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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
  • Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee
  • 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
    Karen Cornell (2022-SA), Chair
    Susie Fubini (2022-LA), President
    Ron McLaughlin (2022-SA), President-Elect
    Julie Smith (2024-SA), Treasurer
    Ann Loew, Chief Executive Officer

    Regents & Foundation Directors
    Chris Byron (2024-LA)
    Kelly Farnsworth (2023-LA)
    Cat MacPhail (2024-SA)
    Denis Marcellin-Little (2023-SA)
    Stacy Semevolos (2022-LA)
    Bryden Stanley (2022-SA)

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    Continuing Education Committee

    Louise Southwood (2025-LA), Director
    Jason Bleedorn (2025-SA), Assistant Director (Small Animal and Allied Medicine and Contemporary Topics)
    Eric Monnet (2024-SA), Assistant Director (Laboratories)
    Sam Morello (2024-LA), Assistant Director (Large Animal and Scientific Program)
    Kelley Thieman Mankin (2025-SA), Assistant Director (Digital Learning)

    Allied Medicine and Contemporary Topics Subcommittee
    Michael Dearmin (2024-SA)
    Megan McCracken (2023-LA)
    William Snell (2022-SA)
    Teri Kleist (2022), AVST Representative
    Brian Sutherland (2022-SA), Foundation Liaison

    Digital Learning Subcommittee
    Anke Langenbach (2024-SA)
    Britta Leise (2023-LA)

    Equine/Large Animal Program Subcommittee
    Lauren Lamb (2022-LA)
    Jennifer Schleining (2023-LA)
    Joshua Zacharias (2024-LA)

    Small Animal Program Subcommittee
    Kate Barnes (2023-SA)
    Valery Scharf (2024-SA)
    Brian Trumpatori (2022-SA)

    Laboratory Subcommittee
    Mike Karlin (2023-SA)
    Katja Lin (2022-SA)
    Betsy Swanson (2024-SA)

    Scientific Program Subcommittee
    Emma Adam (2024-LA)
    Carolyn Arnold (2023-LA)
    Cassie Lux (2022-SA)

    Chris Byron (2024-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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    Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee

    Courtney Campbell (2022-SA), Assistant Chair
    Liara Gonzalez (2022-LA), Co-chair
    Anita Stampley (2022-SA), Co-chair
    Po Chou (2024-SA)
    Caroline Constant (2024-LA)
    Rebecca Essig (2022-SA)
    Javier Gallegos (2025-SA)
    Karen Hassan (2023-LA)
    Denis Marcellin-Little (2023-SA), Ex Officio Board Liaison
    Staff Liaison: Sarah Donnelly

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    Dual Certification Advisory Group

    Jacob Goodin (2022-LA), Chair
    Kendra Freeman (2024-SA)
    Jennifer Godfrey (2023-LA)
    Jennifer Haupt (2022-LA)
    Curry Keoughan (2023-LA)
    Bryden Stanley (2022-SA), Ex Officio Board Liaison
    Staff Liaison: Kimberly Soehnlein

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    Editorial Review Board

    Editors
    Dominique Griffon (2022-SA), Editor-in-Chief
    Ben Ahern (2023-LA), Large Animal Associate Editor
    Ryan Cavanaugh (2024-SA), Small Animal Associate Editor
    Guillaume Chanoit (2024-SA), European Associate Editor
    David Dycus (2022-SA), Small Animal Associate Editor
    Stan Kim (2023-SA), Minimally Invasive Surgery Associate Editor
    Mandi Lopez (2022-LA), Associate Editor for Invited Reviews and Themed Issues
    Janet McClaran (2023-SA), Minimally Invasive Surgery Associate Editor
    Amelia Munsterman (2022-LA), Large Animal Associate Editor
    Malcolm Ness (2023), European Associate Editor
    Marije Risselada (2024-SA), Small Animal Associate Editor

    Reviewers
    Christine Adreani (2024-LA)
    Jennifer Au (2024-SA)
    Marc Balligand, ECVS (2022-SA)
    Alvaro Bonilla (2023-LA)
    Kelly Bowlt, ECVS (2023-SA)
    Ryan Butler (2024-SA)
    Brandy Cichocki (2022-SA)
    Erik Clary (2024-SA)
    Aimee Colbath (2024-LA)
    Antonio Cruz (2024-LA)
    Rebecca Csomos (2023-SA)
    Loic Déjardin (2022-SA)
    Hilde de Rooster, ECVS (2022)
    Kira Epstein (2022-LA)
    Maria Fahie (2024-SA)
    Jim Fingeroth (2023-SA)
    Hayley Gallaher (2023-SA)
    Tammy Grubb, ACVAA (2023)
    Kathleen Ham (2022-SA)
    Jennifer Haupt (2023-LA)
    Galina Hayes (2023-SA)
    Graham Hayes, ECVS (2023-SA)
    Bianca Hettlich (2022-SA)
    Jennifer Huck (2022-SA)
    Andy Kaneps (2024-LA)
    Sharon Kerwin (2024-SA)
    Nina Kieves (2024-SA)
    Kevin Kunkel (2022-SA)
    Raphael Labens (2023-LA)
    Daniel Linden (2024-SA)
    Bertrand Lussier (2023-SA)
    Melissa MacKinnon (2022-LA)
    Denis Marcellin-Little (2023-SA)
    Emma Marchionatti (2024-LA)
    Steven Martinez (2022-SA)
    Jodi Matheson, ACVR (2023)
    Brad Matz (2024-SA)
    Elizabeth Maxwell (2024-SA)
    Sam Morello (2024-LA)
    Stewart Morgan, ACVN (2024)
    Michelle Osborn (2023)
    Jeff Peck (2024-SA)
    Roland Perrin, ECVS (2022)
    Lynn Pezzanite (2022-LA)
    Bruno Pypendop, ACVAA (2023)
    Heidi Radke, ECVS (2022)
    Chris Riley (2023-LA)
    Ruth Rose (2022-SA)
    Jim K. Roush (2022-SA)
    Jennifer Schleining (2022-LA)
    Chad Schmiedt (2023-SA)
    Jacqueline Scott (2023-SA)
    Reza Seddighi, ACVAA (2023)
    Ameet Singh (2024-SA)
    Camila Souza (2023-LA)
    Holly Sparks (2024-LA)
    Mathieu Spriet, ACVR (2023)
    Bryden Stanley (2022-SA)
    Michele Steffey (2022-SA)
    Suzanne Stewart (2022-LA)
    Jock Tate (2023-LA)
    Rory Todhunter (2024-SA)
    Heather Towle Millard (2022-SA)
    Brian Trumpatori (2024-SA)
    Michelle Tucker (2024-LA)
    David Upchurch (2024-SA)
    Dirsko Von Pfeil (2023-SA)
    Alexandra Winter (2022-LA)
    Marc Wosar (2023-SA)
    Eric Zellner (2023-SA)

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    Examination Committee

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

    Yvonne Elce (2026-LA), Director
    Jarred Williams (2022-LA), Assistant Director (Large Animal)
    Brigitte Brisson (2022-SA), Assistant Director (Small Animal)
    Brendan Anders (2023-SA)
    Nicole Buote (2024-SA)
    Stephanie Caston (2022-LA)
    Arthur Fettig (2025-SA)
    Ursula Krotscheck (2022-SA)
    Liz LaFond (2024-SA)
    Annette McCoy (2022-LA)
    Laura Peycke (2025-SA)
    Laura Riggs (2025-LA)
    Shasta Smith (2023-LA)
    Michael Tillson (2023-SA)
    Canaan Whitfield-Cargile (2024-LA)
    Kelly Farnsworth (2023-LA), Ex Officio Board Liaison - Large Animal
    Cat MacPhail (2024-SA), Ex Officio Board Liaison - Small Animal
    Staff Liaison: Kimberly Soehnlein

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    Fellowship Committee

    Brad Case (2022-SA), Chair
    Deanna Worley (2022-SA), Assistant Chair, Rep from Surgical Oncology
    Michael Jaffe (2024-SA)
    Joe Bracamonte (2023-LA), Rep from MIS LA Soft Tissue FOC
    Loic Déjardin (2022-SA), Rep from MIS SA Ortho FOC
    Sandra Manfra Marretta (2023-SA), Rep from OMFS FOC
    Wayne McIlwraith (2022-LA), Rep from MIS LA Ortho FOC
    Nicole Ehrhart (2022-SA), Ex Officio
    Chris Byron (2024-LA), Ex Officio Board Liaison
    Staff Liaison: Tracey Delaney

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    Journal, Veterinary Surgery

    Dominique Griffon (2022-SA), Editor-in-Chief
    Cat MacPhail (2024-SA), Ex Officio Board Liaison
    Ann Loew, Chief Executive Officer
    Staff Liaison: Tracey Delaney

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    Maintenance of Certification Committee

    (Members rotate off July 31)

    Megan Mickelson (2022-SA), Co-chair
    Maggie Peitzmeier (2022-LA), Co-chair
    Celine Bourzac (2024-LA)
    Brandy Cichocki (2023-SA)
    Alec Davern (2023-LA)
    Anna Massie (2024-SA)
    Stacy Semevolos (2022-LA), Ex Officio Board Liaison
    Staff Liaison: Sarah Donnelly

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    Nominating Committee

    Laurie Goodrich (2022-LA), Chair
    David Levine (2023-LA)
    Mary Ann Nieves (2023-SA)
    Andy Parks (2022-LA)
    Chad Schmiedt (2022-SA)
    Ann Loew, Chief Executive Officer
    Staff Liaison: Joanne Magro

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    Ombuds

    Susan Holcombe (2022-LA)

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    Public Outreach Committee

    Lindsey Boone (2022-LA), Chair
    Phil Jones (2022-LA), Assistant Chair
    Stacy Anderson (2024-LA)
    Katie Barry (2023-SA)
    Kristin Coleman (2022-SA)
    Anna Dunlap (2022-SA)
    Louisa Ho Eckart (2022-SA)
    Cole Sandow (2022-LA)
    Dominique Sawyere (2022-SA)
    Jed Sung (2024-SA)
    Kelly Farnsworth (2023-LA), Ex Officio Board Liaison
    Staff Liaison: Shana Rosenblatt

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    Research Committee

    Mandi Lopez (2022-LA), Chair
    Heidi Reesink (2022-LA), Assistant Chair
    Shiori Arai (2023-SA)
    Katie Dern (2022-LA)
    Janet Grimes (2022-SA)
    Melissa MacIver (2024-SA)
    Jayne McGhie (2024-SA)
    Holly Stewart (2024-LA)
    Valentine Verpaalen (2024-SA)
    Liz Pluhar (2022-SA), Ex Officio Foundation Liaison
    Bryden Stanley (2022-SA), Ex Officio Board Liaison
    Staff Liaison: Tracey Delaney

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    Residency Program Compliance Committee

    (Members rotate off December 31)

    Santiago Gutierrez-Nibeyro (2025-LA), Director
    Aimie Doyle (2022-LA), Assistant Director
    Yvonne Elce (2021-LA), Assistant Director
    James Brown (2023-LA)
    John Chandler (2024-SA)
    Danielle Dugat (2024-SA)
    Callie Fogle (2024-LA)
    Wanda Gordon-Evans (2022-SA)
    Tim Lynch (2023-LA)
    Laura Nelson (2021-SA)
    Tina Owen (2021-SA)
    John Payne (2022-SA)
    Jim K. Roush (2021-SA)
    Susan Seitz-Streeter (2023-SA)
    Laura Selmic (2024-SA)
    Daniel Spector (2024-SA)
    Jason Syrcle (2023-SA)
    Katy Townsend (2022-SA)
    Rob Weeren (2021-SA)
    David A. Wilson (2022-LA)
    Denis Marcellin-Little (2023-SA), Ex Officio Board Liaison
    Staff Liaison: Sarah Donnelly

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    Resident Credentialing Committee

    (Members rotate off December 31)

    Sabrina Brounts (2024-LA), Director
    Katie Kennedy (2021-SA), Assistant Director
    Stacy Anderson (2021-LA)
    Jamie Brown (2022-SA)
    Eric Carlson (2023-LA)
    George Coronado (2021-SA)
    Kim Cox (2025-SA)
    Marie-Soleil Dubois (2024-LA)
    Elyse Durket (2023-LA)
    Alyson Frederick (2025-SA)
    Alison Gardner (2024-LA)
    Sarah Gray (2025-LA)
    Tisha Harper (2023-SA)
    Jennifer Huck (2021-SA)
    Allen Johnson (2024-SA)
    Sarah Malek (2022-SA)
    Ryan McCally (2021-SA)
    Valerie Moorman (2025-LA)
    Brad Nelson (2022-LA)
    Nastasha Olsen (2025-SA)
    Travis Reed (2023-SA)
    Desiree Rosselli (2024-SA)
    Jacob Rubin (2023-SA)
    Susannah Sample (2024-SA)
    Troy Trumble (2021-LA)
    Travis Tull (2023-LA)
    David Upchurch (2022-SA)
    Eric Zellner (2021-SA)
    Stacy Semevolos (2022-LA), Ex Officio Board Liaison
    Staff Liaison: Jeff Melia

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    Veterinary Specialty Organizations Committee (VSOC)

    Spencer Johnston (2025-SA), Representative
    Kris Evans (2024-SA), Alternate Representative
    Staff Liaison: Ann Loew

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    Last Updated: 11/28/2021