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AVFP names Schwartz president
Moorpark, Calif. -- Dr. Al Schwartz was named president of the Association for Veterinary Family Practice (AVFP).
-- Dr. Al Schwartz was named president of the Association for Veterinary Family Practice (AVFP).
He took office following the Pacific Veterinary Conference in San Francisco last month.
Schwartz, of Moorpark Veterinary Hospital, succeeds immediate past president Dr. Richard Timmins of Davis, Calif. Members of the association's board include Dr. Jennifer Clay (secretary-treasurer), of the Downtown Animal Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., Dr. Beth Boynton, of Western University's College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. John Hamil of Canyon Animal Hospital in Laguna Beach, Calif., Dr. Richard Meadows, of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri, and Dr. Robin Sturtz, director of the Veterinary Technology Program at LaGuardia Community College in New York City. Dr. Guy Hancock of St. Petersburg, Fla., will serve as membership and Web site manager.
The mission of AVFP is to optimize the life of pets in human families and communities by advancing the essential role of primary veterinary care.
AVFP seeks to define and teach the skills and knowledge essential for success in delivering primary-care veterinary medicine, the association adds.
For more information about the AVFP, go to www.avfp.org.