Council on Veterinary Service - Entity Description

  1. Composition. The Council on Veterinary Service shall consist of ten voting members of the Association representing the following areas of veterinary medical activity:
    (i.) Private practice, exclusively small animal (two individuals);
    (ii.) Private practice, predominantly equine (one individual);
    (iii.) Private practice, predominantly food animal (one individual);
    (iv.) Private mixed practice (two individuals);
    (v.) Academic clinical science (one individual);
    (vi.) At-large (one individual); and
    (vii.) Recent graduate or emerging leader (two individuals).

  2. Responsibility. The Council on Veterinary Service shall:
    (i.) Assemble and make available information and recommendations to the veterinary profession with respect to the delivery of service;
    (ii.) Study and suggest means for the delivery of veterinary service to the public;
    (iii.) Investigate matters pertaining to the economic and social aspects of veterinary service;
    (iv.) Collaborate with other entities within the AVMA on matters concerning veterinary service;
    (v.) Review policies assigned to the Council by AVMA leadership; and
    (vi.) Develop policies and materials pertinent to the delivery of veterinary services.