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Committees

Dates after committee member names indicate the year the member's term ends.  All positions end following the ACVS Surgery Summit unless otherwise noted. LA and SA designate Large Animal and Small Animal species orientation.

Committees and Other Leadership Groups and Individuals

  • Board of Regents
  • Continuing Education Committee
  • Director of Certification
  • Dual Certification Advisory Group
  • Editorial Review Board
  • Examination Committee
  • Fellowship Committee
  • Journal, Veterinary Surgery
  • Maintenance of Certification Committee
  • Nominating Committee
  • Ombuds
  • Public Outreach Committee
  • Research Committee
  • Residency Program Compliance Committee
  • Resident Credentialing Committee
  • Veterinary Specialty Organizations Committee (VSOC)

  • ACVS Diplomates are encouraged to volunteer for committees and other ACVS activities. Visit the Volunteer Opportunities page for more details.
     


    Board of Regents

    Executive Committee & Foundation Officers
    Spencer Johnston (2020-SA), Chair
    Laurie Goodrich (2020-LA), President
    Karen Cornell (2020-SA), President-Elect
    Julie Smith (2021-SA), Treasurer
    Ann Loew, Chief Executive Officer

    Regents & Foundation Directors
    Jan Hawkins (2021-LA)
    Mary Ann Nieves (2021-SA)
    Kathy Salisbury (2020-SA)
    Stacy Semevolos (2022-LA)
    Brett Woodie (2020-LA)

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    Continuing Education Committee

    Louise Southwood (2025-LA), Director
    Nina Kieves (2020-SA), Assistant Director (Small Animal)
    Sam Morello (2024-LA), Assistant Director (Large Animal)
    Eric Monnet (2024-SA), Assistant Director (Laboratories)

    Equine/Large Animal Program Subcommittee
          Shannon Reed (2021-LA), Equine/LA Chair
          Lauren Lamb (2022-LA)
          Jennifer Schleining (2023-LA)

    Small Animal Program Subcommittee
          Justin Uhl (2020-SA), Small Animal Program Chair
          Pierre Amsellem (2021-SA)
          Brian Trumpatori (2022-SA)
          Justin Uhl (2020-SA)

    Special Sessions Program Subcommittee
          Jeremiah Easley (2021-LA), Special Sessions Sub Chair
          William Snell (2022-SA)
          Megan McCracken (2023-LA)
          Brian Sutherland (2022-SA), Foundation Liaison on Special Sessions Subcommittee

    Technicians Program
          Teri Kleist (2020), AVST Representative, Chair

    Laboratories Subcommittee
          Kelley Thieman Mankin (2021-SA), Laboratories Chair
          Katja Lin (2022-SA)
          Mike Karlin (2023-SA)

    Scientific Program Subcommittee
          Kyla Ortved (2021-LA), Scientific Program Chair
          Cassie Lux (2022-SA)
          Carolyn Arnold (2023-LA)

    Jan Hawkins (2021-LA), Ex Officio Board Liaison
    Staff Liaison: Teresa Perrell

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    Director of Certification

    Eric Parente (2022-LA), Director
    Staff Liaison: Kimberly Soehnlein

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    Dual Certification Advisory Group

    Jessica Dahlberg (2020-LA), Chair
    Jacob Goodin (2022-LA)
    Jennifer Haupt (2022-LA)
    Elizabeth Taylor (2021-SA)
    Rory Todhunter (2020-SA)
    Brett Woodie (2020-LA), Ex Officio Board Liaison
    Staff Liaison: Kimberly Soehnlein

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    Editorial Review Board

    Editors
    Dominique Griffon (2021-SA), Editor-in-Chief
    Ben Ahern (2020-LA), Large Animal Associate Editor
    Bernard Bouvy (2020), European Associate Editor
    Ryan Cavanaugh (2021-SA), Small Animal Associate Editor
    Guillaume Chanoit (2021-SA), European Associate Editor
    David Dycus (2022-SA), Small Animal Associate Editor
    Stan Kim (2020-SA), Minimally Invasive Surgery Associate Editor
    Mandi Lopez (2022-LA), Associate Editor for Invited Reviews and Themed Issues
    Janet McClaran (2020-SA), Minimally Invasive Surgery Associate Editor
    Amelia Munsterman (2022-LA), Large Animal Associate Editor
    Marije Risselada (2021-SA), Small Animal Associate Editor

    Reviewers
    Christine Adreani (2021-LA)
    Stacy Anderson (2021-LA)
    Jennifer Au (2021-SA)
    Stephen Baines, ECVS (2020-SA)
    Marc Balligand, ECVS (2022-SA)
    Elizabeth Barrett (2021-LA)
    Joe Bartges, ACVN (2021)
    Judith Bertran (2020-SA)
    Jason Bleedorn (2020-SA)
    Ryan Butler (2021-SA)
    Brandy Cichocki (2022-SA)
    Erik Clary (2021-SA)
    Loic Déjardin (2022-SA)
    Hilde de Rooster, ECVS (2022)
    David Dycus (2021-SA)
    Kira Epstein (2022-LA)
    Maria Fahie (2021-SA)
    Tammy Grubb, ACVAA (2020)
    Santiago Gutierrez-Nibeyro (2020-LA)
    Kathleen Ham (2022-SA)
    Eric Hans (2021-SA)
    Galina Hayes (2020-SA)
    Graham Hayes, ECVS (2020)
    Bianca Hettlich (2022-SA)
    Jennifer Huck (2022-SA)
    Nina Kieves (2020-SA)
    Kevin Kunkel (2022-SA)
    Lyon Lee, ACVAA (2020)
    Melissa MacKinnon (2022-LA)
    Emma Marchionatti (2021-LA)
    Steven Martinez (2022-SA)
    Valerie Moorman (2020-LA)
    Sam Morello (2021-LA)
    Pierre Mulon (2020-LA)
    Brad Nelson (2021-LA)
    Malcolm Ness, ECVS (2020)
    Dennis Olsen (2021-SA)
    Theresa Pancotto, ACVIM (Neurology) (2021)
    Jeff Peck (2020-SA)
    Roland Perrin, ECVS (2022)
    Benjamin Perry (2020-SA)
    Lynn Pezzanite (2022-LA)
    Bruno Pypendop Jr., ACVAA (2020)
    Heidi Radke, ECVS (2022)
    Chris Riley (2020-LA)
    Ruth Rose (2022-SA)
    Jim K. Roush (2022-SA)
    Jennifer Schleining (2022-LA)
    Chad Schmiedt (2020-SA)
    Gabriela Seiler, ACVR (2020)
    Laura Selmic (2020-SA)
    Steph Shaver (2020-SA)
    Ameet Singh (2021-SA)
    Carlos Souza (2021-SA)
    Holly Sparks (2021-LA)
    Mathieu Spriet, ACVR (2020)
    Bryden Stanley (2022-SA)
    Michele Steffey (2022-SA)
    Suzanne Stewart (2022-LA)
    Susan Stover (2020-LA)
    Dane Tatarniuk (2021-LA)
    Heather Towle Millard (2022-SA)
    Justin Uhl (2021-SA)
    David Upchurch (2021-SA)
    Dirsko Von Pfeil (2020-SA)
    Alexandra Winter (2022-LA)
    Eric Zellner (2020-SA)
    Allison Zwingenberger, ACVR (2020)

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    Examination Committee

    (Terms end following the administration of the Phase II Examination)

    Chris Byron (2020-LA), Chair
    Todd Thomas (2020-SA), Assistant Chair
    Brendan Anders (2023-SA)
    Brigitte Brisson (2022-SA)
    Stephanie Caston (2021-LA)
    Ursula Krotscheck (2021-SA)
    Annette McCoy (2021-LA)
    Mitch Robbins (2020-SA)
    Shasta Smith (2023-LA)
    Michael Tillson (2023-SA)
    Jarred Williams (2022-LA)
    Mary Ann Nieves (2021-SA), Ex Officio Board Liaison - Small Animal
    Brett Woodie (2020-LA), Ex Officio Board Liaison - Large Animal
    William Taylor ()
    Staff Liaison: Kimberly Soehnlein

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    Fellowship Committee

    Ron McLaughlin Jr. (2020-SA), Chair
    Nicole Ehrhart (2021-SA), Assistant Chair
    Sandra Manfra Marretta (2020-SA)
    Sarah Sampson (2021-LA)
    Jan Hawkins (2021-LA), Ex Officio Board Liaison
    Staff Liaison: Tracey Delaney

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    Journal, Veterinary Surgery

    Dominique Griffon (2021-SA), Editor-in-Chief
    Jan Hawkins (2021-LA), Ex Officio Board Liaison
    Ann Loew, Chief Executive Officer
    Staff Liaison: Kimberly Soehnlein

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    Maintenance of Certification Committee

    (Members rotate off July 31)

    Ryland Edwards III (2020-LA), Chair
    Nora Biermann (2021-LA)
    Leigh Glerum (2020-SA)
    Megan Mickelson (2022-SA)
    Maggie Peitzmeier (2022-LA)
    Michele Steffey (2021-SA)
    Staff Liaison: Sarah Donnelly

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    Nominating Committee

    Eric Mueller (2020-LA), Chair
    Jon Cheetham (2020-LA)
    Liberty Getman (2021-LA)
    Jennipher Harris (2021-SA)
    Heidi Hottinger (2020-SA)
    Ann Loew, Chief Executive Officer
    Staff Liaison: Joanne Magro

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    Ombuds

    Karen Cornell (2020-SA)

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    Public Outreach Committee

    Steph Shaver (2020-SA), Chair
    Matt Cleveland (2020-SA), Assistant Chair
    Lindsey Boone (2022-LA)
    Kristin Coleman (2022-SA)
    Anna Dunlap (2022-SA)
    Jackie Hill (2021-LA)
    Louisa Ho Eckart (2022-SA)
    Carrie Jacobs (2020-LA)
    Cole Sandow (2022-LA)
    Dominique Sawyere (2022-SA)
    Mary Ann Nieves (2021-SA), Ex Officio Board Liaison
    Staff Liaison: Barbara Bauer

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    Research Committee

    Ryan Butler (2020-SA), Chair
    Mandy Wallace (2020-SA), Assistant Chair
    Emma Adam (2020-LA)
    Katie Dern (2022-LA)
    Michelle Giuffrida (2021-SA)
    Janet Grimes (2022-SA)
    Mandi Lopez (2022-LA)
    Valerie Moorman (2021-LA)
    Ameet Singh (2021-SA)
    Susan Stover (2020-LA)
    Liz Pluhar (2022-SA)
    Staff Liaison: Abbi Ajayi

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    Residency Program Compliance Committee

    (Members rotate off December 31)

    Cheryl Hedlund (2019-SA), Director
    Eric Pope (2019-SA), Assistant Director
    Janice Buback (2020-SA)
    Nicole Buote (2019-SA)
    Aimie Doyle (2022-LA)
    Yvonne Elce (2021-LA)
    Kelly Farnsworth (2019-LA)
    David Galloway (2020-SA)
    Wanda Gordon-Evans (2022-SA)
    Laurent Guiot (2020-SA)
    Laura Nelson (2021-SA)
    Tina Owen (2021-SA)
    John Payne (2022-SA)
    Jim K. Roush (2021-SA)
    Stacy Semevolos (2019-LA)
    Katy Townsend (2022-SA)
    Rob Weeren (2021-SA)
    David A. Wilson (2022-LA)
    Alexandra Winter (2020-LA)
    Kathy Salisbury (2020-SA), Ex Officio Board Liaison
    Staff Liaison: Sarah Donnelly

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    Resident Credentialing Committee

    (Members rotate off December 31)

    Trevor Bebchuk (2019-SA), Director
    Laura Selmic (2019-SA), Assistant Director
    Stacy Anderson (2021-LA)
    Jamie Brown (2022-SA)
    Eric Carlson (2023-LA)
    George Coronado Jr. (2021-SA)
    Liara Gonzalez (2019-LA)
    Tisha Harper (2023-SA)
    Lisa Howe (2019-SA)
    Jennifer Huck (2021-SA)
    Kieri Jermyn (2019-SA)
    Katie Kennedy (2020-SA)
    Lindsey Kurach (2020-SA)
    Britta Leise (2020-LA)
    David Levine (2020-LA)
    Sarah Malek (2022-SA)
    Ryan McCally (2021-SA)
    Brad Nelson (2022-LA)
    Travis Reed (2023-SA)
    Alfredo Romero (2019-LA)
    Jacob Rubin (2023-SA)
    Susan Seitz-Streeter (2019-SA)
    Julie Settlage (2020-LA)
    Troy Trumble (2021-LA)
    Travis Tull (2023-LA)
    David Upchurch (2022-SA)
    Eric Zellner (2021-SA)
    Staff Liaison: Jeff Melia

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    Veterinary Specialty Organizations Committee (VSOC)

    Amy Kapatkin (2021-SA), Representative
    Eric Parente (2022-LA), Alternate Representative
    Staff Liaison: Ann Loew

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    Last Updated: 11/17/2019