On May 27, 2013, Deputy Secretary Generals Wang Qingbo and Yuan Leilei of the Chinese Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) arrived at the headquarters of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and started their two-week staff exchange visit. The staff exchange program between the AVMA and CVMA aims to foster a closer relationship between these two organizations. Founded in 2009, the CVMA is interested in learning more about Association operations and governance from the AVMA, which is celebrating its 150 anniversary this year.
To facilitate the communication between the CVMA visitors and AVMA personnel and at the request of AVMA, Dr. Jishu Shi, Director of the U.S.-China Center for Animal Health (USCCAH) at Kansas State University (KSU), recommended that the Chinese preVet-DVM program students Jing Li and Bo Liu work closely with CVMA and AVMA as interpreters. With the help of Bo and Jing, Drs. Wang and Yuan successfully met with AVMA personnel from different divisions such as Publication Division, Communication Division, and American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF). They also attended the AVMA Executive Board meeting and met with AVMA President Dr. Doug Aspros.
Jing and Bo’s hard work as interpreters between the CVMA and AVMA got praise from the AVMA. The following is an email sent to Dean Richardson, Dr. Shi and Dr. Wang from Dr. Beth Sabin, Associate Director of the AVMA International & Diversity Initiatives.
“Dear Drs. Richardson, Shi, and Wang:
On behalf of Dr. Doug Aspros, AVMA President, and Dr. Ron DeHaven, AVMA Executive Vice President and CEO, please extend the AVMA’s thanks to Bo Liu and Jason Li for willingly giving of their time and energy by serving as interpreters for Dr. Wang and Mrs. Yuan of the Chinese Veterinary Medical Association (ChVMA) over the past two weeks at AVMA Headquarters in Schaumburg, Illinois. We all very much enjoyed getting to know Bo and Jason and learning more about the U.S.-trained Chinese DVM program. And thanks to each of you for assisting in identifying Bo and Jason as two excellent student interpreters! Their participation in the recent ChVMA/AVMA exchange made everything proceed smoothly.”
我谨代表美国兽医协会会长Doug Aspros博士和执行副会长兼首席执行官Ron DeHaven博士，刘波和李靖情愿奉献他们的时间和精力，为来自中国兽医协会的王先生和袁女士于伊利诺伊州绍姆堡美国兽医协会总部过去两周的访问担任翻译，请转达美国兽医协会对此的感谢。我们都非常高兴认识刘波和李靖，也得知了更多关于美-中DVM项目的消息。并感谢你们每一个人帮助我们找到了像刘波和李靖这样出色的学生翻译人员！由于他们两人参与到了最近这次中国/美国兽医协会的交换访问项目中，一切都进行的十分顺利。”
From left to right: Bo Liu, Yuan Leilei, Wang Qingbo (Deputy Secretary Generals of the CVMA) and Jing Li
Deputy Secretary General Wang Qingbo accepted a gift from the AVMA President Douglas Aspros.
Deputy Secretary Generals at the AVMA Executive Board meeting. From left to right: Dr. Jan Krehbiel, Chair of the AVMA Executive Board; Dr. Wang; Jing Li; Dr.Yuan; Bo Liu; and Dr. Douglas Aspros, AVMA President.
Deputy Secretary General Dr. Wang gave a presentation at the AVMA Executive Board meeting.
Meeting with Dr. Ron DeHaven, the AVMA Executive Vice President and CEO. From left to right: Bo Liu, Dr. Yuan, Dr. DeHaven, Dr. Wang and Jing Li.
From left to right: Jing Li; Cheri Kowal, Manager of Programs and Impact, American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF); Dr. Wang; Dr. Yuan; Rupa Brosseau, Director of Development and Engagement, AVMF; Dr. Beth Sabin, Associate Director of International & Diversity Initiatives, AVMA; Bo Liu