Andrew Maccabe

American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges

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Dr. Andrew T. Maccabe is the Chief Executive Officer of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC). He received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees from The Ohio State University in 1981 and 1985, respectively. Dr. Maccabe began his professional career in Jefferson, Ohio where he worked in a mixed animal practice with primary emphasis on dairy herd health.


In 1988, he was commissioned as a Public Health Officer in the U.S. Air Force where he managed the preventive medicine activities of several Air Force installations and directed programs in occupational health, communicable disease control, and health promotion.


Dr. Maccabe completed his Master of Public Health degree at Harvard University in 1995. That same year he became Chief of the Health Risk Assessment Branch of the U.S. Air Force where he directed the health risk assessment program for environmental restoration activities throughout the Air Force. 


Dr. Maccabe completed his Juris Doctor degree, Magna Cum Laude, at the University of Arizona in 2002. He subsequently became the Associate Executive Director at the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges where he led programs to advance veterinary medical education. In 2007, he was appointed as CDC’s Liaison to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration where he coordinated policies and programs between the two agencies before returning to AAVMC in 2012 as the CEO.


Dr. Maccabe holds memberships in many professional organizations including the American Veterinary Medical Association, the District of Columbia Veterinary Medical Association, and the Pride Veterinary Medical Community. He is a member of the State Bar of Arizona, the Bar of the District of Columbia, and a Licensed Patent Attorney. After 24 years of service in the U.S. Air Force, he retired as a Colonel in 2017.