Newly-elected COE members receive two hours of formal training during the AVMA Annual convention, relative to policies and procedures. Public members are encouraged to maintain close communication with staff for interpretation of AVMA and COE policy. All training focuses on member responsibilities and COE practices.
During the first COE meeting attended by new members (fall), two hours are devoted to orientation and training. These activities consist of, but are not limited to senior committee members reviewing each standard, citing examples of activities conducted to ascertain compliance with the standards at the colleges, and outcomes related to deficiency in meeting the standards. All COE members attend the session which serves as a review for experienced members. General information regarding such matters as confidentiality, non-confrontational conduct of the visit, time commitment for the visit, and expected level of involvement is discussed.
The COE will provide each new member with an orientation manual.