January 15, 2013


 Board appoints liaisons, representatives to committees

​Posted Dec. 31, 2012
The AVMA Executive Board, meeting Nov. 15-17, 2012, at AVMA headquarters in Schaumburg, Ill., named the following individuals to the entities indicated, representing the designated areas. The duration of each term varies. 

Animal Welfare Committee

American Association of Bovine Practitioners alternate—Dr. Jan Shearer, Ames, Iowa; American Association of Swine Veterinarians alternate—Dr. Michelle Sprague, Audubon, Iowa 

Aquatic Veterinary Medicine Committee

Nonveterinarian with expertise to enhance aquatic veterinary medicine and fulfill AqVMC objectives—Larry Hanson (non–AVMA member), Oktibbeha, Miss. 

Council on Education Candidate Qualifications Review Committee

House of Delegates—Dr. Vaughn Park, Provo, Utah 

Committee on Disaster and Emergency Issues

Federal or state public health agency—Dr. Jeanie Lin, Raleigh, N.C. 

Convention Management and Program Committee

CMPC chair—Dr. Ron Banks, Durham, N.C.; Liaison industry adviser—Mark Anderson, Spring Valley, Wis.; Food Animal/Equine Section manager—Dr. Mark Alley, Cary, N.C.; Veterinary Technician Section manager—Rhonda Haywood (non–AVMA member), Knob Noster, Mo.; Companion Animal Practice Section manager—Dr. Clarence Rawlings, Athens, Ga.; Public and Corporate Practice Section manager—Dr. Christine O’Rourke, Bozeman, Mont. 

Legislative Advisory Committee

Executive Board—Dr. John de Jong, Weston, Mass.; Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges primary representative—Dr. Kent Hoblet, Starkville, Miss.; Association of American Veter­inary Medical Colleges alternate—Dr. Deborah Kochevar, North Grafton, Mass.  

Veterinary Leadership Conference Planning Committee

Constituent association officer—Dr. Hailey Gentile, Newport, Vt. 

Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities

Veterinary technicians—Ramona Crane (non–AVMA member), Colorado Springs, Colo. 

Liaison to the Rabies Compendium of the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians

AVMA—Dr. Nick Striegel, Lakewood, Colo. 

Liaison to the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, Annual Conference on Vaccine Research

AVMA—Dr. Ernest Rogers, Maplewood, N.J 

Liaison to the Unwanted Horse Coalition

AVMA—Dr. Harry Werner, North Granby, Conn.