LARGO Ė The Florida Veterinary Medical Association recently awarded its Gold Star Award to Caroline Olausen, DVM, of Largo.
Olausen is one of eight Gold Star Award recipients who will be presented with their awards at the FVMA Awards Ceremony and Officer Installation on April 26, during the 85th FVMA annual conference.
Olausen is the president-elect of the Pinellas County Veterinary Medical Association. A 2005 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, she serves the Tampa Bay area as a relief veterinarian focused on surgery and shelter medicine. She is also an adjunct professor with the St. Petersburg College Veterinary Technology Program.
She was director of Veterinary Services for Pinellas County Animal Services from 2011-13, during which she evaluated and cared for approximately 42,000 animals. Olausen is also a featured speaker on FVMA continuing education programs. She is a member of the FVMA, American Veterinary Medical Association, and Association of Shelter Veterinarians, and she joined the Florida Animal Control Association Board of Directors in 2013.