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19th Annual MVMF Golf Classic makes a record in contributions!

19th Annual MVMF Golf Classic makes a record in contributions!

The 2013 Champions are NEW this year with a winning low score of 53.  They are:  Karl Omdahl, Dr. Matt Kruse, Dr. Brent Born, and Dr. Laird Goodman, great supporters of the Golf Classic and the MVMF.  Congratulations and thank you for your support. 

In 2013 there were 4 competing classes for the Jim Libby Class Trophy.  The trophy was renamed in 2010 to honor Dr. Jim Libby, the first MVMF Golf Committee chairperson and longtime MVMF supporter.

Competing class foursomes were 1967, 1970, 1983, 1985We have filled up one trophy with their names and are working on a second!  Will someone beat the Class of 1985?!  Congratulations once again Class of 1985; Dr. George Theisen, Dr. Jim Winsor, Dr. Tim Krienke, Dr. Kirk Smith!   The MVMF challenges all classes to put together a foursome and compete to become a NEW foursome on the traveling trophy.  It is a great way to make an annual tradition and reunion out of supporting the MVMF!  These classmates have perfected how to have fun while they Tee it Up!

Jim Libby Class Champions - Class of 1985

Dr. Jim Winsor, Dr. Kirk Smith, Dr. George Theisen, Dr. Tim Krienke

Foursomes consisting entirely of senior golfers (age 60 and over) competed for the 8th year for the traveling “Brandjord Memorial Trophy” established in tribute to Dr. Steve Brandjord, MVM Foundation Golf Committee chair from 1999-2003.    Congratulations to our senior golfers and the Class of 1970!

Brandjord Memorial Trophy Champions.

Again this year we awarded the Top Women’s Team – the team with the lowest score comprised all of women golfers.  We had only two completely women golf teams BUT – 31 women golfers.  The TOP women’s team was from New Ulm Regional Veterinary Center;  Stacy Hillesheim, Dr. Sue Chapman, Melissa Bauer, and Denise Kuester.  Congratulations.  Let’s get more foursomes of women golfers in 2014.

Volunteers on the course save the day and we want to thank them for giving their day up to support the MVMF .  Thank you to all the hardworking volunteers:

Kara Michael Carmody, MVMF Scholarship Recipient

George Ruth, DVM

Bob Dietl, DVM

Carrie Rodman, DVM, MVMF Director

Linda Spengler, MVMF Director

Sharon Hurley, DVM, MVMF Director

Dave Perry

Dick Olson, DVM

 Delores Olson

Jeanne Reierson

Megan Wood, VetCamp demonstrator

Thank You to MVMF Golf Sponsors!  Please Support our Sponsors

The 19th Annual Golf Classic was one of our most successful golf classic fundraisers.  The hardworking committee members together with 81 generous sponsors helped our committee exceed their GOAL of $43,000 for a fourth year by raising $47,125 in sponsorship dollars.   This helps fund the total of $82,500 in award contributions given out in 2013 for scholarships and non-scholarship grants.  In 2013 we are BOLDLY recognizing those sponsors which support the MVMF at our two fundraising events each year; the Golf Classic and Clay Shoot.  Those BOLD “Double Birdie” sponsors support allow the MVMF to step up support too! 

These sponsors deserve your support, please thank them and support them.  They support the future of the veterinary profession.

On the course, at the MVMF Golf Classic, we continue to fundraise – thank you to all attendees who increase their chances at getting on the trophy by donating to our Mulligans, Buy a Putts, and ruler pot!  The MVMF even found three young fundraisers at a lemonade stand, with lemonade donated by the Refuge, thank you for donating $270 to quench your thirst!  It all adds up and it’s looking like one of our most successful events ever!


Double Eagle FULL Course Sponsor in 2013!

Veterinary Hospitals Association

Eagle Sponsors

Companion Animal Eye Center, C. L. Sillerud, DVM

Gehrman Animal Hospital


Midwest Veterinary Supply

Twin Cities Veterinary Surgery

Veterinary Surgical Specialists

BluePearl Veterinary Partners

University of MN CVM

Boehringer Ingelheim

Invisible Fence of the Twin Cities

Affiliated Emergency Veterinary Services

Animal Emergency & Referral Center of MN

Lockridge, Grindal & Nauen, P. L. L. P.



J. L. Sullivan Construction

Mutual of Omaha


Birdie Sponsors

Beyond Indigo

Cedar Pet Clinic Lake Elmo

Gateway Bank

Graphic Resources


Inver Grove Heights Animal Hospital

Lake Superior X-Ray


MWI Veterinary Supply

Nutramax Laboratories

US Bank

Veterinary Cardiology Specialists, PLLC

Veterinary Imaging Consultants

Veterinary Products Laboratories

Virbac Animal Health

Waddell & Reed



Par Sponsors

Anchor Bank

Arnold & Rodman, PLLC

Dr. John Baillie

Continuing Education & Conference Center

Dr. Stan Diesch

Dr. John Lillie


DSC Consulting

Hilton Minneapolis

Innovative Office Solutions

iVet Prof. Formulas

Jorgensen Laboratories

Lake Elmo Bank

Living Art-N-Life

Loggers Trail & Sawmill

Marshfield Laboratories

MN State Fair

Oak Glen Golf Course

Park Midway Bank

Refuge Golf Club

Ridges at Sand Creek

Scott Builders


Sunrise Banks


Dr. Sally Ryan

Veterinary Dermatology Services

The Clinic and Hospitals Course Sponsorship is in its 10th year had 17 supporting clinics and hospitals.  Those BOLDLY recognized support both the Golf Classic and Clay Shoot.  Thank you!  Your banner hangs proudly in the MVMA conference room and will be displayed again at the MVMA Annual Meeting in February 2014.  Thank you.


Burnsville Parkway Animal Hospital

Bush Lake Pet Hospital

Corcoran Pet Care Center, LLC

Glen Lake Animal Hospital

Keller Lake Animal Hospital

Kitty Klinic

Lake County Veterinary Clinic

Lake Region Equine Center

Maplewood Veterinary & Animal Hospital

New Ulm Regional Veterinary Clinic

North Country Veterinary Clinic

Rice Pet Clinic

Rockford Road Animal Clinic

Shoreview North Oaks Animal Hospital

St. Francis Animal & Bird Hospital







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