AVMA's Dr. W. Ron DeHaven to give College of Veterinary Medicine seminar and commencement address
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Contact: Brian Graves, College of Veterinary Medicine, 612-624-6228, firstname.lastname@example.org
What: Executive vice president of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Dr. W. Ron DeHaven will give a seminar titled “The Times They are a Changin’” and will also give the commencement address at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine Commencement Ceremony. Admission is free, and the events are open to the public. No reservations are required.
Friday, May 1, 2008
Saturday, May 2, 2008
- Commencement begins at 7 p.m.
- Seminar: Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center room 213/215, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
- Commencement: Northrop Auditorium, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
About Dr. Ron DeHaven:
Dr. W. Ron DeHaven has more than two decades of experience with the Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and gained national prominence in 2003 and 2004 when chronic wasting disease and bovine spongiform encephalopathy were making headlines.
As executive vice president of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), one of the oldest and largest veterinary medical organizations in the world, Dr. DeHaven serves the more than 75,000 members of the AVMA as they work to meet the challenges of improving both human and animal health in the 21st century. Dr. DeHaven leads a staff of 140 employees and manages an operating budget of approximately $28.5 million.
In 2004, the AVMA honored Dr. DeHaven's contributions to the veterinary profession with the Meritorious Service Award. Dr. DeHaven has also received the President's Rank Awards (Meritorious and Distinguished) for his leadership and the Secretary's Honor Award twice. In addition, he received the Roswell Award from the Scientists Center for Animal Welfare and an honorary degree from Purdue University.
For more information, go to www.cvm.umn.edu
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