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  News from the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association                                                    Summer 2010

Chris Runde, DVM Named 2010 Maryland Distinguished Veterinarian

Chris H. Runde, DVM has been selected to receive The Maryland Distinguished Veterinarian Award in recognition of and in appreciation for his outstanding leadership, dedication and continued commitment to the Veterinary Profession. Dr. Runde is a 1981 Magna Cum Laude graduate of University of Maryland College Park with a degree in agriculture. He then went on to receive his doctorate in veterinary medicine from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1985. He is also a 1978 graduate of Snow Hill High School.

Dr. Runde has been a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association since 1981 and a member of the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association since 1985. From 1985-1987, Dr. Runde worked as an associate veterinarian at Squire Veterinary

Clinic in Upper Marlboro, MD. In 1987, he co-purchased Tidewater Veterinary Hospital in Charlotte Hall, MD.

In 2003, Dr. Runde was appointed to the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners and in 2004 he was elected president. He is also the secretary of the Maryland Veterinary Foundation, the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association’s scholarship committee.

Beyond clinical practice, Dr. Runde is also heavily involved with his community. He was on the Board of Directors of the Summerseat Sanctuary, a working historic farm in St. Mary’s county. He also wrote an “Ask the Vet” column for Equine Athlete magazine. Dr. Runde continues to serve as adjunct faculty with the Senior Preceptor Program at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.

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