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Dr. Voegeli
Dr. John Voegeli
Dr. Peden
Dr. Wendell Peden
Dr. Tedrow
Dr. Todd Tedrow


Dr. Franklin
Dr. Cindy Franklin

Event: Annual meeting, Aug. 15-18, Rapid City
Awards: Veterinarian of the Year: Dr. John Voegeli, Winner. A 1980 graduate of the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Voegeli practices at the Animal Clinic in Winner. He is a past president of the South Dakota Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners and has served on South Dakota State University’s Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory Advisory Board, the SDVMA board of directors, and the South Dakota Animal Industry Board’s Johne’s Disease Advisory Committee. Distinguished Service Award: Dr. Wendell Peden, Rapid City, was the first recipient of this award, given in honor of an individual who has brought distinction to the veterinary profession through his or her devotion to the care and well-being of animals, support for the profession, and contributions to the community. A 1953 graduate of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Peden practiced small animal medicine in Rapid City prior to retirement. Early in his career, he worked in eastern South Dakota. Dr. Peden served as South Dakota’s delegate to the AVMA House of Delegates from 1968-1997.  Emerging Leader Award: Dr. Todd Tedrow, Pierre, was the first recipient of this award, given to a member who has graduated in the past 10 years and has a record of outstanding accomplishments in veterinary research, private practice, regulatory services, civic activities, or organized veterinary medicine. A 2002 graduate of the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Tedrow is a staff veterinarian in the state veterinarian’s office. Early in his career, he practiced mixed animal medicine in Ashley, N.D., and Fort Pierre, S.D. Dr. Tedrow has served as a member of, and helped organize, the South Dakota Reserve Veterinary Corps and assisted in the development of many of the state’s preparedness and response plans for foreign or emerging animal diseases.
Officials: Drs. Cindy Franklin, Yankton, president; Tom Rentschler, Tea, president-elect; Todd Carr, Sioux Falls, vice president; Christy Teets, Rapid City, secretary-treasurer; Penny Dye, Rapid City, immediate past president; Jeff Stolle, Groton, North district representative; Mark Braunschmidt, Sioux Falls, South district representative; Ethan Andress, Lodgepole, West district representative; and AVMA delegate and alternate delegate—Drs. George Twitero, Rapid City, and Chris Chase, Brookings