The American Humane Association announced in January it has appointed Dr. Lynn J. Anderson as director of animal protection services. Formerly director of the AHA Human-Animal Interactions Department, Dr. Anderson will lead the association's animal welfare and protection projects and programs. He will also continue to oversee work on the link between violence to people and animals.
Last year Dr. Anderson joined the AHA staff following 22 years of active duty in the Army Veterinary Corps, from which he retired as a colonel. His military posts included adviser to the Army Surgeon General on Human-Animal Bond Issues. Among Dr. Anderson's degrees is a master's of social work.
Dr. Anderson is a former chairman of the AVMA Committee on the Human-Animal Bond. A co-founder and inaugural president of the American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians, he continues to serve on its board of directors. While president of the Delta Society, he co-founded the International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations.