Dr. Aaron Massecar recently moved to Colorado to take on a position as the Assistant Director – Education of the Translational Medicine Institute at CSU. Prior to that he was the SVP of Learning at NAVC, the Executive Director of the Veterinary Innovation Council, and Adjunct Faculty at Texas A&M’s College of Veterinary Medicine.
While at Texas A&M, he helped to establish the office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship with Dr. Adam Little and Dean Eleanor Green. Two of the most prominent accomplishments from that office include the Veterinary Innovation Summit and the Veterinary Entrepreneurship Academy, two programs that help to spur on new ideas and train future veterinarians to run successful and lean operations. The time at the Veterinary Innovation Council helped to produce a new understanding of telemedicine that empowered veterinarians to utilize virtual tools to reach more clients and provide stable revenue streams for clinics.
Up until Aaron transitioned into the veterinary space in 2016, he spent his BA, MA, and PhD in philosophy working on a deeper understanding of habits—how sometimes we have habits and sometimes habits have us. When Aaron is not working on building Continuing Education programs for veterinarians, you can find him, his wife, and two dogs hiking up in the Colorado mountains.