AAHA-accredited practice owner Ted Cohn, DVM, is expected to take the role of president of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) at the AVMA Annual Convention in July 2014 in Denver, Colorado. 

Cohn was elected AVMA president elect at the 2013 AVMA Annual Convention in an uncontested race. 

Since 1985, Cohn has been a partner at University Hills Animal Hospital in Denver, Colorado. University Hills Animal Hospital has been accredited for over 50 years, first earning accreditation in 1956. In 1997, Cohn was honored by AAHA as the recipient of the Western Region Practitioner of the Year. 

The longtime AAHA advocate pledged to help improve the AVMA's bond with its members to ensure the Association is successful in coming years. 

"This convention, amongst other things, is a celebration of AVMA leading the veterinary medical profession for the past 150 years," Cohn said before the AVMA House of Delegates. "I believe for that historical leadership to continue, we must rededicate ourselves to the understanding that not only must our leaders have the vision, knowledge, skills, and courage to solve the serious problems currently confronting our profession, but most crucially that we must continue to enjoy the broad support and trust of our 84,000 members. Let us never forget this is their Association; we are only fortunate enough to be here, to serve as brief caretakers and guides to the future."

Cohn has devoted more than 35 years of service to the veterinary medical profession, serving as the president of both the Denver Area Veterinary Medical Society (DAVMS) and the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA). Since earning his DVM degree from Tuskegee University in 1975, he has repeatedly reaffirmed his commitment to the highest standard of veterinary excellence. 

Cohn and his wife, Becky, married since 1970, have two grown daughters, Corinne and Jen. Now between dogs, they live with a noisy 30-year-old parrot and a very spoiled cat. 

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