Outstanding Service

Dr. Fred Sick (’74)
There is much Fred Sick of Sioux Center, Iowa, can take pride in throughout his many years as a veterinarian including receiving the 2020 Outstanding Service Award from the Veterinary Medical Alumni Association for his work to help young vets get their start in the industry. Sick has been instrumental in initiating and supporting the CVM White Coat Ceremony, is a past president of the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association and the Northwest Iowa Veterinary Medical Association and advising pre-veterinary students through a pre-veterinary club at Dordt University in Sioux Center and Northwestern College in Orange City. “We have monthly meetings for Dordt and Northwestern,” he said. “We like to do a tour annually, at least one, where we go into a vet clinic or the Omaha Zoo. I know the vets down there, so we do a backdoor tour of the vet medicine part of the Omaha Zoo, which is amazing.”