Hundreds of leading educators gathered in Washington, D.C. to collaborate, learn and build a better future for academic veterinary medicine.

Legacies were honored, achievements were celebrated, strategies were shared, and the profession was strengthened.

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Veterinary Medical Educators Convene for Annual Meeting

More than 300 leaders and other stakeholders in academic veterinary medicine—the highest number ever—attended the AAVMC's 2017 Annual Conference and Iverson Bell Symposium, March 10-12, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

They gathered to collaborate, honor achievements, share strategies and work toward building a better future for academic veterinary medicine. Themed "Building a Diverse Workforce to Serve Global Needs," the conference focused on the development of diverse and inclusive environments within global academic veterinary medical institutions. Leading educators shared insights on building diversity and inclusiveness on campus through student and workforce recruitment, promoting intercultural competency, fostering appropriate culture and climate, and other topics.

Advocacy Day

Friday Conference

Saturday Conference

Sunday Conference

CEO Maccabe Concludes Air Force Career During Military Ceremony

The role of veterinarians in the uniformed services was showcased when AAVMC Chief Executive Officer Dr. Andrew T. Maccabe retired as a Colonel in the United States Air Force during a formal military ceremony filled with pageantry and tradition.

Military leaders, AAVMC and AVMA officials and more than 100 special guests gathered during the final evening of the AAVMC’s recent annual meeting for the official event that commemorated Maccabe’s 24 years of active and reserve service. Friends and guests, many clad in tuxedos and gowns, learned more about the essential role of veterinary medicine in the uniformed services and the life of the person who has led the AAVMC for the past five years.

Colonel Maccabe’s USAF Retirement Ceremony

Annual Career Fair Just Keeps Getting Better and Better

An estimated 500 prospective veterinarians and guests attended the AAVMC’s 2017 Career Fair at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. following the AAVMC’s Annual Conference and Iverson Bell Symposium.

Students gathered information from more than a dozen veterinary medical schools at display tables staffed by college representatives, including admissions officers and deans. In the exhibition hall, students and their parents asked questions and picked up informational materials about schools, admissions requirements, and veterinary careers.

Career Fair

AAVMC’s Council on International Veterinary Medical Education Funds Charter Micro-Grants

The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges’ (AAVMC) Council on International Veterinary Medical Education (CIVME) has funded its first two micro-grants, each of which is designed to foster inter-regional collaboration and quality programs in global academic veterinary medicine.

Established in 2016, CIVME includes eight members and their alternates from around the world. Regions represented include United States/Canada, United Kingdom/Ireland, Continental Europe, Australia/New Zealand, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, China/South Asia/India and Middle East/North Africa.