The 2012 Winter Meeting in Hot Springs was a huge success. Thank you to Dr. Scott Smith for putting together an excellent program. We had a full exhibit hall and a great number of attendees. Please be sure to thank your drug reps when they visit your clinic. Their participation in the meeting helps to keep expenses to a minimum.
Dr. Mike Beard from Conway was awarded the 2011 Veterinarian of the Year. He was such a deserving winner. Dr. Beard has contributed to the veterinary profession in so many ways and continues to be the perfect example of what the veterinary profession is all about. He is a mentor, a teacher, a caregiver and most importantly, a great husband, father and grandfather. I have worked with him for many years as a District Rep, Vice President, President Elect, President and Past President. He is a wonder Leader and has set a fantastic example for the future leaders. I am honored to call him my friend.
I hope you all have a great Spring and as Summer approaches, take time to smell the flowers. As always, if I can ever help you with anything, please don’t hesitate to call the office or send me an e-mail.