Dr. Philip A. Bushby (IL '72) received the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Henry Bergh Award Oct. 30.
Dr. Bushby started his career 36 years ago as an intern and surgical resident at the ASPCA's Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital in New York City.
Dr. Bushby, a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, has been on the faculty at Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine for the past three decades. He currently is service chief with a focus on spay and neuter programs.
In addition, Dr. Bushby holds the Marcia P. Lane Endowed Professorship of Humane Ethics and Animal Welfare and is a board member of an ASPCA partner agency in Gulfport-Biloxi promoting animal sterilization.
Dr. Bushby's goal is to expose veterinary students to animal shelters across Mississippi, educate them about the problem of dog and cat overpopulation, and help them find ways to solve it.
The South Dakota VMA has hired Jennifer Stalley as its new executive director, effective Sept. 1. Stalley is vice president of Midwest Solutions, an association management firm. She also has served as South Dakota director of government relations for the American Cancer Society since 1999. Stalley graduated from the University of South Dakota School of Law in 1995.