Dr. Warwick Arden, interim provost and dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, has been named president of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) for 2009-10.
The AAVMC coordinates the affairs of veterinary colleges in the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, representing more than 4,000 faculty, 5,000 staff, 10,000 students and 3,000 graduate students at more than 60 member institutions. As president, Arden heads the 11-member board of directors that works with the AAVMC national staff.
“Ours is an exceptionally diverse profession and the AAVMC is committed to training outstanding graduates who not only care for companion animals, horses, food animals and wildlife, but who support global public health by ensuring food safety and food security, investigating infectious diseases, advancing the frontiers of comparative medicine through leading biomedical research, and serving as stewards of our precious ecosystems,” Arden said.
He joined NC State as dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004 and was appointed interim provost in May.