The NAVC Announces New Vice President of Veterinary Education


Contact: Danna Miller

University of Florida Teacher of the Year, Dr. Matt Winter, DVM, DACVR joins the North American Veterinary Community to lead continuing education programming

ORLANDO, FL — April 14, 2016 – The NAVC is pleased to welcome Dr. Matt Winter, DVM, DACVR as Executive Vice President of Veterinary Education, bringing 12 years of experience in academia and 10 additional years of experience in the profession as a practicing veterinarian, veterinary technician and radiology resident.

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Dr. Matt Winter, DVM, DACVR

Winter will be responsible for leading NAVC Scientific and Educational Programing, supporting the Program Committee and serving as a technical advisor for all educational offerings. Target priorities will be the development and management of all educational aspects of the NAVC Conference and the NAVC Institute Programs, Hands-on Laboratories, leadership of the NAVC Conference Program Committee, educational expansion and discovery of innovative, novel offerings that further the NAVC mission and vision.

“As an academic radiologist with roots in private practice prior to specializing in imaging, I am very passionate about veterinary education,” said Winter. “I recognize the importance of staying current and the impact of new knowledge on patient care, hospital management, and professional fulfillment. I am excited to join the NAVC Team and I look forward to creative collaborations with the rest of the team as we continue to provide exciting, world class CE to the veterinary community.”

Winter has participated in numerous research initiatives and held leadership and mentor roles. He’s taught at Iowa State University and the University of Florida, where he was recently recognized as Teacher of the Year within the College of Veterinary Medicine. After completing his undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University, Winter went on to receive his veterinary medical degree from Cornell University and completed his residency at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. In addition, he’s presented more than one hundred CE lectures, refereed publications and scientific abstracts and attended more than 30 conferences.

Winter loves outdoor activities, woodworking, cooking and beer brewing, and spending time with his wife Brandy, daughter Mia, and two dogs, Newman and Marvin.

Details on the NAVC’s veterinary professional development programs can be found

Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Gainesville, Florida, the North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) is a non-profit organization providing world-class professional development to the global veterinary healthcare community. Its largest initiative, the annual NAVC Conference, hosts more than 17,000 attendees each year. Other offerings includeVetFolio, an online CE platform for all veterinary professionals, in partnership with the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA); the NAVC Institute; the Veterinary Innovation Council and its official journals, Today’s Veterinary Practice and Today’s Veterinary Technician.

The NAVC’s recently launched Industry Services Division is one of the only not-for-profit Association Management Companies (AMC) in existence that provides services exclusively for the veterinary profession. It is backed by decades of experience in the veterinary field as well as conference and event planning, management and execution.

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