The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association has announced the organization’s 2013-2014 board of directors. The organization has elected Dr. David Linzey as the president for the organization. Linzey is the owner of Animal Emergency & Pet Care Clinic of the High Country in Boone, N.C. He received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees from North Carolina State University. Linzey practiced for 10 years in mixed-animal and emergency clinics in the foothills region, before relocating to Boone to open his own emergency hospital in 2005. Linzey is the coordinator of Lakota Animal Care's new Visiting Veterinarian program, which helps pets and their owners on the Sioux reservation in South Dakota. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and  an active member of the local veterinary community and served as the 2012-2013 NCVMA President-Elect.

“We are pleased to announce our 2013-2014 executive board,” said Claire Holley, executive director of the NCVMA. “I have full confidence in these men and women to advance the state veterinary community and provide the compassionate care on which our members pride themselves.” 

Other members of the 2013-2014 executive board include:

  • President-Elect: Dr. Shannon Foy, Brentwood Veterinary Center, Wilson, N.C.
  • Vice President: Dr. Kristen Hammett, Animal Hospital of Waynesville, Waynesville, N.C.
  • Secretary and Treasurer: Dr. Tom Kuhn, Animal Hospital East, Asheville, N.C.
  •  Immediate Past President: Dr. Scotty Gibbs, Hilltop Animal Hospital, Fuquay-Varina, N.C.

Award recipients for 2013-2014 include:

  • Veterinarian of the Year: Dr. Tom Kuhn, Animal Hospital East, Asheville, N.C.
  • Distinguished Veterinarian: Dr. Amy Lewis, Falls Village Veterinary Hospital, Raleigh, N.C.