Pendleton accepts gavel of OVMA president at annual convention

Dr. Scott Pendleton (right) accepts the gavel of the OVMA President from Dr. Brad Garrison.
Dr. Scott Pendleton (right) accepts the gavel of the OVMA President from Dr. Brad Garrison.

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.

Dr. Pendleton’s primary goal for his year as president is to increase support for VPAC.

“I value the work of organized veterinary medicine and the real changes it can make for the practicing veterinarian,” Dr. Pendleton said, remarking that his main goal for his presidency will be to increase support for the OVMA’s Veterinary Political Action Committee (VPAC).

Dr. Pendleton’s one-year term as president officially began March 1. He will lead the OVMA’s 20-member Board of Directors, which guides the Association’s policies, resources and strategies. In the past, he has served the Board as vice president, secretary and district representative.

A 1989 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Pendleton is owner of Cadiz Animal Clinic, where he practices solo mixed-animal veterinary medicine. An active member of his community, Dr. Pendleton is also president of the Harrison County Historical Society and is an avid birdwatcher. He lives in Cadiz with his wife Donna.


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.

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