AVMA calls for leadership candidates, other volunteers

Published: 19 December 2022


The AVMA is seeking volunteers to become leaders of the Association or to serve in council or committee positions, taking on top issues in veterinary medicine.

The Association currently seeks candidates for president-elect and vice president and for two seats on the AVMA Board of Directors as well as nominations or applications for numerous other volunteer positions. Details and forms are available on the AVMA website or by emailing OfficeEVP@avma.org.

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President-elect, vice president, Board of Directors

The AVMA is calling for candidates to run for president-elect for the Association year running from summer 2024 to summer 2025 and for vice president for the 2024-26 Association years. While the Association will accept applications through summer 2024, candidates who submit materials by April 1, 2023, can formally announce their candidacy and present to the AVMA House of Delegates in conjunction with AVMA Convention 2023.

Candidates will then have a full year to campaign. Election by the House will take place during its regular annual session in conjunction with the 2024 convention. The president-elect will serve as president for the 2025-26 Association year.

The AVMA also will continue to accept nominations for 2023-24 president-elect until July 10, 2023. Election by the House will take place during its regular annual session in conjunction with the AVMA Convention 2023 in Denver, July 14-18.

The Association is currently seeking nominations from AVMA voting members in District II and District VI for representatives to serve on the Board of Directors for a six-year term starting in summer 2023. District II consists of the District of Columbia and the states of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. District VI consists of Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin.

The AVMA will accept nominations from a state VMA in each district or by petition of 50 AVMA voting members in the district. The deadline for receipt of nominations is Feb. 1, 2023. If the district has more than one nominee, the Association will distribute a ballot to each voting member in the district.

Councils, committees

In spring 2023, the AVMA Council on Education Selection Committee will select a COE member to represent private clinical practice. The committee will post a call for applications in mid-January. The deadline is March 15, 2023.

The AVMA House of Delegates will elect members of AVMA councils other than the COE this coming summer during its regular annual session in conjunction with AVMA Convention 2023. The House fills vacancies on the Council on Biologic and Therapeutic Agents, Council on Public Health, Council on Research, and Council on Veterinary Service.

The AVMA will accept nominations for positions on these councils from organizations in the HOD or by petition of 10 AVMA voting members. The deadline is May 1, 2023.

The AVMA Board of Directors will fill numerous committee positions in April 2023. For many of these vacancies, AVMA members can apply on their own behalf or make a nomination on another member’s behalf. For other vacancies, nominations must be made by a specific organization represented in the HOD or as otherwise stated in the vacancy description. The deadline is March 31, 2023.