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September 25, 2012

Dr. Barry Kellogg Named as Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association’s Senior Veterinary Advisor

Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association

The Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association is pleased to announce Barry Kellogg, VMD, of North Port, Fla., as the organization’s senior veterinary advisor. Dr. Kellogg is a member of the HSVMA Leadership Council and currently serves as a veterinary advisor for The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International.

Founded in 2008, the HSVMA is an association of more than 5,000 veterinary professionals and students across the United States and 37 countries around the world, formed to offer leadership and service opportunities that promote a more humane veterinary profession.

“The breadth of Dr. Kellogg’s career exemplifies the values of the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association,” said Melissa Seide Rubin, vice president of veterinary services for HSVMA. “We are fortunate to have him working with the veterinary community to help bring animal welfare issues to the forefront of the industry.”

A 1966 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Kellogg has had a long and distinguished career specializing in emergency veterinary care and disaster response. Dr. Kellogg was on the Board of Registration in Veterinary Medicine for the state of Massachusetts for nine years, serving as both the secretary and chairman.

“I am honored to accept this position and represent the concerns of the HSVMA and the other humane and animal welfare organizations we partner with,” said Dr. Kellogg. “This appointment provides a wonderful opportunity to work on and bring forward animal welfare issues that are of concern not only to the majority of veterinarians but to a large percentage of the general population as well.”

Background:

  • Dr. Kellogg was recently appointed by the American Veterinary Medical Association’s executive board to their animal welfare committee where he will serve as the primary representative for humane and animal welfare organizations for a term running to July 2015.

  • Dr. Kellogg was the chair of the AVMA’s Committee on Disaster and Emergency Issues for four years and briefly served as AVMA’s interim assistant director for disaster preparedness.

  • Dr. Kellogg originally developed Veterinary Medical Assistance Teams 1, a veterinary disaster response team, and played a key role in the development of the entire VMAT program nationwide. He has responded to a variety of disasters including multiple hurricanes and floods all across the United States, and was the lead veterinarian for the 9/11 response team in New York City.

  • Dr. Kellogg has also instructed abroad on disaster preparedness, spay/neuter and a variety of other animal issues, traveling to China, Egypt, Haiti, Mexico, the Philippines and Venezuela.

Media Contact: Nicole Ianni, 301-548-7793, nianni@humanesociety.org

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