Three Local Veterinarians Recently Elected to VHA Board of Directors

April 3, 2017

SOUTH SAINT PAUL, MN – (April 3, 2017) – Veterinary Hospitals Association (VHA), the leading association for veterinary practices in the Midwest, announced today the election of three local veterinarians to the VHA Board of Directors.


Dr. Abby Coodin, owner of Painted Sky Veterinary Services in Amery, WI; Dr. Jami Stromberg, owner of Brooklyn Park Pet Hospital in Brooklyn Park, MN; and Dr. Steven Olson, owner of East Lake Animal Clinic in Minneapolis, MN, will join the VHA Board of Directors and provide their experience and expertise in guiding the association.

“Having a range of doctors in ages and whose interests range vary from providing quality home care to exotic and small animal care to specialized surgery is truly an asset to our Board of Directors and association,” stated VHA Executive Director Jeff Benson. “We are better able to meet the needs of our members, who’s similar interests and goals are represented through the individuals on our board.”

The three newly elected board members join Dr. Speltz as well as Vice-President Dr. Scott Murphy, Treasurer Dr. Carissa Williamson, Secretary Dr. Anna Ruelle, and Directors Dr. Tom Skadron and Dr. Cynthia Fetzer.

Drs. Coodin, Stromberg, and Olson are replacing the vacant seats left by Dr. Ann Fischer and Dr. Nikki Burk, whose term limits had been reached.

About Veterinary Hospitals Association

Established in 1984, Veterinary Hospitals Association (VHA) is a member-driven association organized to represent the interests of members and the veterinary community. VHA currently serves more than 400 veterinary practices. The goal of VHA is to enhance the profitability of each member practice by positively impacting its bottom line. With member involvement, VHA will continue to offer services that either save money or make money for all members. Follow VHA on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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Stephanie Onken
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Veterinary Hospitals Association