Many thanks to all those who were willing to run for the ACVO Board of Regents! Below are the results of this years election.
Congratulations, Dr. Wendy Townsend! New Regent on the ACVO Board of Regents
Graduated from Auburn University in 1995. Then was a general practitioner in mixed practice in upstate New York for 3 years. So while Iíve not been an ophthalmologist in private practice, I have worked in private practice and understand those challenges and what itís like to be a referring veterinarian. I then completed a rotating small animal internship and an ophthalmology residency at Purdue University. I became an ACVO diplomate in 2003. I was on faculty at Michigan State University from 2003-2010. I returned to Purdue University as a faculty member in 2010. I live on a small farm with my husband, 2 children, 6 Jerseys cows, 2 horses, 2 goats, 3 dogs, and 1 cat. I enjoy horseback riding and gardening and spend lots of time shoveling manure and mowing.
What experiences and skills do I bring to the BOR that will enhance the leadership of our college?
I have had the opportunity to work in private practice as a general practitioner and as an ophthalmologist in academia. Therefore, I believe I can identify with our ACVO members who practice in both settings. Iíve had the opportunity to serve on the residency committee, the exam committee, and the genetics committee. Iíve also had the opportunity to chair the genetics committee. Service on the committees has been a wonderful way to get to know more of the ACVO members and learn more about the varied functions of the ACVO. While residency supervision and certification are now the purview of the ABVO, the experience with those committees enhanced my understanding of the scope of the programs available and the high standard to which we hold our members.
Congratulations, Dr. Kerry Ketring! ACVO Emeritus Diplomate
Dr. Kerry Ketring was successfully voted to receive Emeritus Membership, a position of honor within the ACVO. Dr. Ketring attended The Ohio State University where he received his DVM in 1972. He went on to complete his residency in Veterinary Ophthalmology from The Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine from 1972-1975 and became a Diplomate of the ACVO in 1977. Among the many accomplishments Dr. Ketring has achieved throughout his career include founding the All Animal Eye Clinic in Cincinnati in 1977, receiving multiple awards, publications in professional journals, books and scientific manuscripts, was President of ASVO from 1999-2000, and held many paid and volunteer consultationships.