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Our Leadership

Our Leadership

Board of Managers
The Board of Managers is comprised of two representatives from each partner state VMAs. The SWVS Board of Managers meeting is held during the SWVS where each year new officers are inducted for a term of one to three years.
T. Murt Byrne,

DVM

Past President

NMVMA Representative

Mark Shackelford,

DVM

President

OVMA Representative

Christie McHughes,

DVM

Vice President

LVMA Representative

Ben Buchanan,

DVM

Treasurer

TVMA Representative

Paula Plummer,

LVT

CE Committee Chair

Jesse Brandon,

DVM

LVMA Representative

Chris France,

DVM

ARVMA Representative

Michael Joyner,

DVM

TVMA Representative

Daniel Levenson,

DVM

NMVMA Representative

Gordon McDonald,

DVM

ARVMA Representative

Mike Schoonover,

DVM

OVMA Representative

Christopher Blake Hackler,

DVM

Industry Representative - IDEXX

Taylor Buchanan

Industry Representative - Zoetis

Gayle Millard,

DVM

Industry Representative - Boehringer Ingelheim

Kevin Walter

Industry Representative - i3 Merchant Solutions

Maggie Milligan

ARVMA Executive Director

Melanie Talley,

CAE

LVMA Executive Director

Cordon DeKock

OVMA Executive Director

Tamara Spooner

NMVMA Executive Director

Troy Alexander

TVMA Executive Director

Continuing Education Committee
The SWVS Continuing Education Committee is a standing committee of SWVS. It is composed of representatives from each partner state VMAs. CE members are assigned to one specialty track and are responsible for planning the speakers and sessions in their track.
Trisha Marullo,

DVM

Past CE Committee Chair

Companion Animal

Paula Plummer,

LVT

CE Committee Chair

Technician

Chance Armstrong,

DVM

Food Animal

Mike Beard,

DVM

Companion Animal

Rosslyn Biggs,

DVM

Food Animal

Alice Blue-McLendon,

DVM

Non-Traditional/Exotics

Anna Chapman,

DVM

Equine

Pam Delahoussaye,

DVM

Professional Development/Wellness

Jon Fletcher,

DVM

Companion Animal

Anne Hale,

DVM

Companion Animal

Shannan Hall-Ursone,

DVM

Biomedical Research

Jodi Michaelson,

CVPM

Practice Management/Office Personnel

Pam Mitchell,

DVM

Companion Animal

Stephen Pittenger,

DVM

Technology/Master Classes

Joe Pluhar,

DVM

Equine

Brandon Louth,

DVM

Non-Traditional/Exotics

Christen Puckett-Smith,

RVT

Co-Lab Manager

Rachel Ramesar,

DVM

Integrative Medicine

Debbie Reed,

RVT

Lab Manager

Kellie Turnage,

CVPM

Practice Management/Office Personnel

Katie Tyler,

DVM

Companion Animal

Kevin Washburn,

DVM

Interactive Labs

Past Board Presidents of SWVS

T. Murt Byrne, DVM
2023 – New Mexico

Natalie McDonald, DVM
2022 – Arkansas

Emily Walker, DVM
2018 – New Mexico

Thomas Tully, Jr., DVM
2013-2014 – Louisiana

Timothy Woody, DVM
2009 – Arkansas

Ronald Stried, DVM
2005 – Texas

Jed Ford, DVM
2021 – Texas

Mark Ferrell, DVM
2017 – Oklahoma

Larry Woods, DVM
2012 – Oklahoma

Wayne Roberson, DVM
2008 – Louisiana

Kenneth Bartles, DVM
2004 – Oklahoma

Kirk Ryan, DVM
2020 – Louisiana

Darryl Leslie, DVM
2016 – New Mexico

Allen Roussel, DVM
2011 – Texas

Lyndon Graf, DVM
2007 – Oklahoma

Dwight King, DVM
2002-2003 – Texas

Mike Beard, DVM
2019 – Arkansas

Anmarie Macfarland, DVM
2015 – Texas

Michael Alber, DVM
2010 – New Mexico

Dennis McCurnin, DVM
2006 – Louisiana

Past CE Committee Chairs of SWVS

Trisha Marullo, DVM
2023-2022, Louisiana

Paul DeMars, DVM
2014-2015, Oklahoma

Allen Roussel, DVM
2003-2006, Texas

 



Jon Fletcher, DVM
2020-2021, Louisiana

Susan Culp, DVM
2012-2013, Texas

 





Amanda Favis, DVM
2018-2019, New Mexico

Bonnie Beaver, DVM
2010-2011, New Mexico

 





Gregory Rich, DVM
2016-2017, Louisiana

Thomas Tully, Jr., DVM
2007-2009. Louisiana