Event: Music City Veterinary Conference, Feb. 24-26, Murfreesboro
Program: The meeting drew more than 400 veterinarians, 230 veterinary technicians, 85 veterinary students, and 30 practice staff. On offer were in excess of 100 hours of continuing education.
Awards: Lifetime Achievement Award: Dr. D.J. Krahwinkel, Knoxville. A 1966 graduate of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Krahwinkel served as a professor of surgery at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences from 1975-2010. He is part of the team at Veterinary Care and Specialty Group and the Regional Institute for Veterinary Emergencies and Referrals, both in Chattanooga. A past president of the TVMA, Dr. Krahwinkel is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists, and American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. He is active with the Christian Veterinary Mission. Distinguished Service Award: Dr. Stephen Galloway, Oakland. A 1996 graduate of the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine and a diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College (Equine Dental Specialty), Dr. Galloway owns Animal Care Hospital in Oakland. He serves on the AVDC Equine Specialty Executive Committee, is a past chair of the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ Dentistry Committee and AAEP Scope of Practice Task Force, and is a past president of the Tennessee Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners and TVMA. Young Veterinarian Award: Dr. Marisa Shulman, Chattanooga. A 2009 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Shulman practices at Riverview Animal Hospital in Chattanooga. She is a past president of the Hamilton County VMA and has served as a member-at-large on the TVMA executive board representing east Tennessee. Legislator of the Year: Andy Holt, Dresden. A member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, Holt was recognized for his support of the veterinary profession. He helps other legislators understand veterinary legislation and the association’s position on legislation. John C. New Service Award: Amy Brown, Nashville, won this award, given in recognition of an individual who promotes the well-being of people through interaction with animals. Brown is a rescue liaison between the Woodbine community in Nashville and veterinarians, arranging transportation and funding for pets in the area to receive veterinary care, and educating people on animal husbandry and use of medication.
Officials: Drs. Joe Ed Conn, Whites Creek, president; Russell Reel, Morristown, president-elect; Danny Walker, Martin, vice president; Margaret Phillips, Franklin, secretary-treasurer; Susan Moon, Memphis, immediate past president; and members-at-large—Drs. Richard Buchanan, Sweetwater, and Joanne Hibbs, Corryton (east Tennessee); Jeremy Keen, Collierville, and Bob Parker, Memphis (west Tennessee); and Doug Balthaser, Columbia, and Mandy Hagan Willis, Morrison (west Tennessee)