ABVT 2018-2020 Executive Committee
President: Dr. Dorman is Professor of Toxicology at North Carolina State University (NCSU). Dr. Dorman completed his DVM at Colorado State University and PhD and residency in veterinary toxicology at the University of Illinois, and a postdoctoral fellowship in toxicology at the Chemical Industry Institute of Toxicology (CIIT). He remained at CIIT as a staff scientist until joining NCSU’s veterinary school in 1997. He became President of the ABVT in 2018.
President-Elect: Dr. Tam Garland completed her DVM and PhD at Texas A&M University (TAMU). During her career she has taught toxicology at TAMU, and worked at Eli Lilly, and the Indiana Board of Animal Health. Dr. Garland extended her interest in transboundary animal diseases with a position at the Department of Homeland Security as the Director of Agricultural Security. She returned to Texas as the section head of Toxicology at the Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL). Following retirement from TVMDL in 2015, Dr. Garland continues to practice veterinary medicine as a relief veterinarian and as a toxicology consultant in a partnership consulting firm.
Treasurer: Dr. Ahna Brutlag serves as the Director of Veterinary Services at the Pet Poison Helpline in Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Brutlag received her DVM from the University of Minnesota and subsequently practiced small animal medicine in the Minneapolis area before pursing post-graduate training in veterinary toxicology. She completed a Master’s of Science in toxicology at the University of Minnesota and a professional externship at California Animal Health and Food Safety (CAHFS) Laboratory at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Brutlag has been with the Pet Poison Helpline since 2004. Dr. Brutlag became Treasurer of the ABVT in 2016.
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Secretary: Dr. Adrienne Bautista completed her DVM and PhD at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Bautista practiced small animal general and emergency medicine in Sacramento and served as the campus veterinarian for a local Veterinary Technology program. She returned to the University of California in 2012 to complete a residency in Veterinary Toxicology focusing on food animal toxicology and neurotoxicology. Dr. Bautista worked briefly for the California Environmental Protection Agency, before returning to general practice in 2016.