Leadership

2021-22 Executive Board
Dr.-Lori-Bidwell

Michigan State University
Class of '01
Co-owner and Founder of East-West Equine Sports Medicine in Lexington, Kentucky.

Lori Bidwell, DVM, DACVAA, CVA, CVTP

President
Matt Fricke with Alpacca resized

Washington State University
Class of '94
Currently lives in Eugene, Oregon, and practices at McKenzie Animal Hospital.

Matthew E. Fricke, DVM, CVA, ANT-C

Vice-Elect
Dr.-Linda-Rydgig-5

University of California Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine
Class of '94
Currently lives in California area and owns Progressive Equine, Inc. in Camarillo.

Linda Rydgig, DVM, CVA, FAAVA

Immediate Past President
Dr.-Carol-Gifford-2019-resized-3

Tufts University
Class of '03
Member since 2001
Currently lives in Columbus, OH where she owns and operates a house-call complementary-only practice.

Carol Gifford, DVM, CVA, FAAVA

Secretary/Treasurer
Dr.-Shantel-Julius

University of Minnesota CVM
Class of '11
Owner of Julius Rehabilitation & Integrative Veterinary Services, LLC in Minnesota.

Shantel Julius, DVM, CCRP, CVA, CVSMT, CVFT

Director (2020-2022 1st term)
Dr.-Leslie-Phillips

UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
Class of '88
Mixed animal practitioner specializing in acupuncture and holistic medicine in Grass Valley, California.

Leslie Phillips, MS, DVM, CVA

Director (2020-2022 1st term)
Dr.-Bonnie-Wright

University of Colorado CVM
Class of '95
Owner of Mistralvet-Veterinary Anesthesia Teaching and Support.

Bonnie Wright, DVM, DACVAA

Director (2021-2023 2nd term)
Dr. Ann Marie Aumann resized

Western University of Health Sciences CVM
Class of '14
Owner of Del Dios Veterinary Acupuncture

Ann-Marie Aumann, DVM, CVA, CVCH

Director (2021-2023 1st term)
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Tuskegee University CVM
Class of '94
Owner of Orchid Springs Animal Hospital

Mitsie Vargas, DVM, CVA, FAAVA

Director (2021-2023 1st term)
Dr.-Bonnie-Wright

University of Colorado CVM
Class of '95
Owns Mistralvet-Veterinary Anesthesia Teaching and Support.

Bonnie Wright, DVM, DACVAA

Director (Term 2021-2023 2nd term)
Dr. Ann Marie Aumann resized

Western University of Health Sciences CVM
Class of '14
Owns Del Dios Veterinary Acupuncture

Ann-Marie Aumann, DVM, CVA, CVCH

Director (Term 2021-2023 1st term)
AAVA House of Delegates to AVMA
Dr.-Jennifer-Kareklas

Cornell University
Class of '06
Currently lives in the New York area and is an integrative small animal veterinarian at Bloomingrove Veterinary Hospital in North Greenbush, NY.

Jennifer Kareklas, DVM, CVA, FAAVA

Delegate (2019-2022)
Dr.-Lynelle-Graham

University of Minnesota CVM
Class of '95
Clinical Associate Professor, North Carolina State University CVM

Lynelle Graham, DVM, MS, DACVAA, CVA

Alternate Delegate (finishing term 2019-2022)

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