COLUMBUS, OHIO – MARCH 6, 2017 – Columbus veterinarian Dr. Linda Lord has been named the 2016 Veterinarian of the Year by the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA). The award, considered the Association’s highest honor, was presented by outgoing OVMA President Dr. Scott Pendleton during a special award ceremony at the annual Midwest Veterinary Conference.
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The numbers are in: The 2016 Midwest Veterinary Conference drew a record-breaking 6,406 veterinary professionals! This is a 13 percent increase in total attendance over 2015 and represents a record for both total attendance and the number of veterinarian attendees.
|Hospital Staff/Other Prof||686||528||660|
|Exhibit Hall Visitors||122||98||206|
|Students: Pre-Vet, Vet & Tech||688||700||690|
|Veterinary Exploration Conference||230||49||214|
COLUMBUS, OHIO – MARCH 1, 2016 – American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) President Dr. Fred Gingrich has been named the 2015 Veterinarian of the Year by the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA). The award, considered the Association’s highest honor, was presented by outgoing OVMA President Dr. Brad Garrison during a special award ceremony at the annual Midwest Veterinary Conference.
A 1995 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Gingrich is owner of Country Roads Veterinary Services and Ashland Veterinary Clinic, where he practices dairy and small animal medicine, respectively.
Dr. Gingrich’s dedication to the veterinary community extends beyond practice ownership. He is a champion for the Ohio Dairy Veterinarians Association and has spearheaded efforts to educate veterinarians and dairy producers across the state on responsible drug use. On a national level, his involvement in organized veterinary medicine includes serving on the AVMA Task Force on Veterinary Compounding Legislation, the Clinical Practitioners Advisory Committee, and the prestigious Council on Biologic and Therapeutic Agents.
A long-time member of the AABP, Dr. Gingrich is also a past winner of the organization’s Preventative Medicine Dairy Award and recently took the reins as president.
“To rise to such national prominence obviously speaks well of his talents and standing with his veterinary colleagues,” Dr. Garrison said. “Equally impressive are the countless and perhaps less visible things he does in serving his community and clients—from mentoring veterinary students, to providing medical care and fundraising for the Feline Sanctuary in Ashland, to caring for service animals of wounded veterans.”
Dr. Gingrich lives in Ashland with his wife Michelle and their four children.
ABOUT THE OVMA
The Ohio Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) is a non-profit organization providing services to its members in the areas of continuing education, advocacy on public policy matters, and access to variety of professional resources. The OVMA represents more than 2,500 veterinarians practicing in various fields and specialties. The OVMA’s principal purpose and mission is to foster life-long learning, stewardship, compassion and community in veterinary medicine.
COLUMBUS, OHIO – MARCH 1, 2016 – Dr. Scott Pendleton of Cadiz has assumed the role of President of the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA). At the organization’s annual Midwest Veterinary Conference (MVC), outgoing President Dr. Brad Garrison formally passed the gavel on to his successor.
- Apple Watch – Dr. Rex Miller
- Amazon Echo – Justina Lewis
- Amazon TV – Amy Carter
- $100 Amazon Gift Card – Taylor Ford, Kate Pouch, Lori Raab, Edward McKaig, Stephanie Sosa
Every year, the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association partners with the Ohio Animal Health Foundation and Kenneth Scott Charitable Trust to award 20 scholarships to shelter personnel who would like to attend the Midwest Veterinary Conference but may not otherwise be able to. The scholarships help alleviate the financial burden many shelters face so that they can take advantage of the educational opportunities the MVC offers.
OVMA is donating $16,530 this month to The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine as part of the 5 for 5 for the Future scholarship program. The initiative donates $5 of every Midwest Veterinary Conference registration fee to veterinary and technician student scholarships. Since its implementation, the program has contributed over $64,000 in scholarships.
Another successful Conference is in the OVMA record books! Popular events—including MVC Zumba, Connection Corner and Exhibit Hall Fast Cash—were back, accompanied by new features like the Recent Grad Town Hall Reception. Although overall numbers this year saw a slight drop over MVC 2014 (no doubt due to inclement weather on Saturday), technician attendance jumped nearly 6 percent, helping to increase the core attendance to the highest number of the past five years.
|Hospital Staff/Other Prof||671||560||686||528|
|Exhibit Hall Only||155||139||122||98|
|Veterinary Exploration Conference||236||159||230||49|
|Students: Veterinary & Technician||699||849||649||676|
King named DVM of the Year; Redman, Wiley honored with service awards
COLUMBUS, OHIO — FEB. 27, 2015 — Dr. Brad Garrison of Wooster was recently elected President of the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA). At the Association’s annual Midwest Veterinary Conference (MVC), outgoing President Dr. David Koncal passed on the gavel of the president to Dr. Garrison.