Although the Feb. 1 deadline for nominating AVMA members to serve on councils has passed, no nominations have yet been received for three vacancies. The vacancies are a newly created position on the Council on Biologic and Therapeutic Agents, representing clinical pharmacology; a seat on the Council on Education, representing nonprivate practice, nonacademic veterinary medicine; and two seats on the Council on Research, both representing veterinary medical colleges; only one candidate has been nominated.
Nominations for those positions, as well as additional nominations for the other council vacancies, can still be made from the floor of the House of Delegates during its annual session July 18 in Denver. The HOD will fill them July 19. Individuals intending to nominate a candidate at the HOD session should submit written notification to Dr. Bruce W. Little, executive vice president, by June 15.
In addition, no nominations have been received for 17 committee vacancies. The Executive Board will make appointments to committees and trusts at its May 1-4 meeting. Nominations must be postmarked by April 1 and sent to Dr. Arthur V. Tennyson, AVMA assistant executive vice president. Nomination forms are available by calling AVMA headquarters at (800) 248-2862, Ext. 6605.
The complete list of council and committee vacancies is posted on the Member Center of the AVMA Web site, www.avma.org.