Iowa VMA – Sept. 29-30, 2022


Annual meeting, Sept. 29-30, Ames


Dr. Larson
Dr. David Larson

Veterinarian of the Year
Dr. David Larson (Iowa State ’77), Ankeny. Dr. Larson recently retired from Newton Animal Clinic, a practice he owned for 35 years in Newton. During that time, he worked with the Jasper County Animal Rescue League to develop a program to provide low-cost veterinary care for the community. A past member of the IVMA executive board, Dr. Larson is an IVMA Foundation Fellow and a member of the IVMA Foundation board of directors and IVMA Sports and Field Committee.

Dr. Cordray
Dr. Aubrey Cordray

Rising Star Award
Dr. Aubrey Cordray (Iowa State ’14), Humboldt. Dr. Cordray owns Humboldt Veterinary Clinic. She has also served as the veterinarian for the Humboldt County Fair for several years. Dr. Cordray helped establish Moffitt Animal Shelter in Humboldt. She is a member of the Humboldt County Community Foundation, which provides grants to improve the community.

Healthcare Team Service Award
The staff at Tri-Vet Associates, serving the communities of Dyersville, Farley, and Holy Cross

President’s Award
Cyndy Bolsenga, Grimes; Teresa Farrell, Ankeny; and Tracy Grodnitzky, Ames


Drs. Nicholson
Dr. Shawn Nicholson
Dr. Clark
Dr. Kristen Clark

Drs. Shawn Nicholson, Stuart, president; Kristen Clark, Ames, president-elect; Ken May, Slater, vice president; and Brenda Bright, Story City, immediate past president

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