Local veterinarian recognized by association


Dr. Steve Sunbury of Seymour received the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award on Feb. 3 during the association’s Crossroads Veterinary Conference.

This award recognizes an association member for cumulative service and accomplishments benefiting the profession, organized veterinary medicine and the community, according to a news release from the association.

Sunbury joined Seymour Animal Hospital after graduation to work with his father, became a partner in the expanding practice in 1996 and continues to work at and co-own the practice.

He has been involved with organized veterinary medicine serving as secretary/treasurer, vice president and president of the association’s Ninth District. He has served the association board in a variety of positions, including on committees and board chairman. He also then held the leadership positions of the association, leading to his year as president in 2010.

Sunbury also has served on the Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine’s admissions, veterinary nursing advisory and 60th anniversary planning committees. He now sits on the Indiana Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners and the Purdue Veterinary Alumni Board.

Sunbury is a lifelong member of the state association and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

The IVMA is the professional organization for veterinarians who care for Hoosier pets, farm animals, zoo animals, wildlife and public health and is the human side of animal health.

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