Dr. Alan Holter Nominated for WVMA President Elect
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 currenty president of the church council for his home church.
WVMA Voice September 2017