January 15, 2001

 
EXECUTIVE BOARD COVERAGE

 Additional council, committee vacancies announced

Posted Jan. 1, 2001 

Nominations are invited for 16 AVMA council vacancies, 23 committee seats, and three openings on trusts (see chart). Three of the council openings and four committee vacancies are new since the call for nominations was published in the Oct 1, 2000 JAVMA.

The Council on Public Health and Regulatory Veterinary Medicine has an unexpired term ending in July 2003 representing "agricultural agencies." On the same council, a vacancy exists for an unexpired term ending in July 2002 representing "public health agencies or the armed forces." (A full, six-year term in that same category was announced previously and also must be filled.) An open seat on the Council on Education, expiring in July 2002, exists for "private small animal clinical practice."

The Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates has a six-year term available for a "veterinarian who is a member of a state licensing board." Three three-year terms are open on the Member Services Committee representing "private clinical practice," "academic veterinary medicine," and "recent graduates" (within seven years).

Council nominations must be postmarked no later than Feb 1. Committee and trust nominations must be postmarked by March 6, and so must nominations to the House Advisory Committee for the AVMA Political Action Committee Advisory Board seat.

Information on the process and nomination forms can be obtained by calling AVMA headquarters at (800) 248-2862, ext 221.

Committee, trust, policy board vacancies to be filled by Executive Board
Committee or group Term
length
(years)
Maximal
number
of terms
Professional category of vacancy Incumbents
Group Health and Life Insurance Trust 4 3 Member-at-large (two positions) *George E. Pickens
*Thomas C. Eubanks
Professional Liability Insurance Trust 4 3 Member-at-large (one position) *Thomas L. Isaac
Aquaculture and Seafood Advisory Committee 3 2 State, federal, and regulatory medicine
Extension and diagnostic services
Research and aquatic animal health
*Cesar Ruiz
*Jerry R. Heidel
*Sherman W. Jack
Convention Management and Program Committee 3 2 Chairman
Public and Corporate Section manager
Veterinary Technician Section manager
*Dennis M. McCurnin
*John R. Herbold
*Dean E. Knoll
Committee on Environmental Affairs 3 2 Private food animal clinical practice
Private equine clinical practice
Marine or aquatic medicine
 Joseph G. Clark
*James D. Smith
*Val Beasley
Committee on the Human-Animal Bond 6 1 Veterinary ethology
Public health
 Robert K. Anderson
*John C. New
Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates 6 1 Veterinarian who is a member of a state licensing board  
Member Services Committee 3 2 Private clinical practice
Academic veterinary medicine
Recent graduate (within 7 years)
*Gerhardt G. Goemann
*George Looby
*Kendra Greiner
Political Action Committee Policy Board 2 3 Zone 1 (eastern states)
Zone 3 (western states)
*Richard D. Wilkes
 Jack O. Walther
Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities 6 1 Large animal clinical veterinary medicine
Regulatory veterinary medicine
 Gary Leff
 Lenn Harrison
  *Eligible for reappointment

Council vacancies to be filled by House of Delegates
Council Professional category of vacancy Member whose terms are expiring
Biologic and Therapeutic Agents Private practice, predominantly food animal Donald Niles
Education Private small animal clinical practice
Large animal clinical science
Private equine practice
Veterinary medical research
Unexpired 1-year term
Jenks S. Britt
Walter W. Zent
Charles E. Short
Judicial No category specified James R. Scott
Public Health and Regulatory Veterinary Medicine Public health agencies or the armed forces
Agricultural agencies
Kevin F. Reilly, and unexpired 1-year term
J. Lee Alley, and unexpired 2-year term
Public Relations Private practice, predominantly small animal
At-large**
Sheldon B. Rubin
Robert J. Krapfl**
Research* Veterinary medical research
Private clinical practice
Christopher C. L. Chase
Alan Rebar
Veterinary Service Private mixed practice, predominantly food animal or equine
Academic clinical science
Fay A. Vittetoe

Dale E. Bjorling
  * Both of these expiring positions represented veterinary medical research. A 1999 Bylaws amendment changed two of the eight research positions to private clinical practice as current positions expire. One position changed in 2000 and the second one will change in 2001.
** Eligible for reelection
Note: For the purpose of category designation, the word "predominantly" means that 50 percent or more of the candidate's professional activity is in the category specified, and "exclusively" means that 90 percent or more of the candidate's professional activity is in the category specified.

Board vacancies to be filled by House Advisory Committee
Committee or group Term
length
(years)
Maximal
number
of terms
Professional category of vacancy Incumbents
Political Action Committee Policy Board 2 3 Zone 2 (central states) *Louis T. Anderson
  *Eligible for reappointment