North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association Names Dr. Brenda Stevens as Secretary-Treasurer

NCVMA Selects Raleigh Veterinarian to Serve on 2015-2016 Executive Board.

Raleigh, NC, August 19, 2015 --( The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association (NCVMA) has announced the organization’s official 2015-2016 executive officers. Dr. Brenda Stevens, clinical assistant professor of North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Hospital, will serve as NCVMA’s secretary-treasurer. Dr. Stevens received her doctorate of veterinary medicine from Michigan State University and entered companion animal private practice shortly after. She joined the faculty at the College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006 and serves as a clinical assistant professor in the department of clinical services and animal welfare, ethics and public policy program.

Other members of the 2015-2016 executive board include:

- President: Kristen Hammett, DVM, Waynesville Animal Hospital (resides in Waynesville).
- Vice President: Steve Stelma, DVM, Animal Care Center in New Bern (resides in Trenton).
- President-elect: Tom Kuhn, DVM, Animal Hospital East in Asheville (resides in Swannanoa).
- Immediate Past President: Shannon Foy, DVM, Brentwood Veterinary Center in Wilson (resides in Goldsboro).

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.

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“Our new executive board members for the 2015-2016 year embody North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association’s mission and core values of care and service,” said Claire Holley, NCVMA executive director. “Dr. Brenda Steven’s extensive experience in veterinary education makes her the perfect fit to serve as secretary-treasurer.”

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. 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.
Amanda Romano