Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine recently reported that François Elvinger, Dr.med.vet., Ph.D., Dipl. ACVPM, Dipl. ECVPH, has been named executive director of the New York State Animal Health Diagnostic Center (AHDC). He will also serve as assistant dean for diagnostic operations. His appointment will begin October 1.
“I look forward to working with all diagnosticians, staff and faculty of the AHDC and the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell to expand the lab’s formidable reputation for excellent service and discovery for the benefit of all stakeholders in the Empire State and beyond,” Dr. Elvinger said.
The diagnostic center receives requests for testing from more than 5,000 registered veterinary practices and organizations, from all 50 of the United States and several foreign countries, according to Cornell University. With a staff of more than 200 professionals, AHDC performs more than 1 million individual tests per year, on samples from domestic and wild animals, and tests for a wide range of diseases affecting animals and humans, the university further noted.
Elvinger was most recently a professor of Veterinary Epidemiology and of Production Management Medicine at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. He was the founding director of the Virginia Tech Public Health Program and founding head of the Department of Population Health Sciences, with a secondary appointment as a professor in the Department of Basic Sciences at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.
Elvinger is currently serving as President of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians.