Wesley Lyons (’10, ’14), DVM

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2021 College of Veterinary Medicine Distinguished Alumnus — First Decade Achievement

Wesley Lyons

Wesley Lyons (’10, ’14), DVM, has the honor of being this year’s Distinguished Alumnus First Decade Achievement. Currently, Lyons is a veterinarian with Pipestone Veterinary Services in Sycamore, Illinois. The company specializes in health management and consulting service for pig farmers throughout the region. With a passion for farrow-to-finish farms, Lyons has personally worked with farms of five to 5,000 sows, as well as with wean-to-finish farms of 100 to over 26,000.

In addition to a hands-on approach with farms, Lyons represents the swine industry on a national level through his involvement with organizations such as the National Pork Board’s Depopulation Task Force and others. He helps craft policy and develop plans to enhance the industry and help family-owned farms become more competitive in the process. He is a contributing author to the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination as a subject matter expert in swine medicine. Lyons serves on a veterinary advisory board for a major pharmaceutical company and helps direct the research and implementation of their vaccine and antibiotic portfolio.

Lyons has spoken widely providing continuing education and guest lectures at numerous organizations and at the Louisiana State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine where he now teaches second year students about swine medicine each spring.