April 01, 2015

 

 Indiana VMA

Posted March 18, 2015
Event: 131st annual meeting, Feb. 5-8, Indianapolis
Program: The meeting drew more than 400 veterinarians and 200 veterinary technicians and assistants and offered in excess of 130 hours of continuing education. Also held were accreditation modules, a behavior forum for the public, and a meeting for beef cattle producers.
Awards: Lifetime Achievement Award: Dr. Jim Scott, Carmel, for cumulative service and accomplishments benefiting the profession, organized veterinary medicine, and the community. A 1968 graduate of the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Scott recently retired as director of the Indiana State Board of Animal Health’s Meat and Poultry Division. Earlier in his career, Dr. Scott owned Post Pet Hospital in Indianapolis for 35 years. He is a past president of the Indiana VMA and served eight years on the Indiana Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners. Volunteer of the Year: Dr. Julie Davis, Modoc, for leadership or service to a particular project or program of the association. A 2005 graduate of the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Davis owns Circle D Veterinary Services in Modoc. She is chair of the IVMA Public Relations Committee and a member of the IVMA Legislative and Annual Meeting committees. Dr. Davis also serves on the IVMA board of directors. President’s Award: Dr. Jim Feutz, Princeton. A 1972 graduate of the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Feutz is the founder of Princeton Veterinary Hospital and a past chair of the IVMA board of directors.
Officials: Dr. Jerry Risser, McCordsville, president; Dr. James Stepusin, Indianapolis, president-elect; Dr. Maria Cooper, Noblesville, vice president; Dr. Aaron Smiley, Anderson, treasurer; Dr. John Feutz, Princeton, immediate past president; and Lisa A. Perius, Indianapolis, executive director