DoveLewis Welcomes New Board President
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 7, 2013
Director of Communications
DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital Welcomes
Dr. Adrianne Fairbanks as 2013 Board President
Fairbanks makes history as the company’s first female board president in 40 years
PORTLAND, Ore. — DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital named Adrianne Fairbanks, DVM, as president of the nonprofit’s board of directors this week. Dr. Fairbanks has been a member of the DoveLewis board since 2008 and served as the vice president in 2012. Dr. Fairbanks’ appointment marks the first female to hold the position of board president since DoveLewis’ inception in 1973.
“Dr. Fairbanks is an extraordinary veterinarian and a tremendous asset to our organization,” says Ron Morgan, DoveLewis CEO. “She brings a wealth of knowledge in the field and has the passion and dedication to help strengthen DoveLewis’ impact in the community and in the industry.”
Dr. Fairbanks is a Northwest native and grew up in Eugene, Ore., before attending Michigan State University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in animal science. She graduated from Michigan State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree. Shortly after graduation, Dr. Fairbanks moved to the Portland metro region where she has been practicing veterinary medicine for more than 10 years. Dr. Fairbanks is currently an associate veterinarian with Pearl Animal Hospital in Portland, Ore.
The newly appointed Fairbanks will apply her experience and expertise to help guide DoveLewis’ strategic vision to achieve the organization’s goal of advancing emergency and critical veterinary care, extending the reach of the Portland veterinary community and promoting the well-being of animals and the human-animal bond throughout the community. Dr. Fairbanks began her one-year term on February 1, 2013.
In partnership with Portland Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA), the DoveLewis board of directors is comprised of 13 members, which include eight board certified, practicing veterinarians. The outgoing president, Dr. G. Mark Norman, is the co-founder of Bethany Family Pet Clinic and will remain active as a general board member for the 2013 term.
DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital, established in 1973 and based in Portland, Ore., is the only nonprofit, 24-hour emergency and intensive care unit in the region. DoveLewis provides donor-funded programs to the community, including one of the United States’ largest volunteer-based animal blood banks, a nationally recognized pet loss support program, 24-hour stabilizing care for lost, stray and wild animals and financial assistance for qualifying low-income families and abused animals. For more information, please visit DoveLewis.org.