CVMA congratulates board nominees; nominees will transition into new roles September 30

CVMA congratulates board nominees; nominees will transition into new roles September 30

Congratulations to the following CVMA members for their new positions on the CVMA Board of Directors for 2022-2023!

The nominees were put forth by the CVMA Nominating Committee in late April; no other candidates were put forth by CVMA members during the petition period, and the candidates are now declared winners of the election. The nominees will be formally installed and officially transition into their new roles at the CVMA Convention Awards Ceremony on September 30, 2022.

Kelly Walsh, DVM | President-elect 

A true Colorado native, Dr. Kelly Walsh earned her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees from Colorado State University after serving in the Army. Dr. Walsh offers her unique certifications as a veterinary chiropractor and a canine rehabilitation practitioner in her current role at Yorkshire Veterinary Hospital. In 2017 and 2018, Dr. Walsh participated on the CVMA and Colorado Chiropractic Association Joint Task Force where she worked to draft a legislative bill regarding altering the oversight needed by chiropractic doctors to be able to work on veterinary patients. She has served on the CVMA Board of Directors since 2020 and is currently the Secretary/Treasurer. Dr. Walsh also hold leadership roles with the U.S. Eventing Association and the Bijou Springs Hunt Association. Dr. Walsh shares her life with her husband, two dogs, four cats, and thoroughbred horses. She participates in horse trials and loves to go camping, hiking, and scuba diving.


Kayla Henderson, DVM | Secretary/Treasurer-elect 

Dr. Kayla Henderson is a San Luis Valley native and third generation cow calf rancher. She earned her bachelor’s degree in equine science and business administration, with honors, magna cum laude from Colorado State University in 2008, followed by her DVM, with honors, cum laude in 2012. She volunteered at Alpine Vet Hospital as a teenager, and then became an associate veterinarian in 2012, and finally an owner/partner in 2019. She loves every aspect of rural mixed animal practice and is a passionate advocate for the profession and lifestyle at the state and national levels. Dr. Henderson is the SLV Chapter Rep for Colorado’s Veterinary Medical Association and serves as a member or committee chair on several local and state boards. She enjoys equine medicine and lameness, herd health care, general small animal practice, and teaching and mentorship.


The 2022-2023 CVMA Board of Directors

  • President — Steve Dick, DVM
  • President-Elect — Kelly Walsh, DVM
  • Secretary-Treasurer — Michelle Larsen, DVM
  • Secretary-Treasurer Elect — Kayla Henderson, DVM
  • AVMA Delegate — Curtis Crawford, DVM
  • AVMA Alternate Delegate — Pete Hellyer, DVM, MS, DACVA
  • Immediate Past President — Ashley Ackley, DVM

CVMA thanks Jackie Christakos, DVM for her leadership and service on the board — her term as Immediate Past President will end on September 30 and she will be formally recognized at the Awards Ceremony at CVMA Convention 2022.