WVMA President, Dr. Bob Klostermann, presented Dean Daryl Buss with the Presidential Award. In is introductory speech, Dr. Klostermann said "Since his initial day at the Veterinary School he has been a very positive contributor to organized veterinary medicine. As an ex –officio member of the WVMA, he has provided grounded, thoughtful advice that has served the members of the WVMA well.
Daryl Buss, former dean of the UW School of Veterinary Medicine (pictured right), receives the Presidential Award at the 2012 WVMA Annual Convention.
"He has skillfully bridged the gap between the WVMA membership and the School of Veterinary Medicine's charge to teach students and develop research. He respected WVMA practitioner's point of view and helped us shape public policy and initiatives that were good for the entire profession in the state of Wisconsin. This spilled over regionally with Heartland Group, nationally and internationally with the association's on which he served. His interactions on all of these areas of organized veterinary medicine gave the WVMA, the school and ultimately the state of Wisconsin a stellar reputation.
"All of his service has helped us develop and maintain an excellent state association which has furthered the veterinary profession in the State of Wisconsin. Having personally been at Daryl's original Search Committee Interview and 18 years later at his last WVMA meeting he has always impressed me with his professionalism and high regard for organized veterinary medicine. For all his lifetime achievements and their effect on our organization, I am very proud to give this WVMA Presidential Award to Dean Daryl Buss."
Meritorious Service Award
The Meritorious Service Award is given to veterinarians in recognition of their service, commitment, and contributions specifically to the WVMA and organized veterinary medicine.
Chris Snyder (pictured left) receives the Meritorious Service Award at the 2012 WVMA Annual Convention.
Since joining in the WVMA, Dr. Chris Snyder has been an active member of the WVMA Professional Education Committee, currently serving as chairperson. As chair and member of the committee, he has been an instrumental leader for our small animal wetlabs. Over the past two years, out-of-state interest in the labs increased significantly.
Dr. Snyder is a clinical assistant professor of surgical sciences at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine and is a vital liaison between the WVMA and the school. He is also a diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College.
Reprinted with permission from the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association.