leadership

The ACVO Vision for Animals Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors who dedicate their time and energy to furthering the organization’s mission.

2017 Board of Directors

President
Dr. Nancy McLean
VCA Veterinary Care Animal Hospital and Referral Center, Albuquerque, NM

Vice President
Dr. Rachel Keller
Animal Eye Clinic, Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Secretary/ Treasurer
Dr. Steven Dugan
Eye Specialists for Animals, Denver, CO

Past President
Dr. Dineli Bras
CEVET, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Dr. Andras Komaromy
Michigan State University, Veterinary Medical Center, East Lansing, MI

Dr. Bill Miller
Advanced Animal Eye Care, Cordova, TN

Dr. Kenneth E. Pierce, Jr.
Garden State Veterinary Specialists, Tinton Falls, NJ

Dr. Jamie Schorling
Baton Rouge Veterinary Specialists, Baton Rouge, LA

Dr. Brian Skorobohach
Calgary Animal Referral and Emergency Centre, Alberta, Canada

 

VAF Committees

Grant Procedures & Policies Committee

The Grant Procedures & Policies committee is responsible for reviewing applications for research grant funding.
Committee Members: Dr. Heather Chandler, Chair
Drs. Katie Diehl, Rachel Keller-Vaughan, Keiko Miyadera, Freya Mowat, Erin Scott, Gillian Shaw, Sara Thomasy

Public Relations Committee

The goal of the Public Relations Committee is to increase awareness of the importance of vision to animals, as well as the devastating impact ocular diseases have on the quality of life of animals. The secondary objective of the Committee is to solicit financial contributions from the pet-owning public and veterinary community to support research investigating ocular diseases of animals. The Committee also serves to educate the public about the philanthropic activities of veterinary ophthalmologists, the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists™, and the Vision for Animals Foundation with respect to the well being of animals.
Members: Dr. Jamie Schorling, Chair
Dr. Terah Webb

Auction/Fundraising Committee

Committee Members: Dr. Rachel Keller Vaughan, Chair
Drs. Dineli Bras, Heather Kaese, Susan Nelms