American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture

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Dr. Boggie
Dr. Linda Boggie
Dr. Gifford
Dr. Carol Gifford
Dr. Rydgig
Dr. Linda Rydgig


Annual meeting, April 5-7, Portland, Oregon


Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Linda Boggie (Colorado State '87), Deventer, Netherlands, for her service to the academy and to the veterinary acupuncture and holistic communities. Dr. Boggie co-owns a small animal practice in Deventer, focusing on integrative medicine. Earlier in her career, she practiced in Phoenix and served as a partner at a small animal practice in Stockton, California, incorporating acupuncture and alternative medicine into her work. Dr. Boggie is a past president of the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society and a fellow of the AAVA.


Drs. Carol Gifford, Columbus, Ohio, president; Linda Rydgig, Camarillo, California, vice-elect; Matthew Fricke, Springfield, Oregon, secretary-treasurer; Lynelle Graham, Raleigh, North Carolina, immediate past president; and directors—Drs. Peggy Fleming, Dade City, Florida; Lori Bidwell, Georgetown, Kentucky; and Jennifer Kareklas, Rensselaer, New York