Price, de Jong win top seats on AVMA board
Meeting in Denver July 29, the final day of the AVMA Annual Convention, the Association’s Board of Directors elected and installed Dr. V. Hugh “Chip” Price of Shreveport, Louisiana, as chair and Dr. John H. de Jong of Weston, Massachusetts, as vice chair for the 2014-2015 Association year.
Dr. Price has been a board member since 2009, when AVMA members in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas elected him District VIII representative. He previously served in the AVMA House of Delegates and on the House Advisory Committee. Dr. Price is also a former president of the Louisiana VMA and the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science.
Currently, Dr. Price is director of animal resources at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, where he is also professor of molecular and cellular physiology and professor of emergency medicine. He received his DVM degree in 1980 from Louisiana State University.
Dr. de Jong was elected to the AVMA Board of Directors in 2010 to represent Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont. The companion animal veterinarian and multiple-practice owner served in the HOD and has chaired the HAC, the Governance Performance Review Committee, and the Political Action Committee Policy Board. Dr. de Jong received his DVM degree in 1985 from Tufts University.