Douglas Freeman, dean of WCVM
Douglas Freeman, dean of WCVM

Outstanding appointment

Dr. Douglas Freeman, dean of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, is set to serve a one-year term as president of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC).

Freeman is the first dean of a Canadian veterinary college to serve in this role. He was installed as president during the AAVMC’s annual business meeting on Aug. 8, 2016.

“It’s a great organization that serves academic veterinary medicine very well, and I am honoured to take on this role with the AAVMC,” says Freeman. “I look forward to continuing our work to better serve the profession and veterinary medical education, as the association marks its 50th year—especially since the WCVM was one of AAVMC’s founding members.”

Founded in 1966, the non-profit membership organization represents all five Canadian colleges of veterinary medicine, all 30 veterinary medical colleges in the United States and 14 international veterinary medical colleges. Affiliate members include departments of veterinary science, departments of comparative medicine and several international veterinary schools preparing for AVMA Council on Education accreditation.

See more at WCVM Today.

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