Maccabe Bio

Dr. Andrew T. Maccabe

AAVMC Chief Executive Officer

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.

Most recently, he served as a liaison at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), coordinating policies and programs between the CDC and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Dr. Maccabe received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees from The Ohio State University in 1981 and 1985, respectively. He began his professional career in Jefferson, Ohio, working in a mixed animal practice with primary emphasis on dairy herd health.

Commissioned as a public health officer in the U.S. Air Force in 1988, he managed the preventive medicine activities of several Air Force installations and directed programs in occupational health, communicable disease control, and health promotion.

Dr. Maccabe completed his Master of Public Health degree at Harvard University in 1995. That same year he became chief of the Health Risk Assessment Branch of the U.S. Air Force, responsible for directing the health risk assessment program for environmental restoration activities throughout the Air Force. He remains a public health officer in the Air Force Reserve, currently assigned to the School of Aerospace Medicine at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, where he is a public health instructor and consulting epidemiologist.

This is Dr. Maccabe’s second appointment at the AAVMC; his first, as associate executive director, followed his completion in 2002 of his Juris Doctor degree from the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona.

He holds memberships in many professional organizations, including the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Bar Association, the American Veterinary Medical Law Association, and the District of Columbia Veterinary Medical Association. He is a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia and a licensed patent attorney.


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