Steve Puderbaugh's Personal Page



Steve grew up in Des Moines, Iowa and attended Iowa State University graduating with a BS in microbiology and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree in 1983. His professional career began with practicing in Iowa and Massachusetts. He and his wife Deb founded Raymond Animal Hospital in Raymond New Hampshire in 1985. 

Steve became a charter member of the Raymond Area Rotary Club in 1990 and has been active since in many leadership positions. While president, Steve initiated the club's first international project, a matching grant to send a forty-foot container of medical equipment to a children's hospital near Lagos, Nigeria. 

Steve started serving at the district level as an assistant governor starting in 2002. He was then asked to serve as the 7870 District Rotary Foundation Chair (DRFC) from 2003-2006. He remained active in Rotary Foundation Programs becoming chair of the district grants committee. He became the chair of the Group Study Exchange committee after being a Team leader for a GSE team to Australia. 

Steve organized a team of two couples to go to Pakistan to take part in National Immunization Days for Polio eradication. Along with administering polio vaccine the Rotarians were asked to speak at the World Polio Day conference in Lahore. While in Pakistan Steve came up with the idea to turn PDG Joe Pratt's planned climb of Mount Everest into a Polio fundraiser. They initiated “Climbing Everest to End Polio" and raised an estimated $80,000 in donations for PolioPlus. 

In 2012, Steve was honored to receive the Rotary Foundation's Citation for Meritorious Service by RI President Sakuji Tanaka. Steve and his wife Deb are major donors to the Rotary Foundation.and they are Paul Harris Society members.