August 01, 2016


 Goldman elected AVMA treasurer

​Proposed bylaws amendment involves treasurer

Posted July 13, 2016 

The AVMA Board of Directors elected Dr. Arnold Goldman of Canton, Connecticut, as AVMA treasurer for 2017-2018. He will succeed Dr. Barbara Schmidt of Union, Kentucky, when she completes her sixth and final term as treasurer next year.

Dr. Arnold Goldman

On a related note, the Board is asking the House of Delegates to approve an AVMA Bylaws amendment making the AVMA treasurer a nonvoting member of the Board.

Both actions occurred during the Board meeting June 15 in Washington, D.C. The HOD will vote on the proposed bylaws amendment at its regular annual session Aug. 4-5 in San Antonio.

Including the AVMA treasurer as a nonvoting member of the Board of Directors would have two benefits, according to the recommendation background. The Board would gain the membership of an AVMA officer who provides extensive leadership to the Board and the Association in the areas of finance and budget. In addition, elevating the position of the treasurer to the Board would bring the AVMA into compliance with best practices among associations.

Dr. Goldman has owned and operated Canton Animal Hospital since 1995. He has been active in organized veterinary medicine for two decades, having served in many positions on the Connecticut VMA board of directors, including as president, committee chair, and today as co-chair of its government relations committee. He has also served on the board and as president of the New England VMA and was founding president of the National Alliance of State Animal and Agricultural Emergency Programs.

Dr. Goldman has represented Connecticut in the AVMA HOD for more than six years and chaired the HOD subcommittee on term limits. He is a member of the AVMA Governance Performance Review and State Advocacy committees, and in 2015 he collaborated to create an American Veterinary Medical Foundation Our Oath in Action program that brought veterinary care to an underserved community in Connecticut.