The Virginia Veterinary Medical Association announced that Courtney Wiegard, D.V.M., has received the 2013 Recent Graduate Leadership award in recognition of her contributions to the profession of veterinary medicine.
Wiegard was presented with this prestigious award at the 2013 Virginia Veterinary Conference on March 1 at The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center.
Wiegard, who graduated from Virginia Tech’s vet school, joined Vinton Veterinary Hospital in Vinton, Va. in June 2005 and was the driving force behing the Biggest Loser campaign at the clinic, which raised awareness about pet obesity. Wiegard alos helps raise money for the Good Samaritan Fund at Vinton Veterinary Hospital. Additionally, she is an instructor of two courses at Roanoke Memorial Hospital: one for expectant parents about integrating their newborns into homes with pets, and one teaching proper techniques for CPR for animals.
Congratulations to Dr. Wiegard.