ABOUT MICHAEL QUINTON BAILEY, DVM, DACVR
Dr. Michael Q. Bailey is a board–certified veterinary radiologist and project manager for IDEXX. Born in Queens, New York he was raised in Hopewell, New Jersey near where Washington crossed the Delaware River. He completed his undergraduate degree at Rutgers University, College of Agriculture and Environmental Science. After graduating from Rutgers, but prior to attending veterinary school, Michael was an extension agent for the State of New Jersey in Hunterdon, New Jersey. After completing his veterinary degree at the historic Tuskegee University in Alabama, he attended Michigan State University (MSU) for a small animal rotating internship and progressed to a residency at MSU in diagnostic and therapeutic radiology where he joined the MSU faculty in Lansing on completion of his advanced programs. He then moved to Columbus, Ohio and joined the faculty of The Ohio State University (OSU) where he became a tenured Associate Professor working closely with clinical and research faculty at both world renowned faculties of The Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, and the James Cancer Hospital as well as the Solove Research Institute. Leaving The OSU, he opened a veterinary imaging center in central Ohio providing the first veterinary specific CT scanner and advanced veterinary imaging services in the state of Ohio. Read More...
One Profession. One Voice. One Health.
Michael Q. Bailey DVM, DACVR, AVMA/AAAS Fellow
As a District II Director candidate, I offer a wealth of experience in national, state and local leadership as well as national and international academic and professional educational endeavors. As an AVMA member for 35 years and a student of environmental concerns for even longer, I have experienced how human, non-human life and the earth are bound together in the now recognized “One health” paradigm. We as veterinary professional are perhaps the one profession best suited to scientifically disseminate the importance of One Health. We need to match our professional skills however with policy skills that will allow us to interact with like-minded as well as cross thinking individuals worldwide if we are to forge collaborative opportunities between veterinary professions, human health care professions, environmentally related disciplines and diverse policy makers.
As a member of university faculty governance groups, a local Board of Trustees representative for Western Pennsylvania , A congressional fellow on capitol hill, a member of the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA), state Executive Committee and PVMA president and now an immediate past president, I have seen the importance of local control or home rule of our professional associations. The changes that effect our profession, our communicates, our families are more easily and earliest observed at the micro level of home but, if we as veterinary professional are to have an impact on policy, regulations, laws and governance from the international as well as national and state level then policy makers must see a strong confederated AVMA that has the strength of numbers and the bidirectional communication to mobilize quickly with one voice. This is the skill that will allow veterinary medicine to demand a seat at any table that is drafting the rules that will affect our communities.
District II is a very dynamic district with a very high population density, a board demographic map, and expansive economic drivers such as industry and strong tech centers that included computers, petrochemical as well as bio-medical research centers. The economic strength of District II depends on research and the utilization and integration of products from around the world as well as the attraction of the beauty of natural wonders that attracts visitors to District II states like bees to a flower. We must therefore be able to recognize and communicate the sentinel sign when foreign meets America for better or for worst. Like the recognition of the West Nile virus in the Bronx, this requires the veterinary professional and if we don’t it will have an economic as well as medical impact. The job of the District II representative is to encourage and at time direct communication. There is however, District II is the home of the policy makers of American and in truth international interests but still District II is a bread basket for the country if not the world. To protect the interests of our home, plant earth, our food source, the health of our communities and international trade we as veterinary professional must have constant vigilance, and strong communication while maintaining a diverse, respected and prosperous veterinary community that has access to the deepest enclaves of policy.
To ensure that our veterinary communities remain diverse will require work. We must ensure that a veterinary medical education remains affordable to all that are qualified and that the veterinary medical profession is recognized as a national strategic asset. New fields of emerging veterinary opportunities that may revolutionize the profession and the environs of the world must be filled by qualified veterinary medical professional able to recognize new business models or the impact of genomics to multi-species medical devices yet to be developed. This requires a professional organization that is modern, forward thinking, willing and able to represent and at times engage for resources to keep veterinary medicine a vital decision maker on the world policy stage. District II has much to gain from strong representation from an individual who understands and highlight the wide ranging emerging opportunities, the diversity and trends that exist for the veterinary profession in district II and nationally while also understanding the impact of these opportunities on the national as well as the international stage always using the concept of “One Health” as the driving principle.
Michael Q. Bailey DVM, DACVR
Please vote between March 1-31, 2017
MICHAEL Q. BAILEY DVM, DACVR, AVMA/AAAS FELLOW
Candidate for District II Director,
Board of Directors, American Veterinary Medical Association