Dr. Lynne White-Shim

As an assistant director in the AVMA’s Division of Animal and Public Health, Dr. Lynne White-Shim worked to advocate for the profession to ensure veterinarians have the “tools” they need to do their job. Her main areas of focus were drugs, pesticides, and vaccines used in veterinary medicine – specifically advocating for safe, effective, and available products for veterinarians to use in the daily course of their practice.

Dr. White-Shim worked closely with the expert veterinarians who volunteer as members of two of AVMA’s governing groups: the Council on Biologic and Therapeutic Agents and the Clinical Practitioners Advisory Committee.

Dr. White-Shim grew up in central Illinois close to Champaign-Urbana and has always been a Fighting Illini fan. She did much of her education at the University of Illinois, graduating with a B.S. in Agriculture (Animal Sciences) in 1999 and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2006. She really liked the prospect of doing her own animal health research, so she also earned a Master’s degree in Animal Sciences with a focus in swine nutrition at the University of Kentucky, completing her thesis and graduating in 2001.

Outside of work, Dr. White-Shim loves spending time with her family, including their White German Shepherd mix, an Australian Cattle Dog mix, a calico cat, and an orange and white tabby cat. In addition to family time, Dr. White-Shim especially enjoys cheering on the Illini and doing outdoor activities including walking and running.

FDA acts to boost supply of sterile fluids for treating large animals

2/25/2015 Update: We have learned that some U.S.-based veterinary distributors are currently exploring opportunities to distribute the imported product in the USA. Across the country, the scarcity of sterile fluids for use in human medicine is big news, ranging from local news outlets, to … read more >