Holly Ridge, NC, August 30, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association (NCVMA) has announced the organization’s executive officers for 2017-2018. Dr. Dante Martin, DVM, of the Holly Ridge Veterinary Hospital, will serve as secretary-treasurer of the NCVMA board of directors. In this role, Martin will work to advance the NCVMA’s mission of promoting integrity and excellence in veterinary medicine, as well as responsible pet ownership. Martin is a 1995 graduate of the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine. In addition to his role on the NCVMA board, Martin is a member of Sneads Ferry Rotary, veterinary advisor for Onslow County Friends of Animal Services, former North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission board member for Onslow County, and former president and member of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board.
Other NCVMA executive officers for 2017-2018 include:
-President: Steven Stelma, DVM, Animal Care Center of New Bern in New Bern, North Carolina
-President-elect: Brenda Stevens, DVM, North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Hospital in Raleigh, North Carolina
-Vice President: Jennifer Shults, DVM, Quartet Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Hospital in Cary, North Carolina
-Immediate Past President: Thomas Kuhn, DVM, Animal Hospital East in Asheville, North Carolina
Founded in 1902, the NCVMA is a professional organization of veterinarians dedicated to compassionate animal care and quality veterinary medicine. Working with the board of directors, the executive officers will provide guidance on all NCVMA activities and initiatives, as well as oversight of the organization’s strategic planning and future direction.
“Dr. Dante Martin and our new executive officers for the 2017-2018 year embody the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association’s core values of care and service,” said Claire Holley, NCVMA executive director. “As a whole, the executive board’s extensive experience in veterinary care and exemplary leadership skills will help greatly advance the NCVMA’s mission.”
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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 http://ncvma.org/, or call (800) 446-2862 or (919) 851-5850.