Recognizing AVMA staff: Committed to the AVMA and the entire veterinary profession

Published on September 16, 2016
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AVMA staff members bring diverse expertise to the association and take tremendous pride in helping meet the needs of veterinarians and the veterinary profession. Whether they are performing day-to-day operations, providing programmatic support or implementing the association’s strategic plan, you won’t find a more dedicated staff with a greatAridanHochstadt-200er passion for veterinary medicine. But, beyond those duties, our staff members have their own rewarding endeavors that make us proud.

Adrian Hochstadt, who formerly led our State Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Department, recently returned to the AVMA as our deputy chief executive officer. He is coming to the end of his term as an officer of the Veterinary Medical Association Executives (formerly ASVMAE); he served as president in 2015-16, and his year as past president ends in July 2017. He has a law degree and is a certified association executive (CAE).

Dr. Gail Golab, our chief advocacy and public policy officer, was the first U.S. veterinarian ever to be credentialed in animal welfare by qualifying as a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS). Dr. Golab and NikkiShe went on to help establish the American College of Animal Welfare (ACAW), served as the college’s president-elect, and recently assumed the office of president.

We’re proud of our staff and the skills and knowledge they bring, and we’re equally proud of their accomplishments outside of, but related to, the AVMA. These achievements reflect our staff’s dedication and commitment to veterinary medicine and those who practice it. Kudos today to the entire AVMA staff, and to Gail and Adrian in particular.


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