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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
    Spencer Johnston (2020-SA), Chair
    Laurie Goodrich (2020-LA), President
    Karen Cornell (2020-SA), President-Elect
    Julie Smith (2024-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)
    Bryden Stanley (2022-SA)
    Brett Woodie (2020-LA)

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    Continuing Education Committee

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

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

    Small Animal Program Subcommittee
          Pierre Amsellem (2021-SA)
          Katherine Barnes (2023-SA)
          Brian Trumpatori (2022-SA)

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

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

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

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

    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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    Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee

    Laurie Goodrich (2021-LA), Chair
    Courtney Campbell (2023-SA)
    Po Chou (2023-SA)
    Caroline Constant (2023-LA)
    Rebecca Essig (2023-SA)
    Liara Gonzalez (2023-LA)
    Karen Hassan (2023-LA)
    Anita Stampley (2023-SA)
    Staff Liaison: Sarah Donnelly

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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, 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)

    Ursula Krotscheck (2021-SA), Chair
    Annette McCoy (2021-LA), Assistant Chair
    Brendan Anders (2023-SA)
    Brigitte Brisson (2022-SA)
    Nicole Buote (2024-SA)
    Chris Byron (2021-LA)
    Stephanie Caston (2021-LA)
    Liz LaFond (2024-SA)
    Shasta Smith (2023-LA)
    Todd Thomas (2021-SA)
    Michael Tillson (2023-SA)
    Canaan Whitfield-Cargile (2024-LA)
    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
    Staff Liaison: Kimberly Soehnlein

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    Fellowship Committee

    Ron McLaughlin (2020-SA), Chair
    Sarah Sampson (2020-LA), Assistant Chair
    Joe Bracamonte (2023-LA), Rep from MIS LA Soft Tissue FOC
    Brad Case (2023-SA), Rep from MIS SA Soft tissue FOC
    Loic Déjardin (2022-SA), Rep from MIS SA Ortho FOC
    Sandra Manfra Marretta (2020-SA), Rep from OMFS FOC
    Wayne McIlwraith (2022-LA), Rep from MIS LA Ortho FOC
    Deanna Worley (2023-SA), Rep from Surgical Oncology FOC
    Nicole Ehrhart (2022-SA), Ex Officio
    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)

    Nora Biermann (2021-LA), Chair
    Brandy Cichocki (2023-SA)
    Alec Davern (2023-LA)
    Megan Mickelson (2022-SA)
    Maggie Peitzmeier (2022-LA)
    Michele Steffey (2021-SA)
    Stacy Semevolos (2022-LA), Ex Officio BOR Liaison
    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

    Susan Holcombe (2022-LA)

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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: Shana Rosenblatt

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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), 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)

    Cheryl Hedlund (2020-SA), Director
    Santiago Gutierrez-Nibeyro (2020-LA), Assistant Director
    Janice Buback (2020-SA)
    Aimie Doyle (2022-LA)
    Yvonne Elce (2021-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)
    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)

    Sabrina Brounts (2024-LA), Director
    Liara Gonzalez (2020-LA), Assistant Director
    Stacy Anderson (2021-LA)
    Jamie Brown (2022-SA)
    Eric Carlson (2023-LA)
    George Coronado (2021-SA)
    Tisha Harper (2023-SA)
    Jennifer Huck (2021-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)
    Jacob Rubin (2023-SA)
    Julie Settlage (2020-LA)
    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 (2021-SA), Representative
    Kris Evans (2024-SA), Alternate Representative
    Staff Liaison: Ann Loew

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    Last Updated: 08/09/2020