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Overseers Update: Penn Vet Adds Three to Board of Overseers

Published: May 6, 2013

New members include:

Amy Attas, G’83, V’87

Amy Attas, G’83, V’87 of New York, NY. Dr. Attas is the founder of City Pets, a veterinary house-call practice in Manhattan. A graduate of Barnard College, Dr. Attas earned her graduate and veterinary degree from Penn Vet and then completed an internship at the Animal Medical Center in Manhattan. After four years in private practice at an Upper East Side animal hospital, Dr. Attas established City Pets in 1992 in order to provide convenience and top-tier care to her clients. Since its inception, City Pets has provided care to more than 10,000 pets.

Dr. Attas is an executive board member of the Veterinary Medical Association of the City of New York, during which time she served as chair of its Animal Health Committee and as the Society’s official liaison to government agencies and other veterinary organizations, as well as serving as its spokesperson. She has received the Society’s Merit Award and its Award for Outstanding Service to Veterinary Medicine. In addition, Dr. Attas has served as a member of the President’s Science Advisory Board for the president of Barnard College and is an active fundraiser for the Global Health Program of the Wildlife Conservation Society and other animal‐welfare related charities.

She enjoys cooking, reading, hiking and traveling. Dr. Attas and her husband Stephen live with two rescued pugs, Winston and Cleopatra.

Margaret Hamilton Duprey

Margaret Hamilton Duprey of West Grove, PA. Mrs. Duprey is a lifelong equestrian enthusiast with a passion for dressage. In 2010 Mrs. Duprey’s horse, Otto, a Danish Warmblood, competed on the World Equestrian team for dressage. A committed horse owner who believes in providing the best possible care, Mrs. Duprey worked with veterinarians at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center to establish a home-care nursing program for horses, called Equi-Assist, which provides post-hospital and continued care at a horse’s home barn. She and her husband own Cherry Knoll Farm in Chester County, PA, where they breed, raise, show and sell Black Angus cattle.

Mrs. Duprey has served on the Board of Cabrini College for more than 27 years, spending seven of those years as chair. Having graduated from Cabrini, Mrs. Duprey also received a Doctor of Humane Letters from that institution. Currently, Mrs. Duprey serves on the Board of Trustees for The Hamilton Family Foundation, SVF Foundation, the US Equestrian Team Foundation and Treasurer for Community Clothes Charity.

Mark D. Spitzer, W’71

Mark D. Spitzer, W’71 of New York, NY. Mr. Spitzer is a graduate of University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School. A co-founder and principal of the Clinton Companies (a holding company engaged in real estate investment), Mr. Spitzer also co-founded and served as chief financial officer of International Telecommunication Data Systems, Inc., until its sale in 1999.

Mr. Spitzer is a former member of the Wharton Entrepreneurial Advisory Board and the College House Advisory Board and has, over the years, demonstrated his philanthropic support and volunteer leadership, initially by establishing an endowed scholarship in memory of his sister. In addition, Mr. Spitzer, who has been a client at New Bolton Center since 2001, owns MDS Farms in Pine Plains, NY where he breeds and races thoroughbreds.