COLUMBUS, OHIO — MARCH 15, 2011 — Columbus veterinarian Linda Lord was recently elected to the position of President of the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA). At an awards ceremony at OVMA’s annual Midwest Veterinary Conference in late February, Dr. Lord formally accepted the position from the previous president, Dr. Jason Johnston of Troy.
“I am honored and excited to kick off my year as President of the OVMA,” Dr. Lord said. “I believe that our role in representing all aspects of our profession is as important now as it has ever been. I am looking forward to representing my colleagues and our profession in making decisions that impact both our profession and the animals that are entrusted to our care.”
As President of the OVMA, Dr. Lord will lead the Association’s 27-member Board of Directors, which is charged with establishing policies, allocating OVMA resources and charting future strategies for the organization. Dr. Lord will fill the position until March 2012.
An assistant professor in the department of veterinary preventive medicine at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Lord is actively involved in the veterinary community, both locally and nationally. She has served on the OVMA Board of Directors and several OVMA committees, and is also an energetic participant in the American Veterinary Medical Association’s animal welfare committee. A passionate advocate of shelter animals, Dr. Lord is also a member of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians and the American Kennel Club’s Canine Health and Welfare Advisory Committee.
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