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Board of Directors


Richard P. Streett, Jr., VMD, Chair, (voting), graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine in 1969. He served as a Captain in the US Army Veterinary Corps for 2 years doing research at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. In 1971 he founded the Churchville Veterinary Clinic in Churchville Maryland which started out as a mixed animal practice but over the years changed to a 3 location, 10 doctor small animal practice. Dr. Streett recently retired from the practice which is now owned and managed by one of his sons and 2 other partners. He also is a partner in the Spenceola Group, a real estate development and property management company.

Dr. Streett has been a member of the AVMA HOD from Maryland since 2005. He also serves on the Maryland Veterinary Association Executive Board and previously served as chair of the Maryland Veterinary Foundation. He is a member of the Maryland Agricultural Commission, on the Board of the Maryland Environmental Service, on the Board of the Upper Chesapeake Health System, and serves as chair of the Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation.

Ginger K. Brainard, Ph.D., Vice Chair, (voting), received her Doctorate in Psychology from Louisiana State University in 1990.  She is a licensed clinical psychologist and certified school psychologist, and works in both school and medical settings.  She is married to Don Brainard, DVM (Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Class of 1985) and is the mother of 2 children.  She is past president of the Auxiliary to the American Veterinary Medical Association and was a board member from 2004-2011.  She was also president of the Auxiliary to the Arkansas VMA and served as a board member of the Auxiliary to the Illinois VMA.  Dr. Brainard is a part-time organist and serves as a director on various boards in her community.

John R. Brooks, DVM, Vice Chair, (voting), was a graduate of the University of Philippines with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.  His career began in 1974 with a practice that included dairy, beef, swine, sheep, horse and companion animal medicine.  Many of his professional activities and memberships have included Ducks Unlimited, president of Harford VMA, Board of Directors for Maryland VMA, President of MVMA and AVMA HAC and Executive Board member.  His last year on the Executive Board he served as Chairman.  He was MVMA Distinguished Veterinary of the Year, 2004.  Most recently, he served as Deputy Secretary of Agriculture for Maryland.  Dr. Brooks is currently involved in a clinical small animal practice in Bel Air, Maryland.

George W. Bishop, DVM, Treasurer, (voting), was born and raised on a dairy and hog farm in central Ohio.  He received his veterinary medical degree from Ohio State University, and has spent his career as a small animal practitioner in Carmel, California.  He has a long, distinguished, and continuing record of service to organized veterinary medicine, and has been the recipient of many special recognitions and awards for his service and accomplishments.  He is currently serving as California alternate delegate to the AVMA House of Delegates and is a member of the AVMA House Advisory Committee. He is also serving as Treasurer of the California Veterinary Medical Association as well as Treasurer of the CVMA's Veterinary Insurance Services Company and the CVMA Foundation.  He became a member of the AVMF Board of Directors in 2005.

V. Hugh "Chip" Price, Jr., DVM, Secretary, (voting), received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, in 1969.  In 1980, he received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in Baton Rouge.  Dr. Price served in the U.S. Navy from 1970 to 1974 and continued his military career serving in the U.S. Army Reserve.  He served in the 141st Med Det (VC), in Columbia, Mo., from 1982-1984, and then served as a Laboratory Animal Veterinary Officer.  Dr. Price worked in the U.S. Reserve as a Laboratory Animal Medicine Veterinary Officer at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute for Chemical Defense at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland from 1984-2007.  Dr. Price is currently Director of Animal Resources at the LSU Health Sciences Center at Shreveport, where he is also Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology and Emergency Medicine.Medicine.

Clark Fobian, DVM,  Immediate Past Chair, (voting), attended the University of Missouri-Columbia, earning his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree in 1977.   Dr. Fobian has owned and operated the Thompson Hills Animal Clinic in Sedalia, MO for over thirty years.  From 1972 to 1978, he served in the U.S. Army Reserve as a medic for the 5503rd US Army Hospital.  He has served as the Missouri VMA President and Chairman of the Board.  In January of 2006, the Missouri VMA named him “Veterinarian of the Year’ and in 2011 he received the University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine “Alumnus of the Year Award”.   He is an active member of the First United Methodist Church.  Currently, he is serving as President-Elect of the American Veterinary Medical Association.


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