UGA College of Veterinary Medicine honors two GVMA members

The College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia held the 46th Annual Veterinary Conference & Alumni Reunion on March 27-28, 2009, at the Classic Center in downtown Athens. The class of 1959 was given special honors for their 50th anniversary of graduation from the college, presented by current veterinary students. Drs. Eugene T. Maddox and William J. Price received distinguished alumnus awards, and Dr. Carla Case McCorvey received the Young Achiever Award.

“We are proud of our College of Veterinary Medicine alumni,” said Dean Sheila W. Allen, who presided over the ceremonies. “They represent the very best in our profession and bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to this annual event. We are pleased to honor their years of service to veterinary medicine and their loyalty to the University of Georgia.”

Maddox (DVM ’59) has not only achieved great success in veterinary medicine since his graduation, but he now serves as state representative in Georgia’s general assembly. Since 1992, Dr. Maddox has been on the Georgia State Veterinary Board, and for more than 18 years he has served on the Grady County (Ga.) Board of Health. Although Dr. Maddox retired from his veterinary career in 2004, he remains active at the Cairo Animal Hospital that he helped found more than 40 years ago. In 2006 the GVMA honored him as Veterinarian of the Year.

Price (DVM ’68) has proudly represented the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine over the past 40 years. Following his graduation Dr. Price helped found Tidewater Veterinary Associates, an emergency clinic in which he has rotated the responsibility of president with other colleagues since 1976. Since 1971 he has attended every annual VVMA conference, and in 1997 he was given the honor of the Veterinarian of the Year by the VVMA. He served as president of his local veterinary association only four years after graduating from UGA. In his spare time, Dr. Price has served his community as president and director of this local volunteer fire department.

Case-McCorvey (DVM ’99) has proven herself more than capable of carrying on in her family’s longstanding veterinary practice in Savannah, Ga. In 2008 Case-McCorvey was named one of Georgia Trend Magazine’s Top “40 under 40,” an honor bestowed upon the highest achieving Georgians under the age of 40. Also in 2008, the Savannah Small Business Chamber of Commerce named her family’s practice Business of the Year. Dr. Case-McCorvey is the fourth generation to run the Case Family Veterinary Hospital, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. Dr. Case-McCorvey allows local students interested in veterinary medicine to shadow her for a day, and her practice mentors veterinary students from UGA, Auburn, and Mississippi State.

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