Frederic J. Hoerr
AAAP Hall of Honor

Dr. Frederic J. Hoerr is a veterinarian with specialties in veterinary pathology and poultry medicine. His career is focused on defining the pathology and pathogenesis of diseases of poultry through diagnostic investigation and applied research.
Fred is a Distinguished Alumnus of Purdue University where he earned his DVM, MS and PhD degrees, working in the laboratories of R.W. Winterfield and W.W. Carlton. He was a diagnostic pathologist with the Alabama state diagnostic laboratories for 32 years, and served as director of laboratories from 1987 until 2012. During that time, he held a joint appointment in the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, reaching the rank of professor and serving as interim dean.  In 2004, he founded Veterinary Diagnostic Pathology LLC which provides histopathology services for domestic and international poultry production, processing, and research []. Fred has served as the president of the American College of Poultry Veterinarians, the American Association of Avian Pathologists, and the AAAP Foundation, and has served on the boards of the USAHA, AAVLD, and USPEA Harold E. Ford Foundation.
Fred was awarded the Lasher-Bottorf Award from the AAAP, in recognition for contributions to poultry health programs in North America, and the award for sustained excellence in poultry disease research from the AAAP and Phibro Animal Health. He has been named a Distinguished Alumnus of the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, and Honorary Professor at Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru (National Major University of San Marcos). He received the Norden Distinguished Research Award from the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, the Distinguished Service Award from the Alabama Veterinary Medical Association, and the Presidential Award from the Alabama Poultry and Egg Association. He is an Honorary Member of the Masters in Avian Medicine Alumni at the University of Georgia. Fred was awarded an Eli Lilly Fellowship in Veterinary Pathology at Purdue University.
He was the first father to serve as president of the Alabama PTA, and he chaired the Commission on Health and Welfare of the National PTA. Fred was a founding member of FACES, the Foundation for Auburn’s Continuing Enrichment in Schools, and served on the Auburn City Board of Education. He was Scoutmaster of Troop 30, and he and Marty have two sons, both of whom are Eagle Scouts. When not reading slides, Fred enjoys Sacred Harp (shaped note) singings, playing claw hammer banjo, and working on the land.