DeHaven named AVMA executive vice president

APHIS administrator takes on key AVMA role

The Department of Agriculture's top veterinarian, Dr. W. Ron DeHaven, has been chosen as the next AVMA executive vice president.

Dr. DeHaven, administrator of the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service for the past three years, was approved by the Executive Board March 23 following a nationwide search to replace Dr. Bruce W. Little, who is retiring this year. It wasn't yet known at press time when Dr. DeHaven would begin in his new role at the AVMA.

“This position at the AVMA will provide me