Director for Professional Development
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Dr. Caroline Cantner joined the AAVMC in January 2020 as Director for Professional Development. Dr. Cantner brings five years of association experience through her work as AVMA’s Assistant Director for Student Initiatives, Western Region.
During her years with the AVMA, Dr. Cantner provided support to the colleges of veterinary medicine in her region and managed a student grant for all 37 Student AVMA Chapters, as well as the AVMA’s Veterinary Educator Professional Development Grant.
Dr. Cantner provided primary AVMA staff support to the Veterinary Debt Initiative and has spoken on related topics at veterinary schools, conferences, and webinars.
Dr. Cantner earned her BA in Government from Dartmouth College. She interned on the House Committee for Education and the Workforce, served as an AmeriCorps member, and worked for a Pennsylvania State Senator prior to transitioning to a career in veterinary medicine.
She completed a post-baccalaureate program at Bryn Mawr College and received her VMD from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to her role at AVMA, Dr. Cantner worked in small animal general practice. A second-generation veterinarian, she has also has a background and interest in practice management.