University Veterinary Specialists, a referral emergency and specialty veterinary hospital located in McMurray, recently announced the appointment of Apryle Horbal, VMD MRCVS, to the Pennsylvania Board of Veterinary Medicine. Gov. Tom Wolf and the state Senate wrote to congratulate Horbal on her appointment, beginning in March. Horbal, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in the UK, has most recently dedicated her career to the betterment of companion pets and large animals as the president of University Veterinary Specialists. Horbal is also the co-founder of VetNOW, a telehealth initiative dedicated to setting standards of excellence in the emerging field of veterinary telemedicine. Members of the board are tasked with regulating the practice of veterinary medicine and protecting the public from unauthorized veterinary practices. In this board position, Horbal will have the opportunity to guide legislation and streamline veterinary practices across the commonwealth and the nation.

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