Veterinary Leadership Conference Planning Committee - Entity Description

To develop leaders for the benefit of the individual and the profession.


The committee is responsible for planning the annual Veterinary Leadership Conference. ​

Membership, Method of Appointment, and Representation

The five member committee is appointed by the Board of Directors, from the following groups. 

  • Board of Directors (1 member)
  • American Society of Veterinary Medical Association Executives (1 member) 
  • Recent Graduate or Emerging Leader (graduated within the last fifteen years, 1 member) 
  • Constituent Association Officer (1 member)
  • House Advisory Committee (1 member)

Members serve staggered three-year terms beginning at the January Committee meeting at the Veterinary Leadership Conference and ending three years later at the same meeting

Staff consultant: Erin Ciavarella


The chair is elected by the committee.


The entity meets immediately following the Leadership Conference, and by telephone conference.


The Committee is funded through the Convention and Meeting Planning budget.


The entity reports to the Board of Directors.

Life Expectancy

The Committee will be reviewed in compliance with AVMA governance policies