1999 Alumni Fellow
Dr. Curt J. Mann, DVM 1986
Dr. Curt J. Mann is the Executive Director of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) located in Washington, D.C. As the Executive Director, Dr. Mann directs the affairs of the 27 U.S. veterinary medical colleges, 4 Canadian veterinary medical colleges, departments of veterinary science, departments of comparative medicine, and animal medical centers. It is the mission of AAVMC to foster the teaching, research, and service missions nationally and internationally of academic veterinary medicine and to serve the profession of veterinary medicine generally. Dr. Mann’s challenge is to represent academic veterinary medicine with all its diversity to Congress and the executive branch as well as to other associations and constituencies domestically and internationally.
He has been in his current position for a little over one year and has overseen the activities of a dynamic association. During his time with the AAVMC, Dr. Mann has been involved with a variety of changes within the Association. Some of these have included: making the Veterinary Medical Centralized Application Service a division of AAVMC, the creation of a new task force on comparative medicine to explore opportunities for academic veterinary medicine in biomedical research, the refinement of the Association committee structure, and led efforts to establish a coalition of academic health professions collectively analyzing the student debt issue across the health professions.
Prior to Dr. Mann’s current position, he spent 5 years as a professional staff member to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture. During his time with the Committee, he served as a policy analyst and advised the Committee Members on issues involving food safety, livestock health, animal welfare, and research. During his time the Agriculture Committee, Curt also acted as minority consultant to the House Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry, and for one congressional session served as the minority consultant to the House Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities.
Before the permanent assignment with the Committee, he was the recipient of the AVMA’s 1991-92 Congressional Fellowship in which he served for one year with the House Committee on Agriculture. The fellowship program was part of the American Association for the Advancement Science (AAAS) Congressional Science and Engineering Fellowship program.
Proceeding his time on Capital Hill, Curt worked as a practicing veterinarian for 5 years, and today continues an active practice schedule where he sees patients and clients on a part-time basis at a local veterinary hospital.
He graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1986. Prior to veterinary medical school, he attended Montana State University and the University of Wyoming majoring in microbiology.
Curt lives in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and enjoys fishing, woodworking, gardening, and art in his spare time.
Dr. Curt Mann, Executive Director of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC), was the 1999 College of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Fellow. Dr. Mann is a 1986 CVM graduate.