American College of Veterinary Surgeons announces 2023–2024 election results

The American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) recently announced the election results for the new president-elect and two new members of the ACVS Board of Regents.

President-elect is Bryden J. Stanley, BVMS, MVetSc, MANZCVS, MRCVS, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons (DACVS); small animal regent is Laurent P. Guiot, DVM, DECVS, DACVS (Small Animal); and large animal regent is David G. Levine, DVM, DACVSMR, DACVS (Large Animal).

Each year, the ACVS Nominating Committee submits a proposed slate of candidates for president-elect, one small animal regent, and one large animal regent to the ACVS Board of Regents for approval. The approved slate is forwarded to the membership for a vote.

In addition to the new president-elect and regents, Ron M. McLaughlin, DVM, DVSc, DACVS, is the new chair of the ACVS Board of Regents, and Jan F. Hawkins, DVM, DACVS, is president. The president-elect, president, and chair serve one-year terms in each subsequent position.

Continuing as members of the ACVS Board of Regents are Christopher R. Byron, DVM, MS, DACVS; Ursula Krotscheck, DVM, DACVS (Small Animal); Catriona M. MacPhail, DVM, DACVS; and Annette M. McCoy, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVS (Large Animal). Julie D. Smith, DVM, MBA, DACVS, CCRT, continues to serve as treasurer, and Ann T. Loew, EdM, CAE, as chief executive officer.


About Bryden Stanley

Dr. Stanley graduated from Murdoch University School of Veterinary Medicine in Australia in 1982. She completed an internship at Murdoch and was surgical registrar at the University of Sydney before matching to the University of Saskatchewan, where she completed her surgery residency and master’s degree. Dr. Stanley’s first faculty appointment was at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, and she was on the faculty at Michigan State University from 1999–2021, where she was head of surgery for several years.

Dr. Stanley is now a specialist in private practice at the Animal Surgical Center of Michigan. Her clinical interests are in all aspects of soft tissue surgery, particularly upper respiratory, wound management, and cutaneous reconstructive techniques. She publishes frequently, has received many teaching awards, and lectures widely at a national and international level. She has served on the Board of Regents and has been the regent liaison to the ACVS Foundation and the Research Committee.


About Laurent Guiot

Dr. Guiot received his veterinary medicine degree from the University of Liege in Belgium and completed a general internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the same institution. After his internship, he worked in Paris for one year where he oversaw the general surgery program. In 2006, he became an international surgery fellow at Michigan State University where he also completed a three-year residency program with a focus on minimally invasive osteosynthesis. He became an ACVS Diplomate in 2011 and is a founding fellow in Minimally Invasive Surgery (Small Animal Orthopedics). Dr. Guiot spent six years as an assistant professor in orthopedics at Michigan State University and The Ohio State University.

Dr. Guiot is the founder of the ACCESS Bone & Joint Center in Los Angeles where he works as an orthopedic surgeon. His major interests are minimally invasive surgery for orthopedic trauma and joint replacement surgery. He has been a member of numerous ACVS committees including the Residency Program Compliance Committee and Resident Credentialing Committee.


About David G. Levine

Dr. Levine is a 2004 graduate of Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. He completed a surgical internship and residency at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center and remained as clinical faculty. He is currently an associate professor of clinical large animal surgery and is the program director of the large animal residency program.

Dr. Levine has served as chair of the ACVS Research Committee and has been a member of the Resident Credentialing Committee and the Nominating Committee.