Texas A&M Dean Elevated to AAVMC President

Next in line is Douglas Freeman of the University of Saskatchewan.

Dr. Eleanor Green, left, accepts the president’s gavel from Dr. Trevor Ames, the immediate past president.


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Texas A&M University’s Eleanor Green is the new president of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, taking over from Trevor Ames, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, the dean of the University of  Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Green, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, Dipl. ABVP, was installed in Boston during the organization’s annual July meeting. She is the Carl B. King dean of Texas A&M’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

“We’re fortunate to have so many talented and dedicated educators working in our member institutions and I look forward to working closely with them as we continue our efforts to create opportunity and progress in veterinary medicine,” she said.

The nonprofit AAVMC represents 35 veterinary medical colleges in the United States and Canada, 14 international colleges of veterinary medicine and 23 affiliate members.

Succeeding Green in 2016 will be Douglas Freeman, DVM, Ph.D., Dipl. ACT, the dean of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada, who was named president-elect.

Other newly elected board members for 2015-16 include:

  • At-large director representing Canadian colleges: Alistair Cribb, DVM, Ph.D., dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Calgary.
  • At-large liaison to the student chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association: Western University of Health Sciences DVM student Madison Herrick.
  • Treasurer: Mark Markel, DVM, Ph.D., Dipl. ACVS, dean of the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine.
  • Secretary: Jean Sander, DVM, Dipl. ACVP, dean of the Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

The Washington, D.C., organization’s executive director, Andrew T. Maccabe, DVM, MPH, J.D., remains in charge of day-to-day operations.

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