Executive Board - Past President 2012-2014
Kathy has been the Practice Manager at River Valley Veterinary Service, an AAHA accredited veterinary hospital, since 1994. In 2012 RVVS expanded and opened River Valley Groom & Board, a full service, luxury boarding, daycare and grooming facility. In 1996, Julia McPeek approached several Practice Managers and asked them if they thought it would be beneficial to meet and form a group that would support Veterinary Practice Managers in Minnesota. Kathy was honored to be included in this launching of what we now know as the Minnesota Veterinary Practice Manager Network. She has been instrumental in helping the organization grow to include a website, message board and non-profit status. In addition the MN VPMN has been able to work with sponsors and hold two highly educational continuing education seminars each year. The annual Fall Conference has built a reputation for hosting nationally known speakers that are attended by Practice Managers all over the state, North Dakota and Iowa. In 2012 the MN VPMN searched for ways to further promote and honor the Practice Manager position and created the Practice Manager of the Year award, of which Kathy was nominated for by members of her staff at River Valley Veterinary Service.
In her spare time Kathy loves to travel, read, attend Minnesota Gopher sporting events and spend time with family and friends, especially her new granddaughter! Kathy and her husband have a Labrador named Riley that loves to hunt pheasants, swim, jump off the dock and play Chuck-It.
Past President is expected to attend all Executive Board meetings and act as support for the board. This is a two year term. The Past President is expected to participate in various committees to further enhance the MN VPMN. Two year term.