December 15, 2013

 

 Wisconsin VMA

Posted Dec. 4, 2013  









 Dr. Christopher Katz​  Dr. Chris Booth​  Dr. Jane Clark

Event: Annual meeting, Oct. 11, Madison
Awards: Veterinarian of the Year: Dr. Christopher Katz, Two Rivers. A 1981 graduate of Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Katz practices at Two Rivers Veterinary Hospital. He also volunteers his services to several organizations and research projects in the state. Dr. Katz is a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Presidential Award: Dr. Dean Knudson, Hudson. A 1986 graduate of Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Knudson practices at New Richmond Veterinary Clinic. He was elected to the state assembly in 2010 and re-elected in 2012. Dr. Knudson was recognized for his commitment to veterinary medicine while serving in the state assembly. Meritorious Service Award: Drs. Philip Johnson, Winneconne, and James Kazmierczak, Madison. A 1981 graduate of Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Johnson practices small animal medicine at Omro Animal Hospital. He is a past president of the WVMA. Dr. Johnson was honored for his years of commitment to the WVMA and to organized veterinary medicine. A 1977 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Kazmierczak is state public health veterinarian. He also serves as an adjunct professor in the Department of Population Health Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health and in the Department of Pathological Science at the university’s School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Kazmierczak is a member of the WVMA Public Health and Food Safety Committee and was honored for his commitment to veterinary medicine and public health in Wisconsin. WVMA Friend of Veterinary Medicine Award: Kim Brown Pokorny, Waupun. Executive director of the WVMA, Brown Pokorny was honored for her commitment to veterinary medicine and her willingness to go above and beyond her position as executive director. She has played a vital role in creating and executing “What Matters,” a program that has veterinarians and producers working together to ensure safe meat and milk. Brown Pokorny has also advocated for veterinarians to receive an exemption from the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.
Business: The Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Foundation was officially launched, and members were informed on how this would help veterinary medicine in the state.
Officials: Drs. Chris Booth, Plymouth, president; Jane Clark, Waunakee, president-elect; Thomas Howard, Poynette, treasurer; and K.C. Brooks, Lodi, immediate past president