Calvin Johnson, DVM, Ph.D., DACVP, dean of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, has assumed his duties as president of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC). Johnson had been serving as president-elect of the organization.
Michael Lairmore, DVM, Ph.D., dean of the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, was named president-elect following an intra-organizational election held in late January. Lairmore, board certified by both the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) and American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (ACVM), has served as dean at California since 2011. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine.
Phillip Nelson, DVM, Ph.D., dean of the Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine, has completed his term of service as AAVMC president and will now serve a year as past-president.
The president, president-elect, and past-president comprise the executive committee of the AAVMC board of directors and meet monthly.
Mark Markel, DVM, Ph.D., dean of the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine, continues as treasurer. Paul Lunn, BVSc, MS, Ph.D., MRCVS, DACVIM, dean of the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine continues as secretary. Susan Tornquist, DVM, Ph.D., DACVP, dean of the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University, was elected to serve a second term as at-large director representing Region I (U.S.). Ewan Cameron, BVMS, Ph.D., MRCVS, head, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Glasgow, was elected to serve a second term as at-large director representing Region IV (Europe, Mexico, and the Caribbean). David Horohov, Ph.D., Department of Veterinary Science, University of Kentucky, was elected to serve as at-large director representing departments of veterinary science.
During the February board meeting, Nigel Perkins, BVSc (Hons), MS, Ph.D., DACT, FACVSc, head of school at the University of Queensland School of Veterinary Science, was appointed at-large director, Region III (Australia, New Zealand, Asia).
The term for new officers and directors began after the AAVMC annual conference, March 2-4, in Washington, D.C.