Alumni and Friends Society

All graduates of the College of Veterinary Medicine are members of the CVM Alumni and Friends Society. The purpose of the Alumni and Friends Society (AFS) is to promote, stimulate and encourage interest and support, including financial, for the benefit of the College, its faculty, students, and alumni. The society seeks to encourage communication and cooperation between alumni, the College, the University, the University of Minnesota Alumni Association, and the community.

The Alumni and Friends Society encourages membership in the University of Minnesota Alumni Association. Membership brings you Minnesota magazine, access to online databases and publications, discounts on cultural activities and Gopher merchandise, and many other benefits. To become a member, fill out the online membership form. The promotion code NP4VM will ensure that the College of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Society benefits from your membership. Thank you for joining!

AFS Board

The Alumni & Friends Society Board is made up of alumni and friends of the College of Veterinary Medicine.

The AFS Board is currently working on:
•A CVM Alumni and Students Facebook page:

•Updating our mentor program for DVM students and alumni

If you're interested in joining the CVM Alumni & Friends Society Board, click here.

AFS Board Roster 

Dr. Anne Ruelle
Board President 
Dr. Chirstopher Anderson
Dr. Mary Jo Baarsch
Mentor Program Committee Chair
Dr. Kevin Barcus
Dr. Abby Coodin
Dr. Ian Drummond
Dr. Jennifer Gallus
Alumni and Students Activities Chair
Dr. Kelsey Gehling
Dr. Rick Goullaud
Dr. Rodney Johnson
Dr. Judith Lapham
UMAA Board Representative
Dr. Roy Martin
Dr. Mike McMenomy
Dr. Jack Risdahl
Dr. Jerry Torrison
Melanie Jackson
Student Representative
Rhonda Burge
Student Representative
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