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February 24, 2012

Ada man named state Veterinarian of theYear

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In his community Dr. White is Past President of the Pontotoc County Cattlemen’s Association, has served on the Ada Chamber of Commerce, and as an advisor to the Pontotoc County Animal Shelter. He currently serves on the Advisory Board for Marketing and Tourism for Pontotoc County.

The veterinary profession in Oklahoma has been the beneficiary of White’s belief that all members should serve the veterinary profession in some capacity. He has served as Southeast District Alternate Director and as chair of the OVMA Legislative Committee; he served as President of the Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association in 2010. He has served on the Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Foundation (OVMF) Board of Trustees and as OVMF Vice-President, and continues to support the OVMF Golf Tournament by bringing in sponsorships each year. He was instrumental in fundraising efforts for the OVMA veterinary display at the Oklahoma History Center. During White’s tenure as President and Executive Committee member, OVMA has encountered some of its most challenging issues. White’s leadership, his willingness to listen to every point of view and ability to find common ground among individuals with very diverse opinions helped to not only bring veterinarians together but also to help OVMA begin to develop partnerships with other animal and agriculture related groups in the State.

Also honored at the Awards Luncheon were Sybil Heise, DVM, Guymon, Companion Animal Practitioner of the Year; Dustin Brown, DVM, Midwest City, Young Veterinarian of the Year; Scott Mason, DVM, Oklahoma City, Distinguished Service Award; Dianna Martinez, RVT, Edmond, Technician of the Year; and Billie Floyd, Ada, President’s Award.

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