June 01, 2018


 Minnesota VMA

Posted May 9, 2018

Dr. Reierson Dr. Fell Dr. Scheftel
​Dr. Richard "Dick" Reierson Dr. David Fell ​Dr. Joni Scheftel

Event: 121st annual meeting, Feb. 15-17, Rochester
Awards: Veterinarian of the Year: Dr. Richard "Dick" Reierson, Dayton. A 1971 graduate of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Reierson is the founder of Elm Creek Animal Hospital in Champlin. He is a longtime member of the MVMA Continuing Education Committee and serves on the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Foundation's Clay Shoot Committee. Dr. Reierson is a past member of the American Animal Hospital Association board of directors. President's Award: Dr. George H. Krienke, Roseville. A 1961 veterinary graduate of the University of Minnesota, Dr. Krienke is the founder of Rice Pet Clinic in Little Canada, where he practiced until retirement. He helped establish the Animal Emergency and Referral Center of Minnesota and is a past president of the MVMA Council of Senior Veterinarians. Distinguished Veterinary Service Award, given for service to the veterinary profession and contributions to animal well-being: Dr. Paul Anderson, Chaska. A 1975 graduate of the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Anderson served as assistant director with the Minnesota Board of Animal Health from 1990 until retirement in 2017. Earlier in his career, he practiced small animal medicine in Apple Valley, did emergency and relief work for a dairy and equine practice in Lakeville, and practiced mixed animal medicine in Greene, Iowa. Emerging Leader Award: Dr. Brittney Brock, Farmington. A 2010 veterinary graduate of the University of Minnesota, Dr. Brock practices at Inver Grove Heights Animal Hospital in Inver Grove Heights. She is a past president of the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Foundation. Outstanding Faculty Award: Dr. Erin Malone, Roseville. A 1989 graduate of the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Malone is a professor at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, where she oversees the clinical skills program, serves as the veterinary student mental health adviser, and manages the curriculum.
Officials: Drs. David Fell, Jackson, president; Joni Scheftel, St. Paul, president-elect; Matthew Boyle, Hager City, Wisconsin, vice president; Jim Winsor, Inver Grove Heights, secretary-treasurer; and Tim Krienke, St. Paul, immediate past president

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