December 15, 2001

AVMA News

By Kate O'Rourke Posted Dec. 1, 2001 In October, the AVMA Education and Research Division welcomed two new assistant directors: Dr. Elizabeth A. Sabin and Dr. Gary R. Leff. While Dr. Sabin brings years of research experience to the division, Dr. Leff has extensive experience with veterinary technician programs. Their work with organized veterinary medical groups will aid them as they work closely with councils, committees, and task forces. Dr. Elizabeth A. Sabin "We chose Drs. Sabin and Leff because of their experience, enthusiasm, and potential to make contributions to the Education and Research Division and the AVMA," said division director, Dr. Donald G. Simmons. In her new job, Dr. Sabin will staff the activities of the Counci ...

AVMF

Posted Dec. 1, 2001 Animal health companies and more than 1,600 consumers and veterinarians have contributed more than $260,000 to the American Veterinary Medical Foundation Disaster Relief Emergency Fund since the Sept. 11 attack on the United States. The AVMF disaster relief fund supports the Veterinary Medical Assistance Teams that have been treating search-and-rescue dogs at the World Trade Center ground zero site since Sept. 12. The Iams Company has been a leading corporate contributor to AVMF disaster relief since 1998. "We are humbled by this generous outpouring," said AVMF chairman, Dr. William Van Dresser. "The notes of support for the VMAT members and the dogs in their care have been remarkable. Elementary school ki ...