AVMA President Will Deliver 2016 RUSVM Commencement Address

Joseph H. Kinnarney, DVM, MS, will speak at the commencement on May 21.

Joseph H. Kinnarney, DVM, MS, president of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).


Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) has announced that Joseph H. Kinnarney, DVM, MS, president of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), will serve as the 2016 RUSVM commencement speaker.

 “We are fortunate to have Dr. Kinnarney participate in our commencement ceremony,” said Guy St. Jean, DVM, MS, Dip. ACVS, interim dean at RUSVM. “His leadership experience within the veterinary community is extensive and serves as a model for our graduates, who are poised to assume a wide range of roles in veterinary medicine.”

Kinnarney is a mixed-animal practitioner and also serves as president of the Reidsville Veterinary Hospital in North Carolina. His career highlights include two terms as AVMA vice president and service as vice president of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association. He was named North Carolina’s Veterinarian of the Year in 1991 and was honored as a North Carolina Distinguished Veterinarian in 2006.

RUSVM’s commencement will be held on Saturday, May 21, at 3 p.m. EDT at the Bank United Center in Coral Gables, Fla.

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