Council on Biologic and Therapeutic Agents - Entity Description

  1. Composition. The Council on Biologic and Therapeutic Agents shall consist of twelve voting members of the Association representing the following areas of veterinary medical activity:
    (i.) Microbiology (one individual);
    (ii.) Immunology (one individual);
    (iii.) Pharmacology (one individual);
    (iv.) Clinical pharmacology (one individual);
    (v.) Private clinical practice, predominantly small animal (one individual);
    (vi.) Private clinical practice, predominantly food animal (one individual);
    (vii.) Private clinical practice, predominantly equine (one individual);
    (viii.) Epidemiology (one individual);
    (ix.) Industry, exclusive (one individual); and
    (x.) At-large (three individuals).

  2. Responsibility. The Council on Biologic and Therapeutic Agents shall:
    (i.) Advise the Executive Board in the promotion of interest in the efficacy and proper use of biologic and therapeutic units in the practice of veterinary medicine;
    (ii.) Serve as an informational and advisory resource for the various agents of the Association on issues pertaining to biologic and therapeutic agents;
    (iii.) Advise the Executive Board in formulating positions concerning proposed or existing rules, regulations, and legislation and maintain awareness of activities and proposed actions by divisions of state and national governments concerned with veterinary biologic and therapeutic agents; and
    (iv.) Advise the advertising manager of the Association journals as to the acceptability of advertising pertaining to biologic and therapeutic agents.