Dr. Ron Banks

Dr. Ron Banks, currently Chairman of the AVMA’s Convention Management & Program Committee (CMPC), has served for many years in support of the AVMA and its members.  

A graduate of Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine (WAR EAGLE!), his notable veterinary career includes 34 years of veterinary service in the U.S. Army; Diplomate status in the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine; Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine; Charter Diplomate status in the American College of Animal Welfare;  and Director of the Office of Animal Welfare Assurance. In his current role, he oversees Duke University’s care and use of animals in research, testing, and teaching; provides several training opportunities for those engaging animals in research, testing, or teaching; and assures institutional integrity with a program of compliance monitoring for animal care & use. 

…but perhaps his most important and rewarding life role is being his grandson Cubbie’s “C.D.,” which stands for “Critter Dude.”