Dr. Beth Sabin

Dr. Beth Sabin is the AVMA's Associate Director for International and Diversity Initiatives, a new position established in August 2012. She has been with the AVMA since August 1998, as an Assistant Editor in the Publications Division and Assistant Director in the Education and Research Division. Beth has served as the staff consultant to the AVMA's Committee on International Veterinary Affairs since it was established in 2007, and oversees the global area of the AVMA Web site at https://www.avma.org/advocacy/international.

Beth graduated in 1992 from the University of California-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. She then moved east (PhD in immunology earned in 1997 from Cornell University)...then west again (scientist at Heska)...and finally came back to the middle, settling in the northwest suburbs of Chicago near to where she grew up. Her interest in international affairs—and diversity and inclusion—began early: in 1977, Beth was an AFS high-school exchange student to Australia (Canberra/Queanbeyan). She also worked overseas during her veterinary education (International Laboratory for Research on Animal Diseases, Kenya) and PhD program (University of Bahia School of Medicine, Brazil).

In her spare time, Beth enjoys traveling, reading, watching sports, and—most of all—spending time with her husband, Ted, "tweenager" daughter, Rebecca, and their 2 dogs (Sammy and Rue) and 2 cats (Angel and Marlin).

Natural disasters impacting veterinarians know no boundaries

In mid-May, devastating floods caused by unprecedented torrential rains swept through Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Croatia. Serbia was particularly hard hit, with rainfall the heaviest in recorded history. As the death and injury tolls rose and damages were assessed, it quickly … read more >

Celebrate World Veterinary Day 2014 with the AVMA and promote good welfare for animals worldwide

Tomorrow is the last Saturday in April, and that means it’s time for us to say… Happy World Veterinary Day! The World Veterinary Association created World Veterinary Day in 2000 as an annual celebration of the veterinary profession – to be observed … read more >