Dorothy Gray named Interim Chief Executive Officer


Susan Leigh, Director for Marketing and Communications

Phone: 202/371-9195 x171


WASHINGTON, D.C., June 5th, 2024 — American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) has named Dorothy (Dotty) Gray Interim Chief Executive Officer, effective July 1, 2024. Dotty is a seasoned leader with experience in politics, public relations, operations, and association management.

President and Board Chair Dr. Rustin Moore expressed confidence, stating, “The board, membership, and staff appreciate Dotty’s willingness to step up and lead AAVMC as the CEO search process nears completion. She is a trusted leader with 10+ years of experience as the AAVMC Chief Operating Officer and held roles with the American Veterinary Medical Association for 17 years. She is a perfect choice to manage a leadership transition.”

The AAVMC is still conducting its search for a CEO to succeed Andrew T. Maccabe and anticipates a successor starting by the end of 2024. Executive Search firm Sterling Martin is assisting with the search for a new CEO. Inquiries should be directed to David Martin, CEO and Founder, at