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Ms. Susan Leigh

Ms. Susan Leigh has experience leading the execution and direction of strategic marketing and communications initiatives for both the government and non-profit sector. As a marketing and communications strategist, she has helped to launch multiple product, promotion, web and mobile app initiatives. Her experience includes web, digital and social media management. A sense of creative […]

Dr. Julie Noyes

Veterinarian and educational psychologist Dr. Julie Noyes is one of the leading educationalists working in academic veterinary medicine. As the Director for Academic Affairs, she leads multiple initiatives focused on improving and advancing education in the veterinary profession. Prior to joining the AAVMC, Dr. Noyes served as Director of Education at VetBloom, where she led […]

Ms. Sraavya Polisetti

Sraavya Polisetti joined the AAVMC in February 2021 as a Data Analyst and Project Manager and is responsible for the analysis of research projects such as those relating to the wellbeing of veterinary professionals. Previously, she worked as an Analyst on operational improvement projects at Google and the Food and Drug Administration. Sraavya received her […]

Dr. James Hurrell

Dr. Hurrell is Director Emeritus of the Penn Foster Veterinary Academy. A long-time veterinary technology educator, he has been a program director for three AVMA-CVTEA accredited veterinary technology programs that have graduated over 2,700 students. He also helped mentor and successfully launch two programs in Louisiana. He is committed to the continued future development of […]

Dr. Christina Sigurdson

Dr. Christina Sigurdson is a professor of pathology at the University of California, San Diego, where she is a co-director of the Center for Veterinary Sciences and Comparative Medicine. She is also a professor of pathology, microbiology, and immunology at the University of California, Davis. Before arriving at UC San Diego, she earned a BS […]

Dr. Jonathan Huxley

Dr. Jon Huxley is the head of the School of Veterinary Science at Massey University, where he has served since 2018. He was raised on the family dairy farm in North Wales and graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 1995. After a farm animal internship and three years in commercial practice, he completed […]

Dr. Jeffrey Wichtel

Dr. Wichtel is the dean of the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC), at the University of Guelph, where he has served since 2015. He has taught at Iowa State University, North Carolina State University, Massey University, and University of Prince Edward Island. Before becoming OVC’s dean, he served at different times as department chair, director of […]

Dr. Susan Tornquist

Dr. Susan J. Tornquist is the Lois Bates Acheson Dean of the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University. She was in a private small animal practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico for six years before completing a residency program in veterinary clinical pathology at Washington State University and becoming board-certified in veterinary clinical […]

Renee Stake

Renee Stake joined the AAVMC staff in November 2020 as the Executive Assistant and Program Manager.  In this role, she works closely with the senior leadership team on various initiatives and serves as the administrative staff liaison to the Board of Directors. Previously, Renee worked at U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) in their Meeting and Travel Services […]

Mr. Tamás Márk Berczik

Mr. Tamás Márk Berczik is a third-year veterinary student at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London (RVC).  He is the Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) Senior Delegate for RVC and the AAVMC Student Liaison for the Educational and Professional Development Committee within SAVMA. At the RVC, he is engaged with numerous professional societies […]