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Texas A&M CVM Dean Eleanor M. Green Begins Term as AAVMC President

Posted July 23, 2015

Outgoing AAVMC President Dr. Trevor Ames (right) hands over the gavel to Dr. Eleanor M. Green.
Outgoing AAVMC President Dr. Trevor Ames (right) hands over the gavel to Dr. Eleanor M. Green.

BOSTON –Dr. Eleanor Green, the Carl B. King Dean of Veterinary Medicine at the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, has begun her term as president of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC).

“It’s an honor for me to have this opportunity to lead the AAVMC and I’m very excited about it,” said Dr. Green “We’re fortunate to have so many talented and dedicated educators working in our member institutions and I look forward to working closely with them as we continue our efforts to create opportunity and progress in veterinary medicine.”

She assumed the presidency at the annual meeting of AAVMC in Boston. She was elected president-elect at the organization’s annual meeting last year.

Dr. Green earned her DVM from Auburn University and is a Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) and the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP). She has previously served as president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians (AAVC) and the ABVP.

Dr. Douglas Freeman, dean of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan, was elected president-elect. Freeman earned his DVM degree from the University of Minnesota and a PhD degree from the University of Idaho and is a Diplomate in the American College of Theriogenologists.

Other newly elected board members for the 2015-2016 year include:

  • Dr. Alistair Cribb, dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Calgary, At-Large Director representing Canadian Colleges
  • Ms. Madison Herrick, DVM student, Western University of Health Sciences, At-Large, SCAVMA Liaison
  • Dr. Mark Markel, dean of the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine, Treasurer
  • Dr. Jean Sander, dean of the Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Secretary.

Remaining members of the board for the year include:

  • Dr. Trevor Ames, dean of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine,  Immediate Past-President
  • Dr. Michael Lairmore, dean of the University of California-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, At-Large Director, representing U.S. colleges
  • Dr. David Argyle, head, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, At-Large Director representing International Colleges
  • Dr. Sandra Bushmich, professor of pathology and veterinary science, University of Connecticut, At-Large Director representing Departments of Veterinary Science
  • Dr. Robert Dysko, professor of Laboratory Animal Medicine, University of Michigan College of Medicine, At-Large Director representing Departments of Comparative Medicine
  • Dr. James P. Thompson, dean, University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, At-Large, APLU Representative
  • AAVMC Executive Director Dr. Andrew T. Maccabe, non-voting member of the board

In other action, AAVMC Liaison to the Council on Education Dr. Cyril Clarke, dean of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, updated members on recent activities associated with the Council on Education, and AAVMC President Dr. Trevor Ames discussed recent action undertaken by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons to assess an administrative fee on all surgical residency-training programs. Members also heard an update on AVMA activities from AVMA Vice-President Dr. Rebecca Stinson-Dixon.

Associate Director for Research Integrity Jennifer Ryan, J.D., of Harvard University’s Office for Academic and Research Integrity, presented an interactive session that examined “Conflicts of Interest in Medical Research and Education.”

The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) is a nonprofit membership organization working to protect and improve the health and welfare of animals, people and the environment by advancing academic veterinary medicine. Members include all 35 veterinary medical colleges in the United States and Canada, 14 international colleges of veterinary medicine, and 23 affiliate members.

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Contact Information: Megan Palsa, mpalsa@cvm.tamu.edu, 979-862-4216, 979-421-3121 (cell)



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