Streett Receives MVMA
Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Richard P.
Streett, Jr. (right) receives MVMA’s Lifetime Achievement Awards
from friend and colleague Dr. John Brooks.
Richard P. Streett, Jr., VMD, of Bel
Air was honored by the MVMA with a Lifetime Achievement Award in
recognition of his many years of meritorious service to the MVMA,
AVMA, and to his community. Dr. John Brooks introduced his good
friend of many years, Dick, lauding him, and sharing Streett’s
resume with attendees of the general meeting of the MVMA during
the recent summer conference.
A native of Harford County, Streett
attended college at the University of Maryland, then completed
veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania in 1969. He
spent two years as a captain in the Army Veterinary Corps, then
opened his first practice in Churchville in 1971. This mixed
practice evolved into a small animal exclusive practice, with
associated boarding and grooming facilities. He added two clinic
locations in Bel Air and Havre de Grace in 2000 and 2007,
respectively, before retiring from practice in 2011. His son,
Richard P. Street, III, DVM, Rich, carries on the family
tradition at Churchville Veterinary Clinic, Inc. with two
partners in the 10-doctor, three-location practice, and in the
Streett joined the Maryland
Veterinary Medical Association and American Veterinary Medical
Association upon graduation from veterinary school. He became an
MVMA executive board member in 2005, serving as the AVMA’s
alternate delegate, until he became the state’s primary delegate
in 2010, a position he holds today. He chaired the MVMA
Legislative and Political Action Committee from 2002-2005. He
also serves as a board member of the Maryland Veterinary
Foundation, chairing the group from 2005-2008. The MVMA
recognized his many achievements in 2011 with presentation of
the Maryland Distinguished Veterinarian Award. His AVMA service
includes not only the House of Delegates, but also a seat on the
board of the American Veterinary Medical Foundation since 2007;
currently, he is chairman of the board.
He actively supports Virginia
Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine and served as
an advisory board member from 1995-2005. In 1998 he was elected
to the John Dalton Society of Friends of the VMRCVM. He
supported the Harford Community College by sitting on the Board
of Trustees from 1980 to 2008, holding many offices, culminating
with chairman in 2007-2008. He also was a working member of the
Maryland Higher Education Commission from 1992-2004, with a
position as finance policy chairman from 1997-2004.
In his community he supports the
not-for profit health network Upper Chesapeake Health Systems,
by membership, board service, and chairing the Upper Chesapeake
Health Foundation. He represents veterinarians on the Maryland
Agricultural Commission, as well as acting as secretary to the
Maryland Environmental Service Board of Directors. He has
chaired the Harford County Economic Development Advisory Board
and the Member Building Committee of St. Ignatius Church, and
has held offices with the Steppingstone Museum and Churchville
Ruritan Club, and is a member of the Harford County Farm Bureau.
Dick lives with his wife Esther in
Bel Air, where they enjoy their 3 children and 6 grandchildren.
Other enjoyments include hunting, fishing and snowmobiling. Dick
Streett has worked tirelessly for the profession and his
community on many levels, and it seems likely that his efforts
for others will continue.
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