January 01, 2007


 Third seat on AVMA research council open for nominations

Posted Dec. 15, 2006

A third seat on the AVMA Council on Research has become available, and nominations postmarked by Feb. 1 will be considered.

The latest vacancy is a result of Dr. Gerald Parker's resignation from the council, on which he represented veterinary medical research. (Two of the open seats represent veterinary medical research.) Dr. Parker's successor will serve the remainder of his term, which expires in July 2008, and then can run for a full six-year term.

The AVMA House of Delegates will fill a total of 15 council vacancies when it convenes this July in Washington, D.C. Those vacancies are listed online at www.avma.org/noah/members/councils/council_vacancies_nominees.pdf.

Nominating materials for councils—including instructions for publishing biographic sketches of the candidates in the 2007 Campaign Guide—were sent in August to AVMA delegates and chief staff officers of organizations represented in the HOD.

Others may obtain council and committee nomination forms on the AVMA Web site, or by calling AVMA headquarters at (800) 248-2862, Ext. 6651 for councils, Ext. 6605 for committees.

Council nominations must be postmarked by Feb. 1, 2007, and sent to Dr. Bruce W. Little, AVMA executive vice president.