Dr. Andrew Maccabe is the Executive Director of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC). Maccabe received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees from The Ohio State University in 1981 and 1985, respectively. He began his professional career in Jefferson, Ohio where he worked in a mixed animal practice with a primary emphasis on dairy herd health. In 1988, he was commissioned as a Public Health Officer in the U.S. Air Force where he managed the preventive medicine activities of several Air Force installations and directed programs in occupational health, communicable disease control, and health promotion.
In 1995, he completed his Master of Public Health degree at Harvard University and became Chief of the Health Risk Assessment Branch of the U.S. Air Force where he directed the health risk assessment program for environmental restoration activities throughout the Air Force. He completed his Juris Doctor degree, Magna Cum Laude, at the University of Arizona in 2002 and, subsequently, became the Associate Executive Director at the AAVMC where he led programs to advance veterinary medical education. In 2007, he was appointed as CDC’s Liaison to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration where he coordinated policies and programs between the two agencies before returning to AAVMC in 2012 as the Executive Director.