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ABOUT SWVS Southwest Veterinary Symposium is a partnership of the Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas VMAs, as well as the Oklahoma Veterinary Technician Association, Arkansas Veterinary Technician Association, New Mexico Registered Veterinary Technician Association and the Veterinary Team Association of Texas. We provide continuing education for veterinary professionals in the Southwest region and the nation. Symposium profits are returned to the partner states. MISSION STATEMENT Southwest Veterinary Symposium represents innovative partnerships that focus on creating an unparalleled education experience, advancing the entire veterinary profession, and fostering a spirit of reciprocal investment amongst our partner



VMAs, attendees and exhibitors. VISION STATEMENT

To become, by the way of a thriving partnership between member state VMAs, exhibitors and speakers, the premier regional veterinary educational conference, providing a one-of-a-kind, friendly, welcoming experience to attendees and their families.

Did you know you can enhance your VMA member benefits and support your VMA? Net proceeds from the annual symposium are returned to each partner state VMA based on the number of attendees from their state. The state VMAs utilize these proceeds for member benefits.



The Board of Managers is comprised of two representatives for each partner state VMA. The SWVS Board of Managers meeting is held during SWVS, where new officers are inducted each year for a term of one to three years. Back Row: Cordon DeKock; JL Bentley; Tamara Spooner; Jed Ford, DVM; Michael Joyner, DVM; Jesse Brandon, DVM; Trisha Marullo, DVM; Ben Buchanan, DVM; Melanie Talley, Mark Shackelford, DVM Front Row: Mike Schoonover, DVM; Natalie McDonald, DVM; T. Murt Byrne, DVM; Christie McHughes, DVM; Chris France, DVM Not Pictured: Troy Alexander; Daniel Levenson, DVM; Christopher Blake Hackler, DVM; Gayle Millard, DVM; Maggie Milligan; Kevin Walter

The Continuing Education Committee is a standing committee of SWVS. It is composed of representatives from each partner state VMA. CE members are assigned to one specialty track and are responsible for planning the speakers and sessions in their track. Back Row: Rosslyn Biggs, DVM; Jon Fletcher, DVM; Paula Plummer, LVT; Jodi Michaelson, CVPM; Mike Beard, DVM; Joe Pluhar, DVM; Amanda Favis, DVM; Stephen Pittenger, DVM; Debbie Reed, RVT; Anna Chapman, DVM; Chance Armstrong, DVM Front Row: Alice Blue-McLendon, DVM; Pam Delahoussaye, DVM; Trisha Marullo, DVM; Kellie Wheat Turnage, CVPM; Christen Puckett-Smith, RVT Not Pictured: Rob Coke, DVM; Shannan Hall-Ursone, DVM; Pamela Mitchell, DVM; Rachel Ramesar, DVM; Katie Tyler, DVM; Kevin Washburn, DVM


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