May 01, 2012


 Virginia Veterinary Conference

Posted April 18, 2012
Dr. Brown Dr. Watson Dr. Grandin Dr. Henry Dr. Finkler
Dr. Robert C. Brown Dr. Beecher Watson Sr. Temple Grandin, PhD Dr. Donald Henry Dr. Mark Finkler

Event: Annual conference, Feb. 23-25, Roanoke
Program: The conference drew more than 600 attendees and offered 75 hours of continuing education with tracks in small animal, food animal, equine, and complementary medicine; public practice; practice management; and recent-graduate issues. Temple Grandin, PhD, delivered the keynote address, "Understanding animal behavior." Dr. Grandin is a professor of animal science at Colorado State University and consults with the livestock industry on facility design, livestock handling, and animal welfare.
Awards: Paul F. Landis Veterinarian of the Year: Dr. Robert C. Brown, Arlington. A 1971 graduate of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Brown is the founder of Cherrydale Veterinary Clinic, where he serves as director. Distinguished Virginia Veterinarian: Dr. Beecher Watson Sr., Church Road. A 1958 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Watson founded Amelia Bovine Clinic. He has served on the Virginia Board of Veterinary Medicine and is a founding member of the Virginia Academy of Food Animal Practice.
Officials: Drs. Donald Henry, Staunton, president; Mark Finkler, Roanoke, president-elect; Jeffrey Newman, Arlington, vice president; Keith de la Cruz, Arlington, secretary-treasurer; and Claudia True, Ashland, immediate past president