The Mississippi Veterinary Medical Association, a non-profit association of veterinary professionals, chose Dr. James Randolph as the 2015 Veterinarian of the Year during the Annual Business Meeting. This year’s meeting was held on February 28 at their Winter Conference at the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Candidates are nominated by their peers in the Association and receive unanimous approval of the Board of Directors.
At the awards ceremony, he was lauded for service to his patients and clients through 35 years of practice; community service including Adopt-A-Roadway in Long Beach, MS; 18 years on the Board of Directors for the Humane Society of South Mississippi, serving twice as president; service to his colleagues through the South Mississippi Veterinary Medical Association as president, vice-president and 30 continuous years as secretary-treasurer since 1985. He also serves on the board of the Mississippi Animal Disaster Relief Fund, which provides help statewide to animal owners affected by natural disasters. He writes a blog on pet care, MyPetsDoctor.com, and was one of the original writers of Your Pet’s Doctor, a weekly newspaper column in The Sun Herald.
“Dr. Randolph has served the pet owners of the Mississippi Gulf Coast in exemplary fashion for over three decades, and also serves his local community in many other ways. He is very active in the South Mississippi Veterinary Medical Association, having provided its ‘backbone’ as Secretary/Treasurer for many years. He is also very active in his church and with other civic and veterinary functions,” says Dr. Greg McGrath, colleague. Graduating in 1980, Dr. Randolph received his D.V.M. from Auburn’s College of Veterinary Medicine.