It is an honor and a privilege to be nominated for President-elect of the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association.
I have been actively involved in veterinary medical organizations since veterinary college. I have had the privilege to have mentors like my father who is a retired veterinarian, two of my business partners that are past WVMA presidents, namely Dr. Lindner and Dr. Vanderloo, and colleagues on the Executive Board, who have all guided me in my career. With this knowledge and experience, I plan to continue the great work the WVMA has accomplished.
My vision for the WVMA is to exceed the expectations of our members and the public. Technology and information is expanding continuously and the WVMA needs to be at the forefront to guide veterinarians in our state.
We need to make sure our ideas and priorities are pro-active not reacitve when interacting with the state legislature. The WVMA has to continue to be the voice of the veterinarians in Wisconsin in the state capitol. Working with government requires a considerable amount of time and effort and I will make sure the WVMA keeps this as a top priority.
The WVMA cannot function without its members, committee members, volunteers and support staff. I know veterinarians have great ideas, great skills and great connections. We, as the WVMA leadership, need to foster this teamwork throughout the state so we as a profession can continue to bring issues and ideas to the forefront. Let’s help keep the veterinary profession as one of the most exciting and fulfilling professions in the world!
I look forward to the new challenge ahead and ask for your input and support.
Dr. Alan Holter graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1988. He has practiced small animal medicine at Dodgeville Veterinary Service in Dodgeville since 1990. He has been a member of the WVMA since 1990 and has served on the Membership and Member Services Committee, the Awards and Recognition Committee, as well as served as the District 6 Representative on the Executive Board. He has also served as president and treasurer of the Southwest Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Holter has two adult children and two grandchildren. He is active in the community and currently president of the church council for his home church.
WVMA Voice September 2017
Jamie Holter Awared the Practice Manager of the Year by the Wisconsin Veterinary Practice Managers Association
On behalf of the Wisconsin Veterinary Practice Managers Association (WVPMA) I am honored to be able to present the practice manager of the year award. The choice is always difficult. We had several great candidates nominated but only one can receive the award. A practice manager wears many hats on any given day. A counselor, a financial officer, a janitor, a receptionist, a technician, a decision maker, and yes, even mom, dad, and spouse.
This year our choice has demonstrated the qualities of a leader, a commitment to the veterinary profession and dedication to the community. As stated by one of his/her coworkers, this individual “has been an incredible leader to the staff. He/she adapts easily to changes in the field and keeps the staff motivated to perform at top levels.”
This individual had experience as a secretary, a bank teller and day care provider prior to joining the practice. All of these things contributed to a good base of knowledge, and skills for the practice manager position as noted by her employer.
Jamie Holter of Dodgeville Veterinary Service is the 2017 Practice Manger of the year.
Jamie as been practice manager of Dodgeville Veterinary Service for 19 years. She finds her job challenging and rewarding. She attends at least one national convention every year to sharpen her management skills and bring back valuable information and exciting new ideas. She also attends management meetings at the state level.
One of Jamie’s many goals for the clinic was to have the clinic AAHA accredited and she accomplished that task in six months through her leadership and motivated staff.
The Dodgeville Veterinary Service has been a beta testing clinic for Cornerstone for many years. It requires Jamie to test and evaluate new versions of the software and Jamie is always excited to help improve the software program not only for her clinic but also all clinics that own that software. Jamie has even been asked to be a speaker and member of a panel discussion at the Idexx national convention for Cornerstone users.
Jamie has made the “dreaded staff meeting” interesting with innovative and entertaining agenda items. She has transformed Dodgeville Veterinary Clinic into a “fear Free’ clinic with 12 of the employees Fear Free Certified. There has been a noticeable change in communication with the pets and “our employees are much happier not having to fight with our patients!”
Outside the clinic environment, Jamie is very active with her church, the Dodgeville Chamber of Commerce and other community events.
Her owner puts it best when he states, “I am very proud of the Dodgeville Veterinary Service, we are constantly improving with changes to better meet the needs of our clients and our staff. Jamie is the underlying force in all of this, and I am most proud of her.”
Congratulations Jamie and thank you for your leadership and dedication to the veterinary profession.
Dr. Zimmerman attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison for her undergraduate work while competing as the #1 golfer on the Badger’s women’s golf team. Prior to attending veterinary school, she taught math, science, and agriculture at the middle school and high school levels and was a coach of golf, tennis, soccer, and curling. Dr. Zimmerman earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Wisconsin in 2016. While a veterinary student, she held many leadership positions including the UW’s National Delegate for the Student American Veterinary Medical Association and the UW’s Team Leader and Team Leader Elect for the American Animal Hospital Association. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association, and the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association. Her professional interests include surgery, dentistry, preventative medicine, and enhancing the human-animal bond.
Growing up in a household of Old English Sheepdogs might be overwhelming for some but Dr. Zimmerman flourished being involved in their daily lives as well as their veterinary care. While in high school, her love for veterinary medicine grew as she was able to spend two mornings a week at the veterinary hospital assisting with a variety of procedures.
Dr. Zimmerman enjoys the relationship created as she learns more about the lives of the animals she cares for and their owners. “The partnership created between the pet owner and the veterinarian is an important part of providing comprehensive preventative care as well as healing an ill animal,” says Dr. Zimmerman. “Each animal is unique and the treatment plan must be individualized for each situation.”
Dr. Zimmerman and her husband, Nate, have a young son, Jack. She enjoys spending time with her family, attending Wisconsin Badger athletic events, traveling, golfing, playing tennis, and clowning.
Dodgeville Veterinary Service Offers a
New Way to Help Animals in Need
Dodgeville Wisconsin-The Dodgeville Veterinary Service has enrolled in the AVMF Veterinary Care Charitable Fund, a program created by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) to support veterinarians in offering low or no-cost services to clients facing extraordinary hardships, as well as a way to support animals rescued from abuse and neglect.
Dodgeville Veterinary Service donates considerable time and money each year to local, animal health-related charitable endeavors Dodgeville Wisconsin. As a participant in the AVMF Veterinary Care Charitable Fund, Dodgeville Veterinary Service will be empowered to provide charitable care to those in need, including: disabled veterans requiring a service dog, low income senior citizens, Good Samaritans who rescue domesticated animals, and victims of domestic violence.
To learn more about the remarkable veterinarians at Dodgeville Veterinary Service and the work they do to care for pets in the Iowa County and surrounding area visit www.DodgevilleVet.com. For more information on the AVMF Veterinary Care Charitable Fund and other animal health and wellness programs provided by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation, visit AVMF.org.
The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) is the charitable arm of the American Veterinary Medical Association, one of the oldest and largest veterinary medical organizations in the world. More than 88,000 member veterinarians worldwide are engaged in a wide variety of professional activities. For more than 50 years, the Foundation has been helping veterinarians help animals with support for education, advocacy, service, and research programs and activities. Visit AVMF.org to learn more.
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