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Cornell Graduates Recognized at Veterinary Conference

 

At the awards banquet hosted by the New York State Veterinary Medical Society and the Cornell Veterinary Alumni Association, Cornell graduates were recognized for outstanding service, distinguished life service, and Dr. Alexander de Lahunta was presented with the Daniel Elmer Salmon Award for Distinguished Alumni Service.

Arthur Kronfeld and Wayne Warriner, Jr., were recognized at the New York State Veterinary Conference with the Distinguished Life Service award and the Veterinarian of the Year award, respectively. The conference was held October 2-5, 2008, at Cornell University.

Kronfeld DVM '59, who was named New York State Veterinarian of the Year in 1988, was the director/owner of the Port Washington Animal Hospital on Long Island from 1963 to 2000. Kronfeld is a shareholder and continues to work part-time at the practice. His Distinguished Life Service award pays tribute to a lifetime of good and faithful contributions to the profession and to the New York State Veterinary Medical Society (NYSVMS).

Kronfeld is an active member of the Long Island Veterinary Medical Association and served on its board of directors and as president. He was elected by his colleagues to represent them on the New York State Veterinary Medical Society executive board and served from 1978 to 1984. During this time, he served on several committees, including government relations, management relations, site selection, and awards committee, which he chaired. Under his leadership, the awards committee revised and improved recognition for outstanding contributions to the profession.

Warriner DVM '67 owns Avon Animal Hospital, a small animal practice. Active in the Finger Lakes Veterinary Medical Association, he served as treasurer, board member, and president. Like Kronfeld, he was elected by his colleagues to represent them on the NYSVMS executive board and served two terms, from 1997 through 2004.

Warriner also volunteers for community organizations. He has been a member of the Avon Rotary for 22 years and served as president, treasurer, and chairman of several committees. He has been a member of the Dunkirk Kiwanis for 16 years and has been president and a board member.

Warriner's dedication to veterinary medicine has earned him numerous accolades from his colleagues, and he epitomizes what the Veterinarian of the Year award was established to recognize: commitment, fellowship, and volunteerism.


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