AVMA Calls for Leadership Candidates, Other Volunteers

The AVMA is looking for volunteers to become leaders of the Association or to serve in board or committee positions, tackling key issues in veterinary medicine.

The Association is currently seeking candidates for the position of 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 email OfficeEVPavma [dot] org.

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President-Elect, Vice-President, Board of Directors

The AVMA is calling for candidates to run for elected President for the Association year running from summer 2024 to summer 2025 and Vice President for the Association years 2024-26 . While the Association will be accepting applications through the summer of 2024, applicants who submit materials by April 1, 2023 may formally announce their application and present themselves to the AVMA House of Delegates in conjunction with the 2023 AVMA Convention. .

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

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

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

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

Councils, committees

In the spring of 2023, the AVMA Board of Education selection committee will select a COE member to represent private clinical practice. The committee will issue a call for nominations in mid-January. The deadline is March 15, 2023.

The AVMA House of Delegates will elect members of the AVMA Councils other than the WCC this summer at its regular annual session in conjunction with the 2023 AVMA Convention. The House fills vacancies on the Council Biological and Therapeutic Agents, Public Health Council, Research Council and Veterinary Services Council.

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

The AVMA Board of Directors will fill many positions on the committee in April 2023. For many of these vacancies, AVMA members can apply on their own behalf or make a nomination on behalf of a other member. 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.

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