May 15, 2016

 

 Virginia VMA

​Posted May 2, 2016

​​Dr. Claudia True ​Dr. Kimberly Bridges ​Dr. Jeffery Newman




​ Dr. Benjamin Halsey ​Dr. Andrew O’Carroll

Event: Virginia Veterinary Conference, Feb. 25-27, Roanoke
Awards: Paul F. Landis Veterinarian of the Year: Dr. Claudia True, Ashland. A 1986 graduate of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. True is an associate veterinarian at Woodside Equine Clinic in Ashland. Distinguished Veterinarian Award: Dr. Kimberly Bridges, Christianburg, in recognition of her professionalism, compassion, and humanity while practicing veterinary medicine. A 2005 graduate of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Bridges is managing veterinary partner and office manager of Appalachian Veterinary Services, a mixed animal practice in Christianburg. Veterinary Service Award: Dr. Jeffery Newman, Fairfax Station, for excellent representation of the veterinary profession through active community involvement and veterinary service. A 1992 graduate of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Newman co-owns Caring Hands Animal Hospital, with locations in Virginia and Maryland. Recent Graduate Leadership Award: Dr. Benjamin Halsey, Marion. A 2006 graduate of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Halsey owns Smyth County Animal Hospital in Marion. Mentor of the Year: Dr. Andrew O’Carroll, Mount Airy. A 2008 graduate of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. O’Carroll is a medical regulatory reviewer for the Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Vaccine Research and Review.
Officials: Drs. Margaret Rucker, Lebanon, president; Melinda McCall, Louisa, president-elect; Jason Bollenbeck, Leesburg, vice president; Martin Betts, Charlottesville, secretary-treasurer; and Terry Taylor, Chesterfield, immediate past president