The House of Delegates on July 13 handily approved two resolutions commending members of the veterinary profession who have served the United States since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11.
HOD approval of Resolution 4 resulted in the following commendation:
The American Veterinary Medical Association acknowledges and commends the outstanding achievements of active and reserve component veterinarians of the Uniformed Services of the United States of America who are supporting and participating in Operation Noble Eagle and Operation Enduring Freedom.
Operation Noble Eagle supports homeland defense, and Operation Enduring Freedom, the war on terrorism in Southwest Asia.
Resolution 4 was submitted by the District of Columbia VMA, National Association of Federal Veterinarians, American Association of Food Hygiene Veterinarians, Delaware VMA, and Pennsylvania VMA.
The following AVMA commendation emanated from approval of Resolution 5:
The AVMA acknowledges, recognizes, and commends the volunteer veterinarians and veterinary technicians who gave of their time, effort, courage, personal contributions, and financial support in the rescue and recovery efforts on and after September 11, 2001 following the terrorist attacks on the United States of America.
The New Jersey VMA, Virginia VMA, Delaware VMA, and Pennsylvania VMA submitted Resolution 5.