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 Dr. Jan Strother joins American Veterinary Medical Association Board of Directors

Dr. Jan Strother(INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana) — Dr. Jan Strother was sworn in today as the District III representative on the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Board of Directors. Strother, of Hartselle, Ala., will represent AVMA members living in Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. She will complete the unexpired term of Dr. Michael Newman, who stepped down from the position for health reasons.

Strother received her doctorate of veterinary medicine from the Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1986. She has since opened two veterinary clinics in Alabama.

Strother has been actively engaged in leadership roles with the AVMA, the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) and the Alabama Veterinary Medical Association (ALVMA). An AVMA member since 1986, she served as the AVMA vice president and on the AVMA House of Delegates, first as an alternate delegate and then as the delegate from Alabama.

She serves as chair of the AVMF Board of Directors. The AVMF is the charitable arm of the AVMA.

She served as president of the ALVMA from 1997-1998 and has won a number of professional awards, including the ALVMA Veterinarian of the Year in 2002, ALVMA Service Awards in 1991 and 1993, and the Distinguished Service Award in 2015. She also received the ALVMA Auxiliary Service Award in 1993. Strother is a frequent speaker on veterinary health care topics and has been a guest on "Good Morning America," the "Today Show," and segments of FOX Pet News.

"My passion as a veterinarian has always extended into serving organized veterinary medicine, and I am honored to represent District III on the AVMA Board of Directors," Strother said. "Veterinarians are amazing people dedicated to animal and human health, and I look forward to working with my Board colleagues to meet our members' needs and to protect, promote and advance veterinarians and the veterinary profession."

Strother's term will end in 2019, and she will be eligible for re-election to a six-year term upon completion of the unexpired term. The call for nominations for filling the unexpired District III director position ended at midnight, July 21.


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