ABVS - Officers and Duties

June 2013

 

  1. Officers

    The officers of the ABVS consist of the Chair, the Chair-Elect, and the Executive Committee Member-at-Large. A slate of officers is developed and nominated by the Nominating Committee. Other nominations may come from the floor during the ABVS annual meeting. Elections are by a simple majority of the recognized veterinary specialty organizations’ (RVSO) representatives attending the annual meeting of the ABVS. Officers serve a one (1) year term. The normal progression is from Member-at-Large to Chair-Elect to Chair in order to provide each individual with the experience necessary to appropriately administer the programs of the ABVS.
  2. B. Duties

    1. Chair—Conducts the meetings of the ABVS and the Executive Committee (EC), approves reports to the AVMA EB, develops meeting agendas with the assistance of the EC and AVMA staff, and handles other matters as appropriate. Term of office is one (1) year, beginning at the close of the annual session of the House of Delegates, which is held in conjunction with the AVMA annual convention.

    2. Chair-Elect—Serves as Chair in the absence of the Chair. Attends the annual meeting of the EC, and handles other matters as appropriate. He/she automatically becomes Chair following his/her year as Chair-Elect, beginning at the close of the annual session of the House of Delegates, which is held in conjunction with the AVMA annual convention. The Chair-Elect will have at least two (2) years remaining on the term of appointment to the ABVS at the time of the election.

    3. Executive Committee Member-at-Large—Serves as Chair in the absence of the both the Chair and the Chair-Elect. Attends the annual meeting of the EC and handles other matters as appropriate. The EC member-at-large is routinely nominated to Chair-Elect following the year as EC Member-at-Large.