AVMA Convention 2024 Daily News Friday

Veterinary leaders strengthen cross-cultural ties

Three women stand in a group while having a conversation

Every year, foreign veterinary leaders attend the AVMA House of Delegates (HOD) and AVMA Convention to strengthen ties with their colleagues in the U.S. These dignitaries represent the World Veterinary Association (WVA), the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA), the Pan-American Association of Veterinary Sciences (PANVET), among other national and international veterinary organizations.

The AVMA Board of Directors on Wednesday hosted several foreign veterinary dignitaries at the Iron Cactus restaurant to talk about the state of veterinary medicine worldwide ahead of the HOD regular annual session and AVMA Convention 2024, being held Friday through Tuesday in Austin, Texas.

Pictured (from left to right) are Drs. Gloria Suarez Ezcurra, Amanda Bisol, and Laura Arvizo Tovar. Dr. Suarez is a member of the International Affairs Committee of the Federation of Colleges and Associations of Zootechnical Veterinary Doctors of Mexico (FedMVZ). Dr. Bisol is District I director on the AVMA Board, representing AVMA members in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Dr. Tovar is president of the FedMVZ and the first woman elected to that office. (Photo by R. Scott Nolen)