Introducing the Next AO VET NA Board Chair, José M. García-López, VMD, DACVS, DACVSMR

Director of Equine Sports Medicine at Tufts University and longtime AO VET NA faculty shares his thoughts on his new position

01 June 2021


We are pleased to announce that José M. García-López, VMD, DACVS, DACVSMR has been elected as the next AO VET NA Board Chair. Dr. García-López will succeed Jeffrey Watkins as chair on July 1, 2021.

Dr. José M. García-López is an Associate Professor of Large Animal Surgery and has been the Director of Equine Sports Medicine at Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine since 2002. José became an AO VET NA faculty member in 2010. 

He completed all the faculty education programs including the Faculty Education Program, Chair Education Program, and the Leadership Education Program. José served nine years on the AO VET NA Education Committee, most recently as its chair.

According to Dr. García-López, “for any group to be successful, a chair should lead and inspire those around him/her to come up with ideas and solutions for the greater good. Given the privilege and opportunity of representing AO VET NA as its chair, I will continue to follow these beliefs and to give my all for this wonderful organization which I truly believe in.”

On behalf of the AO VET NA Board, please join us in congratulating Dr. García-López on his election and wishing him well in his new position.


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