Virginia Veterinary Medical Association Announces 2014 Commercial Representative Award

Mike McElvain Recognized for Outstanding Service to Virginia Veterinarians

Roanoke, VA, March 27, 2014 --( The Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (VVMA) has announced that Mike McElvain of Elanco, a global animal health company, has received the 2014 Commercial Representative Award in recognition of his commitment to excellence in serving Virginia veterinarians. McElvain was presented with this distinguished award at the 2014 Virginia Veterinary Conference on Feb. 28.

The VVMA recognized McElvain for his enthusiasm and follow-through in building lasting relationships with the Virginia veterinary customer base. Recently, McElvain invested heavily in the Potomac Regional Veterinary Conference, helping plan the PRVC 2013 bowling event at The Greenbrier and a highly successful tailgate at a recent Virginia Tech home football game. McElvain and Elanco have also coordinated and sponsored many alumni and student events for the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, including continuing education programs featuring prominent alumnae from the college.

“Mike is genuinely committed to the advancement of veterinary medicine and is truly invested in seeing through the success of Elanco’s products,” said Terry Taylor, D.V.M., VVMA president-elect. “His extensive contributions to the veterinary profession throughout his career made him the ideal candidate for the award, and we could not be happier to give him this honor.”

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The Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (VVMA) is a professional organization of veterinarians dedicated to preserving and enhancing the quality of human and animal life through veterinary medicine. The organization aims to establish and enhance open communication between members of the association and industry representatives. The VVMA provides continuing education programs and conferences, supports its members through mentoring programs, lobbies on behalf of the interests in the field of veterinary medicine and serves as an advocate and voice for the Virginia veterinary medicine community. For more information, visit, or call (800) 937-8862 or (804) 346-2611.
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