The Animal Health Corridor is now accepting nominations for the 2023 Iron Paw Award. All nominations must be submitted by March 1.

2022 Iron Paw Award Recipient

The Animal Health Corridor is thrilled to announce the 2022 Iron Paw Award Recipient is Dr. Scott Campbell!


Scott Campbell, DVM

After earning his animal sciences bachelor's degree and doctorate of veterinary medicine at both Oregon State University and Washington State University, Dr. Scott Campbell launched a remarkable career.

In 1987, just two years after graduating with his DVM, Dr. Campbell purchased Banfield, The Pet Hospital, a single one doctor veterinary hospital in Portland, Oregon. Through his visionary leadership, ideas unbounded by conventional wisdom, and evidence-based decision making, Dr. Campbell rewrote the rules of veterinary practices by growing Banfield into a company with 750 of the best Veterinary Hospitals globally before selling the company to Mars, Inc. in 2007.

In 2012 Dr. Campbell and a group of other veterinarians and pet lovers, began to create Hannah the Pet Society a new concept in veterinary care in order to remove the primary barriers to having a Pet in the home -- affordability, behavior problems and bad matching -- and to stop Pets from needlessly being put to sleep in shelters for cost reasons.

Today, Dr. Campbell and his wife, Sandy, are the owners of The Silvies Valley Ranch in Silvies, Oregon: a 150,000 acre working cattle and goat ranch with a special focus on reconstruction ecology. There Dr. Campbell has created one of the top ranked Golf Resorts in North America with 6 Golf Courses, shooting ranges, the largest destination spa in the Northwest, and conference facilities.

What is the Iron Paw Award?

Iron Paw

The Iron Paw award is an award given to an individual from research, academia, industry or government regardless of title or years of service who has provided a significant impact on or contribution to the global animal health industry.


Nominations can recognize early-career impact, lifetime achievement, novel innovations, entrepreneurs or other achievements that have made a positive impact on the industry.


The Animal Health Corridor (AHC) Board or a subcommittee appointed by the AHC Board will decide on the recipient of the award each year.

Kimberly Young

Kimberly Young

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