American Veterinarian Medical Association

Federal directive brings veterinarians and beekeepers together

Over the years, veterinary medicine has paid little attention to honeybees, the only insect listed as a food-producing animal.

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Dr. John de Jong of Weston, Massachusetts, represented AVMA members in District I on the Board of Directors from 2010-2016, chairing the Board this past year. District I comprises Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Two of those states were omitted in the Oct. 1 story announcing his candidacy for 2017-2018 AVMA president-elect.