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Dr. Rachel Kelly Klemawesch joined the FVMA Board of Directors in November, as the District 4 Representative. She is President-elect of the Pinellas County VMA, was a member of the Hillsborough County Animal Advisory Committee in 2010-2011, and serves on the FVMA’s Animal Welfare Committee. District 4 is comprised of Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas and Sumter Counties in West Central Florida. Local veterinary associations in District 4 include Hillsborough VMA, Pasco Hernando VMA, Pinellas County VMA and Suncoast VMA. Dr. Klemawesch holds two degrees from Auburn University. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Language (German), graduating Cum Laude in 1992, and then received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1996 from the university’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Klemawesch is presently Medical Director and associate Veterinarian at Northeast Animal Hospital in St. Petersburg, a small animal clinic with a patient

profile that includes dogs, cats, other small mammals, birds, and reptiles. She is a graduate of the North American Veterinary Post Graduate Institute's Intermediate and Advanced Animal Behavior Programs, and has been applying her expertise in this field through her work with pets within hospitals and on a referral basis since 2006. When asked, the newest FVMA Board member says: “I wanted to become a veterinarian from the time I was six years old, and began volunteering/working in veterinary hospitals in high school. I grew up as a "military brat" - living in many different states and overseas, and actually graduated from high school in Germany.” She is happily married with a 19 month old daughter and is expecting a new baby any day now. Dr. Klemawesch confesses that she has great appreciation for her colleagues who serve the profession and would like to find ways to get new veterinarians involved in organized medicine. She says, “I have only become involved

in organized veterinary medicine and community animal related issues in recent years. In the early years of my career, I was absorbed in developing clinical skills and did not realize the great need that exists for veterinarians to volunteer their time and energy to important issues that we face as a profession. The more I learn and become involved, the more I appreciate the veterinarians who have come before me (many of whom are still very actively involved in these issues on local, state, and national levels) for their dedication and sacrifice of personal time. I would like to find ways to get newer veterinarians involved in their organizations and realize not only that their voices can be heard, but they can have a significant impact on our collective future with their efforts. I find the process professionally and personally rewarding, and enjoy interactions with and perspectives of veterinarians that I might not otherwise have met.” www.fvma.org  |  7


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Administrative & Financial Affairs Telephone/Fax/Emails Administrative & Financial Affairs Membership Dues Interest Income Special Project Funding from Reserves

$ 608,823 25,000

FVMA Political Committee

$ 30,000

Membership Services Program Member Services Income

$ 109,100

Industry Advisory Council

10,000

Inter-Professional Relations FVMA Foundation

$ 4,500

Educational Affairs Annual Conference

FAEP Operations Food Animal Conference Gulf-Atlantic Veterinary Conference

$ 520,000 390,380 13,000 405,000

Pharmacy Self Study

70,000

Veterinary Technician Program

23,515

CVA Certification Program

42,188

Communications & Public Relations

Advocate Advertising FVMA Website Total Income

Postage

12,000

Office Supplies

30,000

Office Equipment

35,000

Software Upgrades/Website Support Utilities

Legislative & Financial Affairs

Professional Liability Insurance Property Taxes

15,000 $ 2,308,506

Legislative Services Lobbying Expenses

3,000

27,300 1,500 6,500

Legal Counsel

5,000

C.E. Staff

3,000

Repairs & Maintenance

17,320

Equip. Lease/Service Contracts

18,000

Board & Officers Travel

37,500

Committee Travel/Expenses

23,000

Staff Travel

7,500

Outreach

1,000

President's Expenses

5,700

FVMA Elections

4,000

Memorials/Flowers/Gifts Membership Retention/Recruitment Staff Compensation

1,500 21,000 1,500 658,469

Payroll Taxes

56,061

Benefits Administration-PBS

10,996

Executive Director H S A

6,250

Employee Health Insurance

76,428

Retirement - Staff

23,423

Sub-Contract Sr. Veterinary Consultant $ 38,000

3,400

Accounting Services

Workers Compensation Legislative & Financial Affairs

5,000 23,200

Dues & Subscriptions

Staff Support $ 42,000

$ 18,000

Credit Card/Bank Fees Operating Contingency

1,712 5,000 30,000 5,347

Legislator Contact Program

15,000

Property Casualty Insurance

17,000

Legal Counsel Legislation

10,000

Special Project Funding

25,000

Legislative Contingency

15,000

FVMA Political Committee

30,000

Educational Affairs

Annual Conference FAEP Operations Food Animal Conference Gulf-Atlantic Veterinary Conference Pharmacy/Laws & Rules Self Study Veterinary Technician Program

$ 280,000 249,000 9,000 290,000 38,000 400

AVMA Support

$ 10,000

$ 19,000

FVMA Foundation Payout

4,500

North American Veterinary Conference

3,500

Communications & Public Relations Advocate Expenses FVMA Website Develop/Maintenance FVMA Awards FVMA Leadership Conference FAEP Council

Membership Services Program Industry Advisory Council

Inter-Professional Relations

Total Expenses Net Income or (Loss)

$ 36,000 15,000 3,000 10,000 6,500 $ 2,308,506 $        –

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