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Outstanding Alumni Award 2023: A'ndrea Van Schoick ’96


Dr. A’ndrea Van Schoick earned her BS with Honors in Animal Science from Cornell University and BS in Veterinary Medicine and DVM degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She holds a project management certification from Duke University, is a graduate of the Institute for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Cornell and eCornell’s Executive Leadership program, and holds certifications in facilitation, training, and instructional design.

After veterinary school, A’ndrea spent eight years in private companion animal clinical practice in northern Virginia and established a five-state locum tenens primary care and emergency practice. She is a Fear Free Elite and Human-Animal Bond certified veterinarian and has been honored as a Top Vet in Virginia Living, and among the Best Vets in Northern Virginia Magazine and Washingtonian.

In 2008, A’ndrea became a Veterinary Medical Officer at FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM), where she has held roles as a new animal drug reviewer, Director of Scientific Curriculum, and currently, within the Office of Minor Use and Minor Species Animal Drug Development. Her work has been recognized with the Outstanding New Reviewer Award, Commissioner’s Award of Excellence, Outstanding Service Award, and twice, the CVM Director’s Honor Award. A’ndrea continues her clinical practice part-time and is an adjunct Assistant Professor of Practice at the University of Arizona College of Veterinary Medicine.

A'ndrea is a Past President and Program Chair and the current Scholarships and Grants Chair for the District of Columbia Academy of Veterinary Medicine, and serves as Vice President of the Northern Virginia Veterinary Medical Association. She has been active in rescue and shelter work in northern Virginia throughout the years. A’ndrea enjoys mentorship and coaching in clinics and through organizations such as Not One More Vet and MentorVet; she also frequently presents to students of all ages on careers and opportunities in veterinary medicine.

For Cornell, A’ndrea is a Past President of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Alumni Association, Cornell Club of Washington, Class of 1996, and Cornell Association of Class Officers, along with an array of past committee chairships and executive board roles across multiple organizations. She has served on the Cornellians Advisory Board, the Cornell University Council and its administrative board, the Cornell Alumni Advisory Board (CAAB) and currently serves as a member of the Class of 1996 Council, the College of Veterinary Medicine Advisory Council, CAAAN, and as an alumni-elected member of the Board of Trustees, for which she is the Vice Chair of the Committee on Academic Affairs. A’ndrea resides in Virginia with her family.