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South Dakota Veterinary Medical Association holds annual meeting

The South Dakota Veterinary Medical Association (SDVMA) held its 120th Annual Meeting at the Ramkota Convention Center in Sioux Falls, SD, Aug. 7-10. The meeting included continuing education opportunities for 200 veterinarians and veterinary technicians, recognized outstanding accomplishments by professionals in the veterinary fields, and included the annual membership meeting.

The meeting featured sessions on companion animal, food animal, and equine medicine, and included case reports from South Dakota State University (SDSU) Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Lab faculty involving current animal disease issues.

Dr. Jim Bain of Frederick, SD, was honored as Veterinarian of the Year. This award is given in recognition of a colleague for their work in, and contributions to, the veterinary profession. SDVMA recognizes these contributions by awarding the Veterinarian of the Year to a veterinarian who has made significant contributions to the profession.

Dr. Bain is a third generation veterinarian following in the footsteps of his father, Les Bain, and his grandfather, Hank Bain. Dr. Bain attended three years at SDSU before moving to Columbia, MO, where he received his DVM from the University of Missouri. Upon his graduation in 1975 he returned home to Frederick, SD to take over his father’s practice. He was joined one year later by his partner, Dr. Norm Brooks. Their practice has consisted primarily of large animal medicine.

In addition to his veterinary medicine accomplishments, Dr. Bain has served his community in numerous ways. He has served on the Frederick Town Council, Church Council for Sacred Heart in Westport, SD and the Board of Directors for the Ellendale, ND, Country Club. He also served on the Avera St. Luke’s Board of Directors from 2002-2010, serving as chairman from 2008-2010. He served on the Brown Co. Fair Board from 1982-1988. Dr. Bain will finish his 37th year checking in 4-H livestock at the Brown Co. Fair this year.

Dr. Bain served on the SDVMA Board of Directors from 1994-1998 serving as President of the Board from 1997-1998. He also served on the Past President’s Committee as well as the Bovine Committee. Dr. Bain recently completed a four-year term as Alternate Delegate from South Dakota to the AVMA.

Dr. Dwight Boysen, Custer; Dr. Dennis Dolney, Watertown; and Dr. Sam Holland, Pierre; attained life membership status in the SDVMA for their years of practice.

Dan Fedders, Sioux Center, IA, received the Bill Davis Award. This award is given annually to a sales representative of a veterinary supply company who has demonstrated an unusual degree of service and assistance to veterinarians and the veterinary profession in South Dakota.

Fedders is regional sales manager for Boehringer Ingelheim. Dan started his career in the animal health business as a salesman with Vet Pharm in Sioux Center. He then went to work for Nobl Labs in Sioux Center, before joining Fort Dodge Animal Health. With Fort Dodge for 9.5 years, Dan earned three President’s Awards for achievement in sales. Dan then joined Boehringer Ingelheim and now provides service to veterinarians in northwest Iowa, southwest Minnesota and eastern South Dakota.

Dr. Rene Carlson, American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) president, and Dr. Clark Fobian, Sedalia, MO, District 7 representative in the AVMA, attended the meeting and addressed the veterinarians on Tuesday. Walt Bones, South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture, provided a vision for agriculture in the future during the luncheon on Monday.

The SDVMA Alliance raised over $10,500 in a benefit auction as part of the event. The money is used for scholarships for veterinary and veterinary technician students.

The following board members were elected for the coming year: Dr. Penny Dye, Rapid City, president; Dr. Cindy Franklin, Yankton, president-elect; Dr. Tom Rentschler, Tea, vice-president; Dr. Todd Carr, Sioux Falls, secretary-treasurer; Dr. Jeff Stolle, Groton, North District representative; Dr. Mark Braunschmidt, Sioux Falls, South District Representative; and Dr. Chris Chase, Brookings, AVMA Alternate Delegate. Other board members include Dr. Christy Teets, Rapid City, West District representative; Dr. George Twitero, Rapid City, AVMA delegate; and Dr. Bill Baus, Redfield, past-president.

The 2012 SDVMA annual meeting will be held Aug. 15-18 in Rapid City.

The South Dakota Veterinary Medical Association (SDVMA) held its 120th Annual Meeting at the Ramkota Convention Center in Sioux Falls, SD, Aug. 7-10. The meeting included continuing education opportunities for 200 veterinarians and veterinary technicians, recognized outstanding accomplishments by professionals in the veterinary fields, and included the annual membership meeting.

The meeting featured sessions on companion animal, food animal, and equine medicine, and included case reports from South Dakota State University (SDSU) Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Lab faculty involving current animal disease issues.

Dr. Jim Bain of Frederick, SD, was honored as Veterinarian of the Year. This award is given in recognition of a colleague for their work in, and contributions to, the veterinary profession. SDVMA recognizes these contributions by awarding the Veterinarian of the Year to a veterinarian who has made significant contributions to the profession.

Dr. Bain is a third generation veterinarian following in the footsteps of his father, Les Bain, and his grandfather, Hank Bain. Dr. Bain attended three years at SDSU before moving to Columbia, MO, where he received his DVM from the University of Missouri. Upon his graduation in 1975 he returned home to Frederick, SD to take over his father’s practice. He was joined one year later by his partner, Dr. Norm Brooks. Their practice has consisted primarily of large animal medicine.

In addition to his veterinary medicine accomplishments, Dr. Bain has served his community in numerous ways. He has served on the Frederick Town Council, Church Council for Sacred Heart in Westport, SD and the Board of Directors for the Ellendale, ND, Country Club. He also served on the Avera St. Luke’s Board of Directors from 2002-2010, serving as chairman from 2008-2010. He served on the Brown Co. Fair Board from 1982-1988. Dr. Bain will finish his 37th year checking in 4-H livestock at the Brown Co. Fair this year.

Dr. Bain served on the SDVMA Board of Directors from 1994-1998 serving as President of the Board from 1997-1998. He also served on the Past President’s Committee as well as the Bovine Committee. Dr. Bain recently completed a four-year term as Alternate Delegate from South Dakota to the AVMA.

Dr. Dwight Boysen, Custer; Dr. Dennis Dolney, Watertown; and Dr. Sam Holland, Pierre; attained life membership status in the SDVMA for their years of practice.

Dan Fedders, Sioux Center, IA, received the Bill Davis Award. This award is given annually to a sales representative of a veterinary supply company who has demonstrated an unusual degree of service and assistance to veterinarians and the veterinary profession in South Dakota.

Fedders is regional sales manager for Boehringer Ingelheim. Dan started his career in the animal health business as a salesman with Vet Pharm in Sioux Center. He then went to work for Nobl Labs in Sioux Center, before joining Fort Dodge Animal Health. With Fort Dodge for 9.5 years, Dan earned three President’s Awards for achievement in sales. Dan then joined Boehringer Ingelheim and now provides service to veterinarians in northwest Iowa, southwest Minnesota and eastern South Dakota.

Dr. Rene Carlson, American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) president, and Dr. Clark Fobian, Sedalia, MO, District 7 representative in the AVMA, attended the meeting and addressed the veterinarians on Tuesday. Walt Bones, South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture, provided a vision for agriculture in the future during the luncheon on Monday.

The SDVMA Alliance raised over $10,500 in a benefit auction as part of the event. The money is used for scholarships for veterinary and veterinary technician students.

The following board members were elected for the coming year: Dr. Penny Dye, Rapid City, president; Dr. Cindy Franklin, Yankton, president-elect; Dr. Tom Rentschler, Tea, vice-president; Dr. Todd Carr, Sioux Falls, secretary-treasurer; Dr. Jeff Stolle, Groton, North District representative; Dr. Mark Braunschmidt, Sioux Falls, South District Representative; and Dr. Chris Chase, Brookings, AVMA Alternate Delegate. Other board members include Dr. Christy Teets, Rapid City, West District representative; Dr. George Twitero, Rapid City, AVMA delegate; and Dr. Bill Baus, Redfield, past-president.

The 2012 SDVMA annual meeting will be held Aug. 15-18 in Rapid City.

The South Dakota Veterinary Medical Association (SDVMA) held its 120th Annual Meeting at the Ramkota Convention Center in Sioux Falls, SD, Aug. 7-10. The meeting included continuing education opportunities for 200 veterinarians and veterinary technicians, recognized outstanding accomplishments by professionals in the veterinary fields, and included the annual membership meeting.

The meeting featured sessions on companion animal, food animal, and equine medicine, and included case reports from South Dakota State University (SDSU) Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Lab faculty involving current animal disease issues.

Dr. Jim Bain of Frederick, SD, was honored as Veterinarian of the Year. This award is given in recognition of a colleague for their work in, and contributions to, the veterinary profession. SDVMA recognizes these contributions by awarding the Veterinarian of the Year to a veterinarian who has made significant contributions to the profession.

Dr. Bain is a third generation veterinarian following in the footsteps of his father, Les Bain, and his grandfather, Hank Bain. Dr. Bain attended three years at SDSU before moving to Columbia, MO, where he received his DVM from the University of Missouri. Upon his graduation in 1975 he returned home to Frederick, SD to take over his father’s practice. He was joined one year later by his partner, Dr. Norm Brooks. Their practice has consisted primarily of large animal medicine.

In addition to his veterinary medicine accomplishments, Dr. Bain has served his community in numerous ways. He has served on the Frederick Town Council, Church Council for Sacred Heart in Westport, SD and the Board of Directors for the Ellendale, ND, Country Club. He also served on the Avera St. Luke’s Board of Directors from 2002-2010, serving as chairman from 2008-2010. He served on the Brown Co. Fair Board from 1982-1988. Dr. Bain will finish his 37th year checking in 4-H livestock at the Brown Co. Fair this year.

Dr. Bain served on the SDVMA Board of Directors from 1994-1998 serving as President of the Board from 1997-1998. He also served on the Past President’s Committee as well as the Bovine Committee. Dr. Bain recently completed a four-year term as Alternate Delegate from South Dakota to the AVMA.

Dr. Dwight Boysen, Custer; Dr. Dennis Dolney, Watertown; and Dr. Sam Holland, Pierre; attained life membership status in the SDVMA for their years of practice.

Dan Fedders, Sioux Center, IA, received the Bill Davis Award. This award is given annually to a sales representative of a veterinary supply company who has demonstrated an unusual degree of service and assistance to veterinarians and the veterinary profession in South Dakota.

Fedders is regional sales manager for Boehringer Ingelheim. Dan started his career in the animal health business as a salesman with Vet Pharm in Sioux Center. He then went to work for Nobl Labs in Sioux Center, before joining Fort Dodge Animal Health. With Fort Dodge for 9.5 years, Dan earned three President’s Awards for achievement in sales. Dan then joined Boehringer Ingelheim and now provides service to veterinarians in northwest Iowa, southwest Minnesota and eastern South Dakota.

Dr. Rene Carlson, American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) president, and Dr. Clark Fobian, Sedalia, MO, District 7 representative in the AVMA, attended the meeting and addressed the veterinarians on Tuesday. Walt Bones, South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture, provided a vision for agriculture in the future during the luncheon on Monday.

The SDVMA Alliance raised over $10,500 in a benefit auction as part of the event. The money is used for scholarships for veterinary and veterinary technician students.

The following board members were elected for the coming year: Dr. Penny Dye, Rapid City, president; Dr. Cindy Franklin, Yankton, president-elect; Dr. Tom Rentschler, Tea, vice-president; Dr. Todd Carr, Sioux Falls, secretary-treasurer; Dr. Jeff Stolle, Groton, North District representative; Dr. Mark Braunschmidt, Sioux Falls, South District Representative; and Dr. Chris Chase, Brookings, AVMA Alternate Delegate. Other board members include Dr. Christy Teets, Rapid City, West District representative; Dr. George Twitero, Rapid City, AVMA delegate; and Dr. Bill Baus, Redfield, past-president.

The 2012 SDVMA annual meeting will be held Aug. 15-18 in Rapid City.




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