Dr. Ted Cohn Takes the Reins as American Veterinary Medical Association President
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Cohn has devoted more than 35 years of service to the people and animals of
"I am honored to serve as the next president of the AVMA, and I am ready to help us navigate these exciting - and challenging - times in veterinary medicine," Cohn said. "Things are changing rapidly in the world of veterinary medicine, and I believe the AVMA is well-positioned to help us adapt to these changes and to advance animal and human health, and the veterinary profession. Throughout my career, I have learned that there are many very bright and committed people working to serve the veterinary profession. I know that by working together there is little we can't do."
Cohn cites many AVMA initiatives, including the recent formation of the AVMA Economics Division, its Strategy Management Process and the Partners for Healthy Pets program, as critical elements of the AVMA's overall plan to help guide the association and the profession into the future.
"The Economics Division will allow the AVMA to learn the economic facts of life for this profession and put us in a better position to understand the economic challenges we are facing," Cohn says. "Our Strategy Management Process will allow us to better meet our members' needs by providing to them the services and products they want and value, and our Partners for Healthy Pets initiative will not only prolong pet lives but also strengthen the relationship between veterinarians and pet owners."
Cohn began his career in private practice in 1976 as an associate veterinarian at
Cohn was named Western Region Practitioner of the Year in 1997 by the
Prior to his election to the AVMA Executive Board in 2006, Cohn served on and chaired several AVMA task forces, committees and subcommittees, and he spent seven years in the
Cohn has been a leader in veterinary medicine from the time of his veterinary school days, when he represented Tuskegee in the Student AVMA's
For many years, Cohn served on the Dean's
Cohn has been married to his wife, Becky, since 1970. Becky runs her own business and has been an active member of the
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