Colorado VMA

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Dr. Ruch-Gallie
Dr. Rebecca Ruch-Gallie
Dr. Rule
Dr. John Rule
Dr. Dietz
Dr. Rebecca S. Dietz
Dr. Romano
Dr. Sam Romano


Dr. French
Dr. William French
Dr. Santi
Dr. Stacee Santi


Annual meeting, Sept. 20-23, Loveland


Veterinarian of the Year
Dr. Rebecca Ruch-Gallie (Colorado State '99), Laporte. Dr. Ruch-Gallie is an associate professor of clinical sciences at the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. She is also service chief of community practice at the university's James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Dr. Ruch-Gallie serves as Colorado's delegate to the AVMA House of Delegates.

Distinguished Service Award
Dr. John Rule (Kansas State '70), Steamboat Springs. Dr. Rule owned Mount Werner Veterinary Hospital in Steamboat Springs until his recent retirement. He has served the CVMA in several capacities, including service as District 1 representative, chair of the Small Animal Commission, alternate delegate and delegate to the AVMA HOD, and member of the Executive Committee.

President's Award
Drs. Rebecca S. Dietz (Oklahoma '10), Littleton, and Sam Romano (Colorado State '83), Arvada


Drs. William French, Sedalia, president; Stacee Santi, Durango, president-elect; Jackie Christakos, Centennial, secretary-treasurer; Ashley Ackley, Denver, secretary-treasurer–elect; Sam Romano, Arvada, immediate past president; and AVMA delegate and alternate delegate—Drs. Rebecca Ruch-Gallie, Laporte, and Curtis Crawford, Monte Vista