January 15, 2015


 Wisconsin VMA

Posted Dec. 30, 2014 

Dr. Jane Clark
Event: Annual meeting, Oct. 10, 2014, Madison
Awards: Veterinarian of the Year: Dr. Lisa Peters, Freedom. A 1995 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine and a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, Dr. Peters is a co-founder of the Fox Valley Animal Referral Center and co-director of its Department of Emergency and Critical Care. She is also a  partner at the Green Bay Animal and Emergency Center, Central Wisconsin Animal Emergency Center, Eastern Iowa Veterinary Specialty Center, and Horizon Services Inc. Meritorious Service Award: Drs. Thomas Howard, Poynette, and Robert Leder, Bear Creek. A 1969 graduate of the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Howard worked as a staff veterinarian for Catalent, a pharmaceutical company in Madison, prior to retirement. He has served as the association’s treasurer for the past 14 years and is a past member of the WVMA Residue Task Force and Budget and Auditing Committee. A 1982 graduate of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Leder is a partner at United Veterinary Service, with offices in Bear Creek and Clintonville. He is chair of the WVMA Dairy Welfare Committee and has served on the association’s Public Health and Food Safety, Personnel, Animal Welfare, and Executive committees. WVMA Friend of Veterinary Medicine Award: Wisconsin Veterinary Practice Managers Association Inc., won this award, given to an individual or organization in recognition of their service, commitment, and contributions specifically to veterinary medicine in Wisconsin. The WVPMA was recognized for its partnership with the WVMA and its fundraising efforts for the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Foundation and designated WVMA charities.
Business: The WVMA Food Armor Hazards Analysis and Critical Con­trol Points For Proper Drug Use program has hired an outreach specialist and has started to license other states and train veterinarians across the country.
Officials: Drs. Jane Clark, Waunakee, president; John Been, Prairie du Sac, president-elect; Thomas Howard, Poynette, treasurer; and Chris Booth, Plymouth, immediate past president