The OIE Council has awarded the 2020 Gold Medal to Dr Gideon Brückner. This award is granted annually by the OIE to personalities as a way to recognise, internationally, their outstanding technical, scientific and administrative contributions to the field of veterinary science and/or animal disease
control. Dr Gideon Brückner qualified as a veterinarian at the University of Pretoria (Onderstepoort) in 1972 and also obtained post-graduate degrees in Public and International Administration in 1981 and 1986.
Article published in VetNews / VetNuus (2020): monthly magazine of the South African Veterinary Association (SAVA). It is a forum for the SAVA to communicate with members providing news, dates to remember, practical information, CPD articles as well as reports about the activities of the Association.