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WVMA Annual Business Meeting

The 2012 WVMA Annual Meeting will take place during a noon luncheon on Friday, October 12. Be sure to attend to shape the direction of the association, celebrate award recipients as well as receive state and national updates. You can register for the annual meeting by signing up on your convention registration form - there is no cost for WVMA members!


President-Elect Candidate

Dr. Christopher Booth has been nominated for WVMA President-Elect and will begin his role during the WVMA Annual Meeting. 

Vision Statement

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My vision as candidate for WVMA President-Elect is to provide leadership and guidance that continues to foster the WVMA mission – “To advocate and promote veterinary medicine, while enriching animal and human health.”

One of the great strengths of the WVMA is the diversity of our membership. As an organization representing members in all facets of veterinary medicine, there are critical issues facing our profession that are important to all of us as a whole.

The WVMA needs to continue being proactive in leading the animal welfare discussion with the public and addressing legislative and public policy issues affecting our profession, such as the veterinary practice act and unlicensed practice. We also need to continue improving food safety and providing tools and resources that enable financial viability in the future for our members.

An organization can only be as strong as the members that actively participate. I hope to encourage veterinarians throughout our membership base to take an active role, however big or small, to help advance our profession as we move into the future.

Biography

Dr. Christopher Booth is an owner of Dairy Doctors Veterinary Services – a five veterinarian practice located in Plymouth, Wis. that focuses on providing the best possible animal health care and production medicine services while fostering a rewarding and profitable environment for clients and their families.

In 2000, Dr. Booth graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine. He has been a WVMA member since then and has served on the animal welfare and public health and food safety committees. He also participated in the AVMA Emerging Leaders Conference, the National Holstein Foundation’s Young Dairy Leaders Institute, and the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin Manager’s Academy. Dr. Booth is currently serving on the Sheboygan County Holstein Association Board of Directors and is a state junior advisor for the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association. Additionally, he serves as a county-wide 4-H dairy leader and enjoys helping coach his children’s sports teams.

Dr. Booth, his wife Courtney and their four children - Cole, Ava, Campbell and Royce - own Booth-Haven Holsteins, a small show heifer and cow care operation. The Booth family enjoys spending their spare time working together exhibiting show cattle and teaching others about agriculture.


 Awards

The WVMA will be presenting the Veterinarian of the Year, Meritorious Service Award and 50-Year Awards during the annual meeting. The 50-Year Award is given to honor veterinarians that have served their community and the veterinary medical profession while being a member of the WVMA for 50 years. This year, the WVMA is proud to recognize Drs. Fred Born, Bernard Easterday, Whayne Hill and M. Rydberg for their 50 years of service to the WVMA.


Bylaw Changes

Bylaw recommended changes, approved by the executive board:

Bylaw 1, Section 3:

Current: The application fee and the annual dues of the association shall be determined by the executive board. Any increase in dues shall be subject to approval by the members of the association at a scheduled meeting. Dues will be 50% of annual dues for those applicants making initial application after July 1. Dues are due on January first, and members will be considered to be in arrears if dues have not been paid by June 1.

New: The application fee and the annual dues of the association shall be determined by the executive board. Any increase in dues shall be subject to approval by the members of the association at a scheduled meeting. Dues will be 50% of annual dues for those applicants making initial application after July 1.

Bylaw 1, Section 4:

Current: A member of the association shall retain his/her membership for as long as the requirements of active WVMA membership are fulfilled by such member. A member, who has not paid his/her current year’s dues by June 1 of the current year, will be sent a registered letter by the executive director, notifying said individual that his/her membership will be terminated at the June meeting of the executive board.

New: A member of the association shall retain his/her membership for as long as the requirements of active WVMA membership are fulfilled by such member.

Bylaw 5, Section 12:

Current: The executive board may be called into closed session by the president. Attendance may be limited to voting and non-voting members of the board. The executive board will always go into closed session when personnel matters are discussed. Attendance will be limited to the executive board.

New: The executive board may be called into closed session by the president. Attendance may be limited to the executive board. The executive board will always go into closed session when personnel matters are discussed.

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