2021 Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Robert Silcox
Hickory Veterinary Hospital
Robert D. Silcox, DVM, was presented with the prestigious Maryland Veterinary Medical Association (MDVMA) Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is given to a Maryland veterinarian for demonstrating a lifetime of significant contribution and selfless dedication to veterinary medicine, the health and welfare of animals, and the betterment of the profession through outstanding leadership in the building of strong local and state associations.
Dr. Silcox graduated from Ross University of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. He initially worked at Clark Animal Care Center in Penfield, NY then relocated back to his childhood home in Bel Air, MD and became an Associate Doctor at Harford Emergency Veterinary Services from 2001-2005.
In 2004, Dr. Silcox and four other doctors purchased their own practice – Hickory Veterinary Hospital in Forest Hill – where he became Chief of Staff in 2005 and maintains that position to this day.
Dr. Silcox began volunteering at the Harford County Humane Society in 2007 and later joined their board in 2010 eventually serving as President for four years. At the state level, Dr. Silcox has served on the Board of Directors of the MDVMA in various capacities including President in 2015-2016 and currently serves on the Executive Board as a Director at Large.
Mentoring students has become one of Dr. Silcox’s passions. He regularly travels to the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine to engage prospective doctors. In addition, he has mentored dozens of high school students from four area high schools who are interested in becoming veterinarians.