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CHEYENNE – The Cheyenne Animal Shelter Board recently elected Samantha Vernon to serve as the its new president.

Vernon is a veterinarian at Frontier Veterinary Clinic. She has practiced in Cheyenne for the past eight years, and has served on the shelter board for four. She is currently the Animal Welfare Committee’s chairwoman.

She replaces former Board President Tammy Maas.

A graduate of Western University in California, Vernon completed a clinical internship in equine practice at Southwest Equine Medical and Surgical Center in Scottsdale, Arizona. She holds a bachelor’s degree in equine science from Colorado State University. She enjoys all aspects of mixed animal medicine, and has special interest in small animal surgery and orthopedics.

“I’m looking forward to working with this dedicated board and staff in setting new goals and meeting the challenges of animal sheltering and welfare in our community,” Vernon said.

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