Extension’s Craig Payne is
New MVMA President
Dr. Craig A. Payne, director of the MU College of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Veterinary Extension and Continuing Education and assistant extension professor, was installed as president at the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association's (MVMA) Annual Convention held Jan. 18-20 at the Westin Crown Center Hotel, Kansas City, Mo.
As president, Payne will preside at all MVMA general membership meetings, serve as chair of the Board of Governors, be an ex-officio member of all MVMA committees, and report to the executive board on matters pertaining to the goals of the association.
Payne received his DVM degree from the MU College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. He spent his first year in practice at the Animal Medical Center in Marshfield, Mo., and then moved to Sedalia, Mo., where he eventually became a co-owner of the Sedalia Veterinary Center. He practiced in Sedalia until 2005 at which time he moved to Kingsville, Texas, where he pursued an master of science in agribusiness at the King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management at Texas A&M . After completing his master’s degree in 2007, he accepted a position as an Extension veterinarian for the University of Missouri.
Payne is a member and past president of the MVMA's West Central VMA as well as a member of the AVMA, Missouri Academy of Veterinary Practice, American Association of Bovine Practitioner (AABP) and Academy of Veterinary Consultants (AVC). He currently serves on several MVMA committees including chair of the 2013 Convention Planning Committee and a member of the Missouri Stocker Feeder Quality Assurance Program Committee. He is also on the board of directors for the AVC.
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