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Dr. Kevin Nelson receives Veterinarian of the Year Award

10/15/07

The Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association (WVMA) awarded Dr. Kevin Nelson, of Salem, Wisconsin, the Veterinarian of the Year Award at its 92nd Annual Convention on Friday, October 12. This award is given by the WVMA annually to a member who has made major contributions to the advancement of the veterinary medical profession.

Dr. Nelson co-owns and practices large animal medicine at Bristol Veterinary Clinic in Union Grove, Wisconsin. After receiving his veterinary medical degree in 1985 from Ross University, Dr. Nelson practiced in Adrian, Mich. for one and a half years before joining Bristol Veterinary Clinic in 1987.

Dr. Nelson’s talents and community contributions are many and varied. Once a week he is the attending veterinarian at the Racine County Zoo where he examines and treats a wide variety of species, from alligators to zebras. He has served as the veterinarian for the Kenosha County Fair for 20 years, and for the Midwest Therapeutic Riding Program for more than 15 years.

 Ms. Stephanie Kubarth, Director of the Therapeutic Riding Program says, "Words cannot express how much we admire Dr. Nelson. When he visits our horses, it’s like he’s visiting a friend, not a patient."

 The Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association assists veterinarians in improving and protecting animal well-being, public health, and agriculture. It serves more than 2,155 member veterinarians.

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