HJ747: Commending Steve Rogers.


HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 747
Commending Steve Rogers.

 

Agreed to by the House of Delegates, January 28, 2019
Agreed to by the Senate, February 7, 2019

 

WHEREAS, Steve Rogers, a beloved and accomplished veterinarian at the Falls Church Animal Hospital, retired on September 28, 2016; and

WHEREAS, Steve Rogers grew up in Smithfield, where he was exposed to veterinary medicine from an early age; his father was a large animal veterinarian, as were two uncles and a great uncle; and

WHEREAS, Steve Rogers attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University for his undergraduate degree before being accepted into a prestigious and selective program at the University of Georgia, where he earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree; and

WHEREAS, Steve Rogers worked initially in Richmond and Southeast Washington, D.C., before joining the Falls Church Animal Hospital in 1975, which at the time was a small two-doctor operation; and

WHEREAS, Steve Rogers gave generously of his time to civic causes in the community, serving as vice mayor of Falls Church, as a member of city council, and as the head of the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce and of the Falls Church Housing Commission; and

WHEREAS, pet owners describe Steve Rogers as an empathetic, dedicated, kind, and conscientious doctor, and his colleagues in the now state-of-the-art, multi-veterinarian, specialized practice call him irreplaceable; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby commend Steve Rogers, a beloved and accomplished veterinarian at the Falls Church Animal Hospital, on his retirement after 41 years of service to pets and their owners in the Falls Church area; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Steve Rogers as an expression of the General Assembly’s admiration for his commitment to the health and welfare of animals.

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 747

Offered January 24, 2019
Commending Steve Rogers.
Patrons-- Simon; Senator: Saslaw

WHEREAS, Steve Rogers, a beloved and accomplished veterinarian at the Falls Church Animal Hospital, retired on September 28, 2016; and

WHEREAS, Steve Rogers grew up in Smithfield, where he was exposed to veterinary medicine from an early age; his father was a large animal veterinarian, as were two uncles and a great uncle; and

WHEREAS, Steve Rogers attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University for his undergraduate degree before being accepted into a prestigious and selective program at the University of Georgia, where he earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree; and

WHEREAS, Steve Rogers worked initially in Richmond and Southeast Washington, D.C., before joining the Falls Church Animal Hospital in 1975, which at the time was a small two-doctor operation; and

WHEREAS, Steve Rogers gave generously of his time to civic causes in the community, serving as vice mayor of Falls Church, as a member of city council, as the head of the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce and of the Falls Church Housing Commission; and

WHEREAS, pet owners describe Steve Rogers as an empathetic, dedicated, kind, and conscientious doctor, and his colleagues in the now state-of-the-art, multi-veterinarian, specialized practice call him irreplaceable; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby commend Steve Rogers, a beloved and accomplished veterinarian at the Falls Church Animal Hospital, on his retirement after 41 years of service to pets and their owners in the Falls Church area; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Steve Rogers as an expression of the General Assembly’s admiration for his commitment to the health and welfare of animals.