Council on Veterinary Service

This entity works to develop better ways to deliver professional veterinary services to the public and represents private practitioners' interests in the profession, which includes investigating matters pertaining to the economic and social aspects of veterinary service.

Examples of Council oversight are the Veterinarian’s Oath, the Model Veterinary Practice Act and policies on microchipping and workplace safety.


The Council on Veterinary Service consists of ten voting members of the Association and are elected by the House of Delegates for two 3 year terms. Members represent private practice, exclusively small animal; private practice,  predominantly equine; private practice, predominantly  food animal; private mixed practice, academic clinical science; at large; recent graduate or emerging leader.

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