University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine Professor Emeritus William Fales has received the 2020 American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians E.P. Pope Award. The award is the highest recognition for significant contributions to the organization and the field of veterinary diagnostic laboratory medicine.
Fales began serving the College of Veterinary Medicine in 1974 as a research associate in the Department of Veterinary Microbiology. From 1975 to 1981, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology and served as a clinical microbiologist for the Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory and what was then the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. He retired from MU in 2015.