American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges announces resignation of CEO



Susan Leigh, Director for Marketing and Communications

Phone: 202/371-9195 x171


WASHINGTON, D.C., January 14, 2024 — The American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) announces the resignation of Dr. Andrew T. Maccabe, CEO, effective June 30, 2024.

Dr. Maccabe has effectively led the AAVMC for 12 years, having previously served as Associate Executive Director for five years before returning as Chief Executive Officer in May 2012. Under his guidance, the AAVMC significantly expanded its staff and increased revenue. Overall membership saw a rise, accompanied by an expanded global footprint. The AAVMC strategic plan resulted in a diverse portfolio of innovative programming, thought leadership activities, and increased corporate sponsorships. The Diversity Matters initiative led to a 40% increase in enrollment of underrepresented minorities at AAVMC member institutions.

Dr. Ruby L. Perry, President, and Board Chair, expressed gratitude, stating, “The board, membership, and staff appreciate Dr. Maccabe’s exemplary service, dedication, and thoughtful leadership in moving the AAVMC forward and promoting excellence in academic veterinary medicine globally.”

Reflecting on his role, Dr. Maccabe said, “Serving as CEO of AAVMC has been the greatest privilege of my career. I have had the pleasure of working with an incredibly talented, highly professional, and diverse staff and I am in absolute awe of the amazing work done every day by the dedicated educators and administrators at our Member Institutions as they prepare the next generation of veterinarians to serve societal needs.”

AAVMC has retained the firm of Sterling Martin to assist with the search for a new CEO. Inquiries should be directed to David Martin, CEO and Founder at