The Academy of Veterinary Consultants (AVC), during their recent winter conference in Denver, named Dan Goehl, DVM, as the academy’s 2016 Consultant of the Year. The award, sponsored by Zoetis, recognizes outstanding achievements in beef-cattle medicine. 

Goehl, a past president of AVC, graduated from University of Missouri-Columbia school of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. He has practiced in Missouri since, and currently he and his wife own and operate Canton Veterinary Clinic. Goehl works primarily with progressive large animal clients consisting of stocker and cow/calf beef operations. In addition to AVC, he is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP), Society of Theriogenology, the National Cattleman Association, Missouri Cattleman Association, and the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA).

In 2014, Goehl was awarded the "Excellence in Preventative Medicine-Beef Award" from the AABP.

Formed in 1972, AVC is an association of veterinarians involved in beef cattle medicine, herd health programs and consultation. The international organization now has over 1,000 members in the United States, Brazil Canada, Australia, Scotland, South Africa and Israel. Each year during its winter meeting, AVC recognizes one of its members with the prestigious Consultant of the Year award.