September 01, 2007

From Opening Session to a series of special meetings, the one-health concept was an overarching theme throughout the 144th AVMA Annual Convention, held July 14-18 in Washington, D.C.

Government

APHIS names acting administrator Printer-friendly version The Department of Agriculture has appointed Cindy Smith as acting administrator of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Smith is acting as a replacement for Dr. W. Ron DeHaven, who retired from APHIS Aug. 3 after 28 years with the service. He had served as the administrator since 2004. On Aug. 9, Dr. DeHaven joined the AVMA staff as the new executive vice president. Smith began her career with APHIS in 1979. Later, she earned her bachelor's degree in microbiology and a master's degree in business management from the University of Maryland. Smith has held positions in APHIS Plant Protection and Quarantine and APHIS Wildlife Services, including associate deputy administrator ...

Veterinary Community

More than 350 veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and guests gathered in Alabama's Orange Beach, June 28-July 1, to celebrate the Alabama VMA's 100th Annual Convention.