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 AVMA hires Mia Cary, DVM, as chief of professional development and strategic alliances

Mia Cary, DVMThe American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) announced that Dr. Mia Cary has joined their executive leadership team in a newly created position: chief of professional development and strategic alliances. Dr. Cary’s new role encompasses continuing education and professional leadership development, corporate sponsorship, and strategic alliances with key organizations.

“The AVMA is stronger than ever. Dr. Cary’s energy, drive and unique background is a perfect fit for the dynamic future we are building for our members,” said Dr. Janet Donlin, AVMA's chief executive officer.

Dr. Cary is a results-driven professional with a wealth of experience in all aspects of animal health. She comes to the AVMA from the North American Veterinary Community (NAVC). While there she served as chief collaboration officer, chief innovation officer, executive director of the Veterinary Innovation Council and vice president of industry relations. Prior to NAVC, Dr. Cary held key management and senior level positions with Boehringer Ingelheim and Novartis Animal Health.

Before and during her time at the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Cary worked as a veterinary technician. After graduation, she began her career as an associate veterinarian for a private practice in Gainesville, Fla.

“I have a passion for collaboration,” said Dr. Cary. The AVMA is unique in its collaborative nature. Its history and commitment to every aspect of veterinary medicine is amazing but it can also provide challenges to collaboration. I love that the AVMA embraces its professionally diverse membership and that they recognize that by listening to different perspectives they are strengthening the profession. I think I am up for the challenge.”

“Dr. Cary’s collaborative nature, as well as her depth of industry knowledge and experience, is widely recognized and highly valued among her colleagues," said Dr. Donlin, citing her election as the president of the American Association of Industry Veterinarians (AAIV) board. “I am thrilled to welcome Dr. Cary to the AVMA and confident she will prove to be a driving force as we advance the profession."

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