Dr. James Peddie acts as liaison between the Board of Directors and the WVC management team. He owns and operates a specialty practice for animal actors in film and television production, which he founded with his wife in 1991. Dr. Peddie is an examiner in anesthesia and small animal practice for WVC’s monthly administration of the American Veterinary Medical Association/Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates Clinical Proficiency Examination and serves as a trustee of the AVMA Group Health and Life Insurance Trust Program. Dr. Peddie was staff veterinarian at the Exotic Animal Training and Management program at Moorpark College, which is a unique veterinary technician program for students intending to enter medical care and training for animals in the entertainment industries. He became Program Director at Moorpark College in 1994 and retired in 2004. Dr. Peddie is a leader and member of the California Veterinary Medical Association, Santa Barbara Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association, National Academies of Practice, Wild West Veterinary Meeting, American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, and the Society of Aquatic Veterinary Medicine. He earned his DVM degree from Cornell University in 1965 and is a veteran of the US Army Veterinary Corps.