Virginia Veterinary Conference, Feb. 21-23, Roanoke
Paul F. Landis Veterinarian of the Year
Dr. John "Jack" Sexton (Georgia '78), McLean. Dr. Sexton owns McLean Animal Hospital, a small animal practice. He is a past president of the Virginia and Northern Virginia VMAs. Dr. Sexton has served on the Fairfax County Animal Shelter Advisory Committee and volunteers at the shelter.
Distinguished Virginia Veterinarian
Dr. Tripp Stewart (Pennsylvania '00), Charlottesville. Dr. Stewart owns Greenbrier Emergency Animal Hospital. He is president of the Jefferson Area VMA.
Veterinary Service Award
Dr. Nathaniel Burke (Virginia-Maryland '11), Luray. Dr. Burke practices large animal medicine at Luray Clinic of Veterinary Medicine. He represents the Virginia Academy of Food Animal Practitioners on the Virginia VMA's board of directors.
Recent Graduate Leadership Award
Dr. Angela Kargus (Kansas State '13), Chesterfield. Dr. Kargus is an associate veterinarian at Mechanicsville Animal Hospital, a small animal practice. She has participated in the association's Power of 10 Leadership Program.
Mentor of the Year
Dr. Sherri Field Gard (Illinois '16), Virginia Beach. Dr. Gard practices equine medicine at The Oaks Veterinary Clinic Equine & Farm Services in Smithfield. She has participated in the association's Power of 10 Leadership Program.
Drs. Kelly Gottschalk, Richmond, president; Jay Margolis, Chantilly, president-elect; Terry Swecker, Blacksburg, vice president; Martin Betts, Charlottesville, secretary-treasurer; and Jason Bollenbeck, Leesburg, immediate past president