Posted on January 16, 2013
||Dr. Deborah Spike-Pierce
Event: Annual meeting, Oct. 5-7, 2012, Louisville
Awards: Veterinarian of the Year: Dr. David U. Fugate, West Liberty. A 1998 graduate of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Fugate co-owns West Liberty Veterinary Clinic. He is a past member of the KVMA Executive Board. In 2012, Dr. Fugate served as a first responder at the Appalachian Regional Medical Hospital following a tornado in Morgan County. Distinguished Service Award: Dr. Wade A. Northington, Hopkinsville, for dedication and continued service to the association and the veterinary profession. A 1972 graduate of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Northington is the director of Breathitt Veterinary Center. He is a past president of the KVMA and West Central Kentucky VMA and has served on the KVMA Informatics and Budget and Finance committees. Dr. Northington represented the KVMA on the Auburn University Alumni Advisory Committee from 2004-2005.
Officials: Drs. Deborah Spike-Pierce, Lexington, president; Mark Smith, Barbourville, president-elect; Vicky Owens McGrath, Bowling Green, vice president; Summer Buckner, Owensboro, secretary-treasurer; and Philip E. Prater, Morehead, immediate past president