The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges elected officers and directors at their annual summer meeting, which was held July 13-15 in conjunction with the AVMA Annual Convention in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Timothy Boosinger, dean of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, became the 42nd president of the AAVMC. Dr. James G. Fox, director of the Division of Comparative Medicine and professor in the Division of Biological Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was named president-elect. Dr. Willie M. Reed, dean of the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine, was elected secretary. Dr. Gerhardt G. Schurig, dean of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, was elected treasurer.
Dr. Jean Sirois, dean of the Faculté de Médecine Vétérinaire of the Université de Montréal, was elected to represent the Canadian veterinary medical colleges. Dr. M. Christine Zink, interim director of comparative medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, was elected to represent the departments of comparative medicine.
Dr. Lance E. Perryman, dean of the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, is immediate past president. Dr. Warwick A. Arden, dean of the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, will continue as the U.S. dean-at-large to the AAVMC board of directors, and Dr. David H. Zeman, head of the Veterinary Science Department at North Dakota State University, will continue to represent the departments of veterinary science. Dr. John U. Thomson, dean of the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, continues as the AAVMC liaison to the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges.