The commissioner of the FDA, Robert M. Califf, M.D., announced that Tracey Forfa, J.D., a 30-year veteran of the agency, is the new director of the FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine (CMV). Ms. Forfa has been acting in the position since December 2022, when the previous director Steven M. Solomon, retired from Federal service. She has been with CVM since 2002 and was appointed the Deputy Center Director in 2008. She also previously served as Acting Director in 2016. Ms. Forfa is the first non-veterinarian to hold the CVM directorship. However, as recently determined by Commissioner Califf, when the center director is not a veterinarian, the agency will soon name a Chief Veterinary Officer to advise on various veterinary issues. @ https://www.fda.gov/animal-veterinary/cvm-updates/tracey-forfa-announced-new-director-fdas-center-veterinary-medicine#:~:text=Tracey%20Forfa%20Announced%20as%20New%20Director%20of%20FDA's%20Center%20for%20Veterinary%20Medicine,-Share&text=Robert%20M.%20Califf%2C%20M.D.%2C,FDA's%20Center%20for%20Veterinary%20Medicine.