Board of Directors and Governance


The AAVMC takes seriously its responsibilities to uphold the public trust. This section provides documents and information that underscore our commitment to transparency, accountability and best practices. If you have any questions about AAVMC policies and practices, please feel free to contact us.

2017-2018 AAVMC Board of Directors



Dr. Phillip Nelson
Western University of Health Sciences
Dr. Nelson's bio


President Elect

Dr. Calvin Johnson Dean
College of Veterinary Medicine
Auburn University

Dr. Johnson's bio



Dr. Douglas Freeman
Western College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Saskatchewan
Dr. Freeman's bio


Dr. Paul Lunn
College of Veterinary Medicine
North Carolina State University
Dr. Lunn's bio


Dr. Mark D. Markel
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dr. Markel's bio

At-Large Director, Region I (U.S.)

Dr. Susan Tornquist
College of Veterinary Medicine
Oregon State University
Dr. Tornquist's bio

At-Large Director, Region II (Canadian Colleges)

Dr. Michel Carrier
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
University of Montreal
Dr. Carrier's bio

At-Large Director, Region III (Australia, New Zealand, Asia)

Dr. Ted Whittem
Melbourne Veterinary School
University of Melbourne
Dr. Whittem's bio

At-Large Director, Region IV (Europe, Mexico, Caribbean)

Dr. Ewan Cameron
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Glasgow
Dr. Cameron's bio

At-Large Director Representing Departments of Veterinary Science

Dr. Jane Christopher-Hennings
Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department
South Dakota State University
Dr. Christopher-Hennings' bio

At-Large Director Representing Departments of Comparative Medicine

Dr. Tiffany Whitcomb
Director, Laboratory Animal Medicine Training Program
Associate Director, Animal Resources Program
Penn State University College of Medicine
Associate Professor, Comparative Medicine
Dr. Whitcomb's bio

Liaison Representing AAVC (non-voting)

Dr. Roger B. Fingland
Executive Associate Dean
The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Fingland's bio

Liaison Representing APLU (non-voting)

Dr. Bryan Slinker
College of Veterinary Medicine
Washington State University
Dr. Slinker's bio

Liaison Representing SAVMA (non-voting)

Mr. Aaron Colwell
Mr. Colwell's bio

Chief Executive Officer (non-voting)

Dr. Andrew T. Maccabe
Dr. Maccabe's bio
Find a Veterinary School Near You! Tuesday, November 21, 2017

AAVMC Reports Applicant Pool for Veterinary College Up 6% Over Last Year

read more Friday, September 8, 2017

AAVMC Accepting Award Nominations

read more Thursday, August 17, 2017

Nelson Installed as AAVMC President, U.S. Deans Gather During Summer Meeting

read more Monday, August 14, 2017

Pakistan's UVAS, United Arab Emirates University Join AAVMC as Affiliates

read more Journal of Veterinary Medical Education