Korean Veterinary Society of America
Posted Jan. 30, 2013
Event: 40th anniversary meeting, Dec. 1-2, 2012, Anaheim, Calif.
Awards: Drs. Moonso Kim, Boston; Haksuk Hong, Tampa, Fla.; and Young Kim, Canoga Park, Calif., were honored for their dedicated contributions to society members and to the expansion of the society.
Business: The society has established an annual veterinary scholarship at the Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, Calif., and has invited veterinary students from Korea to spend time in clinical practice at member hospitals and other advanced clinical facilities during their summer vacations. The KVSA was established 40 years ago in Philadelphia by 10 Korean academicians and practitioners to assist veterinary professionals coming to the United States in pursuing their professional careers. It has grown to be a 400-member organization with mostly practitioners and industry workers as well as academicians. The society has three major chapters on the East Coast and West Coast and in Canada. Some members are part of Christian missions to Mongolia, Guatemala, and other parts of the world. The society also assists veterinarians from other cultures in establishing their professional careers in the United States and provides academic assistance to Korean veterinary schools that are interested in applying for AVMA accreditation.
Officials: Drs. Youngjun Choi, Glendale, Calif., president; Yousik Bang, Long Beach, Calif., vice president/president-elect; Lyon Lee, Pomona, Calif., secretary general; Henry K. Yoo, Santa Monica, Calif., immediate past president; and Jinyoung Choi, Lomita, Calif., chief editor