Purdue Associate Professor of Large Animal Internal Medicine Receives Prestigious ACVIM Award

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François-René Bertin, DVM, PhD, DACVIM-LAIM
Associate Professor, Large Animal Internal Medicine
François-René Bertin, DVM, PhD, DACVIM-LAIM
Associate Professor, Large Animal Internal Medicine

The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) recently announced recipients of the esteemed 2024 ACVIM Recognition Awards, and one of them is Dr. François-René Bertin, Purdue associate professor of large animal internal medicine.  Dr. Bertin, who joined the Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty in January of this year, received the William R. Fenner Early Career Award for Outstanding Service.  The award recognizes ACVIM Diplomates who exemplify exceptional service in a volunteer capacity in the ACVIM and/or their specialty within the first 10 years following board-certification.

Dr. Bertin earned his DVM degree at Oniris Nantes in France and then came to Purdue where he completed his residency and earned his Master of Science degree in 2012. He became board-certified by the ACVIM in Large Animal Internal Medicine (LAIM) in 2013 and began volunteering with the ACVIM that same year.

After completing his residency at Purdue, Dr. Bertin continued his education at McGill University in Montreal where he earned his PhD in physiology. He then accepted a position at the University of Queensland as a senior lecturer in equine internal medicine.  He later was promoted to associate professor and served as director of research for the School of Veterinary Science before returning to Purdue to join the faculty of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences. 

During the past decade, Dr. Bertin has continued volunteering with the ACVIM in various capacities, including as an abstract reviewer and moderator for the annual ACVIM Forum, as chair of the LAIM Credentials subcommittee and of the Equine Endocrinology Special Interest Group (SIG), and as chair and deputy chair of the Education and Research Committee (ERC).

Dr. Bertin has also contributed significant time and effort to enhancing the ACVIM’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) efforts as a member of the DEI Blueprinting task force. Outside of his record of service to the ACVIM, Dr. Bertin is recognized for making significant research, teaching and leadership contributions to the large animal internal medicine specialty and is regarded as an outstanding role model for the new generation of veterinary specialists.

“Dr. Bertin is the epitome of engagement in and dedication to our specialty college,” said Dr. Sandy Taylor, current LAIM president on the ACVIM Board of Regents and Purdue professor of large animal internal medicine. “I believe that he will continue to drive support for the ACVIM by sharing the wide breadth of knowledge he has gained through service and leadership.”

The 2024 ACVIM Recognition Awards were announced earlier this month at the 2024 ACVIM Forum in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  In a statement, the ACVIM praised the award recipients as “…accomplished veterinary professionals and ACVIM Diplomates who have demonstrated professional excellence, dedicated service and expertise, making a significant impact on the wellbeing of animals and advancing the veterinary profession.”

Congratulations Dr. Bertin!  Click here to view the ACVIM’s William R. Fenner Early Career Award for Outstanding Service webpage and post a congratulatory message for Dr. Bertin. 

Writer(s): Kevin Doerr | pvmnews@purdue.edu

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