Outstanding Service Award Winners

2020 Inductee’s

Kathy Gervais, DVM

Over the past 29 years, Dr. Kathy Gervais has been involved with many aspects of the veterinary profession. She has a passion for animal conservation; is a frequent volunteer for various organizations; a public educator of animal care issues; mentor to veterinary technicians, students, and others; a fundraiser, and an advocate. She is a supporter of the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) and is also active in various other conservation organizations including the Wild Cat Education and Conservation Fund, Snow Leopard Conservancy, and the Small Wild Cat Conservation Foundation, to name a few. Dr. Gervais remains active and generous with her time and experience, and is clearly a wonderful example of an Outstanding Service Award recipient.

Pauline White | San Diego County Veterinary Medical Association (SDCVMA)

As a 36-year member of the SDCVMA, Pauline White has done and seen it all. She has worked tirelessly on issues affecting the veterinary profession, animals, and animal owners in the San Diego County area for years and has provided an invaluable historical perspective to the SDCVMA board. Ms. White has kept up on current legislation and has reached out to the CVMA for clarification in order to pass on the correct information to the local community. She also ensured the SDCVMA organized quality CE for its members and helped make sure everything ran smoothly. Upon her retirement, her VMA would like to share her efforts with other veterinary professionals and recognize her outstanding service.

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