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Advocacy Committee


 
The committee shall be comprised of eight members: Five members representing U.S. colleges/schools of veterinary medicine, one member representing a U.S. Department of Veterinary Science, one member representing a U.S. Department of Comparative Medicine, and one member representing either a comparative medicine or veterinary science department. Members shall serve for three year terms and may be reappointed. The first appointees will be comprised of three members serving for three years, two members serving for two years, and two members serving for one year. The committee will recommend to the president of AAVMC a Chair and Chair-Elect. The purpose of the Committee is to assist the AAVMC Board of Directors in formulating and implementing AAVMC legislative policy and AAVMC positions on federal regulatory proposals.

The charge of the committee is to:
  • Establish one voice for advocating for veterinary medical education on the national scene.
  • Ensure that the needs and concerns of AAVMC member institutions are incorporated into the AAVMC legislative and regulatory process in a systemic and inclusive process.
  • Formulate AAVMC policies on legislative and regulatory matters and transmit recommendations to the Board of Directors for consideration.
  • Assist in the implementation of the Board of Directors-approved governmental affairs agenda by encouraging all AAVMC member institution representatives to contact federal officials and staff while in Washington, D.C., and/or the home district.
  • Submit an annual report of committee activities to the Board of Directors at the AAVMC Annual Meeting.

2013-2014 Committee Roster

 
Dr. Phil Nelson, Chair
Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine
Western University of Health Sciences
Representing U.S. colleges/schools
Term expires July 2015

Dr. Mary Kenet
Head, School of Vet. Med. & Biomedical Sciences
Pennsylvania State University 
Representing Depts. of Veterinary Science
Term expires July 2014

Dr. Eleanor Green
Dean, College of Vet. Med & Biomedical Sciences
Texas A&M University
Representing U.S. colleges
Term expires July 2015

Dr. James Fox
Director, Division of Comp Med
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Representing dept. of comparative medicine
Term expires July 2014
Dr. David Hardin
Head, Dept. of Vet. Biomedical Sciences
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Representing depts. of comp med/vet science
Term expires July 2015
Dr. Michael Lairmore
Dean, School of Veterinary Medicine
University of California Davis
Representing U.S. colleges/schools
Term expires July 2014
Dr. Calvin Johnson
Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine
Auburn University
Representing U.S. colleges/schools
Term expires July 2015
Dr. Willie Reed
Dean, School of Veterinary Medicine
Purdue University
Representing U.S. colleges/schools
Term expires July 2016
Dr. Deborah Kochevar, Ex Officio
Dean, Coummings School of Veterinary Medicine
Tufts University
Representing AVMA Legislative Advisory Council
Vacant, Ex Officio
Representing Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
Kevin Cain, Staff Liaison
Director of Governmental Affairs
AAVMC

 


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