Posted on May 30, 2012
The AVMA Executive Board recently named the following individuals to the entities indicated, representing the designated areas. The duration of each term varies.
Animal Welfare Committee
Humane or animal welfare organization—Dr. Barry Kellogg, North Port, Fla.; American Association of Bovine Practitioners—Dr. Johann Coetzee, Cambridge, Iowa; state veterinary medical associations—Dr. Lori Teller, Houston; state veterinary medical associations, alternate—Deborah Johnson, Waterville, Ohio; aquatic animal medicine—Dr. Stephen Smith, Blacksburg, Va.; American Animal Hospital Association—Dr. Rodney Jouppi, Lively, Ontario; American Society for Veterinary Medical Association Executives—Jack Advent, Columbus, Ohio; American Association of Equine Practitioners—Dr. Harry Werner, North Granby, Conn.; Association of Shelter Veterinarians—Dr. Martha Smith-Blackmore, East Weymouth, Mass.
Aquatic Veterinary Medicine Committee
Corporate or laboratory aquatic veterinary medicine—Dr. James Brackett, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia; aquatic invertebrate health—Dr. Roxanna Smolowitz, East Falmouth, Mass.
AVMA Group Health and Life Insurance Trust
At large—Dr. Robert Hatch, Litchfield Park, Ariz.
AVMA Political Action Committee Policy Board
Area 1, Eastern states—Dr. Gary Bullard, Austell, Ga.
At large—Drs. Jim Benefield, Montgomery, Ala., and John Ehrhardt, McNabb, Ill.
Clinical Practitioners Advisory Committee
American Association of Avian Pathologists—Dr. Danny Magee, Brandon, Miss.; American Association of Avian Pathologists, alternate—Dr. Hector Cervantes, Watkinsville, Ga.; American Association of Swine Veterinarians, alternate—Dr. James Kober, Holland, Mich.
Committee on Disaster and Emergency Issues
State veterinarian—Dr. Linda Hickam, Thompson, Mo.
Council on Education Candidate Qualification Review Committee
Council on Education—Dr. John Scamahorn, Greencastle, Ind.
Committee on Environmental Issues
Small animal medicine—Dr. Charlotte Edinboro, San Carlos, Calif.; zoo and wildlife medicine—Dr. James Sikarskie, East Lansing, Mich.; government service—Dr. Katie Portacci, Fort Collins, Colo.; swine practice—Dr. Peggy Anne Hawkins, Northfield, Minn.; small ruminant practice—Dr. Grant Seaman, Canisteo, N.Y.
Committee on International Veterinary Affairs
Council on Education—Dr. John Pascoe, Winters, Calif.; AVMA liaison to Pan-American Association of Veterinary Sciences Directive Council—Dr. Theresa Bernardo, East Lansing, Mich.; AVMA liaison to the World Small Animal Veterinary Association—Dr. Laurel Kaddatz, Pound Ridge, N.Y.
Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities
At large—Dr. Kimberly Kratt, Onalaska, Wis.; veterinary technicians—Deborah Gadomski, Bailey, Colo.; laboratory animal medicine—Dr. Margaret Piel, Chicago
Food Safety Advisory Committee
Aquatic food animal medicine veterinarian—Dr. Hugh Mitchell, Kirkland, Wash.; American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners—Dr. Joan Bowen, Wellington, Colo.; American Association of Bovine Practitioners—Dr. Jared Taylor, Morrison, Okla.; American Association of Swine Veterinarians—Dr. Jennifer Koeman, Des Moines, Iowa; American Association of Avian Pathologists—Dr. Suzanne Young Dougherty, Madison, Ala.
Governance Performance Review Committee
AVMA councils—Dr. Paul Cook, Atwater, Calif.
Legislative Advisory Committee
American Association of Avian Pathologists—Dr. Gregg Cutler, Moorpark, Calif.; American Association of Equine Practitioners—Dr. Miles Hildebrand, St. Clair, Mich.; American Association of Equine Practitioners, alternate—Dr. James Zeliff, Export, Pa.; American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners—Dr. Rowland Kinkler, East Lyme, Conn.; American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners, alternate—Dr. Elizabeth Nunamaker, Chicago; American Association of Swine Veterinarians—Dr. Max Rodibaugh, Frankfort, Ind.; American Association of Swine Veterinarians, alternate—Dr. Jason Kelly, Algona, Iowa
Member Services Committee
Honor roll members—Dr. Lawrence Borst, Indianapolis; private clinical practice, practice owner—Dr. Earl Strimple, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa.
American Fisheries Society Fish Health Section—Dr. Myron Kebus, Madison, Wis.; American Feed Industry Association Feed Regulatory Committee—Dr. John Waddell, Sutton, Neb.; Codex Alimentarius Commission Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Animal Feeding—Dr. Christine Navarre, Baton Rouge, La.; National Foundation for Infectious Diseases Annual Conference on Vaccine Research—Dr. Mark Wood, Bogart, Ga.; National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments—Dr. Patrick Gorden, Ames, Iowa; National Coalition for Food and Agriculture Research—Dr. G. David McCarroll, Goldsby, Okla.; Association of Laboratory Animal Science—Dr. Kevin Lewis, Deerfield, Ill.; Pan-American Association of Veterinary Sciences Directive Council—Dr. Theresa Bernardo, East Lansing, Mich.; World Small Animal Veterinary Association—Dr. Laurel Kaddatz, Pound Ridge, N.Y.