March 15, 2016

 

 Illinois State VMA

​Posted March 2, 2016 









 Dr. Jamie Schertz ​ Dr. Clyde E. Dunphy ​ Molly Ziegler ​ Dr. Herb Whiteley

Event: 133rd annual convention, Oct. 23-25, 2015, Springfield
Awards: Dr. Erwin Small First Decade Award: Dr. Jamie Schertz, Leroy, won this award, given to a veterinarian who has
graduated within the past 10 years and has demonstrated a strong commitment to the profession through involvement in organized veterinary medicine. A 2006 graduate of the University of Illinois, Dr. Schertz practices at Town & Country Animal Hospital in Normal. She is a past member of the ISVMA Education/Sponsorship Committee and visits grade schools to talk to children about veterinary medicine and safe animal handling. Veterinary Service Award: Dr. Clyde E. Dunphy, Pleasant Plains. A 1974 graduate of the University of Illinois, Dr. Dunphy practices at Capitol Illini Veterinary Services. He is a past president of the ISVMA, is a past chair of the ISVMA Education/Sponsorship Committee, and currently serves on the ISVMA Legislative Committee. Dr. Cecil Ingmire First Decade CVT Award: Molly Ziegler, Springfield, won this award given to a certified veterinary technician who has graduated within the past 10 years and has demonstrated a strong commitment to the profession through involvement in organized veterinary medicine. Ziegler works for Capitol Illini Veterinary Services, overseeing Occupational Safety and Health Administration training and American Animal Hospital Association certification for the clinics. She has served on the ISVMA Education/Sponsorship Committee and the ISVMA CVT Task Force. President’s Award: Mississippi Valley VMA (region 4). The association was honored for its leadership and for providing valuable continuing education for the Mississippi area.                                                                               
Business: The association named Debbie LaKamp as new executive director in April 2015, created and approved a three-year strategic plan, established the Power of 10 leadership program for veterinarians who have graduated within the past eight years, invested in new membership software and a new website, and successfully defeated several legislative initiatives that would have impeded the practice of veterinary medicine.
Officials: Drs. Herb Whiteley, Urbana, president; Sandra Faeh, Elmhurst, president-elect/AVMA alternate delegate; Robert Ebbesmeyer, German Valley, vice president; Alan Whitman, Piper City, treasurer; Tracy Myers, Peoria, immediate past president; and George Richards, Danville, AVMA delegate