26 Apr Nominating Committee selects two new candidates to lead association
The CVMA Nominating Committee has nominated the candidates below for roles on the CVMA Board of Directors for 2022-2023.
In accordance with the CVMA Bylaws, the CVMA membership may put forth a candidate by petition with the signature of 2.5% of the voting DVM membership (or 40 members) within 14 days of this notice. If no alternative candidates are advanced by the petition process, CVMA Bylaws call for the CVMA secretary/treasurer to declare as winners the candidates identified by the Nominating Committee, and no election will be held. To put forth alternative candidates for consideration, please email CVMA ([email protected]) with 40 voting member signatures by 1 p.m. MT on Friday, May 13, 2022.
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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.
She and her husband and their three kids live on a cow calf ranch in the middle of the SLV. She loves horseback riding, gardening, baking, spending time in the mountains, working cattle, reading, and tending her kiddos, cats, and chickens (often at the same time)!