Dr. V. Hugh "Chip" Price Jr.
Dr. H. Theodore Trimmer
Drs. V. Hugh "Chip" Price Jr. of Shreveport, La., and H. Theodore Trimmer of Las Vegas were elected in uncontested races to the AVMA Executive Board representing districts VIII and X, respectively. They will be installed on the board at its July 14 meeting in Seattle.
AVMA Executive Vice President W. Ron DeHaven called to congratulate the winners Feb. 3.
Dr. Price will replace Dr. Larry M. Kornegay, who is running for AVMA president-elect. District VIII comprises Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. Dr. Trimmer replaces Dr. David L. McCrystle, current board chair. District X comprises California, Hawaii, and Nevada.
Dr. Price is director of Animal Resources at the Louisiana State Health Sciences Center at Shreveport, where he is a professor of molecular and cellular physiology and emergency medicine.
Prior to graduating from the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1980, Dr. Price served in the Navy. Later on, he joined the Army Reserve and retired as a lieutenant colonel in 2007. He was a postdoctoral fellow in the National Institutes of Health's Laboratory Animal Medicine Training Program from 1981-1984.
As for organized veterinary medicine, Dr. Price is the Louisiana delegate in the AVMA House of Delegates and a member of the House Advisory Committee. Additionally, he is a former president of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science.
"I welcome this honor and great responsibility to serve the profession at so high a level," Dr. Price commented.
Dr. Trimmer currently owns and operates several small animal practices throughout the Las Vegas metropolitan area. After graduating from the University of Missouri-Columbia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1968, he served two years in the Army Veterinary Corps.
During his career, Dr. Trimmer has held positions in local and state VMAs and was a member of the Nevada State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners for 18 years, during which time he served as president.
Dr. Trimmer is the Nevada delegate in the AVMA HOD and was a member of the AVMA Group Health and Life Insurance Trust until his election to the board. He served two terms as the trust's chair from 2005-2007.
"As a member of the Executive Board, I will work with my fellow board members to ensure the veterinary profession continues to be one of the most respected vocations in the eyes of the public," Dr. Trimmer said.