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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

    Liara Gonzalez (2022-LA), Co-chair
    Anita Stampley (2022-SA), Co-chair
    Courtney Campbell (2023-SA)
    Po Chou (2024-SA)
    Caroline Constant (2024-LA)
    Rebecca Essig (2022-SA)
    Karen Hassan (2023-LA)
    Laurie Goodrich (2021-LA)
    Denis Marcellin-Little (2023-SA), Ex Officio Board Liaison
    Staff Liaison: Sarah Donnelly

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    Dual Certification Advisory Group

    Jennifer Godfrey (2023-LA)
    Jacob Goodin (2021-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 (2021-SA), Small Animal Associate Editor
    Guillaume Chanoit (2021-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 (2021-SA), Small Animal Associate Editor

    Reviewers
    Christine Adreani (2021-LA)
    Stacy Anderson (2021-LA)
    Jennifer Au (2021-SA)
    Marc Balligand, ECVS (2022-SA)
    Elizabeth Barrett (2021-LA)
    Joe Bartges, ACVN (2021)
    Alvaro Bonilla (2023-LA)
    Kelly Bowlt, ECVS (2023-SA)
    Ryan Butler (2021-SA)
    Brandy Cichocki (2022-SA)
    Erik Clary (2021-SA)
    Rebecca Csomos (2023-SA)
    Loic Déjardin (2022-SA)
    Hilde de Rooster, ECVS (2022)
    Kira Epstein (2022-LA)
    Maria Fahie (2021-SA)
    Jim Fingeroth (2023-SA)
    Hayley Gallaher (2023-SA)
    Tammy Grubb, ACVAA (2023)
    Kathleen Ham (2022-SA)
    Eric Hans (2021-SA)
    Jennifer Haupt (2023-LA)
    Galina Hayes (2023-SA)
    Graham Hayes, ECVS (2023-SA)
    Bianca Hettlich (2022-SA)
    Jennifer Huck (2022-SA)
    Kevin Kunkel (2022-SA)
    Raphael Labens (2023-LA)
    Bertrand Lussier (2023-SA)
    Melissa MacKinnon (2022-LA)
    Denis Marcellin-Little (2023-SA)
    Emma Marchionatti (2021-LA)
    Steven Martinez (2022-SA)
    Jodi Matheson, ACVR (2023)
    Sam Morello (2021-LA)
    Brad Nelson (2021-LA)
    Dennis Olsen (2021-SA)
    Michelle Osborn (2023)
    Theresa Pancotto, ACVIM (Neurology) (2021)
    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 (2021-SA)
    Carlos Souza (2021-SA)
    Camila Souza (2023-LA)
    Holly Sparks (2021-LA)
    Mathieu Spriet, ACVR (2023)
    Bryden Stanley (2022-SA)
    Michele Steffey (2022-SA)
    Suzanne Stewart (2022-LA)
    Dane Tatarniuk (2021-LA)
    Jock Tate (2023-LA)
    Heather Towle Millard (2022-SA)
    Justin Uhl (2021-SA)
    David Upchurch (2021-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
    William Taylor () --> Staff Liaison: Kimberly Soehnlein

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    Fellowship Committee

    Sarah Sampson (2021-LA), Chair
    Brad Case (2021-SA), Assistant Chair, Rep from MIS SA Soft Tissue FOC
    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
    Deanna Worley (2021-SA), Rep from Surgical Oncology 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

    Spencer Johnston (2021-SA), Chair
    Liberty Getman (2021-LA)
    Jennipher Harris (2021-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 (2021-LA), Assistant Chair
    Katie Barry (2023-SA)
    Kristin Coleman (2022-SA)
    Anna Dunlap (2022-SA)
    Louisa Ho Eckart (2022-SA)
    Phil Jones (2021-LA)
    Cole Sandow (2022-LA)
    Dominique Sawyere (2022-SA)
    Kelly Farnsworth (2023-LA), Ex Officio Board Liaison
    Staff Liaison: Shana Rosenblatt

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    Research Committee

    Mandi Lopez (2021-LA), Assistant Chair
    Shiori Arai (2023-SA)
    Katie Dern (2022-LA)
    Janet Grimes (2022-SA)
    Valerie Moorman (2021-LA)
    Heidi Reesink (2021-LA)
    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
    Yvonne Elce (2021-LA), Assistant Director
    James Brown (2023-LA)
    Aimie Doyle (2021-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)
    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)
    Marie-Soleil Dubois (2024-LA)
    Elyse Durket (2023-LA)
    Alison Gardner (2024-LA)
    Tisha Harper (2023-SA)
    Jennifer Huck (2021-SA)
    Allen Johnson (2024-SA)
    Sarah Malek (2022-SA)
    Ryan McCally (2021-SA)
    Brad Nelson (2022-LA)
    Travis Reed (2023-SA)
    Desiree Rosselli (2024-SA)
    Jacob Rubin (2023-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: 10/23/2021