Dr. Moffatt was named the California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) "Registered Veterinary Technicians (RVTs) Outstanding Veterinarian of the Year" on June 30th in Long Beach, CA. Dr. Moffatt beat almost 10,000 veterinarians in the state to the title and was presented with the award at the CVMA’s annual industry awards ceremony. The award was presented by the CVMA President, Dr. Ken Pawlowski and a representative from the CVMA Registered Veterinary Technicians (RVT) board. The award recognizes a progressive veterinarian that utilizes his RVTs and staff to their fullest potential and distinguishes the importance of an educated, certified, professional technical staff. The award has never been awarded to a non-US citizen, nor a member so young.
At the ceremony a very humble Dr. Moffatt thanked his team and spoke of the importance of teamwork; whereby vets and technicians work together to meet patient needs through a linear structure.
“From my first day as a new graduate it was clear that RVTs were a critical factor in my ability to serve my patients and clients... They were my greatest support. In fact, many of my greatest attributes as a practicing veterinarian were learnt observing the same traits in the many wonderful technicians that I worked alongside.”
Dr. Moffatt is an advocate for professional development for all. He provides daily open communication with his team about the latest studies and funds continuing education classes for all his employees. He encourages his unlicensed veterinary assistants to enroll in the Penn Foster Program to become RVTs and funds their tuition.
Despite his tireless commitment to supporting and mentoring his team, he still continues to provide outstanding care for several species besides cats and dogs, including pigs, goats, sheep, small mammals, birds, reptiles, and even fish! His work is never done. He is well known for delivering food and medications to clients doors and regularly visiting clients at home, out of hours, to make sure all their problems are taken care of and all their questions are answered. He never gives up on cases and strives to make the best outcome for the patient and client alike.
Dr. Moffatt’s generosity and passion for pets extends to the greater Bay Area community where he supports numerous charities such as: Guide Dogs for the Blind, The Canine Companions for Independence and the California Potbellied Pig Association among others. He is a regular speaker at East Bay schools and local 4H groups, inspiring the vets of tomorrow. His hospital takes care of the Alameda County K9 unit’s 22 service dogs and provides flea, tick and heartworm prevention free of charge. He is an active board member and past Vice President of the Alameda County Veterinary Medical Association (ACVMA).
The CVMA is as one of the largest veterinary medical associations in the nation with more than 7,200 members. It has assumed its leadership position through ambitious, innovative programs improving animal and human health in an ethically and socially responsible manner.
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