The American Association of Veterinary Anatomists elected David Cross, PhD, DVM, associate teaching professor in the MU College of Veterinary Medicine Department of Biomedical Science, as its president-elect. He began the term as president-elect in August and will become the AAVA president in two years. He has been a member of the organization since 2014.
Cross said his priorities as president-elect and president will be educating the public and lawmakers about the continued need for cadavers to be available to educate future veterinarians and getting more people involved in the AAVA.
Cross earned a PhD in animal science specializing in reproductive physiology from the Ohio State University in 1991. He went on to earn his doctor of veterinary medicine at the MU CVM in 2000. He taught undergraduate anatomy at MU for four years before entering private practice. He returned to Mizzou 10 years ago and teaches veterinary students small- and large-animal anatomy and reproductive physiology.