The Southeastern Michigan Veterinary Medical Association developed the SEMVMA Academy to celebrate the commitment of
veterinarians to the continual improvement of their professional knowledge and competence achieved through continuing
education. The Academy is the first institution in the State of Michigan to recognize and reward veterinarians for their
commitment to advance their continuing education.
Applicants must be a member of the SEMVMA, and have earned at least fifty (50) hours of continuing education in scientific sessions
(business management excluded) from January 1 to December 31 of the year the application is being submitted. Applications are evaluated
by the SEMVMA Academy's Membership Committee.
Membership is free of charge. Download your Academy application here!
The following are recognized 2016 Academy members:
Tracy Adams, DVM Plaza Veterinary Hospital
Christian Ast, DVM Plaza Veterinary Hospital
Steve Bailey, DVM, DABVP Exclusively Cats Veterinary Hospital
Michelle Carter, DVM Gasow Veterinary Hospital
Grace Chang, DVM Southfield Veterinary Hospital
Kathy Christy, DVM Oakland Hills Veterinary Hospital
Jill Crisp, DVM VCA Animal Hospital/Beach Road
Lauren Demos, BVMS honsBSc Exclusively Cats Veterinary Hospital
Marj Field, DVM Furever Friends Veterinary Services
Alicia Findora, DVM Fox Run Animal Hospital
Melissa Holahan, DVM, DACVECC Oakland Veterinary Referral Services
Tari Kern, DVM, CCRP, CVMA, CVSMT Pawsitive Steps Rehabilitation & Therapy for Pets
Ellen LaFramboise, DVM Animal Emergency Center
Molly Lynch, DVM Garden City Veterinary Hospital
Alice Marczewski, DVM Jefferson Veterinary Center
Michelle Meyer, DVM Serenity Animal Hospital
Karen Michalski, DVM Serenity Animal Hospital
Kathy Murphy, DVM Nucci Veterinary Clinic
John S. Parker, DVM Briarpointe Veterinary Clinic
Cheryl Rice, DVM, DACVIM - Oakland Veterinary Referral Services
Heather Robertson, DVM Animal Emergency Center
Julie Sherman, DVM Serenity Animal Hospital
Joel Smiler, DVM Relief Veterinarian
Dave Smith, DVM Leader Dogs for The Blind
Sandy Smith, DVM Animal Health Clinic
Emily Socks, DVM Oakland Hills Veterinary Hospital
Stephen Steep, DVM Oxford Veterinary Hospital
Melissa Theyyunni, DVM Animal Emergency Center
Laura Van de Grift, DVM Warren Woods Veterinary Hospital
Kelly Wilson, DVM Leader Dogs for The Blind
Kevin Windsor, DVM Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates
Michael Wolf, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology), CCRT - Animal Neurology & MRI Center
Andrea Zelten, DVM Jeffrey Animal Hospital
View previous years Academy Members here
Being admitted to the profession of veterinary medicine, I solemnly swear to use my scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of
society through the protection of animal health, the relief of animal suffering, the conservation of livestock resources, the promotion
of public health and the advancement of medical knowledge.
I will practice my profession conscientiously, with dignity and in keeping with the principles of veterinary medical ethics.
I accept as a lifelong obligation the continual improvement of my professional knowledge and competence.
Read the above words carefully. This is our professional oath as adopted by the American Veterinary Medical Association in
November 1999. These words encompass the basic beliefs of veterinarians. They are recited at oath and hooding ceremonies during
graduation from colleges of veterinary medicine throughout the United States. The rate of rapid advancements in all areas of
veterinary medicine and surgery prompted the addition of the last sentence.
Continuing education opportunities are available throughout the state, the nation, and in fact, throughout the world. Consider the
achievements made in veterinary medicine in just the last 10-15 years.
As significant advancements continue to be made, improvements in the quality of life for our patients and clients may be realized.
Continuing education is what delivers this advancement into your practice and taught you how to add them to your arsenal of treatment