New Slate of Officers Assume Leadership at AAVMC


Dr. Calvin Johnson, dean of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, has assumed his duties as president of the AAVMC. Johnson had been serving as president-elect of the organization. AAVMC by-laws call for the president-elect to assume the senior leadership position following a year of service as president-elect.

Dr. Michael Lairmore, dean of the University of California – Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, was named president-elect following an intra-organizational election held in late-January. Lairmore, board certified by both the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) and American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (ACVM), has served as dean at California since 2011. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine.

Dr. Phillip Nelson, dean of the Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine, has completed his term of service as AAVMC president and will now serve a year as past-president.

The president, president-elect, and past-president comprise the Executive Committee of the AAVMC Board of Directors and meet monthly.

Dr. Mark Markel, dean of the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine, will continue in his role as Treasurer.

Dr. Paul Lunn, dean of the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine will continue his term as Secretary.

Dr. Susan Tornquist, dean of the Oregon State University College of Veterinary medicine, was elected to serve a second term as At-Large Director Representing Region I (U.S.)

Dr. Ewan Cameron, Head, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Glasgow, was elected to serve a second term as At-Large Director Representing Region IV (Europe, Mexico and the Caribbean)

Dr. David Horohov, Department of Veterinary Science, University of Kentucky, was elected to serve as At-Large Director Representing Departments of Veterinary Science.

During the February board meeting, Dr. Nigel Perkins, Head of School at the University of Queensland School of Veterinary Science, was appointed At-Large Director, Region III (Australia, New Zealand, Asia).

The term for new officers and directors began after the AAVMC’s Annual Conference held March 2-4, 2018 in Washington, D.C. The AAVMC moved its Annual Assembly from the summer meeting held in collaboration with the AVMA meeting so it now coincides with the AAVMC’s annual conference. Because of that, leadership terms of office now run from March to March instead of July to July of the calendar year.