Hanson set to retire

Hanson set to retire

A new year will present changes for the Kansas Board of Veterinary Examiners (KBVE). Dr. Dirk Hanson, investigator and former executive director, will retire at the end of this year after serving the KBVE for twenty-four years. Hanson’s service to Kansas and the practice of veterinary medicine is unmatched. The KVMA Board of Directors wishes Dr. Hanson a new journey of success and happiness in this new path of life.

Dr. Hanson asked to share a message with KVMA members and friends. Please see his message below.

Dear Kansas Veterinary Medical Association Members,

For the past twenty-four years, I have had the pleasure of working for the Kansas Board of Veterinary Examiners and with the Kansas Veterinary Medical Association. Together, we have accomplished much in promoting
public health, safety, and welfare relative to the practice of veterinary medicine in our state.

“To everything there is a season”, and having achieved these many accomplishments together, I believe that the ‘season’ has arrived for me to retire from my position with the Board of Examiners. It has been an honor and privilege to serve. I so greatly appreciate the respect and professionalism you each have shown me. You have all been a great joy to work with.

“There is nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his works.” Thank you all so much for your making this twenty-four year season such a great cause for rejoicing in the works we have done together.

Dirk Hanson, DVM

The KBVE is seeking a candidate to fill a vacancy for Investigator/Compliance Officer. This position is primarily responsible for investigating complaints filed with the Board of Veterinary Examiners. Job duties will also include some inspection of veterinary premises to ensure compliance with laws and regulations. The investigation and inspection duties are necessary to fulfill the agency mission of promoting public health, safety, and welfare by effective enforcement of the Veterinary Practice Act. For more information, please visit the KBVE website at www.kbve.kansas.gov.