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Ms. Christian Elkins

Christian Elkins joined the AAVMC in June 2018 as the Administrative Assistant. As the Administrative Assistant, Christian provides general administrative support services for a variety of office operations. Her specific responsibilities include processing all reimbursements and working with accounting to conduct routine business transactions, monitoring the accounting and information email accounts, scheduling meetings, assisting with […]

Mr. Jeff Douglas

Jeff Douglas is AAVMC’s communications director, where he’s operated the organization’s  strategic communications program since 2013. He worked with the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine for 25 years before being named executive director of university relations at Virginia’s Radford University (RU). Douglas earned BS and MS degrees from Radford. He helped found the Blue Ridge Chapter […]

Ms. Diana Dabdub

Diana Dabdub brings over 19 years of association management experience to her role as the AAVMC’s Director for Admissions and Recruitment Affairs. In this role, she develops and implements programs and initiatives related to admissions and recruitment activities at AAVMC member institutions and serves as project manager/staff liaison on special projects that support the AAVMC’s […]

Dr. Caroline Cantner

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 […]

Mr. Kevin Cain

Kevin Cain joined the AAVMC in 2012 as Director for Governmental Affairs. In that role, he works to educate Congress and the administration on the challenges and opportunities facing academic veterinary medicine. Prior to coming to the AAVMC, Kevin worked as Vanderbilt University’s Director of Governmental Affairs for Health and Biomedical Sciences. Kevin served as […]

Dr. Daryl D. Buss

Dr. Daryl D. Buss is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Veterinary Medical Education (JVME). Prior to this role, Daryl served as dean of University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Veterinary Medicine from 1994-2012, and as chair of the Department of Physiological Sciences at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine from 1979-1994. He earned […]

Ms. Lawann V. Blunt

Lawann V. Blunt joined the AAVMC in 2013 as an Administrative Assistant and now serves as a Manager for Member Engagement. As a Manager for Member Engagement, she is responsible for management of the AAVMC’s NEON contacts database. She also assists with bookkeeping, the AAVMC Awards Program, volunteer recruitment and other staff support. Previously, she […]

Dr. Sheila W. Allen

Sheila Allen is Senior Accreditation Advisor for the AAVMC.  Allen works in cooperation with the Director of Education and Research of the AVMA to provide administrative support for the Council on Education, the accrediting agency for veterinary medical education.  Allen served on the Council on Education from 2007-2013. Prior to assuming this role, Sheila served […]

Dr. Andrew T. Maccabe

Dr. Andrew T. Maccabe brings a broad range of experience—the military, law, public health, veterinary medicine—to his current leadership position as the Chief Executive Officer of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC), located in Washington, D.C. He was appointed in 2012. Prior to his appointment at the AAVMC, he served as a liaison […]

Ms. Amina Karedia

Ms. Amina Karedia is a second-year veterinary student at Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS). She is the Senior Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) delegate for Texas A&M CVMBS and the AAVMC Liaison for the Educational and Professional Development Committee within SAVMA. During the summer of 2019, she was […]