Amarillo section head for pathology joins AAVLD audit pool

The American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians has asked Dr. Jim Trybus, section head of pathology at TVMDL’s Amarillo laboratory, to join its pool of auditors. AAVLD auditors are responsible for accrediting veterinary diagnostic labs across the United States.

Dr. Trybus joined the Amarillo lab in 2007 as a veterinary pathologist and became section head in 2009. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Old Dominion University (1998) and earned his doctorate in veterinary medicine from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. He is a diplomate with the American College of Veterinary Pathologists.

With Dr. Trybus, we have five TVMDL professionals who serve as AAVLD auditors.

The other four are Dr. Amy Swinford, branch chief for microbiology; Terry Dobrovolsky, our agency’s manager for quality assurance and safety; Jordan Brod, agency operations manager; and Dr. Catherine Barr, our quality and assurance manager in College Station.

In addition, Dr. Barr is the current president of the AAVLD.

“All of this is evidence of our staff’s commitment to quality assurance and to the accreditation process as a whole,” TVMDL Director Dr. Tammy Beckham says. “I am proud of their ongoing efforts to improve our profession.”