North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association Names Dr. Kristen Hammett as New President-Elect

NCVMA Selects Waynesville Veterinarian to Serve on 2014-2015 Executive Board.

Waynesville, NC, August 22, 2014 --( The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association (NCVMA) has announced the organization’s official 2014-2015 Executive Officers. Dr. Kristen Hammett, veterinarian at Animal Hospital of Waynesville, will serve as NCVMA’s president-elect. Dr. Hammett received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in Auburn, Alabama, and is the owner of the Animal Hospital of Waynesville, the first American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) accredited practice in North Carolina west of Asheville.

Other members of the 2014-2015 executive board include:

- President: Shannon Foy, DVM, Brentwood Veterinary Center in Wilson (resides in Goldsboro).
- Vice President: Tom Kuhn, DVM, Animal Hospital East in Asheville (resides in Swannanoa).
- Secretary-Treasurer: Steve Stelma, DVM, Animal Care Center in New Bern (resides in Trenton)
- Immediate Past President: David Linzey, DVM, Animal Emergency & Pet Care Clinic of the High Country (resides in Boone).

The Executive Officers, working with the board of directors, will provide guidance on all NCVMA activities and initiatives, as well as oversight of strategic planning and future direction of the organization. Founded in 1902, NCVMA is a professional organization of veterinarians dedicated to compassionate animal care and quality veterinary medicine.

“This year’s executive board continues to embody North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association’s mission and core values of care and service,” said Claire Holley, NCVMA executive director. “We are extremely grateful for the work our veterinarians perform, and these individuals are representative of the wonderful group of members we have across the state.”

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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. As recognized experts in veterinary medicine, NCVMA members are frequently asked to contribute their opinions and lend their expertise to media outlets throughout North Carolina and around the country, including The News & Observer, Charlotte Today, Wilmington Star-News, Fayetteville Observer, Greensboro News & Record, USA Today, Yahoo!, ABC News and Time Warner Cable News. For more information, visit, or call (800) 446-2862 or (919) 851-5850.
Robert Buhler