Dr. Haas with previous Dave Walker award recipients that were present at the VVMA meeting on Saturday, February 4th, 2023.
February 8, 2023 | Montpelier, VT - The Agency of Agriculture. Food and Markets wishes to congratulate and recognize our own Vermont State Veterinarian, Dr. Kristin Haas, for receiving the Dr. Dave Walker Award this past weekend!
In honor of the principles, devotion, commitment and spirit of this highly respected Vermont veterinarian, Dr. Dave Walker, the Vermont Veterinary Medical Association established the Dave Walker Award in 1991. This award is not presented annually. It is reserved for those who have served the Vermont veterinary community and professional organizations in the same spirit as Dr. Dave Walker.
Dr. Haas has worked at the Vermont Agency of Agriculture Food and Markets for over fifteen years. Her dedication and devotion to Vermont’s livestock industry is beyond compare. She has worked to educate livestock owners on new and emerging diseases such as High Pathogenic Avian Influenza and Swine Brucellosis. She has trained countless humane officers to be able to understand livestock well-being and to do the best job possible when dealing with livestock abuse situations. She has taken on a national leadership role in the association of state veterinarians where she worked to improve ties to other national organizations of state government officials, insuring that livestock health was on their agendas as well! She served as president and her role there brought valuable information and knowledge back to Vermont.
Congratulations Dr. Haas! Well deserved!!
More on Dr. Dave Walker and the award can be found on the VVMA website: https://www.vtvets.org/awards #VT