Colorado VMA – September 10, 2023


The Colorado VMA (CVMA) held its annual meeting virtually on September 10.


Dr. William Houseweart
Dr. William C. Houseweart

Veterinarian of the Year

Dr. William C. Houseweart (Colorado State ’67), Hotchkiss. Dr. Houseweart owns Houseweart Veterinary Clinic, a practice he established on his ranch in Hotchkiss following graduation. He was recognized for his tireless efforts to give back to the rural community he serves, including volunteering his services to those who cannot afford to pay for them.

Dr. Emily Graves
Dr. Emily Graves

Distinguished Service Award

Dr. Emily Graves (Pennsylvania ’99 ), Fort Collins. A diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Dr. Graves serves as the medical lead for Zoetis Global Diagnostics’ point-of-care hematology platform. She is chair of the CVMA Education Commission and has served on the board of the Zoetis Women’s Council.


Dr. Kelly Walsh
Dr. Kelly Walsh

Drs. Kelly Walsh, Colorado Springs, president; Michelle Larsen, Denver, president-elect; Kayla Henderson, Monte Vista, secretary-treasurer; Austin Graham, Denver, secretary-treasurer-elect; Steve Dick, Denver, immediate past president; and AVMA delegate and alternative delegate—Drs. Curtis Crawford, Monte Vista, and Peter Hellyer, Fort Collins

A version of this story appears in the December 2023 print issue of JAVMA.