UVMA Zoo Day

14 Jul UVMA Zoo Day

ZooDayNumbersOn June 13, 2015 the UVMA held it’s annual membership meeting.  This year, UVMA President Dr. Paul Toniolli and the UVMA Board organized a zoo day held at Utah’s Hogle Zoo.

While the families played, the veterinarians gathered together in the RendeZoo Room for the 2015 General Membership Meeting.  During the meeting it was announced that Dr. Richard Pratt had been elected as the AVMA Alternate Delegate to replace Dr. Vaughn Park whose term is ending in a couple of weeks at the AVMA Annual Conference in Boston.

Following the Membership Meeting we had the opportunity to hear from DEA Compliance Officer Kevin Skidmore.  He talked on storing and transporting controlled substances as well as fielded questions from those in attendance.

Next up we met up with the families for a fantastic BBQ lunch in the Zoo Pavilion complete with face painting and giant cookies.

At the lunch the UVMA honored Dr. Bruce King for his service as the State Veterinarian.

The UVMA also honored Dr. Len Sorensen from Moab as Utah’s 2015 Veterinarian of the Year.  We are grateful for the work he does in caring for the animals in Eastern part of the State as well as the work he does for CanyonLands Veterinary Conference.

After lunch Dr. Nancy Carpenter and the Veterinary staff opened the zoo hospital for a tour.  She and Dr. Erika patiently answered questions and highlighted the differences between treating zoo animals and companion animals.  It was a fantastic end to our day at the zoo!!