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Advocacy Committee


 

The committee shall be comprised of twelve members: Five members representing U.S. colleges/schools of veterinary medicine, the Board of Directors at-large director representing departments of veterinary science, the Board of Directors at-large director representing departments of comparative medicine, one member representing either comparative medicine or veterinary science departments, one member representing Canadian colleges, and one member representing International colleges. The AAVMC liaison to the AVMA Legislative Advisory Committee and the AAVMC liaison to the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities also serve as members. Members shall serve for three-year terms and may be reappointed. The committee will recommend to the president of AAVMC a chair and chair-elect.

 

The purpose of the committee is to assist the AAVMC Board of Directors in formulating and implementing AAVMC legislative policy and AAVMC positions on federal regulatory proposals.

 

The charge of the committee is to:

  • Establish one voice for advocating for veterinary medical education on the national scene.
  • Ensure that the needs and concerns of AAVMC member institutions are incorporated into the AAVMC legislative and regulatory process in a systemic and inclusive process.
  • Formulate AAVMC policies on legislative and regulatory matters and transmit recommendations to the Board of Directors for consideration.
  • Assist in the implementation of the Board of Directors-approved governmental affairs agenda by encouraging all AAVMC member institution representatives to contact federal officials and staff while in Washington, D.C., and/or the home district.
  • Submit an annual report of committee activities to the Board of Directors at the AAVMC Annual Meeting.

 

 

2014-2015 Roster


 


Dr.   Phil Nelson, Chair

Representing U.S. Colleges/Schools

Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine

Western University of Health Sciences

Term expires 2015


Dr. Robert Dysko

At-Large Director Representing Depts. of Comparative Medicine

Clinical Professor and Director, Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine

University of Michigan

Term expires 2015



Dr. Sandra Bushmich

At-Large Director Representing Depts. of Veterinary Science

Professor and Director, Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science

University of Connecticut

Term expires 2016

 


Dr. Mary Kennett

Representing Depts. of Veterinary Sciences/Depts. of Comparative Medicine

Head, School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Pennsylvania State University

Term expires 2017


Dr. Michael Lairmore

Representing U.S. Colleges/Schools

Dean, School of Veterinary Medicine

University of California, Davis

Term expires 2017



Dr. Eleanor Green

Representing U.S. Colleges

Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Texas A&M University

Term expires 2016

 


Dr. Calvin Johnson

Representing U.S. Colleges/Schools

Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine

Auburn University

Term expires 2016


Dr. Willie Reed

Representing U.S. Colleges/Schools

Dean, School of Veterinary Medicine

Purdue University

Term expires 2016



Dr. Jeffrey Wichtel

Representing Canadian Colleges

Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research, Atlantic Veterinary College

University of Prince Edward Island

Term expires 2017



Dr.  Guy St. Jean

Representing International Colleges

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Veterinary Medicine

Ross University

Term expires 2017


Dr.  Deborah Kochevar, Ex Officio

Representing AVMA Legislative Advisory Committee

Dean, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine Tufts University

 


Dr. James P. Thompson

Representing Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

 Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine

University of Tennessee


Mr. Kevin Cain, Staff Liaison

Director of Governmental Affairs

AAVMC


 


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