Florida VMA – March 17-20, 2022
Annual conference, March 17-20, Orlando
Veterinarian of the Year
Dr. Dana Zimmel (Florida ’95), Gainesville. Dr. Zimmel is dean of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. Earlier, she was the lead administrator of UF Veterinary Hospitals and associate dean for its clinical services. Prior to that, Dr. Zimmel served as chief of staff and chief medical officer for clinical services. She is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and American Board of Veterinary Practitioners.
Distinguished Service Award
Dr. Amy Stone (Florida ’99), Gainesville, and Dr. Richard B. Williams (Florida ’81), Jacksonville. Dr. Stone is a clinical professor in the Primary Care and Dentistry service at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine’s Small Animal Hospital. She serves as treasurer of the Alachua County VMA. Dr. Williams owns Hidden Hills Animal Hospital in Jacksonville. He is chair of the FVMA Legislative Committee and serves as the association’s alternate delegate to the AVMA House of Delegates. Dr. Williams is a past president of the Jacksonville Veterinary Medical Society.
Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Jim Kanzler (Auburn ’78), Bradenton. A past president of the Florida VMA, Dr. Kanzler is the founder of DeSoto Animal Clinic in Bradenton. He has served on the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Advisory Council. Dr. Kanzler is a veteran of the Navy.
Dr. Scott Richardson (Auburn ’00), Tallahassee. Dr. Richardson practices at Lakewood Animal Hospital in Tallahassee. A past president of the Big Bend VMA, he is a member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners. Dr. Richardson has advocated for the FVMA’s legislative positions during the last two state legislative sessions in Tallahassee.
Citizen of the Year
Cameron Moore, Jacksonville. Moore serves as shelter strategy and operations consultant for the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine’s and leads the Consultations in Shelter Animal Medicine Clerkship for veterinary students and the Shelter Consultation Mentorship Program. She assists shelters in developing community-centric programs and helps train veterinary students, veterinarians, and animal welfare leaders for leadership roles in animal shelters.
CVT of the Year
Angela Osborn, Bradenton. Osborn is a certified veterinary technician at North River Animal Hospital in Parrish, where she also serves as a nutrition counselor. She is known for her hard work and her dedication to her peers.
Team Member of the Year
Katy Young, Destin. Young is director of operations for the Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Okaloosa/Walton County Inc. She previously served as office manager. Young is known for her trustworthiness, competence, and work ethic.
Gold Star Award
Drs. Anna Champagne, Margate; Tisha Lynn Doswell, Tallahassee; Daniel Jones, Riverview; Stephanie D. Jones, Fort Lauderdale; Barbara Lewis, Orange Park; Sharon MacIvor, Key Largo; Hillary Maedel, Clearwater; Julie Moodoyan, Havana; Lynda Perez, Royal Palm Beach; Sherry Heather Rowe, Green Cove Springs; and Heidi Ward, Sarasota
Drs. Marta P. Lista, West Miami, president; Jacqueline S. Shellow, Cooper City, president-elect; Steve Steverson, Inverness, treasurer; Mary Smart, Bradenton, immediate past president; and AVMA delegate and alternate delegate—Drs. Ernest C. Godfrey, Pinellas Park, and Richard B. Williams, Jacksonville
A version of this article appears in the September 2022 print issue of JAVMA.