McAteer Named to American Kennel Club Board of Directors
New York, NY – March 24, 2016 – Assisi Animal Health congratulates their colleague, Karolynne M. McAteer, Assisi’s Director of External Communications, on her election to the 2020 Class of the Board of Directors of the American Kennel Club (AKC). McAteer was elected to the board at the organization’s March Quarterly Delegate Meeting held in New York City.
“We are so proud of Karolynne and this most prestigious achievement. She is our voice of the pet owner and her selfless devotion to dogs and all things canine is unwavering. We are thrilled to join in congratulating her for this latest accolade,” said John Wilkerson, PhD, Chief Executive Officer of Assisi Animal Health.
McAteer is a long-time Irish Setter breeder, an American Kennel Club Breeder of Merit and shows her dogs in confirmation and in the field. Prior to her election to the board, she sat on the Field Trial/Hunting Test committee. She remains the Delegate for her parent club, The Irish Setter Club of America.
Apart from her involvement in dog shows and field trials, Karolynne is head of live streaming at the AKC Eukanuba National Championships and at the Westminster Kennel Club.
Assisi Animal Health was acquired in 2013 by John Wilkerson, a successful medical industry entrepreneur and life science growth investor. Assisi Animal Health is a science-based company specializing in offering clinical therapeutic solutions to veterinary professionals. The Assisi Loop is sold directly only to veterinary professionals or by veterinary prescription to pet owners. The company helps veterinary professionals and pet owners collaborate in delivering the optimal level of care to animals. For more information, visit Assisi Animal Health. Follow Assisi Animal Health on Twitter @assisiloop or Facebook.
About the American Kennel Club
Founded in 1884, the American Kennel Club is a not-for-profit organization which maintains the largest registry of purebred dogs in the world and oversees the sport of purebred dogs in the United States. Along with its more than 5,000 licensed and member clubs and its affiliated organizations, the AKC holds more than 22,000 competitions for AKC-registered purebred dogs under AKC rules and regulations each year including conformation, agility, obedience, rally, tracking, herding, lure coursing, coonhound events, hunt tests, field and earthdog tests. Affiliate AKC organizations include the AKC Humane Fund, AKC Canine Health Foundation, AKC Reunite and the AKC Museum of the Dog. For more information visit www.akc.org. Become a fan of the American Kennel Club on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter @AKCDogLovers.
Certainly deserved by this incredible woman. Karolynne is one of the finest people I have ever met, and the finest dog person to all breeds-but especially Irish Setters. Congratulations on this wonderful win. Debra Vey Voda Hamilton