Committees

Below you will find the different committees of WSAVA who are working hard on bettering the health and welfare of companion animals world-wide!

LOCAL HOST COMMITTEE

Natalie Reid | Chairperson
Jeanne Lofstedt | Scientific Coordinator
Susan McTaggart | Member
Sarah Armstrong | Chair 2018

Jim Berry | Chair 2019
Margaret Brown-Bury | Council Liaison
Fran Rotondo, Ex-Officio | Industry Representative

Shannon Brownrigg | RVT, Ex-Officio
Nadine Schueller | RVT, Ex-Officio
Sarah Cunningham | Manager Conventions
Del Zelmer

CONTINUING EDUCATION 

Zoe Belshaw I Chair
Nicolette Hayward
Ellen Van Nierop
Lawson Cairns
Marcello Roza
Jill Maddison

HEREDITARY DISEASES

Jerold Bell I Chair
Cindy Cole
Ake Hedhammar
Claire Wade
Cathryn Melleresh

ONE HEALTH

Michael R. Lappin I Chair
Colin Burrows
Sarah Cleaveland
Chand Khanna
Emeritus Professor Michael J. Day
Casey Barton Behravesh
Gregg Takashima
Peter Karczmar
Thijs Kuiken
Alex Thiermann
Luca Guardabassi

REGIONAL MEMBERS ADVOCATE COMMITTEE

Brook Niemiec | RMA Affiliate Member Associations
Graham Swinney | RMA Oceania Member Associations
Laurel Kaddatz | RMA North American Member Associations
Juanjo Krauss | RMA South and Central American Member Associations
Lawson Cairns | RMA African Member Associations
Monchanok Vijarnson | RMA Asian Member Associations

DENTAL STANDARDIZATION PROJECT COMMITTEE

Jerzy Gawor | Co-Chair
Brook Niemiec | Co-Chair
Marco Gioso
Ana Nemec
Cedric Tutt
David Clarke
Gottfried Morgenegg
Marge Chandler
Kymberley Steward
Paulo Steagall

THERAPEUTICS GUIDELINES GROUP 

Luca Guardabassi | Chair

CONGRESS SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Frédéric Gaschen I Chair
Ameet Singh

ANIMAL WELFARE WELLNESS

Melinda D. Merck I Co Chair
Tess Kommedal I Co Chair
Rod Jouppi
Shane Ryan
John Merritt Rawlings
Karyl Hurley
Sheila A. Robertson
Abdhul Rahman
Natasha Lee

CONGRESS STEERING

Kevin Stevens I Chair
Adriana Quintana Lopez
Gregg Takashima
Umesh Karkare
Jerzy Gawor
Ivanov Castellanos
Shane Ryan
Jim Berry
Eleanor Ho

VACCINATION GUIDELINES

Michael J. Day I Chair
Cynda Crawford
Mary Marcondes
Richard Squires
Ronald Schultz

WSAVA FOUNDATION

Gabriel Varga I President
Mark Johnstone I Vice President
Adriana Lopez Quintana I Secretary
Laurel Kaddatz I Treasurer
Colin Burrows I Board member
Joy Santos I  Board member
Umesh Karkare I  Board member
Daphne Westgeest I  Board member
Michael Topper I  Board member

PROFESSIONAL WELLNESS GROUP 

Nienke Endenburg | Chair
Derick Chibeu | Co-chair
Michael Paton
Martin Soberano
Janet Donlin
Marie Holowaychuk
Patricia Dowling
Vicki Lim, student-member
Shane Ryan, EB liaison

WSAVA ONE CARE INITIATIVE   

Siyara Chunekamrai | Chair

SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY

Gad Baneth I Chair
Dale Bjorling
Cecile Clercx
Richard Squires
Lorrie Gaschen
Hajime Tsujimoto
Alex Koutinas
Jane Skyes

LEADERSHIP AND NOMINATION

Kathi Brunner | Chair
Walt Ingwersen
Claude Beata
Makarand Chavan
Lawson Cairns
Geeta Saini
Ivanov Castellanos
Jim Berry
Jordi Franch
Edgardo Unson

FINANCIAL ADVISORY

Debbie Osborne I Chair
Ellen van Nierop
Laurel Kaddaz
Mark Shepherd
Manfred Hochleitner

GLOBAL NUTRITION

Marge Chandler I Chair
Gregg Takashima I Chair
Adriana Lopez Quintana
Cecilia Villaverde Haro
Sreenivasa Yathiraj
Ping-Chih (Ben) Teng
Minna Rinkinen
Martin de Scally
Rachel Lumbis
Lisa Weeth

GLOBAL PAIN COUNCIL

Duncan Lascelles I Chair
Walt Ingwersen
Peter Kronen
Paulo Steagall
Kazu Yamasita
Sheilah A. Robertson
Bonnie Wright
Jo Murrell

TRANSLATION COMMITTEE

Martin Soberano | Chair
Cécile Guerche
Rebecca George
Olga Kurbatova
Ana Reisinho
Vivian He
Lee Song
Tanya Malkova
Ellen van Nierop EB liaison