Nominations for President-Elect

AVMA President-Elect for the July 2017-July 2018 Association year

The nomination deadline to participate in the Candidate Introductory Breakfast in August 2016 was April 1, 2016. However, nominations will be accepted for this position until July 17, 2017.

According to the Bylaws and the House of Delegates Manual, candidates for election to the office of President-Elect must have met the following requirements:

  • Have been voting members of the Association for a period of at least ten (10) continuous years immediately prior to their election; and
  • Have served in the following capacity:
    • At least one term on the Board of Directors, one full term on an AVMA council, two full terms on an AVMA committee, four years as a delegate or alternate delegate in the House of Delegates;
    • Or must have had extensive experience in a Principal Veterinary Organization (state veterinary medical association), Constituent Allied Veterinary Organization, or regional veterinary medical association.

No candidate for one of these offices may run for any other office simultaneously. An individual who is serving on any AVMA entity (e.g., Board of Directors, House of Delegates, council, or committee) at the time of election must relinquish his or her seat on that entity when assuming office.

Questions may be directed to the AVMA Office of the Executive Vice President at

The president-elect, and when necessary, the president are elected at each annual session of the House of Delegates. The terms of the president and president-elect commence at the first regular meeting of the Board of Directors following the close of the annual session of the House of Delegates at which they were elected. The president-elect immediately and automatically succeeds to the office of president at the end of the term as president-elect. The president automatically succeeds to the office of immediate past president at the end of the term as President.

Those seeking AVMA officer positions must conduct their election campaigns in compliance with the Rules for AVMA Officers Election Campaigns (PDF).

Interested candidates should submit the attached application and campaign guide forms, and a 1-2 page resume or CV to:

Email to:,
Fax to: (847) 925-0944
Mail to: AVMA Office of the Executive Vice President,1931 N. Meacham Rd, Suite 100, Schaumburg, IL, 60173.