WVA Welcomes New Policy Officer, Dr. Samantha Morici
The WVA is proud to announce the onboarding of our new Veterinary Policy Officer, Dr. Samantha Morici.
Dr. Morici completed her undergraduate studies in biology and animal science at Cornell University prior to earning her veterinary degree from Auburn University in 2018. She discovered her passion for veterinary policy and international veterinary affairs very early in her career, and joins the WVA with a strong background in association work. As a veterinary student, Dr. Morici served as the International Exchange Officer of the Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA), Co-Chair of the SAVMA International Veterinary Experience Committee, and as the External Relations Officer of the International Veterinary Students’ Association (IVSA). Following veterinary school, she honed her clinical skills through a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Morici then went on to work as a research/project lead for the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) for a short period before joining the WVA.
As the Veterinary Policy Officer, Dr. Morici will be responsible for driving forward the policy initiatives of the Association in addition to expanding the capacity of the WVA Secretariat. In her free time, she can be found reading, learning a new language, or exploring the world with her dog, Luca.
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