(SAN DIEGO, Calif.) Aug. 5, 2012 - Dr. Walter Threlfall, of Powell, Ohio, has been elected vice president of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
The AVMA House of Delegates elected Dr. Threlfall, a theriogenology consultant who taught for nearly 40 years at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, to the post on Aug. 3. The AVMA vice president is a voting member of the Executive Board and the association’s liaison to the Student AVMA and student chapters. Dr. Threlfall will begin his official duties as AVMA vice president on Aug. 7. He will serve a two-year term.
“The function of the vice president is to connect with our future colleagues and explain who we are and what we have to offer – a goal which can only be accomplished by listening to students’ concerns and looking for resolutions to meet their needs,” said Dr. Threlfall. “After 39 years working with students at The Ohio State University, I am acutely aware that these students are eager for such a connection, and I am equally eager to provide them with the connection they are looking for.”
Dr. Threlfall is a 1968 graduate from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, and he is board certified through the American College of Theriogenologists.