June 01, 2017

 

 Deadlines removed for some volunteer nominations

​Posted May 10, 2017

The AVMA removed deadlines for submitting nominations to fill vacancies on many AVMA entities.

The change affects appointments by the AVMA Board of Directors to entities including committees, trusts, commissions, and task forces. The Board members voted in April to change their protocols to state that candidates should, rather than must, provide nomination forms and resumes at least 45 days before the Board meeting at which their appointment would be considered. The Board plans to make some appointments at its June 20-21 meeting in Washington, D.C.

The Board’s Governance Committee recommended the change to increase member participation, according to the recommendation document.

The AVMA accepts nominations from veterinary associations and individual members. Volunteer information is available here.