Considered the highest honor for the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association
The Ohio Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) announced in an organizational release1 the Ohio Veterinarian of the Year as Brad Garrison, DVM. This award is considered the highest honor for the association and was presented by outgoing president Barbara Musolf, DVM, during a ceremony at the annual Midwest Veterinary Conference (MVC) hosted by the OVMA in Columbus, Ohio.
According to the OVMA, Garrison is highly involved in the veterinary community, having served as OVMA president in 2015 and participating in a number of committees. He was a 1983 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine (OSU CVM) and has since then volunteered at OVMA’s Veterinary Education Center at the Ohio State Fair. He is also a longtime member of the Killbuck Valley Veterinary Association and has testified before the Ohio General Assembly on behalf of the veterinary profession.
Garrison is best known for his contributions to livestock care standards in Ohio and has been a dairy practitioner for more than 30 years. His contributions included being actively involved in the development of dairy cattle standards when the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board was established in 2009. Garrison currently practices large animal medicine and is co-owner of New Pittsburg Veterinary Clinic.
After the Ohio Veterinarian of the Year was awarded, the OVMA also named a new president: Eric Gordon, DVM, DACVPM. Gordon follows former president, Barbara Musolf, DVM.
“OVMA has been an important part of my veterinary education and my career,” Gordon said in the release. “Continuing to serve OVMA is another way I can give back to our profession and this great organization.”1
Gordon was a 1997 graduate of OSU CVM and is currently the medical director at OSU Large Animal Services in Marysville and a clinical professor at the veterinary college. He is a member of the MVC Food Animal and Small Ruminants education planning committees and coordinator for Ohio Dairy Veterinarians’ student externship and employment program.
Ohio Veterinarian of the Year named, new president takes office. News release. Ohio Veterinary Medical Association. Published March 1, 2023. Accessed March 3, 2023. https://www.ohiovma.org/news/?p=7091