Veterinary Medical Association. He also found time to serve on the Jackson County Legislature, the Lee's Summit School Board, as well as other civic organizations.

He was previously named to the Lee's Summit High School Hall of Fame and was chosen as the University of Missouri Veterinary Alumnus of the Year and Missouri Veterinarian of the Year.

Bud and his wife, Betty, have five children and 10 grandchildren.

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