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Snyder makes appointments, reappointment to Board of Veterinary Medicine
December 18, 2014
LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of Amy Hicswa, of Middleville, and Anne Rice, of Williamston, and the reappointment of Collen Thorp-Stout, of Brutus, to the Michigan Board of Veterinary Medicine.
Housed within the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, the nine-member board evaluates and determines minimal entry level competency of veterinarians, and takes disciplinary action against any misconduct of licensees.
“I am confident these appointees will provide positive insights to the board and I think them for their commitment to the veterinarian profession in our state,” Snyder said.
Hicswa is a veterinarian with Bull Creek Veterinary Service, where she works with small animals and owned a companion animal mobile veterinary practice. Hicswa earned a doctor of veterinary medicine from Michigan State University. She represents veterinarians and replaces Christopher Rohwer.
Rice has been owner of The Visiting Vet since 1986. She has more than 36 years of experience in private practice and specializes in holistic and complementary medicine. Rice earned a bachelor’s degree and doctor of veterinary medicine from Michigan State University. She represents veterinarians and replaces Charlotte Kim.
Thorp-Stout has owned Maple River Animal Clinic since 1987. She has extensive experience in rural veterinary medicine and mixed animal practice. Thorp-Stout earned a doctor of veterinary medicine from Michigan State University. She continues to represent veterinarians.
Appointees will serve four-year terms expiring Dec. 31, 2018. Their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.