Senior pets the focus of new group

Published on April 01, 2012
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Dr. Lobprise

Dr. Heidi Lobprise

Following a year of developmental meetings at the North American Veterinary Conference, Western Veterinary Conference, and AVMA Annual Convention in 2011, the International Veterinary Senior Care Society, an organization focused on the medical and behavioral care of senior pets, established its formal mission and elected its first officials. The society's mission is "to provide resources targeting the complete health care needs of senior pets to the veterinarian, their team and clients."

Officials elected were Drs. Heidi Lobprise, Fort Worth, Texas, president; Fred Metzger, State College, Pa., president-elect; Marsha Reich, Silver Spring, Md., secretary; and Dave Bruyette, West Los Angeles, treasurer. They join board members Dr. Bernadine Cruz, Laguna Woods, Calif.; Julie Legred, Bricelyn, Minn.; Heather Lynch, Phoenix; Dave Merrick, Madison, Wis.; and Dr. Ernie Ward, Calabash, N.C., all of whom were named to the board earlier in 2011.