Gregory Dennis, Past President, American Veterinary Medical Association

Since 1986, Gregory M. Dennis has written or given more than 190 articles and/or talks on veterinary law and animal law both within and outside of the United States. He is legal counsel for both the Kansas and Missouri veterinary medical associations. Dennis actively represents veterinarians in Missouri and Kansas in a wide diversity of matters from disciplinary proceedings, malpractice, pre-purchase disputes, buy-sell agreements, employment agreements, representing and advising zoo veterinarians, Animal Welfare Act, etc. He also enjoys testifying before legislative committees on bills that will affect the practice of veterinary medicine. He is a charter member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, and served as its president from July 2002 to July 2003. He has also served on two American Veterinary Medical Association Task Forces dealing with legal issues affecting the veterinary profession. The first, the Model Veterinary Practice Act (2003) task force and the second the Legal Status of Animals task force. From 1995 to 2004, Dennis was the editor of the American Veterinary Medical Associationís newsletter. From 2004 to 2009, he was editor of the Veterinary Report for the Animal Legal Reports Services LLC. He has also served on the editorial review board of the North American Veterinary Conference Clinicís Brief. In 2009, he authored the chapter of veterinary malpractice law that is in the ďAmerican Bar Associationís Litigating Animal Law Disputes: A Complete Guide for Lawyers.Ē