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April 15, 2020

Society for Veterinary Medical Ethics

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Annual meeting, Jan. 22, Orlando, Florida


Dr. Villalobos
Dr. Alice Villalobos

SVME Shomer Ethics Award
Dr. Alice Villalobos (California-Davis ’72), Hermosa Beach, California, was honored for her years of service and leadership of the SVME and for her contributions to the field of veterinary medical ethics. Dr. Villalobos serves as director of Pawspice and Animal Oncology Consultation Service in Woodland Hills, California. Prior to that, she was director of Coast Pet Clinic and Animal Cancer Center of Hermosa Beach and VCA Coast Animal Hospital in Hermosa Beach. Dr. Villalobos is president emeritus of the SVME and a past president of the American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians. Known for her work in the field of cancer care for companion animals and quality-of-life assessment, she published a scoring system for life quality called The HHHHHMM scale, standing for Hurt, Hunger, Hydration, Hygiene, Happiness, Mobility, and More Good Days than Bad. Dr. Villalobos is the co-author of “Canine and Feline Geriatric Oncology: Honoring the Human-Animal Bond.”

Student Essay Award
Timothy Ojodare, University of Ilorin, Nigeria, for “TeleVeterinary Medicine and its Impact on Veterinary Medicine”

Dr. Greer
Dr. Marthina Greer
Dr. Tripp
Dr. Rolan Tripp


Drs. Marthina Greer, Lomira, Wisconsin, president; Rolan Tripp, Vancouver, Washington, president-elect; Bonnie Bragdon, Aiken, South Carolina, secretary; John Wright, St. Paul, Minnesota, treasurer; Lynn Bahr, Roswell, Georgia, parliamentarian; and William Folger, Houston, immediate past president