Contact: Dawn Noufer,
Texas Veterinary Medical Association
8104 Exchange Drive
Austin, Texas 78754
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AUSTIN—Austinite Everett Seale received the Industry Representative of the Year Award at the Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) Annual Conference on February 28. The award is given to a member of the veterinary industry who has made a notable contribution to veterinary medicine in the past year as an allied association member, as nominated by TVMA members and selected by the TVMA Awards Committee.
Seale earned his bachelor of business administration degree from Texas A&I University—Kingsville in 1985 before beginning his work in the veterinary industry in 1988. In 1990, Seale started working at the lab that became IDEXX Laboratories in 1996, which is where he continues to work today. “I’ve been fortunate to work with over 2,000 veterinary practices in Texas and across the country,” Seale said. “I appreciate that much of my success depends on my ability to establish and maintain with integrity relationships with veterinary staff members and that our business model is largely predicated upon the love for a little animal.”
Seale first joined TVMA as an allied member in 1992, becoming involved with the association’s Industry Advisory Committee shortly thereafter and serving as chair of the committee from 2011 until 2014. He joined the Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation (TVMF) Board of Trustees in 2008. He continues his work with TVMF by contributing to its Pets Assisting the Lives of Seniors (P.A.L.S.) program through Meals on Wheels and More of Austin. He furthers his contribution to the veterinary industry by sponsoring and speaking at continuing education events.
“Everett is very enthusiastic about the veterinary profession and organized veterinary medicine,” said Anmarie Macfarland, DVM, the 2008 TVMA President who nominated Seale for the award. “I cannot think of any industry representative who is more deserving of this award, as he has done so much to advance the profession as well as being a huge hero for TVMA and TVMF.”
Each year, the members of the Texas Veterinary Medical Association gather at the Annual Conference to participate in veterinary continuing education and to recognize those in the veterinary field who have excelled throughout the year. These awards, for categories such as Equine Practitioner of the Year and Veterinary Technician of the Year, recognize and encourage outstanding practice and exemplary service in the field of veterinary medicine.
About The Texas Veterinary Medical Association
Founded in 1903, the Texas Veterinary Medical Association is a professional association composed of more than 3,700 veterinarians committed to protecting public health, promoting high educational, ethical and moral standards within the veterinary profession and educating the public about animal health and its relationship to human health. For more information, call 512/452-4224 or visit www.tvma.org.