[January 13, 2011; Philadelphia, PA] – Kaitlyn Hellner-Burris, Penn Vet student, has been named vice president of the National Veterinary Business Management Association (VBMA). Hellner-Burris, a member of Penn Vet’s Class of 2013, will officially take on her new role at VBMA’s National Meeting at the North American Veterinary Conference in Orlando, Florida January 14-17, 2011.
In this role, Hellner-Burris will be responsible for managing the Regional Leader team and liaising between the National Board and the VBMA’s chapters. She will also work with the Board to continue growing the Association and achieving its goals for 2011.
“Being offered a national board position was very exciting for me,” said Hellner-Burris. “I see this as a fantastic opportunity to work closely with other students around the world and network with veterinary and industry professionals to continue developing my leadership skills. It’s also an honor to continue the Penn legacy in the VBMA.”
Hellner-Burris is originally from Pittsburgh, PA. She attended Hiram College in Hiram, OH where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in neuroscience with a dual minor in writing and biology.
About the Veterinary Business Management Association
A brainchild of Penn Vet, VBMA was founded in 2001 and is the largest independent veterinary student organization in the world led, managed and organized by students. It is the fastest growing veterinary student group in the United States and currently has 28 chapters at vet schools nationwide, five international chapters and more than 2,600 student members. For more information, visit www.vbma.biz.