(SCHAUMBURG, Illinois) February 20, 2020—Drs. Seyedmehdi Mobini and Sandy Willis have been elected to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Board of Directors. Both will join the Board in August during the AVMA Annual Convention and serve six-year terms.
Mobini, a professor of veterinary science at Fort Valley State University in the University System of Georgia, is from Macon, Ga. He will serve District 4 on the Board and will represent AVMA members in Florida, Georgia and Puerto Rico.
Willis, a small animal internist for Phoenix Lab, a veterinary diagnostic laboratory located in Mukilteo, Wash., and now a part of Zoetis, will serve District 11, which includes AVMA members in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming.
Mobini will succeed Dr. Jose Arce of Puerto Rico, and Willis will succeed Dr. Rena Carlson of Idaho.
Both candidates ran unopposed for their Board positions.
For more information, contact Michael San Filippo, AVMA senior media relations specialist, at 847-285-6687 (office), 847-732-6194 (cell) or msanfilippoavma [dot] org (msanfilippo[at]avma[dot]org).
About the AVMA
Serving more than 105,000 member veterinarians, the AVMA is the nation's leading representative of the veterinary profession, dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of animals, humans and the environment. Founded in 1863 and with members in every U.S. state and territory and more than 60 countries, the AVMA is one of the largest veterinary medical organizations in the world. Informed by our members' unique scientific training and clinical knowledge, the AVMA supports the crucial work of veterinarians and advocates for policies that advance the practice of veterinary medicine and improve animal and human health.