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Lt. Col. Jones
Lt. Col. Kindall L. Jones
Capt. Barry
Capt. Katie S. Barry

Two veterinarians—Lt. Col. Kindall L. Jones and Capt. Katie S. Barry—were recognized for their achievements in August by the U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine during the 11th annual Force Health Protection Conference.

Dr. Jones (LSU '91) was awarded the 2008 U.S. Army Veterinary Corps' Daniel Holland Leadership Award for her distinguished leadership qualities. As commander of the 994th Medical Detachment, Dr. Jones led a unit that provided comprehensive veterinary services, including food safety and rabies control programs, for more than 45,000 military members. Her unit also supported the NATO International Security Assistance Forces. In addition, Dr. Jones planned, managed, and executed more than 3,000 food safety and sanitation site assistance visits and commercial audits in eight countries.

Dr. Jones participated in the Afghanistan First Initiative, a project promoting Afghani agriculture through infrastructural development and efforts to decrease poppy cultivation.

Dr. Barry (ISU '06) received the 2008 U.S. Army Veterinary Corps' Exceptional Junior Officer of the Year Award. As the Zama Branch Chief of the Japan District Veterinary Command, Dr. Jones actively engaged the Japanese community to improve international relations. She was also selected to conduct three major U.S. Pacific Command deployments. On each of those exercises she has partnered with local governmental and nongovernmental personnel to establish plans for future engagements.


Dr. Philip A. Bushby (IL '72) received the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Henry Bergh Award Oct. 30.

Dr. Bushby started his career 36 years ago as an intern and surgical resident at the ASPCA's Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital in New York City.

Dr. Bushby, a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, has been on the faculty at Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine for the past three decades. He currently is service chief with a focus on spay and neuter programs.

In addition, Dr. Bushby holds the Marcia P. Lane Endowed Professorship of Humane Ethics and Animal Welfare and is a board member of an ASPCA partner agency in Gulfport-Biloxi promoting animal sterilization.

Dr. Bushby's goal is to expose veterinary students to animal shelters across Mississippi, educate them about the problem of dog and cat overpopulation, and help them find ways to solve it.

The South Dakota VMA has hired Jennifer Stalley as its new executive director, effective Sept. 1. Stalley is vice president of Midwest Solutions, an association management firm. She also has served as South Dakota director of government relations for the American Cancer Society since 1999. Stalley graduated from the University of South Dakota School of Law in 1995.