09 Oct CVMA officers assume new roles
During an October 8 meeting of the CVMA Board of Directors, the CVMA board accepted the results of the 2020 election process and the new officers assumed their roles for 2020-2021. The officers will be formally installed during a virtual membership meeting scheduled for December 6, 2020.
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Jackie Christakos, DVM | President
Dr. Jackie Christakos grew up in southern Illinois and became passionate about horses early, beginning with riding lessons at age 10 and progressing to eventing at preliminary level before moving to Colorado in 2004 to begin her undergraduate education. Dr. Christakos completed her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees at Colorado State University. She then completed her internship at Littleton Equine Medical Center after graduation, where she still works. She became certified in Equine Veterinary Medical Acupuncture in the spring of 2014. Dr. Christakos has focused her continuing education on musculo-skeletal imaging and advanced lameness courses. Her areas of focus at LEMC are lameness/sport horse practice and musculo-skeletal ultrasound but she also enjoys general practice, acupuncture, and emergency field work. Dr. Christakos has been an FEI treating veterinarian since 2015 and gained her status of FEI Official Veterinarian in Eventing in 2018. She also has served on the CVMA Board of Directors since 2017. When she is not working, Dr. Christakos enjoys riding her thoroughbred gelding, hiking 14ers, snowboarding, and hanging out with her husband, Ty, their dogs, and her daughter Levi.
Ashley Ackley, DVM | President-Elect
Kelly Walsh, DVM | Secretary/Treasurer-Elect
The following members of the CVMA Board of Directors transitioned automatically to the following roles within the board during the October 8 meeting:
- Stacee Santi, DVM | Immediate Past President
- Steven Dick, DVM | Secretary/Treasurer
- Rebecca Ruch-Gallie, DVM | AVMA Delegate
- Curtis Crawford, DVM | AVMA Alternate Delegate
Will French, DVM, transitioned off the board during the October 8 meeting. CVMA board and staff applaud him for his service and leadership!