NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - The following information was provided by the North Salem Chamber of Commerce:
The North Salem Chamber of Commerce recently honored Dr. John A. Wilson of the Brewster Veterinary Hospital as its 2015 Person of the Year.
Wilson and his wife Tobé are long-time residents of North Salem and active in the community.
“The North Salem Chamber is delighted to have had this opportunity to honor Jack Wilson who has given so much to the animal and human residents of our community,” said Chamber President Frank Bastone, who owns Pinnacle Trips. “Jack demonstrates the kindness we all strive to achieve in our lives.”
A 1972 graduate of the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University, Wilson is also a New York State and federal government wildlife rehabilitator, and his practice has seen many an injured wild bird or abandoned fawn or orphaned raccoon, in addition to the usual domestic pets and farm animals. He is the recipient of numerous awards for his work with wild animals and endangered species, among them the New York State Humane Association “Tribute for Special Veterinary Services for the benefit of Wildlife and for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.”
A long-time supporter of the Farm & Wildlife Center at Green Chimneys School, where he provides his services pro bono, Wilson was honored with that organization’s Green Chimneys Wildlife Award for his commitment to the rehabilitation of injured wildlife.
In 1984, Wilson was made a diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, which advances the quality of veterinary medicine through certification of veterinarians who demonstrate excellence in species-oriented clinical practice. He was recertified again in 2014.
He and his wife are members of the North Salem Historical Society, Open Land Foundation, Improvement Society and the North Salem Library.
The Brewster Veterinary Hospital is located on 3455 Danbury Road (Route 6).