Dr. Jon Klingborg has served the CVMA for 23 years with membership in 30 different committees, task forces, and boards. While serving on the CVMA Agriculture Committee, he became a delegate to the CVMA House of Delegates, then was elected to the CVMA Board of Governors, and was eventually elected CVMA president and served in this capacity from 2004 to 2005.
Dr. Klingborg has been extremely active on many CVMA committees including the Agriculture, Public Relations, Human-Animal Bond, Finance, Legislative, and Political Action Committees. His involvement with CVMA task forces includes the Veterinary Economics, Dues, Mentoring, Animal Welfare, Physical Therapy, Restructuring, Animal Rehabilitation, Sunset Review, Eight Principles, and Premises Task Forces.
As part of the CVMA Legislative Committee for many years and its chair for nine, Dr. Klingborg was prepared for every meeting; and was knowledgeable of each bill, its updates, and its sponsor’s agenda. As Dr. Richard Sullivan explained, “His knowledge of the political process and how the CVMA fits into that process, is impressive.”
Dr. Klingborg is also a member of the California Veterinary Medical Board’s Multidisciplinary Committee (MDC) and has been its chair for the last two years. In this regulatory capacity, the MDC has had to address some very serious and difficult issues such as animal physical rehabilitation and minimum standards of practice, as well as others that are important to the CVMA, its members, and the veterinary profession.
The efforts of Dr. Klingborg reflect a dedication that exemplifies a lifelong involvement in a profession that he takes pride in.