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AETA Committees
Audit Committee

To design and implement policies and procedures which insure the safekeeping of the organization assets.

Chair:
Dr. Greg G. Schueller, DVM
Sunshine Genetics
Committee Members
Kent Bindl, DVM
Cary Schroeder, DVM
Allen Strecker, DVM


Certification Committee

To implement procedures and testing of the Certification Program, to oversee the promotion of the Certification Program, to continue it as a viable program for the embryo transfer industry. To implement procedures and coordinate the on-site inspection of Certified ETBs.

Chair:
Glenn Engelland, DVM
Sun Valley Embryo Transfer PA
Committee Members
Matthew Bartlett, DVM
Gregory Garcia, DVM
Brad R. Lindsey, PhD
Stephen Malin, DVM
Clay Breiner, DVM
Roger Thompson, DVM


Convention/Program Committee

To develop the outline and framework of the current year's convention including speakers, program ideas, format, and related subjects. These decisions must be made by the Committee, and the Association Office will proceed with the mechanics of promoting and coordinating the actual staging of the program, working jointly with the Committee.

Chair:
Matt Dorshorst, DVM
Origin Reproductive Services LLC
Committee Members
Bethany Funnell, DVM
Randall Hinshaw, DVM
Matt Iager, DVM
Lee Jones, DVM
Kevin Lindell, DVM


Cooperator Committee

To coordinate AETA's activities as the FAS Cooperator for the ET industry and to develop the AETA/FAS Marketing Plan. To attend FAS (APHIS) activities as needed to develop the full potential of the Cooperatorship Program for the AETA members. To work closely with the Government Liaison Committee and APHIS in the development of import/export protocols and to further develop AETA's role as the spokesman for the ET industry.

Co-Chair:
Nate Dorshorst, DVM
GenOvations, Inc

Michael Pugh, DVM
Westwood Embryo Transfer
Committee Members
Scott Armbrust, DVM
Kory Bigalk, DVM
Richard Castleberry, DVM
Darrell DeGrofft, DVM
Tyler Dohlman, DVM
Matt Dorshorst, DVM
Lee Jones, DVM
Greg Lenz, DVM
Robert Leonard, DVM
Tom Mercuro, DVM
Mary E. Mowrer, DVM
Byron Williams, DVM


Education Committee

The Education Committee is charged with exploring and developing new educational opportunities for the members of the AETA. The primary focus of the committee at this time is the area of web-based education.

Chair:
Pat Comyn, DVM
Virginia Herd Health Management Service P.C.
Committee Members
Jon Schmidt, DVM
Kevin Lindell, DVM
Cole Ratzburg
Tyler Dohlman, DVM
Marianna Jahnke
Joel Anderson, DVM


Exhibit Committee

To enhance participation by ET support companies as exhibitors and/or sponsors of events and programs at AETA Annual Convention with emphasis on:

  1. Increasing the number of exhibitors each year.
  2. Providing incentives for exhibitors to "showcase" new technology and products through their participation in the convention program.
  3. Encouraging continued exhibitor support of coffee breaks, fellowship breakfasts, and evening functions.
  4. Expanding participation of established breed associations.
Chair:
Bill Croushore
White Oak Veterinary Clinic
Committee Members
Rodney Bachtell, DVM
Justin Helgerson, DVM


Government Liaison Committee

To work with appropriate governmental agencies to provide information to encourage proper regulations, and to oppose those things which are not practical or feasible from a health and commercial point-of-view. This would involve both domestic and international shipment of embryos. To develop the American Embryo Transfer Association as the recognized spokesman for the ET industry and to keep the membership informed on the various activities through special bulletins from the Association headquarters.

Chair:
Ashley Swenson, DVM
Midwest Embryo Transfer Service LLC
Committee Members
David Duxbury, DVM
Matt Iager, DVM
JT Price, DVM
Jeremy VanBoening, DVM
Larry Lanzon, DVM


Membership Committee

AETA welcomes veterinarians, scientists, technicians and students, as well as allied professionals directly involved in the embryo transfer industry. The Membership Committee seeks to increase and enhance the membership. The primary responsibilities of the Membership Committee are to review and recommend applications for membership, any alterations in membership policies and any adjustments to membership fees.

Chair:
Christy Carson Young, DVM
Committee Members
Joel Carter, PhD
Mark James, DVM
Christy Young, DVM
Jennifer Rediske, DVM
Ashley Swenson, DVM


Nominations Committee

The Purpose of this committee shall have the responsibility to nominate potential Board members and to present a slate of officers to the new Board at their first Board meeting.

Chair:
John Prososki, DVM
Wittenberg Embryo Transfer
Committee Members
Thomas Rea, DVM
Allen Rushmer, VMD


Professional Review Committee

The Professional Review Committee shall have the responsibility to review, study, and make recommendations regarding disputes among AETA members, complaints against AETA members, or questions in regard to the ethical conduct of members.

The Committee shall review complaints and attempt to resolve the differences to the satisfaction of all parties.

Chair:
Matt Iager, DVM
Mid-Maryland Dairy Veterinarians
Committee Members
Bill Croushore, DVM
Matthew Dorshorst, DVM
John Prososki, DVM


Promotion Committee

The purpose of the promotion committee is to advocate the value of embryos and technologies solely produced by the AETA members to local clientele, government agencies, and international trade partners.

Chair:
David Dixon, DVM
Livestock Veterinary Associates
Committee Members
Kory Bigalk, DVM
Matt Iager, DVM
Dean Koesel, DVM
Charles Looney, PhD
Taylor Meyer
Daren Statler, DVM


Research Committee
Chair:
Bethany Funnell, DVM
Purdue University
Committee Members
Matt Dorshorst, DVM
Chuck Gue, DVM
Matt Iager, DVM
Kevin Lindell, DVM
Brad Lindsey, PhD


Statistical Information Committee

Develop effective methodology for retrieving important information for the ET industry in the United States, Summarize the data, and report results to the AETA membership.

Chair:
Daniela Demetrio, DVM
Ruann Genetics
Committee Members
Michael Wehrman, PhD


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