September 01, 2008


 The votes are in for AVMA councils and House Advisory Committee

Posted Aug. 15, 2008

In New Orleans, the House of Delegates elected 15 AVMA members to fill vacancies on councils. 

Council on Biologic and Therapeutic Agents

Dr. Richard J. Forfa, Beallsville, Md., representing private clinical practice, predominantly equine; and Dr. Edward J. Javorka, Hobart, Ind., representing private clinical practice, predominantly small animal 

Council on Communications

Dr. Elizabeth "Betsy" Charles, San Marcos, Calif., representing private practice, predominantly equine; and Dr. Natalie Marks, Chicago, representing members at large (temporarily reclassified from private practice, predominantly food animal)  

Council on Education

Dr. Jayne E. Jensen, Issaquah, Wash., representing private small animal clinical practice; Dr. Margaret Root Kustritz, St. Paul, Minn., representing small animal clinical science; and Dr. D. Glen Esplin, Salt Lake City, representing non-private practice, nonacademic veterinary medicine  

Council on Public Health and Regulatory Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Bonnie J. Buntain, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, representing members at large; and Dr. Alicia D. Anderson, Atlanta, representing public health agencies or the armed forces  

Council on Research

Drs. Kevin M. Lewis, Round Lake, Ill., and K.C. Kent Lloyd, Davis, Calif., representing veterinary medical research  

Council on Veterinary Service

Drs. John C. Davis, Walsenburg, Colo., and John Howe, Grand Rapids, Minn., representing members at large (temporarily reclassified from private mixed practice, predominantly food animal or equine, and private practice, exclusively equine)  

Judicial Council

Colonel Donald L. Noah, Alexandria, Va., and Dr. David G. Beauchamp, Leland, N.C., representing members at large  

House Advisory Committee

Daniel E. LaFontaine, Columbia, S.C., delegate for the American Association of Food Hygiene Veterinarians, to a seat representing federal or state government salaried veterinarians