AVMA President-Elect 2023-2024
Dr. Sandra Faeh is chief veterinary officer for National Veterinary Associates, where she is also helping the company build a clinical mentorship program.
Her journey in organized veterinary medicine began in 1995 as the national SAVMA president. Since then, she has served as president of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association and Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association, Illinois alternate delegate and delegate to the AVMA House of Delegates, chair of the AVMA House Advisory Committee and AVMA vice president.
Her volunteer services have been diverse, giving her a broad range of experiences. She has acted as treasurer of the Chicago VMA, and chair of the Illinois State VMA Political Action Committee, Education Committee, and Student Engagement Committee.
During her time in the House Advisory Committee, Dr. Faeh was instrumental in the development of the Veterinary Information Forum, and as AVMA vice president she founded the Online Educator Community. She also served as chair of the AVMA’s Working Group on Membership Engagement.
Being part-owner of four small animal clinics in the Chicago suburbs for more than 20 years has provided her with great insight into what veterinarians go through both physically and mentally. She cherishes the years she spent in that role and now seeks to assist young doctors with all aspects of their careers.
Dr. Faeh is a 1996 veterinary graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. She and her husband, Marshall Butler, are the proud parents of three sons: Pierce, Aidan, and Alex.