ASVJ Executive Director

Executive DirectorDr. Jim Humphries

Founder of ASVJ
Currently serves as Executive Director

As a veterinarian and communications expert, Dr. Jim Humphries DVM, has hosted three national cable television show series and is currently a media and communications consultant for the veterinary profession. He also is president of DVMedia, a communications consulting and video production company in Colorado Springs, CO. and President & News Director of Veterinary News Network.

Dr. Humphries is a 1977 graduate of the famed College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University. Dr. Jim has owned and operated veterinary hospitals in Eugene OR, San Antonio and Dallas-Ft. Worth TX. In 1985, Humphries began his own radio talk show in Dallas-Ft. Worth on Talk Radio 570 KLIF. This show was syndicated nationwide on over 1,200 stations. He is author of Dr. Jim's Animal Clinic for Dogs and Dr. Jim's Animal Clinic for Cats. (Random House)

Dr. Humphries became the pets and animal reporter for WFAA (ABC) and KXAS (NBC) from 1986 to 1997. He also hosts a series of syndicated TV news insert segments. Jim is well known among members of broadcast and print media, having appeared regularly on CBS This Morning, CNN Morning News, Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, Lifetime, ABC Radio Network, USA Radio Network, Sirius Satellite Radio Network and many other television and radio shows. He has been a regular contributor for CBS The Early Show since 1990. He has appeared in USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Family Circle and Bottom Line Magazine, among others.

Dr. Jim has done 25 national media tours and over 4,500 interviews on animal health and pet care. Dr. Jim speaks to groups across the country on communications issues and the professional promotion and publicity of veterinary practice. Dr. Jim is the most experienced media veterinarian in the United States and trains groups of professionals and small business owners on the skills of media interviews.

In 2012 Dr. Humphries joined the faculty at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University. The position will allow Dr. Humphries to teach all aspects of media communications to students, faculty and practitioners which will allow for more media savvy professionals and encourage mass media communications.

"Dr. Humphries has been involved in every aspect of mass media communications for the past three decades. He is a natural and talented teacher and will bring to our students, faculty and practitioners the ability to communicate our love of animal medicine to the public in a positive and effective way." said Dr. Eleanor Green, Carl B. King Dean of Veterinary Medicine.

"This is a once in a life-time opportunity for me to use the experience I've gained in 28 years of media work to help my colleagues do a much better job of communicating the great stories of veterinary medicine to the general public. I look forward to being highly creative and passing on this much needed talent to future generations of Doctors of Veterinary Medicine. It is an honor and a wonderful challenge at this point in my career."

Dr. Humphries may be contacted at dr.jim@myvnn.com.