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Award Winners Recognized at WVMA Convention

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Friend of Veterinary Medicine Award

 Dr. Scott Spaulding and Beth Viney

The Friend of Veterinary Medicine Award is given to an individual or organization in recognition of their service, commitment, and contributions specifically to organized veterinary medicine in Wisconsin.

Beth Viney was nominated by WVMA Members, Drs. Linda Sullivan and Kai Shiu.

Both Viney and Dr. Sullivan have been active members of the Pet Pals, a pet therapy program at the American Family Children’s Hospital. Viney’s two Great Pyrenees, Czar and Diesel, participated in the program. In addition to visiting patients at the hospital, Pet Pals dogs and their owners play a significant role the education of veterinary medical students at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine.

“Both the owners and the dogs are very patient as students take some of their first steps in a clinical setting. The experience is invaluable and confidence building,” says Dr. Sullivan. “In addition, Beth, Czar, Diesel and other Pet Pals teams have participated in SVM Open Houses, Grandparents University and other School activities for years.”

It was the loss of her beloved dog, Czar that inspired Viney to become a part of PuppyUp, a national organization that funds translational cancer research.

Viney and Dr. Shiu gathered a team to organize the first PuppyUp Madison walk in 2014. The Madison event was, and has continued to be, the most successful in the country. PuppyUp Madison has now raised over half a million dollars to fund research to end cancer in pets and their people. Important translational research studies funded by PuppyUp can be found at many prestigious institutions.

“Beth’s leadership, boundless energy and relentless effort in directing PuppyUp Madison’s spectacularly successful fund raising for translational cancer research make her a perfect recipient of the Friend of Veterinary Medicine award,” concludes Dr. Sullivan.


Meritorious Service Award

The Meritorious Service Award is given to veterinarians in recognition of their service, commitment, and contributions specifically to the WVMA and organized veterinary medicine.

 Dr. Howard Ketover and Dr. Scott Spaulding

Drs. Howard Ketover and Chris Keim were recognized with this award.

Dr. Ketover’s commitment and dedication to emergency planning and training is unwavering, admired and a model to others on the impact one person can have on the lives of animals and those caring for them in emergency situations. His determination and passion is unwavering.

Dr. Keim’s devotion in helping preserve and protect the practice of veterinary medicine is unmatched and benefits veterinarians, technicians, practice managers and industry. As a member of the WVMA Executive Board, Dr. Keim has stepped up to help whenever and however needed.

“Both of these doctors have helped to increase membership value to our student members by organizing and instructing hands-on wetlabs for student members,” says Kim Brown Pokorny, WVMA executive director. “Students have stated that these wetlabs are very complimentary to their classrooms

 Dr. Chris Keim and Dr. Scott Spaulding

learnings and are a huge success every year.”

Dr. Ketover is a 2002 graduate of the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He has been a member of the WVMA since graduating.

Dr. Keim is a 1976 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and recently retired from Sunshine Genetics, an international embryo technologies business. He has been a member of the WVMA since 2004.

“They are a true testament of the WVMA and opportunities available to those in the veterinary medical profession,” says Brown Pokorny.


Presidential Award

This award is given by the outgoing president to a person or a company who, in the opinion of the president, has provided extraordinary service or assistance to the president, WVMA or Wisconsin’s veterinary profession.

 Dean Bernad Esterday, Dr. Scott Spaulding and Dr. Susan Hyland

“The passion, the vision, the tenacity of Barney and Sue, along with those other members of the founding group set into motion the evolution of one of the world’s leading schools of veterinary medicine,” says Dr. Spaudling. 

Both have played instrumental roles in starting the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in their roles as the school’s first dean and associate dean for student academic affairs.

“Barney and Sue have become lifelong friends and advisors to not only myself but literally hundreds of veterinary medical students at the UW,” says Dr. Spaulding.


50 Year Award Winners

The 50 Year Award is presented to WVMA members who have maintained their membership for 50 consequtive years. 

Berwyn Cadman, DVM
Dr. Berwyn Cadman graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1967. After graduating he started in a mixed animal practice in Sun Prairie, Wis., with Dr. Robert Sartori. In the summer of 1969, He moved to Ridgeland, Wis., to practice with friend and veterinary classmate, Dr. Howe. Dr. Cadman continued practicing in Ridgeland for 45 years before retiring in 2010.

His entire career was spent in mixed animal practice with an emphasis on bovine medicine and surgery.

Dr. Cadman had the opportunity to serve on the WVMA Executive Board for seven years (1979 – 1986) and served as President of the WVMA in 1985. He also represented the WVMA while serving on the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Board for many years.

Dr. Cadman found enjoyment working with animals, but he said, “It was interaction with the clients, and their families that I cherished the most.”

Paul Dettlof, DVM
Dr. Paul Dettloff graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 1967.

Throughout his career and still relevant today is his passion for the profession. Dr. Dettloff enjoys working with each farm and helping all animals. He has worked with many family farms now in their third generation. He said, “I love to communicate with all of the animals. They can sense good intent.” 

He also enjoyed being a county fair veterinarian. It gave him joy to see all of the fair animals and the many kids who took great pride in taking care of their animals.

Today Dr. Dettloff is still a passionate and active veterinarian. He keeps himself busy as a veterinary consultant.

Donald Dykhouse, DVM

Dr. Donald Dykhouse graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1966. As a mixed animal veterinarian, he started in a mostly pleasure horse practice in Joliet, Ill. and made his way to Wisconsin through Ripon and Hortonville. After 28 years of owning his clinic, in 1995 he merged with St. Croix Valley Vet Clinic in Glenwood City, Wis. before making his way out west. In 2001 Dr. Dykhouse arrived in New Mexico where he assisted the State Veterinarian’s Office with TB testing dairy cattle. That experience led him to an appointment with the USDA where he inspected cattle as a Port Veterinarian in Palomas and San Jeronimo, Chihuahug, Mexico.

While Dr. Dykhouse was practicing in Wisconsin he stayed active with the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association. He served on the Animal Health Lab Advisory Committee and AMDUCA Task Force. Dr. Dykhouse served on the WVMA Executive Board starting in 1999 and became the association’s president in 2000. After moving to New Mexico, he continued his service as an alternate delegate to the American Veterinary Medical Association’s House of Delegates.

Gary Gienapp, DVM
Dr. Gary Gienapp graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1967.

Looking back on his career, there were many fond memories. He loved the challenge of unusual diagnosis and the use of new technology to accomplish these cases.  One case he recalls involved a visit to the Irvine Park Zoo in Chippewa Falls. “Their lion had been sick for a week and needed blood work for a diagnosis. Since they had no facilities to handle a sick lion, we tranquilized him and loaded him in the back of the park director’s station wagon. The director was scared the [lion] would wake up to soon!”

Dr. Gienapp said, “The WVMA should be commended for their leadership in many areas of the profession both for Wisconsin practitioners and the entire profession.” And of his career, “it has been very rewarding.”

Wayne Grover, DVM
Dr. Wayne Grover graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1965. He came to Wisconsin from Kansas to become a dairy practitioner. When he started to practice veterinary medicine, his focus shifted to dairy calves which led to an atypical consultation type of practice.

Some of Dr. Grover’s fondest memories while practicing was with clients. Many of whom became friends. He enjoyed attending conventions like the WVMA’s and American Association of Bovine Practitioners Conference. For him, the education, camaraderie and travel were what made the experiences worthwhile. For Dr. Grover, “Life was, and is good! I lived, and am living the dream!”

Charles Howe, DVM
Dr. Charles Howe graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1967. He practiced large animal veterinary medicine, with an emphasis in bovine medicine.

Dr. Howe’s fondest memories are watching the growth of his practice and the relationships he has with his clients and their families. He’s been involved in farming, served on several boards – including a local bank, Wilson Township Board, Barron School Board and his church board.

Dr. Howe enjoys practicing veterinary medicine, saying that no two days are ever the same. “The practice offered a great opportunity to know and work with many people in the community.”

Herman Schatz, DVM
Dr. Herman Schatz graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1968. In 1978 he purchased Elbing Animal Hospital which later became the Lakeside Animal Hospital. Dr. Schatz became the sole owner of Lakeside Animal Hospital in 1999 and practiced at this clinic until 2006 when he retired.

Dr. Schatz maintained his veterinary medical license until 2011 to volunteer his time at the Oshkosh Area Humane Society spaying and neutering cat and dogs. He currently works with Lakeside’s four associate veterinarians to offer comprehensive medical, surgical, and dental services for dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, and small mammals.

Hendrick Wiley, DVM
Dr. Hendrick Wiley graduated from Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1967. He started out as a mixed animal practitioner, then on to large animal care and finally as a small animal veterinarian.

Over his career, Dr. Wiley has many fond memories and observations. He was active as a WVMA member, helping plan the annual convention and finding speakers to give relevant continuing education.

In April of 2016, Dr. Wiley sold his small animal practice and moved back into large animal practice where he is practicing today. He is proud of his son, who followed in his footsteps to become a large animal veterinarian.

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