Dr. Andrew T. Maccabe brings a broad range of experience—the military,
law, public health, veterinary medicine—to his current leadership
position as the Chief Executive Officer of the Association of American
Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC), located in Washington, D.C. He was
appointed in 2012.
Prior to his appointment at the AAVMC, he served as a liaison at the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), coordinating policies
and programs between the CDC and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Dr. Maccabe received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary
Medicine degrees from The Ohio State University in 1981 and 1985,
respectively. He began his professional career in Jefferson, Ohio,
working in a mixed animal practice with primary emphasis on dairy herd
Dr. Maccabe was commissioned as a public health officer in the U.S. Air
Force in 1988 and retired in 2017 following 24 years of active military
and reserve officer service. His military career included domestic and
international assignments in public health, preventive medicine,
epidemiology, communicable disease control, risk assessment and health
promotion. While serving in the Air Force, Dr. Maccabe completed his
Master of Public Health degree at Harvard University in 1995.
This is Dr. Maccabe’s second appointment at the AAVMC; his first, as
associate executive director, followed his completion in 2002 of his
Juris Doctor degree from the James E. Rogers College of Law at the
University of Arizona.
He holds memberships in many professional organizations, including the
American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Bar Association,
the American Veterinary Medical Law Association, and the District of
Columbia Veterinary Medical Association. He is a member of the Bar of
the District of Columbia and a licensed patent attorney.
Andy is the proud owner of a perfectly restored 1952 MG-TD.