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2018 Registration
Opens January 31st

JANUARY 31st, 2018

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  • banfield
  • bank of america
  • bbva
  • brakke
  • care credit
  • companion
  • cutting edge
  • elanco
  • ellman
  • hills
  • idexx
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  • live oak
  • merial
  • norbrook
  • shorline
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  • standard process
  • tmg
  • tristar vet
  • twc
  • united community bank
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Awards


SWVS Visionary Award

We are pleased to announce that the 2017 Visionary Award winner was Anmarie Macfarland, DVM.

About the Award

The Southwest Veterinary Symposium Visionary of the Year Award is presented to an individual who is recognized by the profession and is actively engaged in a private, public, or corporate veterinary practice whose contributions elevate the standards and goals of veterinary medicine. Selection criteria are based on contributions to the profession that include veterinary practice, continuing education, publications, public education, and civic activities. Nominations are submitted from the five SWVS partner state VMAs, and the SWVS Awards Committee will select the recipient. The 2017 award will be presented at the President's VIP Reception on Saturday evening, September 22nd.

Sponsored by:

Boehringer Ingelheim

Nomination

You can fill out the nomination form here, then submit in one of the following ways:

  • Email to: bitsy@swvs.org
  • Fax to: (972) 850-7469
  • Mail to:
    Southwest Veterinary Symposium
    801 E. Plano Parkway, Suite 208
    Plano, Texas 75074

In order to have your nominee considered, please submit the form no later than July 31, 2018.

Past Visionary Award Winners

  • 2004 - Dwight King, DVM
  • 2005 - Larry L. Woods, DVM
  • 2006 - Harold D. Putnam, DVM & C. Wayne Roberson, DVM
  • 2007 - Kenneth E. Bartels, DVM
  • 2008 - Dennis M. McCurnin, DVM
  • 2009 - Ronald Stried, DVM
  • 2010 - Lyndon J. Graf, DVM
  • 2011 - Roy Stewart, DVM
  • 2012 - John Mauterer, DVM
  • 2013 - Allen Roussel Jr., DVM
  • 2014 - Susan Culp, DVM
  • 2015 - Yalonda Burton, DVM
  • 2016 - Emily Walker, DVM
  • 2017 - Anmarie Macfarland, DVM
 

LTC Daniel Holland, DVM Memorial Scholarship

We are pleased to announce that the 2017 LTC Daniel Holland, DVM Memorial scholarship recipient was Captain David Marquez.

LTC Daniel E. Holland grew up as an Army brat and when his father retired from the artillery corps, they became farmers. Daniel went to OSU, completed ROTC, and became a veterinarian. Veterinarians work with military animals (working dogs, marine mammals, etc.) and also perform health and safety inspections (food, water quality, sanitation etc.).

LTC Holland went to Iraq as part of a Civil Affairs Group that served the 4th Infantry Division. He was the Chief of Public Health. His Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and Master’s of Public Health uniquely qualified him to ensure that the Iraqis he served were getting improved services. He inspected and recommended actions to get Iraqis clean water and sanitary living conditions, making sure that hospitals have medicine and working incubators, etc. Of course, he also made sure that the animals that sustained the Iraqis were healthy.

On May 18th, 2006, LTC Holland, 1LT Robert A. Seidel III, SGT Lonnie C. Allen Jr., PFC Nicholas R. Cournoyer, and an Iraqi interpreter were killed by a roadside IED (bomb) near Baghdad while on a humanitarian mission to aid the people of Iraq. Daniel is survived by his wife, Sheryl; one son, Garrett; and one daughter, Rachel of Boerne, TX. On May 31st, the Patriot Guard Riders (from Dallas, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, and elsewhere) escorted the Holland family to Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church. After a two-hour funeral service, they escorted Holland's body to Fort Sam Houston in a light rain. LTC Daniel Holland was buried with full military honors at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

About the Scholarship

The annual scholarship covers registration, travel, and lodging to Southwest Veterinary Symposium (SWVS). The scholarship recipient for 2018 will be selected by the Awards Committee and presented the scholarship award at the President’s VIP Reception on Saturday evening, September 22nd.

Nomination

You can fill out the nomination form here, then submit in one of the following ways:

  • Email to: bitsy@swvs.org
  • Fax to: (972) 850-7469
  • Mail to:
    Southwest Veterinary Symposium
    801 E. Plano Parkway, Suite 208
    Plano, Texas 75074

In order to have your nominee considered, please submit the form no later than July 31, 2018.

Supporting the Scholarship

SWVS works in conjunction with the five partner state VMA Foundations. Your donations are welcomed by mailing a check to SWVS that is payable to the LTC Daniel Holland, DVM Memorial Scholarship Fund, or you can contribute when you register for the Symposium.

Criteria for Selection

The nominee must have graduated from a college of veterinary medicine within the past five years. They must also be actively engaged in veterinary medicine involving food animal or mixed animal emphasis, or engaged in public health, nation building or food security programs.

Past LTC Daniel Holland, DVM Memorial Scholarship Winners

  • 2008 - Brian Barone, DVM
  • 2009 - Peter Wunderlich, DVM
  • 2010 - Megin C. Nichols, DVM
  • 2011 - Gatz Graf, DVM
  • 2012 - Dustin McElwee, DVM
  • 2013 - Matthew Kren, DVM
  • 2014 - Laura Jacobson, DVM
  • 2015 - Kaki Nicotre, DVM
  • 2016 - Jayton Carl Bailey, DVM
  • 2017 - Captain David Marquez
 

Annual SWVS Scholarship for Newly Graduated DVM Students

SWVS 2017 Selections:

  • Arkansas: Bridger Smithers, DVM
  • Louisiana: Margaret Borne, DVM
  • New Mexico: Roxanne Benally, DVM
  • Oklahoma: Kahla Bolt, DVM
  • Texas: Aaron Rode, DVM
 

SWVS 2016 Selections:

  • Arkansas: Jessica May, DVM
  • Louisiana: Rachel Wier, DVM
  • New Mexico: Michael Marricle, DVM
  • Oklahoma: Tyler Thomas, DVM
  • Texas: Clayton Cobb, DVM
 

SWVS 2015 Selections:

  • Arkansas: Kimberly Wilson, DVM
  • New Mexico: Jennifer Rodriguez, DVM
  • Oklahoma: Nancy Henslee, DVM
  • Texas: Joseph Pulhar, DVM
 

SWVS 2014 Selections:

  • Arkansas: Emily Hickman, DVM
  • Louisiana: Melanie Reed, DVM
  • New Mexico: Beth Stowell, DVM
  • Oklahoma: Lisa Kilhoffer, DVM
  • Texas: Cheryl Knabe, DVM
 

Why Newly Graduated DVM Students?

SWVS offers a robust three days of networking and workshop opportunities designed for leadership and becoming INVOLVED in their career path. This is an opportunity to solidify a strong partnership with SWVS, and our hope is that they will continue to attend in future years. We are introducing future CE Committee and SWVS Board Members to the power of partnerships and all the collaborative efforts that go into making SWVS such a wonderful experience. First year graduates in some states don’t need CE credit, but this is a great way for them to network and jump start their careers.

Who is Eligible?

DVMs who have graduated from an AVMA Accredited College within the last year.

How is the Scholarship Recipient Selected?

We select one DVM new graduate from each SWVS Partner State. The Partner States are Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arkansas, and Louisiana.

Who Selects the Scholarship Recipient from each State?

Each Partner State VMA will select a DVM who will represent their state VMA well and fits the criteria.

What is required of the Scholarship Recipient?

  • To be able to attend all four days of the Symposium
  • Attend the Saturday VIP reception to receive their award and be recognized
  • Attend the Sunday morning Board Meeting to give feedback on their experience

What is covered by the Scholarship?

Each DVM selected will receive the following:

  • Complimentary DVM full registration ($470 Value)
  • Mileage or airfare to conference (reimbursable up to $400)
  • Ground Transportation (Up to $60)
  • Three night accommodations in a SWVS hotel (Up to $400)
  • Invitation to the VIP reception on Saturday evening
  • Invitation to the Sunday SWVS Board Meeting

 







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