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AzVMA Elects New Officers

Wednesday, May 22, 2019  
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AzVMA elected its officers for the 2019-2020 administrative year during its Annual State Meeting held May 22 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton in Scottsdale.


Serving as president is Dr. Al Schleappe, of Caring Hearts Animal Clinic in Gilbert. The president-elect is Dr. Melissa Riensche, of Desert Veterinary Medical Specialists in Gilbert. Dr. Kara Thomas, of Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine in Glendale, will serve as vice president and Dr. Kaylee Yoshimoto, of Happy Valley Animal Hospital PLC in Glendale, is secretary/treasurer. Dr. Melinda Patterson, of Gilbert Veterinary Hospital in Gilbert, is the immediate past president.


AzVMA also honored retiring board member, Dr. Michael Sorum, of Sorum Veterinary Services in Scottsdale.