November 8, 2007 - Dr. Lydia Gray of Elburn, IL was elected Vice President of the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association (ISVMA) during the association's 125th Annual Meeting in Peoria, Illinois on November 4, 2007. "Dr. Gray has proven herself as an effective leader through her involvement in key committee and council positions with ISVMA, the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Association of Equine Practitioners," said Peter Weber, executive director of the ISVMA, "and her vision and commitment to excellence benefits the veterinary profession in Illinois."

"Dr. Gray is a tireless and enthusiastic advocate for the veterinary profession and the health and welfare of animals and the public," said Dr. Ron Gill, ISVMA President. "I'm excited that she has been elected to help transition ISVMA to the next generation of leaders."

Dr. Gray will serve a one year term as Vice President. She will then progress through one year terms as President-elect and President

The ISVMA is a 2100 member veterinary professional group organized to advance the well-being of veterinarians, animals, the public and the environment.

*Reprinted with permission from the Illinois State Veterinary
Medical Association

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