ABVMA Announces New 2015 President, Dr. Louis Kwantes

EDMONTON, March 4, 2015 /CNW/ - The Alberta Veterinary Medical Association (ABVMA) is very pleased to announce that Dr. Louis Kwantes has been appointed to the position of ABVMA President.

Dr. Kwantes is a companion animal practitioner and is co-owner of Park Veterinary Centre in Sherwood Park, Alberta.

Louis was born in the United States, and spent most of his youth in Tokyo, Japan. Following graduation from high school there he attended college in Iowa for several years, after which he was accepted into the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program at Ontario Veterinary College (OVC). After graduating from OVC in 1987, Louis went on to obtain his MSc in tropical veterinary medicine from the Centre for Tropical Veterinary Medicine in Edinburgh, Scotland. Louis has been fortunate to work as a veterinarian in a variety of places including four years in the Sultanate of Oman, and shorter stints in Uzbekistan and Jordan. 

Dr. Kwantes has been an active member of the ABVMA since 1994. His previous committee work included terms on the Complaint Review and Animal Welfare Advisory committees. Louis joined Council as a representative for the Central Region in 2012.

Louis lives in Sherwood Park, Alberta with his wife Janet. They have three adult children. Louis is active with his family, local church and volunteer opportunities. He enjoys travel, having most recently summited Mount Kilimanjaro in January, 2015 to celebrate his 25th wedding anniversary.

SOURCE Alberta Veterinary Medical Association

For further information: Midge Landals, ABVMA Manager, Communications and Professional Enhancement, (780) 489-5007


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