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AAVMC Hires New Director for Wellbeing

Washington, D.C., April 21, 2020 –  The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) has hired Makenzie Peterson to serve as the organization’s first Director for Wellbeing. Peterson will bring a systems-oriented, community-wide perspective to the task of developing and implementing programs that promote wellbeing at AAVMC member institutions. Over the past several years, the veterinary […]

Family First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or ACT)

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The Department of Labor’s (Department) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) administers and enforces the new law’s paid leave requirements. These provisions will apply from […]

AAVMC Awards International Research Seed Grants

Washington, D.C., March 31, 2020 – The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges’ (AAVMC) Council on International Veterinary Medical Education (CIVME) has funded four program grants designed to foster the enrichment and advancement of international academic veterinary medicine. This year’s program included funding the first MSD Animal Health CIVME Antimicrobial Stewardship Grant. This newly established program […]

AAVMC Elects New Officers, Unveils New Initiatives at Annual Assembly Meeting

Download a Board of Directors photo. Washington, D.C., March 23, 2020 – During the annual Assembly Meeting of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) March 6, the AAVMC introduced a new strategic framework and unveiled a new, rebranded visual presence that includes an emboldened logo and a new tagline: “Trusted Leader, Valued Partner, Advancing Health.” AAVMC […]

AAVMC Conference Catalyzes, Innovates and Inspires

Download a group photo. Download a photo of keynote speaker Jeff Selingo. Washington, D.C., March 18, 2020 – The AAVMC’s 2020 Annual Conference and Iverson Bell Symposium was held March 6-8 in Washington, D.C., just days before the COVID-19 virus almost instantly and quite profoundly changed everyday life in the United States. The AAVMC implemented several biosecurity practices […]

AAVMC Names Recipient of 2020 Leadership in Public Policy Award

Washington, D.C., February 24, 2020 – The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) has named Dr. Glen Hoffsis from the Lincoln Memorial College of Veterinary Medicine as the recipient of the 2020 Senator John Melcher, DVM Leadership in Public Policy Award. The award is sponsored by The Animal Policy Group. The award, established in 2007, is presented […]