AVMA calls for leadership candidates, other volunteers

Published: 28 Oct 2021

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 for one seat on the AVMA Board of Directors as well as nominations or applications for numerous other volunteer positions. Details and forms can be found by visiting the AVMA volunteer opportunities - Vacancies webpage or emailing OfficeEVP@avma.org.

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President-elect, Board of Directors

The AVMA is calling for candidates to run for president-elect for the Association year running from summer 2023 to summer 2024. While the Association will accept applications through summer 2023, candidates who submit materials by April 1, 2022, can formally announce their candidacy and present to the AVMA House of Delegates in conjunction with AVMA Convention 2022.

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 2023 convention. The president-elect will serve as president for the 2024-25 Association year.

The AVMA also will continue to accept nominations for 2022-23 president-elect and 2022-24 vice president until July 25, 2022. Election by the House will take place during its regular annual session in conjunction with the 2022 convention.

The Association is currently seeking nominations from AVMA voting members in District I for a representative to serve on the Board of Directors for a six-year term starting in summer 2022. District I consists of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

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, 2022. 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 2022, the AVMA Council on Education Selection Committee will select a COE member to represent private mixed clinical practice. The committee will post a call for applications in mid-January. The deadline is March 15, 2022.

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 2022. 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, 2022.

In spring 2022, the AVMA Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities’ Selection Committee will select three new members for the CVTEA, to represent veterinary technicians, education of veterinary technicians, and veterinary industry. The deadline for applications is Feb. 15, 2022.

The AVMA Board of Directors will fill other committee positions in April 2022, including a position on the AVMA American Board of Veterinary Specialties. 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 to be represented by the nominee or as otherwise stated in the vacancy description. The deadline is March 31, 2022.