Ross University’s Dean Appointed to the AAVMC Leadership Committee

August 3, 2017
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The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) has appointed Dr. Sean Callanan, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine’s (Ross) Dean, to its leadership committee. Dr. Callanan will serve as member of the AAVMC Leadership Committee for the period from July 2017 to July 2020.

“I take great pride in representing Ross on the AAVMC Leadership Committee,” said Sean Callanan, dean at Ross. “As an alum of the AAVMC Leadership Academy, I have benefited  from  the training aimed at equipping veterinary  professionals  with the tools,  knowledge  and experience necessary to become leaders of academic veterinary medicine. Additionally, collaborations  between academia and AAVMC  is imperative  for promoting  excellence in veterinary medicine and creating tomorrow’s veterinarian leaders  in the  global  health community.”

Dr. Callanan is a research and diagnostic boarded veterinary  pathologist.  He  graduated  from the School of Veterinary Medicine at University College Dublin (UCD). Prior to being appointed Dean in 2016, Dr. Callanan has served as professor of veterinary pathology, director of postgraduate studies, and head of both the Department of Biomedical Sciences and the Center for Integrative Mammalian Research.

AAVMC is a nonprofit membership organization working to protect and improve the health and welfare of animals, people and the environment around the world by advancing academic veterinary medicine. Members include 49 accredited veterinary medical colleges in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.

About Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (Ross) is a member of Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE), a global education provider headquartered  in the  United  States. The organization's purpose is to empower students to achieve their goals, find success and make inspiring contributions to our global  community. Founded  in 1982,  Ross is committed to preparing students to become members and leaders of the worldwide public and professional healthcare team and to advance human, animal and ecosystem health (One Health Initiative) through research and knowledge exchange. Ross has focused research programs with an emphasis on emerging infectious and zoonotic diseases, conservation medicine and ecosystem health. Ross offers postgraduate Masters’, Ph.D. and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) programs accredited by the St. Christopher & Nevis Accreditation Board. The DVM program holds accredited status from the American Veterinary Medical Association ( Ross Veterinary Clinic is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association ( For more information about Ross, visit

About Adtalem Global Education
The purpose of Adtalem Global Education is to empower students to achieve their goals, find success and make inspiring contributions to our global community. Adtalem Global Education Inc. (NYSE: ATGE; member S&P MidCap 400 Index) is a leading global education provider, and the parent organization of Adtalem Educacional do Brasil, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, Becker Professional Education, Carrington College, Chamberlain University, DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management, Ross University School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. For more