National & International Office Holders

Faculty members in Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine are world-renown for their research and teaching. Many also serve in other capacities in state, national and international professional organizations. Here is a sampling of those individuals.

Department of Biomedical Sciences

  • Jonathan Mochel, president, Animal Health Modeling and Simulation Society
  • Jonathan Mochel, board member, European Federation for Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Jonathan Mochel, chair, Education and Residency Committee of the European College of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology

Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

  • Karin Allenspach, chair, European College Veterinary Internal Medicine Congress Committee
  • Karin Allesnpach, member, European Society of Comparative Gastroenterology
  • Rachel Allbaugh, board of directors, International Equine Ophthalmology Consortium
  • Rachel Allbaugh, chair, American Board of Veterinary Ophthalmologists Credentials Committee
  • Gil Ben-Shlomo, executive board member, International Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology
  • Gil Ben-Shlomo, editorial board member, The Veterinary Ophthalmology Journal
  • Gil Ben-Shlomo, member, Residence Committee of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
  • Gil Ben-Shlomo, member, Research Committee of the International Equine Ophthalmology Consortium
  • Gil Ben-Shlomo, member, Communications Committee of the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
  • Mary Bergh, chair, Small Animal Orthopedic Trauma Forum
  • April Blong, member, American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Benchmark Subcommittee
  • Bonnie Hay-Kraus, chair, American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia Certifying Examination
  • Bonnie Hay-Kraus, chair, American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia Multiple Choice Examination Committee
  • Cheryl Hedlund, director, American College of Veterinary Surgeons Residency Program Compliance Committee
  • Cheryl Hedlund, chair, American College of Veterinary Surgeons Fellowship Committee
  • Cheryl Hedlund, secretary-treasurer, Society of Veterinary Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Cheryl Hedlund, program organizer, Society of Veterinary Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Cheryl Hedlund, proceedings publisher, Society of Veterinary Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Al Jergens, president, Comparative Gastroenterology Society
  • Karl Kraus, founding member, chair, board of directors, International Veterinary Orthopedic Academy
  • Dana LeVine, vice president, Association of Veterinary Hematology and Transfusion Medicine
  • Kristina Miles, president, Society of Veterinary Nuclear Medicine
  • Brenda Mulherin, examination committee member and grader, American Veterinary Dental College
  • June Olds, chair, American Association of Zoo Veterinarians Development Committee
  • Jessica Ward, co-chair, cardiology forum subcommittee, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • David Wong, member, credentials committee, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Bianca Zaffarano, chair, LaFeber Practitioner's Award Committee
  • Bianca Zaffarano, board member at large, Association of Avian Veterinarians
  • Bianca Zaffarano, executive board, American Heartworm Society (secretary/treasurer)

Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine

  • Eric Burrough, North Central Regional representative, American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians
  • V.L. Cooper, director, American Association of Bovine Practitioners District 6
  • Pat Gorden, alternate representative, American Veterinary Medical Association Animal Agriculture Liaison Committee
  • Pat Halbur, president, American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians
  • Locke Karriker, director, American Association of Swine Veterinarians District 6
  • Annette O'Connor, past president, Association for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
  • Jonathan Mochel, president, Animal Health Modeling and Simulation Society
  • Jonathan Mochel, board member, European Federation for Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Jonathan Mochel, chair, Education and Residency Committee of the European College of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Paul Plummer, president and trustee, American Dairy Goat Association Research Foundation
  • Paul Plummer, alternate representative, American Veterinary Medical Association Committee on Antimicrobials
  • Alex Ramirez, president, American Association of Swine Veterinarians
  • Alex Ramirez, member, American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education Site Visit Team
  • Wilson Rumbeiha, founder and president, Toxicologists without Borders
  • Wilson Rumbeiha, past president, American Academy of Veterinary and Comparative Toxicology
  • Jennifer Schleining, past president, Iowa Veterinary Medical Association
  • Jan Shearer, president, Dairy Cattle Welfare Council
  • Jan Shearer, board of directors at large, American College of Animal Welfare
  • Kelly Still Brooks, alternate delegate, American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners Legislative Advisory Committee

Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine

  • F. Chris Minion, chair, Scientific Review Committee, Iowa State Fair
  • James Roth, chair, Food and Agriculture Committee of the Professional and Scientific Advisory Board of the American Society for Microbiology
  • James Roth, executive director, Institute for International Cooperation in Animal Biologics, a World Organization for Animal Health Collaborating Center for Diagnosis of Animal Disease and Vaccine Evaluation in the Americas
  • James Roth, director, Center for Food Security and Public Health, a World Organization for Animal Health Collaborating Center for Day One Veterinary Competencies and Continuing Education
  • James Roth, National Academies of Science, National Research Council, Institute for Laboratory Animal Research Advisory Council
  • Qijing Zhang, appointed to APLU/AAVMC Committee on Curriculum Development to Combat Antibiotic Resistance

Department of Veterinary Pathology

  • Mark Ackermann, secretary/treasurer, American College of Veterinary Pathologists 
  • Amanda Fales-Williams, president, Board of Directors, Iowa Veterinary Medical Association Foundation