Chris Chase, DVM, PhD, South Dakota State University, has been named the 2009 South Dakota Veterinarian of the year by the South Dakota Veterinary Medical Association. Chase has been a faculty member at SDSU since 1992 and is recognized in the bovine community as an expert in veterinary immunology.

Chase received his DVM from Iowa State University in 1980, then practiced in Viborg, S.D. for five years, then received his PhD in virology and immunology in 1990 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Chase has been active in many veterinary organizations including the SDVMA, American Association of Veterinary Immunologists, the AVMA and more.