2022 IVMA AWARD WINNERS

IVMA Lifetime Achievement Award:  Dr. Steve Sunbury, Seymour, IN

This award recognizes an IVMA member for cumulative service and accomplishments benefiting the profession, organized veterinary medicine, and the community.

Dr. Sunbury joined the Seymour Animal Hospital after graduation to work with his father, became a partner in the expanding practice in 1996 and continues to work at and co-own the practice today. Dr. Sunbury has been involved with organized veterinary medicine serving as secretary/treasurer, vice-president and president of the 9th District IVMA. He has served the IVMA board in a variety of positions. This includes committee chairman, board chairman and then held the leadership positions of the IVMA, leading to his year as IVMA President in 2010. Dr. Sunbury has also served on the PVM Admissions Committee, the PVM Veterinary Nursing Advisory Committee and the PVM 60th Anniversary Planning Committee. He now sits on the Indiana Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners and the Purdue Veterinary Alumni Board. Dr. Sunbury is a life-long member of the IVMA and the AVMA.  He has been involved in his local community as well.

IVMA President’s Award: Dr. Rob Bollinger, LaGrange, IN

The President’s Award is given by the IVMA President and recognizes an Indiana veterinarian or citizen who has made exceptional contributions to the association during his or her term in office.

Dr. Bollinger is a 1975 graduate of the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. He owned LaGrange Veterinary Clinic and has served as an advocate for involvement in organized veterinary medicine during his career.

IVMA Volunteer of the Year:  Dr. Katelyn Macy, Lawrenceburg, IN

The IVMA Volunteer Award is presented to an IVMA member who has provided leadership or service to a particular project or program of the association.

Dr. Macy is a 2015 graduate of the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. She has been an active member of the IVMA. She has participated in the Power of 10 and Power of You leadership programs. Dr. Macy has been a member of the IVMA Health and Wellness Working Group for the last three years. In 2021, she took over as chair of the group and reenergized the wellness efforts of IVMA, leading to the development of the Member Assistance Program for all IVMA members.

IVMA Achievement Award:  Dr. Audriana Ballard, Elkhart, IN

The Achievement Award is presented to an IVMA member who has graduated within the last five years and displayed outstanding accomplishments in veterinary research, civic activities, academia, and/or organized veterinary medicine.

Dr. Ballard is a 2019 graduate of the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. She practices at Animal Aid Clinic South and is from Goshen, IN. Dr. Ballard’s participation began early in veterinary medicine with her involvement in a veterinary technician site visit, representing IVMA.

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