Dr. Nickie Baird Selected as VMX Speaker of the Year

Friday, June 22, 2018

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Dr. Nickie Baird

Congratulations to Dr. Nickie Baird, Purdue Veterinary Medicine professor of large animal surgery, who has been selected as one of five VMX 2018 Speakers of the Year.  Dr. Baird and the other honorees were chosen by veterinary professionals from around the world through attendee feedback associated with the 2018 VMX Veterinary Meeting and Expo held February 3-7 in Orlando, Fla.  The annual convention is presented by the North American Veterinary Community (NAVC).  A statement on the NAVC website said, “The NAVC is proud to honor our Speakers of the Year…With a field of 350+ exceptional and nationally renowned veterinary speakers presenting more than 1,200 different sessions, it’s quite an honor to be voted as a top speaker by event attendees.”

Dr. Baird was recognized as the Large Animal Speaker of the Year.  The announcement on the NAVC website included this statement of commendation, “A huge congratulations to those who wowed attendees with their incredible topics and talks at VMX 2018.”  The other honorees are:

  • Small Animal – Audrey Cook, associate professor, Texas A&M University
  • Exotics – Shane Boylan, staff veterinarian, South Carolina Aquarium
  • Nurse/Technician – Megan Brashear, specialty technician trainer, VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists
  • Practice Management – Betsy Choder, attorney, VetCounsel, LLC

Writer(s): Kevin Doerr | pvmnews@purdue.edu

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