North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association Names 2010-2011 Board of Directors

Raleigh, NC, August 25, 2010 --( The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association (NCVMA) ( has announced the organization’s 2010-2011 board of directors. The board of directors was elected during the NCVMA’s Appalachian Mountain Veterinary Conference, which was held June 24-27 at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, N.C. Board members will provide feedback and support to help guide related decisions of the NCVMA, as well as help with its strategic plans and future direction.

The new officers include:

- President: Suzanne Sewell, DVM, Crestview Veterinary Hospital, Inc. in Marion.

- President-Elect: Chessie Green, DVM, Falls Village Veterinary Hospital in Raleigh.

- Vice President: Dennis Wages, DVM, director of Teaching Animal Unit (TAU) at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine.

- Secretary-Treasurer: Scotty Gibbs, DVM, Willowrun Veterinary Hospital in Smithfield.

- Immediate Past President: Phil McHugh, DVM, Park Veterinary Hospital in Durham.

“The board of directors plays an integral part in executing the mission of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association,” said Claire Holley, executive director for the NCVMA. “With extensive experience and expertise in the field of veterinary medicine and excellent leadership skills, I am confident that this year’s board of directors will continue to lead our organization in the right direction.”

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- For more information about Dr. Sewell, visit

- For more information about Dr. Green, visit

- For more information about Dr. Wages, visit

- For more information about Dr. Gibbs, visit

- For more information about Dr. McHugh, visit

About The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association:
The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association (NCVMA) is a professional organization of veterinarians dedicated to compassionate animal care and quality medicine. The NCVMA promotes integrity and excellence in veterinary medicine, provides the highest quality continuing education programs and conferences, supports its members through public relations and marketing efforts to the public and governing officials, lobbies on behalf of the interests of the entire profession, and serves as an advocate and voice for veterinary medicine in the state. For more information, visit, or call (800) 446-2862 or (919) 851-5850.

Brittney Storm
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