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AAVMC chief executive officer steps down after 12 years


Andrew T. Maccabe, DVM, will leave his position as the organization's CEO by the end of June 2024

The American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) announced that its chief executive officer, Andrew T. Maccabe, DVM, will step down after serving 12 years in the position. Maccabe will continue to be the CEO of AAVMC until he officially steps down in June 2024.

“Dr Maccabe’s many years at the helm of AAVMC helped ensure a close relationship between our two organizations, and enhanced the AVMA’s strong collaboration with veterinary schools and programs,” said Rena Carlson, DVM, American Veterinary Medical Association’s president, in an organizational release.1 “Under his leadership, the AVMA and the AAVMC have partnered on many projects that have greatly benefitted the profession, including initiatives that have promoted One Health, wellbeing, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are grateful to Dr Maccabe for the ongoing commitment and dedication he has for students, veterinary teams, and the profession.”

Maccabe earned his veterinary degree from Ohio State University in 1985 and began his career in Jefferson, Ohio, where he worked in mixed animal patients focusing on dairy herd health. Then in 1988, he was commissioned as a public health officer in the US Air Force and would serve for 24 years as an active military and reserve officer service before returning in 2017. As he was serving in the Air Force, Maccabe completed his master’s in public health in 1995.

Andrew T. Maccabe, DVM, will step down as CEO of AAVMC in June 2024. (Image courtesy of the American Veterinary Medical Association)

Andrew T. Maccabe, DVM, will step down as CEO of AAVMC in June 2024. (Image courtesy of the American Veterinary Medical Association)

He then went on to work as a liaison for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) where he coordinated programs and policies between the FDA and CDC before beginning his career at AAVMC.

“Serving as CEO of AAVMC has been the greatest privilege of my career. I have had the pleasure of working with an incredibly talented, highly professional, and diverse staff and I am in absolute awe of the amazing work done every day by the dedicated educators and administrators at our member institutions as they prepare the next generation of veterinarians to serve societal needs,” expressed Maccabe.

AAVMC retained Sterling Martin to help with the search for a new CEO and any inquiries should be directed to David Martin, CEO and founder, at dmartin@smartinsearch.com.


Maccabe to step down from AAVMC after 12 years as CEO. New release. January 19, 2024. Accessed January 26, 2024. https://www.avma.org/news/maccabe-step-down-aavmc-after-12-years-ceo

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