Congratulations to Dr. William Fales, ACVM Honorary Member and diagnostic bacteriology guru. Dr. Fales received the 2020 E.P. Pope Award from the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD). This award recognizes Dr. Fales’ significant contributions to the advancement and recognition of the veterinary diagnostic laboratory medicine specialty. Thank you Dr. Fales for all of your amazing contributions to microbiology.