The College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is known nationally and internationally for its innovative programs in research, teaching and outreach, but the impact of faculty members on national organizations also establishes the leadership role the College plays in setting the agenda for veterinary medicine and diverse fields within biomedical sciences. Today, four faculty members at the College now hold the position of president at four prestigious national and international organizations.
Dr. Mary Anna Thrall, a Professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, serves as President of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. The ACVP is an international organization for those specializing in veterinary and comparative pathology.
Dr. Christine Olver, an Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, is President of the American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology. The ASVCP is dedicated to education, scientific research, and standards in veterinary laboratory medicine and diagnostics.
Dr. Barbara Powers, Director of the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and a Professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, is President of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians. The AAVLD seeks to improve diagnostic techniques, coordinate diagnostic laboratory efforts, and enhance communication as well as act as a consulting organization to those concerned about veterinary diagnostics.
Dr. Lance Perryman, Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, is President of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges. The AAVMC represents all veterinary medical colleges in the United States and Canada, nine departments of veterinary science, eight departments of comparative medicine, two animal medical centers, and four international colleges of veterinary medicine in its collective dealings with governmental bodies, veterinary medical organizations, the animal and human health industry, educational and scientific organizations, and the public.
The College congratulates each of these individuals on the professionalism and expertise they have shown, and the responsibilities with which they have been entrusted by their colleagues. The challenges of the future require great leadership and the College is honored to count these leaders among its own.