SPRINGFIELD - Steve Dullard, DVM, DABVP, a small animal veterinarian and clinic owner from Mendota, was honored by his peers with the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association, ISVMA, 2017 President’s Award for his leadership and contributions to the profession at the association’s Annual Meeting this month in Lombard.
Dr. Dullard was selected for the award because of his sustained dedication to the advancement of veterinary medicine. “Steve has been an active leader for local, regional, state and national veterinary organizations and his leadership exemplifies vision and the pursuit of excellence in the profession,” said ISVMA President Dr. Sandra Faeh, who presented the award. “The President’s Award is a tremendous honor that is only bestowed upon to those who have given selflessly to advance the profession and to raise other veterinary professionals to higher levels of achievement.”
Upon graduation from Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Dullard practiced in Sandwich prior to purchasing the original Ancare Veterinary Hospital in 1991. He has since added two additional Ancare Veterinary Hospitals in LaSalle and Spring Valley. He has served on the board of directors and as the president of the American Association of Feline Practitioners.
As an ISVMA member, he has served on the board of directors, as president of the board in 2012 and currently serves as the organization’s chairman of the legislative committee and as the alternate delegate to the American Veterinary Association. He also has authored two chapters in the book, “Feline Medicine Secrets” and is a national lecturer on ear and throat disease, laser surgery and staff training.
The ISVMA is a not-for-profit professional association based in Springfield. Their mission is to advance the well-being of the veterinary profession, animals, the public and the environment. Established in 1883, its membership of 2,700 individuals includes veterinarians, certified veterinary technicians (CVT) and veterinary and CVT students.