April 27, 2022

The Tony Forshey, DVM, Memorial Scholarship fund was established in honor of Dr. Tony Forshey, Ohio Department of Agriculture State Veterinarian, and dedicated swine practitioner, who passed away in 2021.

Dr. Forshey was a leader in animal health–both well known, and well respected. He had a passion and commitment to agriculture and animal health. Dr. Forshey practiced veterinary medicine for 27 years, with a major interest in swine production involving much of the Midwest. From 1985-2005, he was an Adjunct Associate Professor at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, mentoring Ohio State Vet Med students while maintaining his private practice. From 2006 to the present, he was a State Veterinarian and Chief of Animal Health with the Ohio Department of Agriculture. He held numerous leadership roles at the national level, serving on the Board of Directors for the United States Animal Health Association and Chairman of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture. His professional memberships and affiliations, as well as his honors and awards, are numerous. Dr. Forshey left a lasting mark on the Ohio Department of Agriculture, our state, and our nation.

The Tony Forshey, DVM, Memorial Scholarship fund was created to honor Dr. Forshey and his endless dedication cultivating individuals pursuing veterinary medicine. The intent of the scholarship(s) is to assist the next generation of veterinarians, devoted to food production animals.  His family with assistances from the Ohio Pork Council is pleased to offer the scholarship(s) to honor the memory of Dr. Forshey.

Please join the Ohio Pork Council and generous county pork producers in supporting food supply veterinarians of tomorrow.  Donations in honor of Dr. Tony Forshey can be sent to:

Ohio Pork Council
c/o Tony Forshey, DVM, Memorial Scholarship Fund
9798 Karmar Ct., Ste A
New Albany, Ohio 43054

Please make the checks payable to Ohio Pork Council

Proceeds from the scholarship hole at the Pork Chop Open will also fund the Tony Forshey, DVM, Memorial Scholarship. The Pork Chop Open Golfing outing is June 17, 2022. Registration and Complete Information can be found here.