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.

 

 

2019-2020 Roster


 


Dr. Susan Tornquist, Chair
Representing U.S. Colleges/Schools
Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine
Oregon State University
Term expires 2021


Dr.  Caroline Rost
Representing U.S. Colleges/Schools
Assistant Dean for Admissions
College of Veterinary Medicine
Kansas State University
Term expires 2021

Dr.  Tiffany Whitcomb
At-Large Director Representing Depts. of Comparative Medicine
Associate Director, Director, Laboratory Animal Medicine Training Program, College of Medicine Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Hershey
Term expires 2020
 

Dr.  Jane Hennings
At-Large Director Representing Depts. of Veterinary Science
Head, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department and Director, Animal Disease and Diagnostic Laboratory
South Dakota State University  
Term expires 2020


Dr.
  David Lee-Parritz
Representing Depts. of Veterinary  Sciences
Depts. of Comparative Medicine

Director, Laboratory Animal Medicine Service 
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
Tufts University
Term expires 2020


Dr.  Glen Hoffsis
Representing U.S. Colleges/Schools
Special Assistant to the President
College of Veterinary Medicine 
Lincoln Memorial University
Term expires 2020
 


Dr.  Liesa Rihl Stone
Representing U.S. Colleges/Schools
Assistant Dean for External Relations
The Ohio State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Term expires 2022


Dr. Margaret (Peggy) Barr
Representing U.S. Colleges/Schools
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Western University of Health Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
Term expires 2022 


Dr. Greg Keefe
Representing Canadian Colleges
Dean, Atlantic Veterinary College
University of Prince Edward Island
Term expires 2020



Dr.  Sean Callanan
Representing International Colleges
Dean, School of Veterinary Medicine
Ross University  
Term expires 2020

Dr.  Calvin Johnson , Ex Officio
Representing AVMA Legislative Advisory Committee
Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine 
Auburn University
 


Vacant
Representing Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
 


Mr. Kevin Cain, Staff Liaison
Director of Governmental Affairs
AAVMC