William Howey, or Bill Howey as everyone knows him, feels gratitude, honour and humility after having been given a Medal of the Order of Australia.
The Queen's Birthday Honour roll for 2018 saw many Hunter people recognised for their great work to the community or the field they specialise in.
Bill has been recognised for his service to veterinary science.
He has spent the best part of 50 years in Scone and he joined Jessica on Hunter Valley Today to talk about his life and the letters that will now appear at the end of his name.
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