Schaumburg, Ill.— Dr. Barbara A. Schmidt was selected to serve as treasurer for the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
In fact, AVMA's Executive Board selected Schmidt from a pool of six candidates to succeed Dr. Bret Marsh in July.
The equine practitioner from Union, Ky., says she will draw on her understanding of business and the economic realities facing
veterinarians, especially in light of the current economy, as she takes on her new role as treasurer.
"AVMA is a member-driven association and, as such, it provides excellent resources and services for its members. I look forward
to continuing this emphasis and communicating this message with our members," she says.
Schmidt joined AVMA's House of Delegates in 2002. In 2007, she was elected to serve on the House Advisory Committee (HAC)
representing equine private practice. She was named HAC chair and served as the HOD liaison to the Executive Board in 2009-2010.
Schmidt also served two years in the AVMA Budget and Financial Review Committee.
Dr. John Brooks, chair of the AVMA Executive Board, adds, "I have had the privilege to work with Dr. Barbara Schmidt in the
HOD and most recently as past chair of the HAC participating on the Executive Board. Her insight and communication skills
will serve the AVMA well as she assumes her role as AVMA treasurer. I look forward to working with her as she transitions
into her newly elected position."
Schmidt is a 1984 graduate of Purdue University's veterinary school. She is a former president of the Kentucky Veterinary
Medical Association and was twice appointed by the state's governor to the Kentucky Board of Veterinary Examiners, the association