Indiana VMA - April 2022


Crossroads Veterinary Conference, Feb. 3-5, Noblesville


The conference drew more than 375 registrants. On offer were 20 hours of continuing education.


Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Steve Sunbury (Purdue ’96), Seymour, for cumulative service and accomplishments benefiting the veterinary profession, organized veterinary medicine, and the community. Dr. Sunbury co-owns Seymour Animal Hospital. A past president of the Indiana VMA and the 9th District IVMA, Dr. Sunbury serves on the Indiana Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners. He has previously served on the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Admissions, Veterinary Nursing Advisory, and 60th Anniversary Planning committees.

President’s Award
Dr. Rob Bollinger (Purdue ’75), LaGrange, for exceptional contributions to the association. Dr. Bollinger practiced mixed animal medicine in LaGrange prior to retirement. During his career, he served as an advocate for involvement in organized veterinary medicine.

Volunteer of the Year
Dr. Katelyn Macy (Purdue ’15), Indianapolis, for leadership or service to a project or program of the association. Dr. Macy is a district field veterinarian for the Indiana State Board of Animal Health and serves as the board’s director of emergency planning and preparedness. She chairs the IVMA Health and Wellness Working Group.

Achievement Award
Dr. Audriana Ballard (Purdue ’19), Goshen, won this award, given to an IVMA member who has graduated within the preceding five years and has made outstanding accomplishments in veterinary research, civic activities, academia, or organized veterinary medicine. Dr. Ballard practices small animal medicine at Animal Aid Clinic South in Elkhart. She is active in organized veterinary medicine. For example, she recently represented the IVMA during a site visit to a new veterinary technology program in Indiana.


Dr. Aaron Johnson, Fishers, president; Dr. Greg Kurtz, Hagerstown, president-elect; Dr. Corey Swart, Kokomo, treasurer; Dr. Hilary Christner, LaGrange, immediate past president; and Lisa A. Perius, Indianapolis, executive director

A version of this article appears in the April 2022 print issue of JAVMA.