Iowa State University Veterinarian Records, RS 22/6/0/9, University Archives, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University, http://www.add.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/arch/rgrp/22-6-0-9.html
This past summer the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Richard Ross, received the American Feed Manufacturers' Association Award for his lifelong research and organizational work towards a vaccine for mycoplasma in swine. While Dr. Ross grew up on a farm with both hogs and beef cattle, he was mostly involved with cattle in high school (entering cattle in 4-H competitions). Even some of his work as a veterinary student at Iowa State was with cattle. As he started to work along side faculty, he was introduced to the influential Dr. William Switzer, who led him to swine research.
Baumhover, Neil R.
"Dr. Richard Ross and Mycoplasma Research,"
Iowa State University Veterinarian: Vol. 57
, Article 3.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/iowastate_veterinarian/vol57/iss2/3