Dr. H. Michael Chaddock resigned as director of the AVMA Governmental Relations Division on Feb. 27. Dr. Chaddock, who had been director of the AVMA Washington, D.C., office for three years, has joined the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges as communications director.
"Dr. Chaddock's contributions to the veterinary profession have been numerous and varied, from participating in the House of Delegates to leading our efforts in the AVMA's Governmental Relations Division," said Dr. Bruce W. Little, AVMA executive vice president.
The AVMA has launched a national search for a new director of its Governmental Relations Division. Dr. Mark T. Lutschaunig has been named interim director until a permanent replacement is found.
Dr. Lutschaunig was hired as an assistant director at the GRD in September 2003. He has worked on animal welfare laws for the AVMA and has played a key role in the Association's efforts to block certain legislation banning horse slaughter in the United States.
Additionally, Dr. Lutschaunig works on federal issues pertaining to the human-animal bond, aquaculture, the environment, pesticides, zoo animals, and wildlife.
In 1988, Dr. Lutschaunig received a VMD degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds an MBA from DeSales University.
To view the ad for GRD director, go to www.avma.org/jobs/ and click on AVMA Employment Opportunities. The ad will also be published in the April 1 issue of JAVMA.