COURT HOUSE – Dr. Mark Logan, VMD, of Court House has been selected by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) to serve in the 2017-2018 AVMA Fellowship Program, to provide Congress with scientific counsel on policies related to animal health, animal welfare, and public health.
Beginning in this month, Logan, one of three fellows, will serve for one year in Washington as full-time staff in a congressional office or congressional committee.
During their tenure, the fellows will advise policymakers on a wide range of issues, such as food safety, public health, animal welfare, research and small business issues.
In September, the fellows will interview with congressional offices and/or committee staff to receive their year-long placements.
Once placed, they will support the activities of that office full-time. The fellows are not AVMA employees or lobbyists.
The 2017-2018 fellows were selected from a field of 19 applicants for the program which included a three-phased, competitive selection process.
Dr. Mark Logan
Logan graduated from University of Pennsylvania College of Veterinary Medicine in 1983 and moved to Court House to begin a 34-year career in private small animal practice.
That practice, Baysea Veterinary Hospital in Rio Grande, will be closing as a result of Logan’s career change.
Appointments there will end Aug. 19. Clients may receive copies of their pets’ charts until that time.
As of Aug. 21, Baysea files will be transferred to Parkway Veterinary Hospital, 1173 Route 9 South, Court House. Baysea Veterinary Hospital will close Aug. 26.
Logan has served as volunteer staff veterinarian at the Wetlands Institute for more than 30 years, providing advice and consultations for aquatic species in the exhibits support for the Diamondback Terrapin project and shell fracture repairs for more than 1,000 female terrapins injured while crossing coastal boulevards.
Logan was elected president of the N.J. Veterinary Medical Association in 2001, appointed to the N.J. Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (NJBVME) in 2002 and reappointed by governors of both parties, and elected president of NJBVME each year over the last decade.
He has been a member of the board of the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine, where he participates in board meetings, advises on policy and planning, supports all fundraising efforts and provides veterinary insight on planning and new projects.
He also served on the Board of Directors for the American Veterinary Medical Law Association and continues as a member.
The other fellows are:
• Dr. Radhika Gharpure from Plainsboro, a 2016 graduate of the U.C. Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.
• Dr. Matt Holland, a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2017. Originally from Libertyville, Ill., he came to veterinary medicine as a second career.