VIN Foundation Announces New Board Member, Matt Holland, DVM
New director brings critical recent graduate experience to board
Davis, CA: The VIN Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, providing tools and resources to support veterinary students and veterinarians throughout their careers, is excited to announce the addition of Matt Holland, DVM to the Board of Directors.
Matt Holland, DVM graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Veterinary Medicine class in 2017 and is currently an AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) Science & Technology Policy Fellow at the USDA National Institute of Food & Agriculture. Dr. Holland recently completed an AAAS/AVMA Congressional Fellowship in the office of Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos with his policy interests including One Health — issues that impact the intersection of human, animal, and environmental health (e.g. antimicrobial resistance, infectious disease, disaster preparedness & response, etc).
Originally from a suburb of Chicago, IL, Dr. Holland came to veterinary medicine as a second career. After graduating in 2007 from Drake University with a B.A. in radio and television journalism, he worked as a freelance television producer for various media outlets in Chicago and New York City including Big Ten Network, Major League Baseball Network, and the Chicago Bears. During veterinary school, he found a love for giving back to the profession, and one of his proudest achievements was serving as SAVMA President.
“We are excited to bring Matt on board,” stated Richard Headley, DVM, VIN Foundation Board Chairman. “The combination of his veterinary career journey, interest in the One Health approach, and commitment to improving the profession offers the VIN Foundation a welcome viewpoint, while providing valuable additional support to help our veterinary colleagues.”