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ROBERT T. FRANKLIN, DVM (INTERNAL MEDICINE SPECIALTY)

Dr. Franklin has been involved with the OVMA on animal welfare issues and has been instrumental in getting legislation passed, like the mandatory reporting of animal abuse by veterinarians and veterinary technicians. He continues to be an advocate for the Delta Society promoting the health benefits of animals to human health. He is a diehard baseball fan and lives and breathes with the New York Mets. One of his goals is to visit every Major League Baseball stadium in the U.S. He was a swimmer at Washington State University, along with a university Senator.

Accolades

EXPERIENCE

1988 – Present: Specialty practice in Veterinary Internal Medicine

1988 – 1992: Chief of Staff at Dove Lewis Memorial Emergency Veterinary Hospital

1988: Board Certification in Small Animal Veterinary Internal Medicine, Diplomate ACVIM

1986 – 1988: Small Animal Practice, Marina Del Rey, CA

1984 – 1986: Assistant Professor – Western College of Veterinary Medicine – Saskatchewan, Canada

1982 – 1984: Small Animal Internal Medicine Residency, University of Missouri

1980 – 1982: Private Practice Monrovia, CA

1979 – 1980: Small Animal Internship at Animal Med Center, NY, NY

1979: Graduated Cum Laude from Washington State University

AWARDS

2013: OVMA Meritorious Service Award

2012: Distinguished Veterinary Alumus Award for Excellence in Practice

2003: OVMA Animal Welfare Award

1995: Outstanding Service Award AAHA NW Region

BOARDS & ACTIVITIES

2009 – 2011: AAHA Committee for Canine Vaccine Guidelines

2010 – Present: Chair for Committee for the OVMA for Establishing Hospice Guidelines for the State of Oregon

1998 – 2007: Delta Society Board of Directors

2003 – 2005: Chairperson of Delta Society

1992 – 1995: Portland Veterinary Med Association

1993 – 1994: President PVMA

1995 – 1999: Oregon Veterinary Medical Association Board

1997 – 1998: President OVMA

1989 – 1995: Oregon Humane Society Board of Directors