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Sharon Granskog
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

  7/10/2017

 Dr. Kent McClure joins the AVMA to lead advocacy efforts

​The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is pleased to announce that Dr. Kent McClure has joined our team as Chief of Governmental Relations. In this newly created position, he’ll lead the AVMA’s federal and state advocacy efforts to further elevate the success of our advocacy work.

“Dr. McClure brings tremendous experience in advocacy at the federal and state level,” said AVMA CEO Dr. Janet Donlin. “The AVMA is already home to the leading advocacy staff for veterinary medicine in the nation, and the addition of Dr. McClure in this new position is going to take our advocacy work to the next level.”

Dr. McClure previously served as General Counsel for the Animal Health Institute, where he worked on the development of policy that impacts the veterinary profession, animal health product research and commerce. Dr. McClure has served as a member of the AVMA Judicial Council, a trustee on the AVMA-Professional Liability Insurance Trust, a liaison to the AVMA Council on Biologic and Therapeutic Agents, and a member of the board of directors of the National Association for Biomedical Research. He also worked as an attorney at Cowles & Thompson and practiced veterinary medicine in Texas. He holds a DVM from the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and a J.D. from University of Texas School of Law.

“I’m excited to join the AVMA and use my experience to advocate for the veterinary profession and sound public policy,” said Dr. McClure. “We have a lot of exciting opportunities in front of us, and I’m looking forward to working with our talented team to protect, promote and advance veterinary medicine.”

The AVMA has also promoted Dr. Ashley Morgan to Director of State Advocacy. Dr. Morgan has served as an assistant director in the AVMA’s governmental relations division since 2008, during which time she honed her expertise on pharmaceutical issues and built relationships with state veterinary medical associations across the country. In her new role, Dr. Morgan will be responsible for providing vision and leadership for the AVMA’s state advocacy efforts. Dr. Morgan holds a DVM from Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine and is a Certified Association Executive.

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