February 01, 2017


 Wisconsin VMA

Posted Jan. 19, 2017

Dr. Sheila McGuirk ​Dr. James Ziegler ​Dr. David Jeans

Event: Annual meeting, Oct. 14, 2016, Madison
Awards: Veterinarian of the Year: Dr. Sheila McGuirk, Dodgeville. A 1977 graduate of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. McGuirk was a professor of large animal internal medicine and food animal production medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine prior to retirement in 2016. She is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Meritorious Service Award: Dr. James Ziegler, Weyauwega. A 1987 graduate of the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Ziegler owns Wolf River Veterinary Clinic in New London. He has served on several WVMA committees and task forces and recently completed a four-year term on the association’s executive board. WVMA Friend of Veterinary Medicine Award: The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine won this award, given to an individual or organization in recognition of their service, commitment, and contributions specifically to veterinary medicine in Wisconsin. The UW-Madison veterinary school has helped the association organize wet labs, hosted executive board meetings, and allowed the WVMA to interact with students throughout the school year. The unwavering support of the veterinary school’s dean, Dr. Mark Markel, for organized veterinary medicine has contributed to an increased number of students and faculty becoming members of the WVMA. Presidential Award: Dr. David Jeans, Evansville. A 1993 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Jeans is treasurer of the WVMA. He was recognized for keeping a steady hand and mind on the fiduciary aspects of the association.
Business: The association approved a new bylaw concerning the lifetime membership category.
Officials: Drs. Scott Spaulding, Milton, president; Robert Leder, Bear Creek, president-elect; David Jeans, Evansville, treasurer; and John T. Been, Prairie du Sac, immediate past president